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Donor FAQ

Is Americares efficient with my donation?

Absolutely! Americares efficiency with your charitable dollar is one of the reasons that we’re trusted by donors and consistently receive high marks from charity evaluators.

More than 98% of our resources support health programs. We create unparalleled leverage for donors – every $10 you give can provide $200 in aid.

How do we do this? By providing high quality, donated medicines and supplies to vulnerable communities in more than 85 countries — including the U.S.

How do I know Americares is a reputable charity?

Americares is one of the few organizations that has earned a 4-star rating – the highest possible – from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

In addition, Americares is an accredited charity with the BBB Wise Alliance and meets all 20 standards for governance, effectiveness, finances, and fundraising.

Americares is also a GuideStar Gold participant – meaning that we are committed to transparency.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! Americares is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Americares Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 061008595.

What are the ways I can give?

You can donate online  or send a contribution to:

88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

Or give us a call at (800) 905-1082.

You can also support Americares in the following ways:

  • Make a gift in honor of someone special.
  • Make a corporate gift.
  • Give from a Donor Advised Fund.
  • Make a gift of stock or securities.
  • Create a legacy.
  • Include Americares in your will.
  • Fundraise for us.

Can I give monthly to Americares?

Yes! Making a monthly gift is one of the easiest ways to provide medicines and aid to families who need it the most. It’s so convenient, and once you sign up, you’ll be providing dependable, lifesaving support for families in the U.S. and around the world.

Even a small donation of just $5 or $10 per month can go a long way in providing medicines and aid to families who need it the most.

It’s easy to sign up for monthly giving. Simply click here and select the Monthly Donation tab.

How do I update the amount of my monthly donation?
How does a matching gift work?

Matching gift campaigns are designed to inspire generosity in our supporters. Usually, a generous donor offers a significant amount of funds, say $25,000, and every dollar received by supporters will be matched up to this amount. Depending on the amount of matching funds, the match may be dollar for dollar or more if the funds are available.

How does Americares handle my personal information?

Americares only collects personal information that is voluntarily provided to us. Your personal information, including your credit card data, is processed on secure servers using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven, industry-standard coding system that adds a high level of online protection.

We do not store sensitive information, such as credit cards or social security numbers.

From time to time, we may allow other like-minded organizations to contact you unless you opt-out. By partnering with reputable organizations in this way, we can maintain a strong supporter base by reaching a broad audience.

Can I volunteer?

Americares volunteers are a meaningful part of our organization. We welcome volunteers at our headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to help with projects like assembling emergency kits to help maintain year-round readiness. We also welcome volunteers at our Free Clinics Program.

Americares does not accept applications from individual volunteers for any relief work or overseas missions.

Any other questions?
We’d love to answer them.