Ways to Give
Frequently Asked Questions About Giving


Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID: 58-1454716). Contributions by U.S. citizens and companies are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Will I be sent a receipt for my gift?
Yes. The Carter Center will mail you a receipt for each contribution you make, whether you give by mail, telephone, or online.

How much of my contribution goes to Carter Center programs?
In fiscal year 2011-2012, 89.8 percent of Carter Center expenses supported the Center's Health and Peace programs, 6.0 percent supported fund-raising activities, and 4.2 percent supported the Center's administration and facility.

How can I be sure you are investing my support wisely?
An outside accounting firm conducts an annual audit of The Carter Center, which is published in our annual report. In addition, an all-volunteer board of trustees oversees the work of the Center, sets policies and procedures, and monitors the budget and expenditures.

How much do I have to give to make a difference?
Your gifts, at all levels, make possible the Carter Center's mission to Wage Peace, Fight Disease, and Build Hope. These are just a few examples of how gifts—small and large—provide support across the world:
  • $15 pays for 50 portable water pipe filters, helping to eliminate Guinea worm disease.
  • $20 pays for large water jug filters for 20 households, helping to eliminate Guinea worm disease.
  • $40 pays for materials to build a latrine, critical for trachoma prevention.
  • $65 pays for schistosomiasis treatment for 100 people.
  • $1,000 helps send an experienced international election observer to one of the many critical elections that the Center observes each year.
  • $2,500-$3,500 pays for a case containment center, used to aid in the care and treatment of patients with Guinea worm disease.
  • $15,000 supports one Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow. These journalists study and report on a mental health topic with the purpose of reducing stigma faced by people suffering from mental illnesses.

How can I support The Carter Center without a cash gift?
By joining the Legacy Circle, you can support the Center with no initial cash outlay. Learn more about Legacy Circle options.

Will my name and address be shared with others?
The Carter Center does not sell, rent, or trade the names or addresses of its current donors, and we will never share email addresses.

Please note, however, that the Center occasionally rents its postal mailing list of inactive (no gift in the last five years) donor names to other organizations to raise additional funds to support Carter Center efforts. If you do not wish to participate in this program, please contact Gayle Beckner at (800) 550-3560 ext. 119 or gbeckne@emory.edu.

Are online gifts to the Center secure?
Yes. Online donations are handled by Convio Inc. on behalf of The Carter Center, and all information you provide as part of the transaction is encrypted to prevent theft and interception. A key or a closed lock displayed on your browser status bar indicates you have a secure connection when you enter the online donation page.

If I give, how often will I receive mail from the Center?
The Carter Center will send regular mailings and newsletters to keep you updated on how your gift is making an impact, as well as invite you to Center events.

You always have the option to decrease the frequency or opt-out entirely of postal mail and/or email. Every Carter Center email will have a link to update your email preferences or unsubscribe. For postal mailing preferences, please contact Gayle Beckner at (800) 550-3560 ext. 119 or gbeckne@emory.edu.

Where else does Carter Center support come from?
During the 2011-12 fiscal year, 49.5 percent of Carter Center support came from corporations; 11.9 percent from individuals; 17.2 percent from governments (including United States and foreign governments, as well as multilateral organizations); 18.8 percent from foundations; and 2.6 percent from other sources.
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Do you need to change your contact information?

Please contact Gayle Beckner at
(800) 550-3560 Ext. 119 or gbeckne@emory.edu.

Do you have additional questions?

Please contact our development office at (800) 550-3560, ext. 109.


$15 pays for 50 portable water pipe filters, critical for eliminating Guinea worm disease.


$30 pays for river blindness prevention for more than 100 people.


$40 pays for materials to build a latrine, critical for trachoma prevention.


$65 pays for schistosomiasis treatment for 100 people.