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Help Outright International and our partners around the world push for change so that all LGBTIQ people everywhere can live with dignity and free from violence.

There are many ways to give

    Every cent counts! Give monthly or make a one-time gift.

    • $1,000 allows an LGBTIQ organization in a crisis to provide humanitarian aid for five LGBTIQ people for a week
    • $500 funds a local LGBTIQ sensitivity training for media journalists, law enforcement agents or medical providers
    • $250 helps subsidize one month of safe housing for one LGBTIQ person
    • $75 purchases 40 lbs of rice or beans for an LGBTIQ person in a crisis
    • $50 prints 350 pamphlets for an LGBTIQ community center to distribute to at-risk LGBTIQ people
    • $30 helps one LGBTIQ person in a crisis buy food for two weeks
    • $25 provides 60 minutes of capacity-building support for an LGBTIQ front-line human rights defender 
    • $10 provides one week of internet connection for an LGBTIQ community center

    Outright’s work is made possible thanks to the generous support of individuals like you. Outright’s federal tax identification number (EIN) is: 94-3139952. Here are all the different methods you can use to make your donation. Please note that Outright International does not provide tax or legal advice. Speak with your professional tax or legal advisor with questions about gifts of all types to Outright.

    Check

    Make your check payable to “Outright International”, and mail it to:

    Outright International
    Attn: Development
    216 East 45th Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY 10017, USA.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Check.”

    Wire Transfer

    To make your donation to Outright via wire transfer, please contact a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Wire.” 

    Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

    A donor advised fund (DAF) allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support Outright International and other public charities through cash, appreciated securities, and other assets. DAFs allow you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from your DAF account over time to the nonprofits you wish to support. Please consider recommending Outright as an organization to support through your donor advised fund.

    If you have a donor advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can make your grant recommendation to Outright through the DAF Direct online form. If your donor advised fund is not listed here, please contact your adviser at your DAF sponsoring organization directly to make your recommendation.

    If you do not wish to make your DAF grant recommendation via DAF Direct, please direct your DAF sponsoring organization to make checks payable to Outright International and mail to:

    Outright International
    Attn: Development
    216 East 45th Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY 10017, USA

    Outright’s federal tax identification number (EIN) is: 94-3139952. For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “DAF.”

    Securities (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds)

    In the US, you can donate stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to Outright, receive a charitable tax deduction, and avoid paying capital gains tax on any increase in the stock value. Transferring stock is a great way to make a tax-deductible gift. Advise your broker to transfer stock to Outright Action International using the account information. 

    Please note that all personal identifiers are removed during the stock transfer. In order to appropriately credit you with the gift, please call a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Securities.”

    Broker: UBS
    UBS Wealth Advice Center
    1000 Harbor Boulevard, 3rd Floor
    Weehawken, NJ 07086
    Tel: (833)-837-9974

    Fax: (877) 785-8404
    Email: wealthadvicecenter@ubs.com
    DTC Instructions: DTC # 0221 (UBS)
    Outright Action International Account: #1DY4547
    Outright’s federal tax identification number (EIN) is: 94-3139952

    IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

    You can name Outright as the beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy or other unused assets such as CDs, bank or brokerage accounts, savings bonds, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), etc. These gifts are often larger than donors can give during their lifetime and have a huge impact on our work. They can also reduce or eliminate estate and income taxes for your loved ones. You can name Outright as the beneficiary of your plan/policy/account so that when you pass away, the assets pass to Outright, or as a contingent beneficiary with the assets passing to Outright only if your primary beneficiary does not survive you. To make Outright a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance policy, or other accounts, contact your financial institution, request a change of beneficiary form, and complete with the following information: 

    Outright International
    Attn: Development
    216 East 45th Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY 10017, USA

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Retirement/Insurance.”

    Retirement Plans and Life Insurance

    In the US, people who are seventy-and-a-half or older can contribute up to USD $100,000 from their IRA directly to a charity and avoid paying income taxes on the distribution. This is known as a qualified charitable distribution. It is limited to IRAs, and there are other exclusions and considerations as well.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “IRA QCD.”

    Real Estate

    You can donate appreciated property to Outright while you continue to use the property during your lifetime (“life estate”).

    For more information, a donation receipt, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Property.”

    Wills, Trusts and Other Planned Gifts

    You can make Outright a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, life insurance, trusts or other estate planning mechanisms by joining our Outstanding Legacy Circle.

    Click here for more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Planned Giving.

