Ways to Donate

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The importance of MALDEF’s work as the law firm for the Latino community is greater today than ever before. MALDEF staff attorneys are at the forefront against divisive and unconstitutional anti-immigrant measures in legislatures, Congress and the courts. Equally vital, MALDEF advances an affirmative agenda of immigrant integration, education for English Language Learners and political empowerment of the Latino community. Never before has the need been greater for advocacy and education that will open doors to the American dream. Your support of MALDEF will immeasurably help our cause for the fair treatment of Latinos in the classroom, workplace, and the courtroom. Together, we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of the Latino community.

MALDEF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all donations to MALDEF are tax-deductible. MALDEF operates from private foundation, corporate and individual support. It does not accept government funding.

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Individual Donations

With a monetary donation, you can help create a more open society and develop the leaders of tomorrow. Because MALDEF’s work reaches some of the most marginalized communities in the nation, even a small amount can make a great difference. Unrestricted contributions to MALDEF’s Annual Fund support its litigation efforts, community outreach, educational programming, and public policy work.

Make a donation for any amount by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Donations in cash, cashiers check, money order, or personal check can be sent to:
634 S. Spring St., 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Workplace Giving

MALDEF represents a large and diverse Latino workforce, which holds essential jobs at all levels of our economy. Ask your employer to get involved in the effort to achieve full participation in American society for all Latinos. Giving opportunities include:

  • Matching Gifts. Most corporations will match or multiply an employee’s gift to MALDEF. Ask your employer how.
  • Payroll Deductions. Designate MALDEF as a recipient charity through payroll deductions, the United Way Campaign, America’s Charities, the Combined Federal Campaign, or the California State Employees Charitable Campaign.
  • In-kind Donations. Companies can support MALDEF’s efforts by donating what they do best, be it goods or services, to MALDEF.


MALDEF has a proud history of creating social change and empowering civic and political leaders. You can support MALDEF and receive a charitable deduction on the value of:

  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Closely Held Business Interests
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Pension or Retirement Account

Planned Giving

Serving the expanding Latino population in today’s challenging political and legal climate requires not just skill and strategy, but dependable resources. Become part of the solution by considering MALDEF in your estate planning. As a planned giving donor, you are able to make larger and more significant gifts than you ever thought possible, while at the same time benefiting from income and tax benefits. Planned gifts are made throughout the lifetime of an individual and are structured to meet the financial goals and objectives of the donor. Planned giving gifts can take many forms:

  • Bequests
  • Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Family Trusts

Combined Federal Campaign

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)


The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

Contact Us

To learn more on how to donate to MALDEF, please contact Gina Montoya at (213) 629-2512 or send us a message.

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