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Every day, in every borough, The Legal Aid Society works in courtrooms and communities to deliver justice to New Yorkers. Each year, our direct representation of thousands of individuals informs our impact litigation efforts and policy advocacy, providing us with a powerful perspective from which to begin dismantling the systemic barriers that keep our clients from thriving.

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.

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Your tax-deductible donation helps us make equal justice a reality. Give Online now or make your donation monthly!

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Your tax-deductible donation helps us make equal justice a reality. Give Online now or make your donation monthly!

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To make a donation to The Legal Aid Society via wire transfer, please use the following information:

Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase
Address: 383 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017
ABA Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 000000244012928

Please include the name of the donor or institution in the memo field, thank you.

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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.

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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.

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Making a gift through your Donor Advised Fund is quick and easy. Use the widget below and choose The Legal Aid Society as the designation, or contact Caroline King at 917.581.2737

Tax ID Number: 13-5562265
Mailing Address:
199 Water Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10038

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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:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Account Title: The Legal Aid Society
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

Contact Our Broker:
Robert Keefer
Account Representative
855-898 2705
pb.service2705@jpmorgan.com
JPMorgan Chase
390 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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Find out if your company has a matching gift policy — talk to your employer or human resources department to get the matching gift form.

Here’s some information you might need for the form:

Tax ID Number: 13-5562265

Mailing Address:
199 Water Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Contact person:

Caroline King
917.581.2737

Will or Trust

To include Legal Aid in your will or living trust, we suggest the following language:

“I give to The Legal Aid Society a not-for-profit institution incorporated by the laws of the State of New York, having as its principal address 199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038, federal tax ID #13-5562265. [the sum of $______ or _____% of my estate or residuary estate] to be used for its general purposes.”


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To include Legal Aid in your will or living trust, we suggest the following language:

“I give to The Legal Aid Society a not-for-profit institution incorporated by the laws of the State of New York, having as its principal address 199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038, federal tax ID #13-5562265. [the sum of $______ or _____% of my estate or residuary estate] to be used for its general purposes.”


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Starting at 70 ½ or older, you can make a difference through a tax-saving opportunity to support The Legal Aid Society.

You can use your Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), up to $105,000 per person in 2024. And if you’re 73 or older, you can take your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to support Legal Aid’s ongoing work.

Why Consider This Gift?

  • Your gift can make a difference today. Not only will your gift enable Legal Aid continue its work for all New Yorkers, but it helps us with our budget projections as well.
  • By making a gift to Legal Aid through your IRA, you pay no income tax nor generate any income. So you’ll benefit even if you don’t itemize.
  • Impact on Required Minimum Distribution (RMD): If you are 73 or older, your gift may count towards your RMD for the year in which your check is issued, and is excluded from your taxable income.
  • Possible Financial Planning Benefits: By making an IRA distribution to a charity, it won’t count as income, and it could lower your Medicare premiums and decrease the amount of Social Security subject to taxation.
  • No matter your age, you can always designate the Legal Aid Society as a partial or full beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement accounts.

To arrange a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) or RMD from your IRA, follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Contact the financial institution where your IRA is held and instruct them to send all or a portion of your Required Minimum Distribution to The Legal Aid Society, federal tax #: 13-5562265.
  • Ask that they send the check directly to LAS: 199 Water Street, New York, NY, 10038, federal tax ID # 13-5562265. It only counts as a QCD or RMD if the check goes from the financial institution directly to a charity.
  • Let us know, so we can properly acknowledge your gift. Email Ayesha Marra at legacygiving@legal-aid.org, or call us at 646-531-1969.

Tip: It is important to notify us if you decide to leave an IRA gift, as some retirement plan administrators assume no responsibility for notifying charities of your wishes. We would love to hear from you about your intentions so we can ensure that they are followed, and to thank you for your generosity.

Even if you decide not to make a distribution this year, you can always designate the Legal Aid Society as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your IRA and it will pass to the Legal Aid Society tax-free after your lifetime.

Is The Legal Aid Society part of your legacy? Share your plans and we will welcome you into our 1876 Legacy Circle:



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I/we would like more information on making a legacy gift to The Legal Aid Society

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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.

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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.

Have Questions?

For more information about ways to give to The Legal Aid Society, contact our Caroline King in our Development Department.

How Your Donation Helps

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.

197K+

Individual legal matters handled by The Legal Aid Society

5.5M+

Adults with Medicaid will have access to critical dental services as a result of our settlement in Ciaramella v. Zucker

340K+

New Yorkers protected from eviction due to our advocacy in passing CityFHEPS housing voucher reform and expansion