    About Giving Crypto

    Right now, there is a tremendous opportunity to radically accelerate social & legal change for LGBTIQ people around the world and ensure that our hard-won progress is not lost. Many LGBTIQ people use crypto and crypto philanthropy is vital to help grassroots LGBTIQ communities. We invite donors, investors, creators, projects and collectors from around the world and across the web3 space to support our mission by donating Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 80 additional leading cryptocurrencies.

    Crypto donations are one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to OutRight. Your crypto contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law if you pay taxes in the U.S. By making a charitable gift, you may also be eligible to significantly reduce what you would otherwise owe in capital gains taxes. To learn more, visit thegivingblock.com/faq and endaoment.org/learn.

    How to Donate

    Donating cryptocurrency to Outright is simple and easy through The Giving Block. You can also establish a crypto Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) or give a one-time gift to Outright through Endaoment, or donate crypto or NFTs through Crypto for Charity.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Crypto”.

    2022 Year End Crypto Giving Campaign

    On November 29, we are kicking off our Year End Crypto Giving Campaign with the support of pioneering crypto artists Hackatao and the Queens+Kings community. Last June, Hackatao created a Freedom avatar with special Pride traits, which was collected by 0x541nt as part of the MetaPride Land charity auction. We are pleased to share this avatar as the “face” of our year end Crypto Giving Campaign, which will run through December 31 and galvanize support from crypto donors for global LGBTIQ rights. As Hackatao shared: “[This initiative] is about raising awareness…because it’s very fundamental to the LGBTQIA+ communities to claim their rights back, to claim their freedom, & to claim all of what they’ve been denied in society.” Join Hackatao, Queens+Kings, and dozens of other artists, creators, communities, collectors and donors by giving crypto to Outright today.

    Tiltify

    Whether you’re a streamer on Twitch, or a supporter looking to have an interactive fundraiser on behalf of Outright, Tiltify provides live, interactive telethon-style technology that engages donors to invest in our mission. To get started, visit Outright’s page on Tiltify and click 'start fundraising'. It’s as simple as that!

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Tiltify.”

    Employer Matching

    Many employers offer matching programs that can double, triple or sometimes even quadruple your gift to Outright. To find out if your employer matches your gift, and to find out what form you need to fill out, just enter the name of your employer in the search box below.

    Outright is also eligible to receive gifts through the US Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) as well as other local and state programs. Our CFC code is #11317 - we are listed under our former name, “Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, International.”

    Outright is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN# 94-3139952) and is eligible for most programs. For more information, a donation receipt, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Employer Match.”

    Diplomats Circle

    Outright’s Diplomats Circle recognizes supporters who make an annual financial investment to the organization of at least USD $1,200 (or USD $100+/month). Diplomats Circle supporters receive updates and VIP invitations to select Outright events, including OutSummit, our annual global LGBTIQ human rights conference. Members also benefit from access to curated biannual Diplomats Circle Dialogues, our invitation-only webinars featuring Outright’s Executive Director, senior program staff and key partners.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Diplomats Circle.”

    Outstanding Legacy Circle

    We still have a long way to go to achieve our vision of equality for all LGBTIQ people around the world, but like you, we are determined to keep pushing for change, no matter how long it takes. Outright’s Outstanding Legacy Circle is a special group of supporters who believe in the global movement for LGBTIQ human rights and want to invest in Outright’s future through a planned gift from their estate. Members of the Outstanding Legacy Circle also receive updates and VIP invitations to select Outright events.

    You can join our Outstanding Legacy Circle by making Outright a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, life insurance, trusts or other estate planning mechanisms, many of which may provide tax benefits to you and your loved ones while supporting OutRight. We will work with you and your financial and legal advisors to ensure that your charitable intentions are realized in the giving vehicles that work best for you.

    To include Outright in your will, please use this sample language (please contact us for alternate language for residuary or contingent bequests): “I hereby give and bequeath [cash amount, percentage amount of my estate, or property I designate] to Outright Action International, a nonprofit corporation located in New York, NY (or its successor organization) for its general purposes.” We also suggest including our full name, federal tax ID and address:

    Outright International
    Attn: Development
    216 East 45th Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY 10017, USA
    Tax ID number: 94-3139952

    For more information or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “OLC.” We also recommend consulting with a professional who can provide legal and/or financial advice in your state.

    Tribute Gifts

    Whether your friend is having a special birthday celebration, you want to honor the work of an important colleague or you want to honor the life of someone - consider a gift that advances the cause of global human rights for LGBTIQ people. Honor that special person and make a gift that changes the world. Just click the “Give in honor or in memory” dedication box on our giving form, here.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 212 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Tribute.”

    Shop for Outright

    Purchase from your favorite stores and they'll donate to Outright on your behalf – at no cost to you.

