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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.

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