During these most uncertain and trying times, your support means more now than perhaps ever before. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit our operational abilities, please note that the most efficient way to ensure your contribution goes to support those in need is to make a gift online or via wire transfer using the information below.
Every donation helps us offer essential legal services to thousands of everyday New Yorkers, and has an enduring impact on our clients and our community.
Contributions are 100% tax-deductible and will be used in the area of greatest need.
The Legal Aid Society is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization as described by the Internal Revenue Code. The organization’s EIN is 13-5562265.
Your tax-deductible donation helps us make equal justice a reality. Give Online now or make your donation monthly!
To make a donation to The Legal Aid Society via wire transfer, please use the following information:
Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase
Address: 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
ABA Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 000000244012928
With annual giving of $2,500 or more, you can become a member of the Justice Network, with benefits including invitations to special events and exclusive updates on our work. Learn more.
The Legal Aid Society happily accepts credit card and check donations by mail. Your tax-deductible donation helps us make equal justice a reality for all those who are struggling in silence.
Please enclose the form below and mail your gift to: The Legal Aid Society, Development Department, 199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038.
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Honor or memorialize someone special with a donation to The Legal Aid Society and help make a lasting change in the lives of New Yorkers in need.
Making a gift through your Donor Advised Fund is quick and easy. You can have an impact on our work today.
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Support The Legal Aid Society by making a gift of stock. A gift of appreciated stock will help you avoid capital gains taxes on the stock’s increased value while also maximizing your income-tax deduction, allowing you to make a positive impact not only on our community but on your wallet as well.
If your broker or bank holds your securities, your gift can be electronically transferred:
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Account Title: JPMorgan Chase
Depository Trust Corp (DTC): 0902
Credit Account Number: P72500
FFC Account of – The Legal Aid Society
FFC Account Number – H77843003
Tax ID Number: 13-5562265
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New York, NY 10017
Corporate matching gifts are an excellent way for supporters to maximize their impact on The Legal Aid Society. By taking advantage of your Corporation’s Matching Gift program, you may significantly increase the size of your contribution, and help us assist even more vulnerable New Yorkers.
Click here to see if your company will match your gift. Just enter your employer and follow the prompts to match your gift today!
Inquire with your bank or broker about leaving bank accounts, certificates of deposit, or securities accounts directly to The Legal Aid Society. A charitable deduction will be available to your estate for the value of the account passing to The Legal Aid Society.
Note: A charitable deduction will be available to your estate for the value of an account passing to LAS. To arrange such a gift, please contact your bank or broker to obtain the necessary forms.
Inquire about giving The Legal Aid Society real estate or a remainder interest in your residence after you and your spouse are deceased. You can claim a current income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest which will pass to The Legal Aid Society in the future.
Note: You and your spouse may retain the right to live in your home for your lifetimes, after which your home would pass to The Legal Aid Society. You can claim a current income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest which will pass to LAS in the future. In addition, a charitable deduction will be available to our estate for the value of the remainder interest passing to LAS please contact your attorney.
You can inquire about making The Legal Aid Society a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or of a retirement account upon your passing.
Note: If The Legal Aid Society is a designated beneficiary of your life insurance or of your IRA or other retirement account upon your death, the estate tax burden on your estate may be reduced as a result of the charitable deduction available to your estate for the full amount of the insurance proceeds or the value of the property held in your IRA, or retirement account passing to LAS . To leave life insurance to LAS, please contact your insurance agent or insurance company. To leave an IRA or a retirement account to LAS, please contact your plan administrator or account custodian.
Many supporters choose to leave a donation to The Legal Aid Society in their wills and trusts as a way of building a powerful legacy of equal justice.
If you are interested in including The Legal Aid Society in your will, please contact our Development Office.
If you prefer to speak to an attorney about drafting your will, we suggest the following language:
“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to Legal Aid Society, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of New York, with the principal business address of 199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038 and federal tax identification number 13-5562265.”
The dedication of our supporters and partners helps us make justice in every borough a reality. Here’s some of what your support helped us achieve last year.
Individual legal matters handled by The Legal Aid Society.
Households who gained critical protections against eviction after we brought litigation to reopen the state pandemic rental assistance portal.
Helpline calls answered for a range of legal issues.
Last Updated: 20 December 2022
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