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Ways to Give

You can save and improve lives with the CDC Foundation. Through our programs to address health threats in America and across the globe, we combine your support with that of others to make us all healthier, safer and more secure. Below are some of the ways you can extend the lifesaving mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Donor-Advised Funds: A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Use the online DAF Direct tool to donate now through your DAF. Learn More

Planned Giving: Planned giving is a method of supporting the CDC Foundation that enables you to make larger gifts than you might be able to make from ordinary income. Planned gifts often have special tax advantages. Gifts through a will or living trust (bequests) are the most common type of planned gifts. Learn More

Corporate Annual Giving: The CDC Foundation’s Annual Alliance provides corporations, foundations and organizations an opportunity to demonstrate their support for CDC’s critical work to protect America and the world from health, safety and security threats. Learn more

The Margaret Ellerbe Mahoney Society: The Mahoney Society recognizes donors who make leadership gifts of $1,000 or more during the year. Learn more

Gifts of Stock: Gifts of appreciated assets may be made to the CDC Foundation. Please notify us of your intention to make a gift of stock so that we can credit you appropriately when the stock is transferred. Learn more

Memorial/Honor Gifts: If you wish to remember a friend or loved one who has passed away, consider a memorial gift to the CDC Foundation. To honor a colleague, friend or family member, you can make a tribute gift to the Foundation in that person’s name. Give now

Matching Gifts: You can double, or in some cases triple, your gift to the CDC Foundation by matching it through your employer or your spouse’s employer. Check with your personnel department to see if your company has a matching gift program. Learn more

Workplace Giving: You can support the CDC Foundation through your workplace giving program. For federal employees, our Combined Federal Campaign number is 10141, and we are listed as the CDC Foundation. Learn More

Named and Endowed Funds:These funds are created to provide a permanent source of support for specific CDC Foundation programs or activities. The funds from an endowed gift are invested and only investment returns are used. View all funds

AmazonSmile: Amazon donates .5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Support the CDC Foundation by shopping at The CDC Foundation can be found on Amazon Smile by searching the National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevention, Inc.

Donor Privacy Policy

The CDC Foundation values and respects its donors’ right to privacy. It affirms that its fundraising practices protect against unauthorized use of donors’ personal information. The Foundation does not share donors’ personal information with any third parties for any purpose except as may be required by law.

Frequently Asked Questions

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All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

For More Information

If you have any questions about making a gift or want to make a donation by phone, contact the CDC Foundation Advancement Department at 404.653.0790 or You may also give by mail

Charity Navigator

For the twelfth year in a row, the CDC Foundation received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Only 1 percent of charities rated have received 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations. Learn More