Thank you for considering a major gift to The Carter Center. A gift or pledge of $25,000 or more within a year qualifies as a major gift. We invite you to review the Center's wide scope of work and find affinity with a particular initiative.
Establish peaceful self-governance in fledgling democracies
Combat disease in the world's most underserved communities
Bring hope to those who yearn for basic human rights
Major gift donors enjoy an exclusive partnership with The Carter Center. Through personalized reports from senior staff, you will have access to information about the inner workings of the initiatives you support and the direct impact of your gift.
Other benefits include:
What is a major gift?
Major gifts are high impact giving opportunities, often a customized philanthropic investment over several years. These gifts are typically designated to a specific program and may involve a multi-year commitment. Major gifts also may be unrestricted — open to wherever the greatest need exists.
How is a major gift different than an endowment gift?
Major gifts are used immediately; whereas, endowment gifts are invested as principal and only the interest is spent on current programs.
How can a major gift be made?
Major gifts may be made as outright gifts of cash or securities, as pledges payable over a period of time (most commonly, three to five years), or as planned gifts.