Ways to Give

Donate Now

You can put your money to work right away by donating online. Or you can mail your check to:

North Star Fund
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2203
New York, NY 10018-6656

If you would like to make arrangements over the phone, please contact Isabelle H. Leighton, Development Officer, at (212) 620-9110.

The North Star Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Become a sustainer

Join the North Star Fund sustainer program. By setting up a monthly or quarterly donation to North Star Fund through your credit card you are able to support community organizing and activism on a consistent on-going basis. Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that can, in effect, double or triple your gift to North Star Fund.

To become a sustainer, please email Isabelle H. Leighton, or call her at (212)620-9110.

Donate appreciated stocks, bonds or real property

By donating appreciated property to North Star Fund, you can receive a tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset while avoiding capital-gains tax. You may also want to donate stocks that do not meet your criteria for social responsibility, which North Star Fund can sell to support our general fund. We frequently get gifts of stock without the donor's name. To ensure that you are properly thanked and receive a tax acknowledgment for your gift, please contact us with your name and the stock being transferred.

To learn more, please email cori parrish, or call cori at (212)620-9110.

Celebrate others

Celebrate someone special who strives for a New York City that stands for equality, economic justice and peace. And you can commemorate a birthday, a new union, anniversary or holiday with a gift to North Star Fund. North Star Fund will send a special letter to the honoree letting them know a gift has been made in their honor from you.

Our online donation feature makes it easier to dedicate your gift to North Star Fund. Click here to make an online donation.

Planned Giving

Deferred gifts can take many forms. Each of the options can increase your gift to North Star Fund and reduce the tax liability of your estate. Build your legacy of support for social justice by including North Star Fund in your will as the recipient of either a fixed amount or percentage of your estate. With help from our expert advisors, we can work with you (and/or your financial advisor) to draft text for your will, or establish a charitable remainder trusts to meet current and future needs, and your philanthropic objectives.

To learn more, please email Hugh Hogan, our Executive Director.

Donate life insurance

Receive a tax deduction for the cash value of a policy in which you designate North Star Fund as the beneficiary. You may also be able to take a deduction for the annual premiums if you designate North Star Fund as the owner and beneficiary.

Name North Star Fund as your "Amazon Smile" recipient

If you're a frequent shopper at Amazon.com, you can designate a portion of your purchases ($.50 for every $100 you spend) to go to North Star Fund. To start designating donations for North Star Fund, start at smile.amazon.com and search for us by name.

To learn more, please email cori parrish, or call cori at (212)620-9110.