Contribute to AIGA

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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 that nurture the next generation of design leaders, enhance professional development and leadership opportunities for designers, preserve the legacy of great design, and advocate for diversity, inclusion, and gender equality within the industry.

Help us continue this important work by making a contribution today

AIGA has a large selection of programs, initiatives, and resources. Here are the following programmatic areas where your support is most needed. Designate one for your generous gift today:

  • Scholarships: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships aims to increase diversity in the creative professions. Learn more about how this design scholarship provides an opportunity for young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to give back to their community through their work.
  • Advocacy: AIGA’s national strategic initiatives empower designers who want to activate social impact in their communities. Learn more about our initiatives: AIGA Diversity & Inclusion, Women Lead (including the Su Mathews Hale Award), Design for Democracy, and Design for Good.
  • Collections: AIGA’s archives and special collections identify, preserve, and make available works of enduring value. AIGA’s aim is to increase access, support research, and elevate the stories of design and designers. Learn more about our collections and the history of AIGA.
  • General: Don’t have a particular program in mind? Give toward our general fund to support AIGA’s many professional development efforts like national events, competitions, and special programs and campaigns.

To donate online:

Complete the online contribution form. Please specify one of the four programmatic areas you’d like to fund.

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
233 Broadway, Suite 1740
New York, NY 10279

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 be 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 artwork 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.

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.