Other Ways of Giving

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 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.

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 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.

DIY Events

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.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds 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 here.

IRA Charitable Roll Over

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.