Support Our Work

The Center for American Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not only to change the conversation but also to change the country. Join us.

Our mission is advanced thanks to the philanthropic support of a diverse community of partners. There are many ways for you to make a difference. Read further to learn more about opportunities to support our work or how to make a donation.

The Center for American Progress has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator  each year since December 2015 for maintaining the highest levels of fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency. Donors can contribute to CAP secure in the knowledge that their gifts will be efficiently and effectively used to advance progressive policies. CAP has also been recognized as a top 10 think tank by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

For a more detailed look at our impact over the past year, download our 2019 Annual Report .

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.

Double your impact

The Sandler Challenge enables you to double your impact. All new or increased contributions of $10,000 or more are matched dollar for dollar, up to $2 million annually, by a generous grant from the Sandler Foundation.

Double your impact today by making a contribution to CAP.

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 Jon Roux, officer, corporate & major gifts, 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, vice president of Development, 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

Please make donations by check payable to “Center for American Progress.” Checks may be mailed to:

Center for American Progress
Attn: Development
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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, vice president of Development, at or 202-481-8185.

ACH and wire transfers

ACH and wire transfers may be sent to the following account:

Bank Name: Bank of America
Bank Address: 1501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Account Name: Center for American Progress
ACH/Paper Item ABA/Routing #: 054 001 204
Wire Transfer ABA Routing #: 026 009 593
Account#: 0019 2283 5161

Please email the Development team at or call 202-481-8185 to alert us that the transfer is forthcoming.

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