Other Ways of Giving | NAMI

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.

For more information please email [email protected] or call 703-524-7600.

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 “Recurring” box, select donation frequency to be monthly, quarterly or yearly and complete the rest of the form.

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 here.

Planned Giving

You can make a bequest in your will or living trust to help continue NAMI’s vital education, advocacy and public awareness programs. Learn more here.

Vehicle Donations

NAMI partners with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS), which accepts vehicles on our behalf. CARS accepts any kind of vehicle, and pick-up is available anywhere in the country with very few exceptions. Start your vehicle donation process.


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 fundraising for NAMI.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting your favorite charitable organizations. If you have a DAF, you can use FreeWill’s DAF tool to recommend a grant today. FreeWill’s DAF tool empowers you to make a targeted impact by recommending how you’d like your grant to be allocated, communicating your wishes to NAMI, sharing the details of your DAF grant, and navigating to your DAF provider. It’s also a great way to ensure our organization has consistent financial support while saving cash for immediate needs.

Qualified Charitable Distributions From Your IRA

If you are 70½ 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 here.

Workplace Giving

Many workplaces offer the opportunity to donate to NAMI through payroll deduction or through Matching Gift programs that “match” their employees’ contributions to their favorite charities. Learn more here.

Cause-Related Giving

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

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a gift that gives back. An annuity allows you to make a generous gift to NAMI and in return you and/or another beneficiary will receive a fixed stream of income from NAMI for the rest of your life. Learn more here.


NAMI accepts donations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. Make a donation of cryptocurrency today.


State Disclosures

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).