Ways to Give

Thanks to donors like you, the American Psychological Foundation is able to support a wide range of grants that enable students and early career psychologists to make a difference in people’s lives.

Online Giving

The easiest way to support APF is by making your gift online.


Checks should be made out to the American Psychological Foundation and mailed to: 

American Psychological Foundation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Leave a Legacy

A gift in your estate is a great way to make a larger contribution to APF. By making a Legacy gift, you can often receive cost-savings, including tax benefits, today.

Giving Through Your IRA

Individuals who are 70½ or older can transfer up to $100,000 per year from individual retirement accounts (IRA) directly to charitable organizations without having to pay tax on the distribution. Your gift can satisfy the required minimum distribution for the year.

For more information on how to make a charitable gift using your IRA, please contact your IRA administrator, your tax advisor, or Miriam Isserow at APF at (202) 336-5622.

Stock Gifts

Contributing long-term appreciated securities can help you achieve your philanthropic goals and often can provide special tax savings. In addition to receiving a tax deduction for the gift, the current value of the securities can be deducted regardless of how much they have appreciated, and there is no capital gains tax on the profit.

Ask your custodian/brokerage firm to transfer shares from your account to APF using the DTC system. Your broker must include their DTC number along with the request.

Agent Bank: Merrill Lynch
Agent Bank DTC number: 8862
FFC Account number: 5TL-02684
FBO: American Psychological Foundation

Please make sure to notify APF of your gift (stock and number of shares) by emailing Miriam Isserow PRIOR to the transfer.

Gifts of Royalties

Ask your publisher to send your royalties directly to APF.

Matching Gifts

Check with your employer to see if they have a Matching Gifts Program—if they do, you may be able to double or even triple your gift to APF. Please complete the necessary paperwork from your employer and forward it Miriam Isserow, and we will process the matching gift.