Contribute to AIGA
Contribute to AIGA
Contribute to AIGA

Contribute to AIGA

Seal of Transparency After a century of service, AIGA is continuing to evolve as the leading professional organization for designers. We strive to enhance the design profession by establishing meaningful programs and initiatives. Thank you for recognizing the greater good of design and the important impact our profession has on the world.

Give to the future of the profession and help us continue this important work by making a contribution today

  • Scholarships: The AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships program aims to increase diversity in the creative professions. Your contribution has an immediate and lasting impact; it provides an opportunity for young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their educational goals and give back to their community through their work.
  • Conferences and events: The national AIGA Design Conference, including the AIGA Awards Ceremony, is the biggest event of the year for creatives across the country to gather, be inspired, and grow together. Your donation helps recognize and share the exceptional achievements, services, or other contributions made to the field of design and visual communication.
  • General: Your contribution will support 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 and advance its mission.


To donate online:

Complete the online contribution form. If not specified, contributions will be designated as general.

To donate over the phone:

Call Eugenia Peña, AIGA’s senior accountant, at 212 807 1990 extension 3128.

To donate by mailed check:

Please make checks payable to AIGA. Send the check and completed contribution form to:

AIGA, Attn: Finance department
222 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Thank you. Your gift is appreciated and will impact generations of designers and the public. Donors contributing more than $1,000 will be acknowledged by name, unless you choose to remain anonymous. For more information, consult the FAQs below.


Can I enroll in an automated contribution?
Yes. On the online form, you can specify a recurring gift under the “donation preferences” field. You have the option to give monthly, quarterly, or annually. Phone and mailed check donations are one-time gifts only.

Can I give a gift in honor or in memory of an individual?
Yes. On the online or printed contribution form, please print the name in the “dedication or gift” field. For the online form, you have the additional option of sending an eCard to the individual at the end of making a donation.

Is this a tax deductible donation?
Yes. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all charitable contributions to AIGA are tax deductible to the extent the tax code allows. Review AIGA’s 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS. 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. The fiscal year ends September 30.

Can I donate design work to the AIGA Design Archives?
Yes. Contact Heather Strelecki, AIGA’s archives director, at 212 710 3145 or email to find out more about AIGA’s collection development policy.

Can I include AIGA in my will, trust, or retirement account?
Yes. Call Eugenia Peña, AIGA’s senior accountant, at 212 807 1990 extension 3128 or email us at To learn about other types of gifts, visit AIGA’s gifts and acceptance policy. Please contact your tax professional regarding your contribution for potential tax deduction benefits.

What are other ways I can give back?
There are two other ways to give to AIGA: membership or volunteering. Join AIGA at the Design Leader or Trustee member level, or establish a Group membership for your, firm/studio/company. You may also volunteer at the local or national level. Please note that the fiscal donation by online, phone, or mailed check does not count toward a membership purchase or renewal.