Support Our Work

At the Center for American Progress, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas. Together, we can change not only the conversation but also the country. Join us.

Supporters like you are vital to advancing our mission, and there are countless ways you can help out. The easiest way to make a difference is through a tax-deductible donation—more than 88 percent of every dollar you give directly supports our policy work.

Donate now.

Right now, your gift is especially critical as Americans face a multitude of crises. Your contribution will help us:

  • Strengthen health and end the pandemic
  • Build an economy for all
  • Tackle climate change and environmental injustice
  • Advance racial equity and justice
  • Restore social trust and strengthen democracy

We focus on these key priorities to build a more inclusive, progressive country by revitalizing infrastructure, spurring an equitable economic recovery, and ensuring Americans of every socioeconomic background have access to good, well-paying jobs.

We have maintained a four-star rating from Charity Navigator every year since 2015 for having the highest levels of fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency. When you contribute, your gift will be efficient and effective in advancing our shared progressive policies. We have also been recognized as a top 10 think tank by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Thank you for supporting a brighter future for all Americans!

DEVELOPMENT CONTACTS

Please contact the Development team at donate@americanprogress.org or 202-481-8185 to learn more about how to support CAP’s mission.

Stefan Romberg
Interim Chief Development Officer
sromberg@americanprogress.org

Foundation giving
Stephanie Bailey
Senior Director, Strategy and Philanthropic Partnerships
sbailey@americanprogress.org

Zack Knowles
Director, Foundation Relations
zknowles@americanprogress.org

Pat Scheid
Director, Foundation Relations
pscheid@americanprogress.org

Sara Abdel Rahim
Director, Foundation Relations
sabdelrahim@americanprogress.org

Individual and corporate giving
Isa Roa
Major Gifts Officer
iroa@americanprogress.org

Development operations
David Bing
Director, Development Operations
dbing@americanprogress.org

Shannon Bonney
Development Assistant
sbonney@americanprogress.org

Support opportunities

Make a one-time or recurring donation

Your contributions to CAP provide critical support for shaping a more progressive future. More than 88% of every dollar spent directly funds our policy and communications work.

Contributions can be made through our secure online donation page page; through ActBlue; by check, automated clearing house (ACH), or wire transfer; or in the form of a stock gift.

Join the Business Alliance

CAP launched the Business Alliance in 2007 as a forum for deeper engagement with the business community. The Business Alliance is a membership program that provides the opportunity to exchange ideas on an ongoing basis.

Corporate donations do not fund new research, and all corporate donations are listed each year in CAP’s donor honor roll. For more information about membership opportunities, please email the Development Department at donate@americanprogress.org or call 202-481-8185.

Support programs and projects

CAP advances progressive policy across a wide variety of issue areas.

For more information about directing your support to a specific program or project, please contact us at donate@americanprogress.org.

Support our internship program

CAP is helping to shape and train the next generation of progressive leaders through its internship program. You can ensure that young leaders develop the experience and skills needed to make an impact in the future.

To learn more, please email the Development Department at donate@americanprogress.org or call 202-481-8185.

How to donate

The Center for American Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all contributions are fully deductible within the limits of the law. CAP’s tax identification number is 30-0126510.

Online

Please visit our secure online donation page to make either a recurring or one-time donation. We also accept donations through ActBlue.

By check

Please address checks to:

Center for American Progress
Attn: Development Department
1333 H Street NW, Suite 100E
Washington, D.C. 20005

Due to delays in U.S. Postal Service, we encourage you to use other ways to give to avoid longer than normal processing times.

ACH and wire transfers

Please email the Development Department at donate@americanprogress.org or call 202-481-8185 to make an ACH or wire transfer.

Stock gifts

Stock transfers may be made to the following account:

Merrill Lynch DTC#: 8862
Account number: 7WD-04424, Center for American Progress

Please email the Development Department at donate@americanprogress.org or call 202-481-8185 to alert us that the transfer is forthcoming.

Planned gifts

Ensure that CAP continues to advance a progressive vision for our country well into the future by including us in your estate plans. Your commitment will create a lasting legacy and help generations of Americans for years to come.

To learn more, please email the Development Department at donate@americanprogress.org or call 202-481-8185.

Donor recognition

CAP publishes an annual honor roll recognizing supporters who make gifts of $5,000 or more.

If you would like to update the way you are publicly acknowledged, please either note your preference when making your gift or email donate@americanprogress.org.