Ways to Give

Join us in working towards a vibrant and truly pluralistic America.

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ISPU puts your investment to work by conducting and sharing solution-seeking research that catalyzes community development, builds bridges and creates opportunities for meaningful dialogue on timely and often divisive topics.

Thanks to generous supporters like you, ISPU solves the challenges of today and paves the way toward a better tomorrow.

Contributions to the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding are tax-deductible.

There are additionally many other ways to support ISPU!

How you can help as an individual:

Donate by Transferring Stock

Donating stock is a great way to donate to ISPU. And, a gift of stock or other securities may allow you to reduce capital gains taxes and receive an income tax deduction.  Please contact us for our brokerage account details.

Employer Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift to ISPU – Inquire if your employer has a matching gift program, donating a sum equal to whatever you raise or donate. This is a great way to leverage your donation and potentially introduce others to ISPU’s work.

Donor Advised Funds

Do you have a donor advised fund? That is, a charitable giving mechanism that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If so, consider ISPU as a potential fund recipient. DAF Direct enables you to recommend gifts, either one time or sustaining, to ISPU directly from your donor advised fund. Click here for more information.

Planned Giving

You have worked to help your family, your community and probably ISPU. Through a planned gift, you have the opportunity to increase your gift substantially and expand the impact it can make. A planned gift can be made during your lifetime or through an estate plan. With thoughtful planning, you can create win-win solutions for you and ISPU! Check with your financial adviser to find out the many options you have for making a planned gift.

Life Insurance Beneficiary

Naming ISPU as the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy may result in a tax deduction; if premiums are still due, your future payments may also be deductible.

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Give While You Shop with Amazon Smile

With Amazon Smile, Amazon.com donates 0.5% of the proceeds from your purchases to the nonprofit of your choice at no extra cost to you — and you can choose ISPU! To support ISPU with Amazon Smile every time you shop:

  • Go to the Amazon Smile website – smile.amazon.com – and sign in with your Amazon account details.
  • When asked to “Select a Charitable Organization to Start Shopping,” scroll down to “Or pick your own charitable organization”
  • Enter Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in the search bar.
  • Click “Search”—and then when you see our name come up, click the yellow “Select” That’s it!
  • Now, every time you shop on Amazon, remember to shop through smile.amazon.com.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral and respected part of our team. To volunteer, check out our available listings or contact us. We are always interested in discussing ways talented and interested parties can help us accomplish our mission.

How you can help as a business:

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship provides an exciting avenue for your company to become involved with ISPU and provides visibility with a diverse and wide-ranging audience. Your sponsorship will support ISPU’s mission to empower American Muslims to contribute, develop and innovate.  Please contact us to learn more.

Company Donations

Offer a donation to ISPU for every product purchased through your company: Attract customers to your brand by letting them know that you will donate, for example, a percentage of every unit sold in support of ISPU’s groundbreaking work.

For more information:

For more information about any of these ways to give, contact Amal Beydoun at (313) 436-0523 or abeydoun@ispu.org. Your questions and interest are always welcome!