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 public health
  • Build an economy for all
  • Secure a sustainable planet
  • 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!


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

Brian DeMarco
Chief Development Officer

Foundation giving
Stefan Romberg
Managing Director, Foundation Relations

Zack Knowles
Director, Foundation Relations

Stephanie Bailey
Director, Foundation Relations

Jaime Vásquez
Coordinator, Foundation Relations

Individual and corporate giving
Amy Serafino
Senior Director, Development

Development operations
David Bing
Director, Development Operations

Shannon Bonney
Development Assistant

Tiffany Tesmer
Coordinator, Development Operations

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 contact Amy Serafino, senior director of Development, at or 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

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 contact Brian DeMarco, chief development officer, at or 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.


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

By check

To send a check by U.S. Postal Service, please email

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 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 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 contact Brian DeMarco, chief development officer, at or 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