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After more than a century of service, AIGA continues to be the leading professional organization for designers. 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. 

Giving online is safe and secure. Remember, your gift may be tax deductible under the CARES Act, even if you don't itemize. Learn more about incentives under FAQs.

Thank you! We’re grateful for your generosity.

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.

Named scholarships can be made in your name, your company’s name, or your chapter’s name when you donate $3,250 or more to AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. Share scholarship opportunities, support members as they apply, and celebrate your scholarship winners.

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. If ACH direct-payments are not possible, the contribution form must be included with your payment. Please email to confirm our temporary mailing address or detailed instructions.

Donate when you shop:

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to AIGA. Support AIGA every time you shop.


Consult with your tax advisor or counsel for advice as you consider your philanthropic and financial plans.

Is this a tax deductible donation?
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.

Does the CARES Act provide incentives for charitable giving?
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.

Can I enroll in an automated contribution?
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.

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 my company match my donation?
Yes. Ask your employer 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.

Can I redirect a speaker fee/honorarium as a donation to AIGA?
Yes. If the host company or organization is making the donation on your behalf, please email 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.

Can I make a contribution with stocks?
Yes. 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. 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. 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. You can give back to AIGA through:

  • Membership
  • Volunteering

Join AIGA or upgrade your AIGA membership, establish a Group Membership for your place of work, or form a Student Group on your campus to show your support. You may also volunteer at the local or national level to gain leadership experience and make an impact in your community.

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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