When you give to the Student Press Law Center, you are part of a powerful movement to promote, support and defend the First Amendment rights of student journalists and their advisers. Your generous donations allow SPLC to answer inquiries to our free legal hotline, stand up for students facing censorship, provide legal training programs such as SPLC in the Classroom and advocate for a free press through New Voices. All of these are provided free of charge.
With your help, we can empower even more high school and college journalists to practice bold journalism and engage in brave advocacy to promote and protect student press freedom. Join our incredible list of supporters.
Donate Online or By Mail
You can bolster SPLC’s mission to promote, support and defend the First Amendment and press freedom rights of student journalists and their advisers by donating generously through our website.
Contribute using a credit card, bank account or Paypal:
To contribute by mail, please make checks payable to the “Student Press Law Center” and mail to:
Student Press Law Center
1717 K St. NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Give via Venmo
Giving online — and from your phone — has never been easier! Donate via Venmo (@StudentPress)
Become a Monthly Donor
Your ongoing, predictable support enables us to fight for student press freedom year-round, eases the burden of ongoing fundraising, and helps SPLC achieve our mission. Even $10 a month means a lot to SPLC and the students we serve. Becoming a monthly donor is easy, just check the box on our donate form to “make this donation monthly.”
Become a Member
Proudly show your news organization or group’s support for student journalists and the First Amendment by becoming a member of the Student Press Law Center.
- $125 high school news outlet/publication/department
- $125 college news outlet or publication
- $300 journalism-oriented group (i.e. state scholastic/collegiate press group, college journalism/mass comm school or department, or media association)
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 or memory of someone is simple. Select “Yes please” under “Dedicate this Donation” and provide information about the honoree.
Request Your Employer Match Your Gift
Many employers will match their employees’ charitable gifts, instantly doubling (and sometimes tripling) your donation to SPLC. Some employers have forms and others use a platform to distribute matching gifts. Read more below in the FAQs.
Launch Your Own Facebook or Instagram Fundraiser for SPLC
The top reason 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. You are our best ambassadors, and it’s easy. You can get started here:
Don’t have Facebook or Instagram? You can also create your own SPLC fundraiser here to share with your networks.
Shop our SPLC Swag Store
Purchase some Student Press Law Center 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!
Host an Event
We are always honored when our supporters host an event or fundraiser and donate the proceeds to SPLC. One high school class recently hosted a bake sale to support SPLC and student press freedom!
While we are not affiliated with and cannot sponsor these events, we love to hear about them and greatly appreciate your support.
Make a Stock Donation
Stock donations are a generous and immediate way to benefit the Student Press Law Center. If you are interested in donating stocks or other securities to SPLC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-785-5450.
Name SPLC in Your Will
Make student press freedom part of your legacy. If you are interested in making a bequest to the Student Press Law Center in your will, please contact email@example.com or call 202-785-5450.
Whom do I contact if I have a question or problem making an online donation?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-785-5450 if you have any questions or problems with donating to the Student Press Law Center.
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 expand and 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 the Student Press Law Center 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?
The Student Press Law Center’s EIN is 52-1184647.
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:
- Request a matching gift form from your employer and mail or email the completed and signed form to:
Student Press Law Center
1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
- 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 email@example.com 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 the Student Press Law Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.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 the Student Press Law Center in your will, please contact email@example.com or call 202-785-5450.
Monthly Gift FAQs
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. When you make a monthly donation, our team can plan ahead and know we have your ongoing financial support.
How can I adjust my monthly donation amount?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-785-5450 to adjust your monthly donation to the Student Press Law Center.
How can I update my monthly giving payment information or method?
To update your payment information with the Student Press Law Center, please contact email@example.com or call 202-785-5450.
How can I cancel my monthly gift?
If you need to cancel your monthly donation to the Student Press Law Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-785-5450.