Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID: 58-1454716) incorporated in the state of Georgia in 1982. 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 or email you a receipt for each contribution you make.
How much of my contribution goes to Carter Center programs?
In fiscal year 2013-2014, 90 percent of Carter Center expenses supported the Center's Health and Peace programs, 6 percent supported fundraising activities, and 4 percent supported the Center's administration.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are online gifts to the Center secure?
Yes. Online donations are handled by Blackbaud 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 email@example.com.
Where else does Carter Center support come from?
During the 2013-14 fiscal year, 56 percent of Carter Center support came from corporations; 17 percent from governments (U.S. and foreign); 12 percent from individuals; 11 percent from foundations; and 4 percent from other revenue.
Do you need to change your contact information?
Please contact Gayle Beckner at
(800) 550-3560 Ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have additional questions?
Please contact our development office at (800) 550-3560, ext. 109.
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