Help free the innocent every month.

Become a part of the Innocence Project’s community of monthly supporters who give to free innocent people and transform the legal system. With your support, we can do even more — donate monthly today.

Why give monthly

Help free the innocent every month.

Giving monthly makes the biggest impact

Ensures our work for the long haul

The Innocence Project represents innocent clients for an average of 7 years before they’re freed. Monthly support allows us to keep fighting, no matter how long it takes.

Supports rapid responses

The legal, policy, and forensic science worlds are constantly changing. Revenue from monthly donations gives us reliable resources for new and evolving challenges.

Every dollar goes further

Monthly donations incur fewer operational costs to get to us. More of your gift goes directly to freeing the innocent and preventing injustice.

Frequently asked questions

Yes. Donations to the Innocence Project are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Innocence Project is a U.S. tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Service Act Section 501(c)(3). Our Tax ID number is 32-0077563.

Absolutely. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor will we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Please email and we will make any changes you request.

There are many ways to contribute to our work. In addition to making a one-time or recurring contribution online, you can mail a check, make a wire transfer, donate stock or cryptocurrency, or leave a legacy by including the Innocence Project in your estate plans. 

You can also  find out if your employer matches your charitable gifts, give directly through your IRA (if you’re age 70.5 or older), or even start your own fundraiser. For a complete list of options, visit

Donors giving online: A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on the donation form. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each month when your donation is processed.

Donors giving via mail or other methods: A donation receipt will be emailed or mailed to you as long as an address has been provided. 

Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. 

All contributions made through this site support our work at the Innocence Project. If you wish to support a local innocence organization, click here to for a directory of network organizations. 

If you believe you have donated to the Innocence project in error, please contact us at 212-364-5386 or for assistance with forwarding your contribution.

Yes, contributing stock may have favorable tax benefits for supporters. Please consult your financial advisor. For more information about making a stock gift, please visit

Yes, we do accept gifts of cryptocurrency. Please visit our Endowment page to initiate your crypto gift.

Yes, donors age 70.5 or older may wish to use a gift to the Innocence Project to meet their IRA’s required minimum distribution. Speak with your financial advisor or contact our development team at to learn more.

The Innocence Project is grateful to accept donations from a wide range of Donor Advised Funds. To make a gift through your DAF, please contact your fund’s representative. You may need our full legal name and EIN: The Innocence Project, Inc, 32-0077563.

Yes, including the Innocence Project in your estate plan is a wonderful way to ensure a strong future for our transformative work. Please visit to learn more. 

Yes, many future-minded donors choose to list the Innocence Project as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account. Including the Innocence Project in your estate plan is a wonderful way to ensure a strong future for our transformative work. Please visit to learn more. 

Yes, a Charitable Gift Annuity may provide a donor with a fixed income stream for life in exchange for a sizeable donation to the Innocence Project. For more information, please contact the Innocence Project’s development team at

Many employers offer matching funds when their employees donate to eligible non-profit organizations like the Innocence Project. Click here to see if your employer will match your donation.

We are happy to answer any questions about giving to the Innocence Project. You can reach our Development team at 212-364-5386 or at

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