Other Ways to Give

There are a number of ways you can give to Polaris including by mail, gifts of stocks and securities or even airline miles. See below for more information.

 

Donate by Credit Card

Mail your check, payable to Polaris, to:

Polaris
Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 392710
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-9700

Contact the Development Team at 202-790-6300 for questions or to donate by phone.

Stock information: Charles Schwab | Account# 97565251 | DTC# 0164

Polaris accepts gifts of stocks and securities that have appreciated in value. This type of gift is a simple and popular way for donors to access significant tax benefits while supporting our mission.

If you would like to make a gift of stock, please email giving@polarisproject.org. Please be sure to include your first and last name, mailing address, email address, the name of the stock and the number of shares you plan to donate. We want to ensure that we graciously acknowledge your stock gift with a timely tax receipt.

To make a gift via ACH or wire transfer, please use the following information:

Bank Name: Eagle Bank
Account #: 200228401
Company ID: 1343340
Wire Information:
Eagle Bank
7815 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
ABA/Routing #: 055003298

If you choose to make a gift through this method, please also contact the Development department at (202) 790-6300 or at giving@polarisproject.org to alert us of your gift. The donor name is not always included with the transfer and contacting the team will ensure proper gift acknowledgment.

Polaris accepts gifts made through Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). DAFs allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive a tax deduction at the time the gift is made, and then recommend gifts from that fund over time. If your DAF is set up through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you may use DAF Direct to make your contribution. Polaris’s EIN number is 03-0391561.

When you shop on Amazon.com and choose Polaris, we receive a portion of your purchase as a donation. Visit Amazon Smile and select Polaris as the charitable organization you wish to receive donations from your purchases. Amazon will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. You can continue to shop as you normally would, knowing that your money is going to support Polaris programs and victims of trafficking that we serve.

To learn about how you can donate your Delta SkyMiles, Marriott Rewards Points, or Wyndham Rewards Points please click here. Questions? Contact us at giving@polarisproject.org or by phone at 202-790-6300.

Leave a legacy gift in your will to help Polaris make the long-term, systemic changes necessary to end human trafficking. Here are a few ways to make a planned gift:

  • Bequests: Include Polaris in your will or trust.
  • Life Insurance and Retirement Plans: You can designate Polaris as a full or partial beneficiary of your policies and accounts.

Your attorney or advisor may ask for the following information:
Legal Name: Polaris
EIN: 03-0391561
Address: P.O. Box 65323, Washington, DC 20035
Phone: (202) 790-6300

If you are 70½ years or older you can make a tax-free gift to Polaris directly from your IRA. You may contribute up to $100,000 without incurring income tax on your withdrawal to a qualified nonprofit, such as Polaris, each year.  In addition, your gift also counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution.

If the donor name and address for acknowledgment purposes is not included with the gift, please contact a member of the Development team via phone at (202) 790-6300, or via email at giving@polarisproject.org with the information so we know to expect your gift.

Please mail checks payable to “ Polaris” and mail checks to:
Polaris
Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 392710
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-9700

Many companies have matching gift programs that will double, or even triple, charitable contributions made by employees. Maximize the impact of your dollars by finding out if your employer matches charitable gifts. Questions? Contact us at giving@polarisproject.org or by phone at 202-790-6300.

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual workplace giving program for federal employees. Each year, federal employees and military personnel raise millions of dollars for charity by choosing to donate a portion of their salary. If you or someone you know works for the federal government, please consider making a donation to Polaris through the CFC.

During the enrollment period of September-December, federal employees are provided with a pledge card or web address to indicate the charity they are interested in supporting. Simply designate Polaris by including our CFC #97210 and EIN #03-0391561.

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.