Ways to Support SPLC

Your generous donations allow the Student Press Law Center to provide legal resources, education and assistance to student journalists and their advisers nationwide, all free of charge. Our work empowers high school and collegiate student journalists to practice bold journalism and engage in brave advocacy to promote and protect student press freedom. 

Donate Now

You can help SPLC’s mission to promote, support and defend the First Amendment and press freedom rights of student journalists and their advisers by donating generously to SPLC. Learn more about how your contribution supports our work.

Become a Monthly Donor

Providing ongoing, predictable support enables us to fight for student press freedom, eases the burden of ongoing fundraising, and helps SPLC in our mission. Becoming a monthly donor is easy, just check the box on our donate form to “make this donation monthly.”

Honor Someone with Your Donation

Give in honor or in memory of someone important to you — a loved one, a teacher, a journalist or a star student. Know that by honoring them, you support the free press rights of student journalists around the country.

Donating in honor of someone is simple, just select “Yes please” under “Dedicate this Donation” and provide information about the honoree.

Request Your Employer Match Your Gift

You can instantly double (and sometimes triple) your donation to SPLC through your employer’s philanthropic matching fund. Some employers have forms and others use a platform to distribute matching gifts. Learn more about employer matching. Read tips on employer matching below in the FAQs.

Launch Your Own Facebook or Instagram Fundraiser for SPLC

The key reason why people don’t donate to causes is because nobody asks them. Create your own Facebook or Instagram fundraiser to reach out to your network to raise money for SPLC and help us expand our base of support. It’s so easy. You can get started here:

Designate SPLC at Amazon Smile

Every time you shop on Amazon you can donate to SPLC. If you designate SPLC, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to SPLC. 

Go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser and make SPLC your chosen beneficiary. Or, if you are shopping on the mobile app, go to your app settings in the main menu (☰) and activate AmazonSmile with SPLC as your chosen beneficiary. Remember, you have to set it up on both your phone app and your web browser to be sure Amazon Smile works with every eligible purchase.

Shop our SPLC Swag Store

Purchase some SPLC swag for yourself or a friend and SPLC receives up to 25% of each purchase. There are SPLC T-shirts, New Voices water bottles, Student Press Freedom Day hats, baby gear, sweatshirts and so much more!

Make a Stock Donation

Stock donations are a generous and immediate way to benefit SPLC. If you are interested in donating stocks or other securities to SPLC, please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450.

FAQs

How Do I Donate?

Visit SPLC.org/donate to make a secure online donation.

What Does My Donation Support?

Your donation supports: 

  • SPLC’s free legal hotline, which works with thousands of student journalists each year, clarifying the law, answering media law questions and addressing censorship concerns.
  • SPLC’s New Voices policy and advocacy work, a student-led, grassroots movement to restore state-based student press freedom rights. 
  • SPLC’s student press freedom accountability project, making sure states that have New Voices laws are applying them correctly and that student journalists know how to claim their rights.
  • Student Press Freedom Day, a national day of action convened by SPLC to amplify the contributions and focus on the challenges student journalists face. 
  • SPLC’s legal training and outreach, conducting more than 70 workshops (in person and on zoom) in 2022, reaching nearly 2,500 students per year
Is my contribution to SPLC tax-deductible?

Yes. Your donation to SPLC is 100% tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

What is SPLC’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?

SPLC’s EIN is 52-1184647

Whom do I contact if I have a question or problem making an online donation?

Please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450 if you have any questions or problems.

What’s the benefit of making my donation to SPLC a recurring monthly gift?

Two benefits: it’s convenient for you and it’s effective for us. By making a monthly donation, our team can plan ahead and know we have your support. 

How can I update my monthly giving payment information or method?

To update your payment information, please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450.

How can I adjust my monthly donation amount?

Please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450 to adjust your monthly donation.

How can I cancel my monthly gift? 

If you need to cancel your monthly donation, please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450.

Can I mail a check instead of donating online? 

Yes! Please mail your check to: 

Student Press Law Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW Suite 211
Washington, DC 20854

My company matches my gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations. Can SPLC receive this type of match?

Yes! This is a great way to double the real value of your gift to SPLC! There are two ways to submit your application:

  1. Request a matching gift form from your employer and mail or email the completed and signed form to: 
    Student Press Law Center
    1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW Suite 211
    Washington, DC 20854

    Email: amason@splc.org
  1. If your company uses a matching gift platform, submit your request through the portal by selecting the Student Press Law Center or by entering our EIN (52-1184647).  Please be check to be sure you are donating to the Student Press Law Center and not the Southern Poverty Law Center (also known as SPLC). We will verify the gift amount once your application is received. 

If you have any questions or need support, please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450.

Can I make a gift of securities to SPLC?

Yes! If you are interested in making a stock donation to SPLC, please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450.

Can I make a bequest to SPLC in my will?

Yes! If you are interested in making a bequest to SPLC in your will, please contact giving@splc.org or call 202-785-5450.