As an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, Washington Legal Foundation relies on annual charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to carry out its singular mission. Though we do not disclose our donors, we remain humbled and grateful for their generosity and for making WLF’s achievements possible. Contributions to our annual general operating fund sustain our efforts through an array of well-established advocacy tools as carried out by our Litigation and Legal Studies Divisions, respectively.

WLF operates on an annual budget of $3 million. We do not employ professional third-party fundraisers. WLF is fully eligible for matching-gift programs and all charitable contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The Washington Legal Foundation Tax ID number is: 52-1071570.

Voluntary charitable gifts constitute all of WLF’s operating revenue. In addition to cash contributions, WLF accepts fully tax-deductible donations in the form of:

  • Wills, Trusts, Life Insurance Policies, Retirement Plans
  • Charitable Gift Annuities, Deferred Gift Annuities
  • Securities, IRAs, Personal Property, Real Estate
  • Donor Advised Funds, Wire Transfers, Monthly Giving

We also accept check contributions payable to “Washington Legal Foundation” and addressed to:

Jennifer Shafer
Development Manager
Washington Legal Foundation
2009 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For any questions regarding WLF, its mission, or charitable contributions, please contact