Ways of Giving

There are many ways you can help us continue our mission of providing support and education to individuals living with mental illness, their families and the greater American public.

Donate Online

Make a contribution to NAMI by donating online today.

Donate by Mail or Phone

Mail a check to:
P.O. Box 62596
Baltimore, MD 21264-2596

Or call NAMI at 1-888-999-NAMI (6264)

Gifts of Stock

A gift of appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds can provide fantastic tax benefits for you and help NAMI improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. Learn more about making a gift of stock.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds (DAF) are organized ways for donors to make charitable gifts. The advisor (donor) to the fund can recommend a grant be made to NAMI. Learn more about making a contribution through your DAF.

Tribute Gifts: Honorary and Memorial Giving

You can make a contribution to NAMI in honor of someone special in your life or in memory of a lost loved one. You can make an honorary or memorial gift online, by mail or on the phone. At your request, NAMI will send a letter to the individual or family notifying them of your thoughtful gift. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.

You may also create a page for your loved one and collect donations in their honor:

Create or contribute to honorary or memorial fundraising page.

For more information please email Michelle Vaughan or call 703-516-7970.

DIYFundraising Page

Create a page to raise funds for NAMI in honor of an event or organization or on your own behalf.

Create or contribute to DIY fundraising page.

Leadership Alliance

When you donate $500 or more during a calendar year, you join NAMI’s Leadership Alliance. The Leadership Alliance is a group of our most generous contributors. You will receive exclusive benefits, including invitations to the Leadership Alliance reception at the NAMI National Convention and to the Inspiring Hope Through Research event in Washington, D.C. You will also receive the NAMI Voice newsletter and the NAMI Advocate magazine.

To become one of NAMI’s most generous donors, donate online or send a check to NAMI. For more information please email Emily Tracy or call 703-516-7992.

Monthly Giving

When you give monthly to NAMI, you join our Sustainer Circle program. It’s easy and cost-effective and provides important financial resources we can count on. Start your monthly giving by donating online, then select the “make this a monthly donation” box and complete the rest of the form.

Vehicle Donations

NAMI partners with the Vehicle Donation to Any Charity program (V-DAC), which accepts vehicles on our behalf. V-DAC accepts any kind of vehicle, and pick-up is available anywhere in the country with very few exceptions. Start your vehicle donation process. For more information, please call V-DAC at 877-999-8322.

Planned Giving 

You can make a bequest in your will or living trust as your ultimate charitable gift to help continue NAMI’s vital education, advocacy and public awareness programs. Learn more about planned giving and make a bequest.

IRA Charitable Roll Over

If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can make a gift to NAMI directly from your IRA without incurring federal income taxes on the withdrawal, which can count toward your annual Required Minimum Distribution. You can contribute up to $100,000 to qualified nonprofit organizations such as NAMI each year. Learn more about using your IRA to make a gift to NAMI. 

Workplace Giving

Many workplaces today offer the opportunity to make a donation to NAMI through payroll deduction or through Matching Gift programs that "match" their employees' contributions to their favorite charities. Learn more about workplace giving.

Cause-related Giving

You can help NAMI simply by shopping, booking travel or searching the Internet. When purchase through companies that partner with NAMI, a portion of your purchase supports our cause. Learn more about cause-related giving.

Evite Donations

When using online invitations to invite family and friends to any events or parties you host, you are able to encourage attendees to donate to NAMI in lieu of gifts or flowers. Websites like Evite make it easy for attendees to donate quickly and easily to NAMI when they RSVP. Learn more about using online invitations for donations.


NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, which means we rely heavily on you--our supporters in communities throughout the country. You can use your talents and areas of interest to help raise funds for and awareness about an issue that affects millions of Americans every year. Learn more about hosting a DIY event.

Major Foundation and Corporate Sponsorships

Partner your organization or company with NAMI and play an integral role in increasing NAMI's ability to advocate for and support those with mental illness. Learn more about connecting your organization or company with NAMI.