Ways to Give to the American Library Association


When you make a gift to the American Library Association, you help give a voice to libraries and library workers across the country. ALA works with libraries at the state, local, and national level to ensure equal access to information for all.


There are a number of options if you're interested in donating to ALA. The simplest is to make an online donation:

Give online

It's quick and easy to give online. Choose which area(s) you'd like to support and complete our online giving form.

Contact us

We're happy to talk with you if you have questions or need help with your gift. Email us at development [at] ala.org

Monthly giving and installments

Break up your gift into monthly installments. Installment gifts are charged automatically to your credit or debit card for your convenience. Contact the Development Office to set this up at development [at] ala.org

Talk to us about your gift

Considering a substantial gift commitment to ALA? We're happy to answer your questions and help you along the way.

Contact us at development [at] ala.org.

Bequests, trusts, and planned gifts

ALA has teamed with FreeWill, allowing you to easily create a legally valid will, at no cost to you. You can use FreeWill to support the people and causes you care about most, even after you are gone. ALA Development Office staff can also work with you on creating a gift that helps meet your needs and the needs of your family, as well as support the Association, a division, round table or program in a way that is meaningful. Read our planned giving brochure (PDF) and contact the Development Office by email, or fill out our planned giving interest form and a member of the Development Office will reach out to you.

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds

To donate stocks, bonds, or from a mutual fund, visit this page to learn more.

Donor-Advised Funds

To make a gift to ALA through a donor-advised fund, speak with your financial adviser or donate through DAF Direct: