Ways to Give

There Are Multiple Ways to Donate to the APA Foundation


Online giving

Help sustain the Foundation and make a lasting impact by setting up a recurring donation. No amount is too small to make a difference. Click below to make your one-time or monthly contribution today.


Phone or Mail

To make a gift by phone, please call 312-431-9100.

To make a gift by mail, please download and complete the contribution form and return it with your donation enclosed to the following address:

APA Foundation
c/o American Planning Association
P.O. Box 4291
Carol Stream, IL 60197-4291


Investment securities

The simplest and most efficient way to make a gift of any security is to instruct your broker or banker to transfer the security to the APA Foundation. Please call Christine Ott, Development Director, at 312-786-6345 prior to the transfer to obtain the appropriate account information. Gifts of appreciated securities can provide you with special tax advantages including elimination of capital gains taxes and a charitable deduction for the fair-market value of the gift.

If you have more specific questions, please email cott@planning.org.


Employer gift matching

Deepen the impact of your donation through employer gift matching. If your company is eligible, request and complete the appropriate matching information from your organization and submit it to us along with your contribution. We'll take care of the rest.

Please use the following federal tax ID to fill out the matching gift paperwork: 52–1134021.


Planned Giving

To learn more about joining the L'Enfant Legacy Society and making an estate gift to the APA Foundation, please call 312-786-6345.