Contribute to AIGA

After a century of service, AIGA continues to be the leading professional organization for designers. Through our meaningful programs and initiatives, we strive to enhance the design profession. Thank you for being a part of 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. 

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

Donate today! 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. Learn more about AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships.

Boost your impact and elevate diverse voices with a monthly gift to the #AIGATogether campaign.

Named scholarships can be made in your name or your company’s name when you donate $3,250 or more to AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. Consider a multi-year gift to increase your support.

AIGA Design Educators Community

Donate today! 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. Learn more about AIGA Design Educators Community.

AIGA Archives and Special Collections

Donate today! 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. Learn more about AIGA’s collections and history.

General Support

Donate today! Help us provide critical resources that support the community during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Your contribution supports 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. Learn more about AIGA’s Commitment to Community.

We appreciate your support!

How to Give

Donate online:

Select the category above to complete the online contribution form. If not specified, contributions will be designated to the area of greatest need.

Donate by phone:

Please call 212 710 3145 to speak with the Director of Development.

Donate by ACH:

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. Please email for detailed instructions.


Can I enroll in an automated contribution?
Yes. The online form allows you to select One-time or Monthly contribution. To enroll in an automated contribution, please select “Monthly.” At this time, donations made by phone or check are one-time only gifts.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of an individual?
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

Can I ask my company to match my donation?
Yes. AIGA is registered with YourCause to facilitiate company match/employee giving programs. Please contact YourCause via your employee portal for information or assistance. YourCause will provide a tax receipt for donations made through its platform. YourCause will disburse the company match to AIGA.

Is this a tax deductible donation?
Yes. AIGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All charitable contributions to AIGA are tax-deductible to the extent the tax code allows.

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.

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

Can I make a contribution with stocks?
Yes. Call 212 710 3145 or email us at Please contact your tax professional regarding your contribution for potential tax deduction benefits.

Can I include AIGA in my will, trust, or retirement account?
Yes. Call 212 710 3145 or email us at 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.

Can I donate design work to the AIGA Design Archives?
Yes. Call 212 710 3145 or email to share details about what you have to offer and to learn more about AIGA’s collection development policy.

Are there other ways I can give back?
Yes. Two other ways to give to AIGA include: membership or volunteering. Join AIGA or upgrade your AIGA membership at the Design Leader or Trustee member level, or establish a Group membership for your place of work. You may also volunteer at the local or national level.

Please note that fiscal donations do not count toward a membership purchase or renewal. Refunds are not available for membership dues or charitable donations.

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