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Frequently Asked Questions About Giving

+Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID: 58-1454716) incorporated in the state of Georgia in 1982. Contributions by U.S. citizens and companies are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

+Will I be sent a receipt for my gift?

Yes. The Carter Center will mail or email you a receipt for each contribution you make.

+How much of my contribution goes to Carter Center programs?

In fiscal year 2023, 93% of Carter Center expenses supported the Center's Health and Peace programs, 3% supported fundraising activities, and 4% supported the Center's administration.

+How can I be sure you are investing my support wisely?

An outside accounting firm conducts an annual audit of The Carter Center, which is published in our annual report. In addition, an all-volunteer board of trustees oversees the work of the Center, sets policies and procedures, and monitors the budget and expenditures.

+How can I support The Carter Center without a cash gift?

By joining the Legacy Circle, you can support the Center with no initial cash outlay. Learn more about Legacy Circle options.

+Will my name and address be shared with others?

The Carter Center does not sell, rent, or trade the names or addresses of its current donors, and we will never share email addresses.

Please note, however, that the Center occasionally rents its postal mailing list of inactive (no gift in the last five years) donor names to other organizations to raise additional funds to support Carter Center efforts. If you do not wish to participate in this program, please contact Donor Services at (404) 420-5109 or

+Are online gifts to the Center secure?

Yes. Online donations are handled by Blackbaud Inc. on behalf of The Carter Center, and all information you provide as part of the transaction is encrypted to prevent theft and interception. A key or a closed lock displayed on your browser status bar indicates you have a secure connection when you enter the online donation page.

+If I give, how often will I receive mail from the Center?

The Carter Center will send regular mailings and newsletters to keep you updated on how your gift is making an impact, as well as invite you to Center events.

You always have the option to decrease the frequency or opt-out entirely of postal mail and/or email. Every Carter Center email will have a link to update your email preferences or unsubscribe. For postal mailing preferences, please contact Donor Services at (404) 420-5109 or

+Where else does Carter Center support come from?

In fiscal year 2020, 73.4 percent of Carter Center support came from corporations; 9.3 percent from foundations; 8.1 percent from governments (U.S. and foreign); 7.9 percent from individuals; and 1.3 percent from other revenue.

+Where can I find your privacy statement?

The Donor Privacy Statement for The Carter Center can be found here.

Do you have any questions or updates for us?

Please contact Donor Services at (404) 420-5109 or

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