Donor FAQs

Your donation questions, answered

Q: Why should I give to the Alliance?

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. Your donation helps us develop quality data and research so we can educate policy makers and help improve legislation and funding for homelessness assistance. Your gift also helps us assist local communities improve their programs.

Q: How can I be sure the Alliance will use my gift wisely?

The Alliance works hard to make sure your gift goes directly to efforts to help end homelessness. Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-used evaluator of charities, gives the Alliance its highest rating: 4 stars. CharityWatch, the nonprofit charity watchdog founded by the American Institute of Philanthropy, gives the Alliance an A+ rating.

Q: What financial information is available about the Alliance?

Our financials are available for your review on our website and in our annual report.

Q: How do I make a gift to the Alliance?

There are many ways to give to the Alliance—from a one-time gift to a recurring gift. Please see our Ways to Give page for more.

Q: Is my gift to the Alliance tax deductible?

Absolutely. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws.

Q: What is the Alliance’s tax ID number?

Our EIN number for tax purposes is 52-1299641.

Q: Is my online donation secure?

Yes. The Alliance uses a secured server for online donations to protect your personal information.

Q: Does the Alliance protect my privacy?

The Alliance highly values our donors’ privacy. We never sell, trade, rent or share our mailing list with anyone. Review our donor privacy policy.

The Alliance does not record the personal information of those  who give “anonymously”. This means you will not receive any communications from the Alliance other than an automated credit card receipt from by PayPal.

Please email or call us at 202-942-8241 if you gave anonymously and need an acknowledgement letter for your records.

Q: Does the Alliance accept matching gifts from my company?

The Alliance does accept matching gifts from employers as well as through workplace giving campaigns, such as the United Way. If you are a federal employee, you can give through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by designating the National Alliance to End Homelessness (CFC# 10022) as your charity of choice. Check with your employer to learn more about workplace giving and and use our search tool to find matching gift programs.

Q: Can I give a gift to the Alliance in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes! You may make an online gift or mail in your gift by printing and completing our donation form.

Q: Can I mail a donation to the Alliance instead of giving online?

Yes. Print and complete our donation form.

Q: What communications does the Alliance send its donors?

We  know donors want to stay up-to-date on our work and the effort to end homelessness but that you also receive a lot of email!.Here’s what you can expect from us::

  • A thank you letter/tax receipt,
  • Monthly email updates on our work,
  • A mid-year update ,
  • A holiday greeting.

You can opt out of mailed or digital communications when you make your gift.,

Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about giving to the Alliance?

If you have any questions about giving, please email us or call us at 202-942-8241.