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Due to your support, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies continues to be the leading think tank that produces data, analysis, and ideas to solve challenges that confront Black communities.  The Joint Center collaborates with top experts, various organizations, and others that value racial inclusion to maximize our impact.

The Joint Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and contributions are tax-deductible.

Please support our work by using the link to our secure giving website (linked below).

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The easiest is to use our secure giving website. We also welcome gifts of assets, such as stocks, bonds or real estate, and planned gifts, such as bequests or annuities. 

Good to know: You can even give to support an issue. 

There are many ways to make your gift to the Joint Center while at the same time maximizing your tax savings. With tax laws surrounding charitable giving ever-evolving, we want to make sure you have the most current information on ways to both make an impact at the Joint Center and reduce your tax liability.

Give By Check

Send your check (made payable to Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies) to: 

633 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

One-time online gift not for you? Here are a number of other ways you can make an impact.

Monthly Giving

Monthly gifts of any size make an ongoing impact on the Joint Center's distinct mission while providing you with convenient scheduling options.

Why Monthly:

  • It's an easy way to budget and structure your philanthropy;
  • Giving monthly is reliable and consistent, helping us better plan for students; and
  • It provides an ongoing reminder of the ever-present impact of your gift.

Set up recurring donations using our giving website

Donate Assets

Gifts of appreciated securities offer big tax benefits: a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the asset — plus avoidance of the capital gains tax you would have paid. You can also donate almost any type of real estate such as your home or vacation residence while retaining its lifetime use.

You can make a gift of appreciated securities — publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. You transfer appreciated securities to the Joint Center, and we sell the securities and use the proceeds to fund our work. You should discuss the tax benefits of such a donation with a tax professional. 

Create A Gift Plan

If you want to make a special, lasting impact with your gift, we can help you create a customized plan with excellent tax advantages.

For example, gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are ways to donate assets to the Joint Center while retaining returns from the investment. These gifts can provide a lifetime income stream for you or your beneficiaries. You can also leave a bequest through a will or trust, or even by naming the Joint Center as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or insurance policy. Bequests secure an estate-tax charitable deduction for the full value of the gift while supporting our mission for years to come.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is one of the most impactful ways you can support the Joint Center’s long-term sustainability. Planned gifts have the unparalleled potential to increase the Joint Center’s ability to be a force for good in the Black community, while often affording exceptional financial and tax benefits. 

Consider including us in your will, trust or estate plan. It's a simple way to make an impact and leave a lasting legacy.  

Selecting the right charitable estate planning vehicle allows you to reduce your estate and income taxes. It can help you maximize the financial and tax benefits of your gift and create a larger gift than you thought possible.

  • Create a plan for your gift that fulfills your personal intentions and objectives;
  • Designate Joint Center’s use of your gift;
  • Maximize the impact of your gift; and
  • Honor your benefaction during your lifetime.

Please explore your giving options with a tax professional. 

Matching Gifts

Maximize your charitable contribution to the Joint Center through matching gifts, a special benefit many companies offer their employees.

If your company sponsors a matching gift program, your donation can be matched dollar-for-dollar by your employer. Some companies will even double or triple-match your gift to the Joint Center.

Contact your HR department to see if your company participates. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. If you have questions, please contact

Corporate Giving

The Joint Center works with businesses to build mutually beneficial partnerships that align company needs with Joint Center resources. The team collaborates with internal stakeholders to develop positive long-term relationships with our corporate partners. In return, we provide our partners the opportunity to collaborate with the Joint Center.

Partnership with the Joint Center provides corporations with the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen ties with one of America’s leading policy and research organizations;
  • Support and access innovative, interdisciplinary research; and
  • Contribute to the community and enhance brand profile.

Because the Joint Center is nationally recognized for its research-based initiatives, collaboration with the Joint Center can enhance and promote corporate social responsibility initiatives. The Joint Center is committed to ensuring that its partners achieve a significant return on their investment.

Foundation Giving

The Joint Center’s research innovation is widely supported by private philanthropic organizations. We strive to advance the mission and organizational goals of the Joint Center through lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships. Based on a foundation’s mission and interests, the Joint Center collaborates with foundations to identify appropriate programmatic and research ideas that are beneficial to both organizations. 

Contact Us

For more information about ways to support the Joint Center, please email