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CSPI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and depends on your tax-deductible contributions to fund our work. Give as generously as you can today!



Ways to Support CSPI

Donate Online

Click here to make a quick and easy, tax-deductible contribution to improved nutrition and food safety for your family, friends, and generations to come. Or call us at: 1-(866) 293-CSPI (2774).

Monthly Giving

As a special service to our loyal supporters, we offer automatic monthly giving services. To join our monthly giving program, please email or call Spencer Champagne: or 202.777.8372.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets. Learn how to give through your DAF.

Gifts of U.S. Stock and U.S. Mutual Funds

Attractive U.S. tax incentives come with donations of stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities held for more than a year to CSPI. When you gift stock you can avoid capital gains tax and receive income tax deductions equal to the monetary value of your gift. Please note that it is CSPI's policy to sell all donations of stock upon receipt in order to avoid any conflict of interest with CSPI's work.

To make a gift of stock to CSPI, please send it to:

Merrill Lynch Private Client 
Account Number: 86Q-04032
CSPI Taxpayer No: 23-7122879
11951 Freedom Drive Suite 1750
Reston, VA 20190
Attn: Serena Dupuy
DTC: 8862
Tel: (703) 464 8819

You can use this free, online resource to help you complete the paperwork, and your stock gift, quickly and easily. If you have questions about making a stock gift, please email

We accept no corporate donations or government grants so CSPI depends on your tax-deductible gift. CSPI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and depends on your tax-deductible contributions to fund our work. 

Gift Planning

Benefactors for Nutrition Action — CSPI's Legacy Society

You can help ensure a healthy future by designating a legacy gift to CSPI. Benefactors for Nutrition Action is a special group of supporters that have made a financial committment to CSPI through their will, estate plans, life insurance, or a variety of other planned giving options. This type of support will have a profound effect on CSPI's future efforts to promote policies that ensure a safe, nutritious food supply. Click here to read about the variety of options that are available to you and find out more about the benefits for joining Benefactors for Nutrition Action.

If you’re ready to get started on your legacy gift, you can use this online tool to write your legal will, for free. It takes 20 minutes or less, and helps you easily complete a gift to join the Benefactors for Nutrition Action. Click here to get started.

Give from Your IRA

For CSPI supporters age 70.5 or older, giving from your IRA presents a powerful way to support our health and nutrition advocacy, all while receiving great tax benefits. Whether or not you itemize deductions, IRA-giving is always tax-free. To learn more and get started on an IRA gift, or request a tax acknowledgment letter for a gift you’ve already made, click here and use our free, online tool.


CSPI’s expert team of scientists, attorneys, advocates has trained a generation of high-achieving emerging professionals who have gone on to be effective advocates in the food movement.  Consider naming a fellowship to enable CSPI to cultivate the nation’s next food watchdogs, science-defenders, and nutrition and food-safety leaders.  To discuss, please contact Jane Welna: or 202-777-8388

Dr. Sushma Palmer and current Palmer fellow Jessi Silverman pose with a portrait of Mark Palmer

Dr. Sushma Palmer created the Mark & Sushma Palmer Public Health Advocacy Fellowship to promote nutrition, public health, and citizen advocacy and to honor their legacy of supporting the translation of science into public health policy and practice. Read more.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

When you honor a friend or loved one with a donation to CSPI, you help to create a legacy of health.  CSPI will send a note to the person you would like to honor — or to their family, if the donation is a memorial.  We will acknowledge that your thoughtful gift will be put to advancing nutrition and food safety. To arrange of gift of this kind, please contact Spencer Champagne: or 202-777-8372.

Workplace Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your donation by making a gift to CSPI through your workplace. Click here to see if your employer will match your donation, and for instructions on making a matched gift. It's an easy way to maximize your support. Email with any questions regarding matching gifts.

Endowment for Better Health

If you would like to provide on-going support to CSPI, consider making a donation to CSPI's Endowment for Better Health. Funds given to the Endowment are invested permanently and the on-going proceeds from the investments are used to support CSPI's work year after year. In this way, you help ensure a solid base of support for CSPI's work in the coming years. (And donations of $10,000 or more may be permanently memorialized with the name of the donor or a person designated by the donor). Your foresight and thoughtfulness now can help accomplish the nutrition and health goals that CSPI is working to achieve.

CSPI does not provide legal or financial advice, and urges you to consult your own advisors for information specific to your situation and interests.