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Through meaningful programs and initiatives, we strive to enhance the design profession and empower designers. Your support today helps us continue this important work into the future.
Programs & Initiatives
When you donate, remember to ask your employer about their company matching policy. With new incentives for 2020 and 2021, your gift may be tax deductible under the CARES Act—even if you don't itemize.
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships
AIGA’s scholarship program increases diversity in the creative professions. Your contribution has an immediate and lasting impact; it provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds with positive social agendas to achieve their educational goals and give back to communities through their work.
Boost your impact and elevate diverse voices with a monthly gift.
Named scholarships can be made in your name, your company’s name, or your chapter’s name when you donate $3,250 or more. Download the PDF form to submit by mail or email. Donor Form
AIGA Design Educators Community
AIGA’s Design Educators Community (DEC) seeks to enhance the abilities of design educators and educational institutions to prepare future designers for excellence in design practice, design theory, and design writing. By making a donation, you help to keep AIGA’s DEC conference programming and content free and accessible as well as support other programs, such as the peer-reviewed academic design journal, Dialectic, the conference proceedings publication, Dialogue, and the DEC Design Research Grant.
AIGA Design Archives and Special Collections
AIGA’s archives and special collections identify, preserve, and make available works of enduring value. Your contribution helps us increase access, support research, and elevate the diverse stories of design and designers.
Your contribution supports a community in action. Together, we create meaningful programs and initiatives that nurture the next generation of design leaders, enhance professional development and leadership opportunities for designers, and advocate for diversity within the industry. Donations are unrestricted to support AIGA’s mission.
Ways You Can Give
We’re grateful for the gift of you! Remember, your gift may be tax deductible under the CARES Act, even if you don't itemize.
Giving online is safe and secure. Select the corresponding program or initiative donate button above to complete the online donation form. If not specified, donations will be designated to the area of greatest need.
Please call 212–710–3145 to speak with the Director of Development.
As New York State continues to be on PAUSE due to COVID–19, AIGA is temporarily requesting donations be made via ACH direct-payment transactions instead of traditional paper checks. If ACH direct-payments are not possible, the contribution form must be included with your payment. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm our temporary mailing address or detailed instructions.
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AIGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All charitable contributions to AIGA are tax-deductible to the extent the tax code allows. Please note that our legal name remains The American Institute of Graphic Arts.
AIGA’s U.S. federal tax ID: 13–1623893
View AIGA’s 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS.
View 990 documents at AIGA’s GuideStar profile.
View AIGA’s Board of Directors.
AIGA’s fiscal year ends September 30. To ensure year-end contributions meet the IRS tax-return deadline for the current year, receipt by AIGA must be no later than December 31.
Refunds are not available for membership dues or charitable donations.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with anyone interested in learning more about AIGA.
Yes. New incentives expanded for tax year through December 31, 2020:
- Charitable tax deduction created for non-itemizing taxpayers to donate up to $300 cash
- Itemizing taxpayers can deduct cash donations up to 100% of AGI
- Corps incentivized to donate up to 25% of their income
The time-limited tax provision offers special advantages to 2020 donors for charitable giving. Taxpayers who don't itemize deductions may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020 to qualifying organizations. For the purposes of this deduction, qualifying organizations are those that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific or literary in purpose. The law changed in this area due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Updates on COVID package as of January 7, 2021:
- Reestablishes an above-the-line universal charitable deduction for non-itemizers, for cash gifts only up to $300.
- Adds a $600 deduction for couples filing jointly.
- Extends through 2021 the increased limits on deductible charitable gifts for itemizers and corporations.
Learn more about how the CARES Act changes deducting charitable donations.
Yes. The online form allows you to select donation frequency and define the number of payments. To enroll in an automated contribution, please select “Monthly.” At this time, donations made by phone or check are one-time only gifts.
Yes. When donating online, please select “Dedicate my donation in honor of or in memory of someone.” Or complete the Contribution Form to indicate the “Requested recognition” name dedicated or in memory of an individual and email it to email@example.com.
Yes. Ask your employer or human resources department about their matching gift policy. AIGA is currently registered with YourCause and Benevity to facilitiate your company match/employee giving programs. We’re happy to work with you! Please connect via your employee portal for information or assistance. YourCause and Benevity will provide a tax receipt for donations made through their platform, and they will disburse the company match to AIGA—typically at the end of the following month.
Yes. If the host company or organization is making the donation on your behalf, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your intent and introduce the host company/organization contact. We will ask you and the host company/organization where the tax receipt should be sent. The Contribution Form will be provided to the host to authorize payment.
Yes. Email us at email@example.com. Please contact your tax professional regarding your contribution for potential tax deduction benefits.
Yes. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about other types of gifts, request information about AIGA’s gifts and acceptance policy. Please contact your tax professional regarding your contribution for potential tax deduction benefits.
Yes. Email email@example.com to share details about what you have to offer and to learn more about AIGA’s collection development policy.
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