    Why We Give

    Quote from John Heilman

    Our fight for global LGBTIQ equality will not be won overnight, nor will it be complete in my lifetime. That's why I'm part of Outright's Legacy Circle. I want to ensure Outright always has the resources to make the world a safe place for LGBTIQ people to live, work, and love.
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    John Heilman Board Member / Outright Supporter

    Quote from Karamo Brown

    It’s up to us to let them know, our LGBTQIA+ family members who are overseas, that we care.
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    Karamo Brown Television Host / Outright Supporter

    Quote from Mirte Postema

    I know that OutRight works directly with thousands of LGBTIQ activists around the world. I trust OutRight to distribute emergency funds where they are needed the most.
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    Mirte Postema Human Rights Lawyer / Outright Supporter

    Institutional Partnerships

    Outright cannot undertake its work without the strong support of corporations, foundations and governments. We invite you to learn more about how to work with us.

    Government

    Outright welcomes the opportunity to introduce our organization and programs to your government funding agency, and to present to your stakeholders.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 (212) 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Government”.

    Foundations

    Outright welcomes the opportunity to introduce our organization and programs to your foundation, and to speak at one of your public-facing events.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 (212) 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Foundation”.

     

    Corporate

    Our custom collaborations are created with partners from beginning to end, delivering an authentic value proposition that includes Advisory Services, Access to Data & Research, Employee Education & Training Opportunities, Employee Engagement & Volunteering, Brand Visibility through Community Immersion, and Partnership Communication.

    For more information, or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 (212) 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “Corporate Partnerships”.

    Join the Outstanding Legacy Circle

    Outright’s Outstanding Legacy Circle is a special group of donors who believe in the global movement for LGBTIQ human rights and equality and want to invest in Outright’s future work through a planned gift from their estate.

    Outstanding Legacy Circle supporters are a diverse group of individuals and families all over the world who share a passion for and commitment to human rights and equality for LGBTIQ people everywhere.

    You can join our Outstanding Legacy Circle by making OutRight a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, life insurance, trusts or other estate planning mechanisms.

    For more information or to speak with a member of Outright’s Donor Concierge Team, call us at +1 (212) 430-6057 or email us with the Subject line “OLC.

    Quote from Tom Watson

    “In my 60 years, I’ve personally experienced the real life impact of the successful LGBTI movement. The global momentum toward equality has been achieved in part because of Outright’s decades-long activism at the forefront of the international LGBTI movement. Progress is hard-earned but it’s also precarious. I know Outright will still be around fighting for us in the long run.”
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    Tom Watson Outstanding legacy Circle / Outright Supporter

    Quote from Dorothy Sander

    “OutRight’s work is so necessary in this world, expanding public policy and fighting for equal rights for LGBTQI people around the globe, country-by-country. It takes special people to keep ideas and conversations moving. And money; and that’s why I’m a donor. The work OutRight does with local organizations in many regions of the world brings real change.”
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    Dorothy Sander Former Board Member / Outright Supporter

    Quote from Dipti Ghosh

    My partner Meggy and I are immigrants to the US, and are fortunate to enjoy a level of civil liberties not afforded to many LGBTQ people around the world, including in our home countries. It is going to be a long and hard fight and I want to do our small part to make sure OutRight can continue to do their outstanding work.”
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    Dipti Ghosh Former Board Member / Outright Supporter

    Donation FAQs

      This policy applies to all information received by Outright International, both online and offline, on any Platform ("Platform", includes the Outright International website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

      Outright may occasionally share contact information gathered from supporters with organizations or parties it considers to be supportive of its broader mission.

      Outright follows the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) Ethical Guidelines to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. Occasionally, Outright does exchange or rent contact lists to like-minded organizations through bonded third-party vendors. 

      Information pertaining to current Outright board members, major donors, partners, and/or $250+ donors is never – under any circumstance – released to external entities for the purpose of list rentals or exchanges.

      Should you not wish your information to be shared with other organizations, you may opt out at any time by contacting us by email or mail to:  

      Outright International
      Attn: Development
      216 East 45th Street, 17th Floor
      New York, NY 10017, USA

      To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, or any data is reviewed by third party technology consultants, advisors, or software developers, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process and accurately file our transaction history in our digital archives. All third-party entities with access to donor data must sign strict confidentiality agreements before gaining access, and have their credentials revoked at the completion of their respective projects.

      We do not store credit card information in any of our managed servers. Credit cards for recurring giving programs are stored by PayPal and cannot be reviewed by Outright staff.

      We also may be required to release information if required to do so by law or if, in our sole discretion, such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our web site, Outright, our officers, directors, employees, members, other users, and/or the public.

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