We are pleased to provide you with the following opportunities to support ACE and our recommended charities. For significant donations, we recommend sending a check, making a wire transfer, or donating via Facebook or the PayPal Giving Fund to avoid credit card fees.
Facebook has waived all fees on donations to registered charitable organizations that use Facebook’s fundraising platform. Donations, either one-time or monthly, may be made to support ACE, our Recommended Charity Fund, and our Movement Grants (formerly “Effective Animal Advocacy Fund”) through Facebook. You may check the individual Facebook pages for ACE’s recommended charities to see if they accept donations through Facebook. Please note that there may be limitations on the amount that you are able to donate and the country from which you can donate.
Every.org is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. When you make a donation to ACE via Every.org, they immediately issue a U.S. tax receipt for your donation, and then they make a disbursement to ACE. If you donate with your bank account, 100% of processing fees are covered. This platform supports recurring and one-time donations. Every.org also issues a tax receipt at the end of the year for all of your charitable gifts. Learn more about this process on their FAQ page.
Through Every.org you can make an online gift to Animal Charity Evaluators. If you wish to support our Recommended Charity Fund, Top Charities, or ACE Movement Grants, please let us know after you donate via Every.org so that we can allocate your gift appropriately.
PayPal Giving Fund
When you donate through the PayPal Giving Fund, all fees are covered by PayPal, and 100% of your donation will go to your designated charity. You can make a donation using your bank account or credit card. Your receipt will be issued by the PayPal Giving Fund. It typically takes 15–45 days for PayPal to distribute your donation to the recipient charity. Unfortunately, the PayPal Giving Fund does not currently support monthly donations or donations from all countries.
Through the PayPal Giving Fund you can make a fee-free online gift to Animal Charity Evaluators or search for one of our recommended charities. Please let us know if you made a gift to one of our recommended charities through the PayPal Giving Fund.
By sending your donation to ACE, our Top Charities, the Recommended Charity Fund, or ACE Movement Grants (formerly “Effective Animal Advocacy Fund”) directly from your U.S. bank account to ACE’s bank account via ACH transfer, you can pay a lower transaction fee of 1% (maximum of 10 USD per transaction).
One-Time ACH donation: To make a one-time donation (minimum: 5 USD), please email ACE’s Director of Finance and Impact Gina Stuessy with the amount you would like to donate and your desired donation allocation. You will then receive an invoice that will securely collect your bank account information online.
Monthly or Weekly ACH donation: To make a monthly donation (minimum: 5 USD), please fill out this authorization form and email it to ACE’s Director of Finance and Impact Gina Stuessy or mail it to us at:
Animal Charity Evaluators
Attn: Gina Stuessy
340 S. Lemon Ave. #3480
Walnut, CA 91789
Please be sure to let us know how you would like your donation allocated.
To make your donation to ACE, our Top Charities, the Recommended Charity Fund, or ACE Movement Grants (formerly “Effective Animal Advocacy Fund”) through the mail, please send your check to:
Animal Charity Evaluators
P.O. Box 348
Berkeley, CA 94701
If you would like us to redistribute a portion of your gift (or your whole gift) to our Top Charities or one of our funds, please include a note indicating how you would like us to allocate your donation.
For information on how to transfer funds electronically to ACE and/or our Top Charities, please contact ACE’s Director of Philanthropy, Heather Herrell.
You can donate a variety of cryptocurrencies to ACE via The Giving Block. We accept crypto donations of any amount for ACE, our Recommended Charity Fund, our Movement Grants (formerly “Effective Animal Advocacy Fund”), and/or our Top Charities. Also, we accept crypto donations over $5,000 USD for our Standout Charities. To let us know how you would like to restrict your donation, please send us an email.
Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event. You do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and you can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support the animal advocacy movement. If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, visit thegivingblock.com/faq.
Donate via The Giving Block
One of the best ways that you can leave a legacy of compassion and create effective change for years to come is to leave a gift for animals in your will or living trust. At the time of disbursement, your gift to or through ACE will be used to reduce as much suffering as possible in the most effective manner possible.
Donating appreciated long-term securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) directly to charity can be a smart way to increase your contribution to effective animal charities and maximize your tax deduction. By donating securities directly to ACE rather than selling them and donating the proceeds after you have paid capital gains taxes you will be able to deduct their full fair market value and donate up to 20% more to charity.1 Upon receiving your gift, ACE will sell your securities and donate the money to the charity/charities of your choosing.
We recommend speaking with your financial planner or tax advisor to determine the best opportunity for you. Once you have decided to donate your appreciated securities to ACE, our Top Charities, the Recommended Charity Fund, and/or ACE Movement Grants (formerly “Effective Animal Advocacy Fund”), please contact ACE’s Director of Philanthropy Heather Herrell for information on how to make your donation.
Over 18 million employees in the U.S. work for companies that provide matching gift programs, and yet $6-10 billion in matching gift funds go unclaimed each year.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Additionally, some employers provide a service that allows you to designate a percentage of your paycheck to charity. For example, if you were to select ACE as your recipient, this amount would be automatically deducted from your paycheck and sent to ACE on your behalf. Please inquire with your company’s Human Resources Department to see if they offer a workplace giving program.
Donate to Animal Charity Evaluators anytime you use PayPal on eBay. eBay has partnered with the PayPal Giving Fund to provide an easy way for people to donate to charity, whether they are buying or selling on eBay.
For buyers: Go to eBay for Charity and log in to your eBay account. Go to ‘My Favorites’ to search for Animal Charity Evaluators and our recommended charities. Click ‘Add to My Favorites’ for each charity that you would like to support. When you purchase an item on eBay, if you use your PayPal account to pay for your item, you can add a donation to your favorite charity during your checkout.
For sellers: Go to eBay for Charity for Sellers and log in to your eBay account. Go to ‘My Favorites’ to search for Animal Charity Evaluators and our recommended charities. Click ‘Add to My Favorites’ for each charity that you would like to support. Look for ‘Donate a portion to charity’ option when finalizing your listing. You can donate anywhere from 10-100% of your sale to your designated charity.
You can support ACE while searching the web through GoodSearch. Go to GoodSearch.com, click Join Now, and choose Animal Charity Evaluators as your charity. Anytime you search the internet using GoodSearch, ACE will get a penny.
GoodShop & Gumdrop
Download the free Gumdrop extension to automatically support ACE when you shop online. Go to GoodShop, and download Gumdrop. Anytime you shop, Gumdrop will automatically give you the option to donate a percentage of your purchase at participating retailers to ACE.
Donating your used vehicle to ACE is easy. Simply head to Vehicle Donation to Any Charity (V-DAC), or call (877) 999-8322. Please make sure to have the year, make, model, VIN, mileage, title information, and location of the vehicle ready to input. Once completed, you’ll get instructions on how to transfer your title and what to do with your old plates. You will then receive a phone call to schedule a pickup of your vehicle. You will also receive a receipt from V-DAC for your very generous gift—you may keep this receipt for tax purposes.
Donors in the U.S. who have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and are over 70 ½ years of age may be able to make a tax-deductible donation to ACE from their IRA. The IRS provides more information about this qualified charitable distribution (QCD) option in Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Donations made in this way may be designated for ACE, our Top Charities, the Recommended Charity Fund, or ACE Movement Grants (formerly “Effective Animal Advocacy Fund”). Please contact ACE’s Director of Philanthropy Heather Herrell if you are interested in this option.