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

Scholarship Donations: Goal—raise $50,000 by May 31, 2020 for the 25-year anniversary of the AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. We are 60% there. AIGA’s scholarship program increases diversity in the creative professions. Your contribution has an immediate and lasting impact; it provides an opportunity for young people from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their educational goals and give back to their community through their work.

What will the graduating class of 2020 remember most this year? It could be your 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.

General Support

General DonationsYour 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.

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 check:

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. Please email contributions@aiga.org for detailed instructions.

FAQs

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 contributions@aiga.org.

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. Please review AIGA’s 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS. AIGA’s U.S. federal tax ID is 13–1623893.

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 contributions@aiga.org. 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 contributions@aiga.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.

Can I donate design work to the AIGA Design Archives?
Yes. Call 212 710 3145 or email archives@aiga.org 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.