Ways to Support
See the many ways you can help us free the innocent below.
Help spread awareness and raise funds for our work.
Hosting an intimate event with your friends and colleagues is an amazing way to get involved with the California Innocence Project (CIP). As an event host, you can invite your network to your home, or another venue of your choice, to meet CIP staff and hear our exonerees tell their stories. The CIP team can assist with creating invitations and flyers, handling RSVPs, and more. If you are interested in hosting an event in support of CIP, please email Jasmin Harris at email@example.com.
Make a difference by giving gifts of securities.
Gifts of securities are a wonderful way to contribute to our fight to free the innocent. To give a gift of stock to the California Innocence Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a greater commitment to innocence.
The California Innocence Project’s (CIP) Justice Society is a donor network for individuals who are interested in criminal justice and innocence-related issues. Members will be given monthly opportunities to develop their understanding of the criminal justice system while connecting with individuals with similar passions and interests.
The only requirement for joining the Justice Society is to make a contribution of $50 per month to the California Innocence Project. Individuals who are not able to make a gift of that size are encouraged to find a corporate or individual sponsor to cover their donation. The full $600 annual gift is tax deductible and will enable the California Innocence Project to continue their important work of exonerating people who are wrongfully incarcerated.
Help our recently released clients get back on their feet!
JoAnn Parks spent almost 30 years wrongfully incarcerated.
Kiera Newsome spent nearly 19 years wrongfully incarcerated. She was released on April 7, 2020.
Marilyn Mulero spent 28 years wrongfully incarcerated. She was released on April 8, 2020.
Derrick Harris spent over 7 years wrongfully incarcerated. He was freed on October 6, 2020.
Give a recurring monthly donation.
Leave a legacy to the Project through your will or trust.
All it takes is a quick phone call to your lawyer to add a charitable gift to your will or trust, using the language below. Please let us know when you add the California Innocence Project to your will or trust so that we may express our appreciation.
“I give to the California Innocence Project, located in San Diego, California, [the sum of $______] OR [ % of the residue of my estate], to be used by the California Innocence Project [for its general purposes] OR [according to a statement of intent previously agreed to by the California Innocence Project and me].”
“My Trustee shall distribute to the California Innocence Project, located in San Diego, California, [the sum of $______ ] OR [ % of the residue of my estate], to be used by the California Innocence Project [for its general purposes] OR [according to a statement of intent previously agreed to by the California Innocence Project and me].”
If you have questions regarding planned giving, please email Jasmin Harris at email@example.com.
Be a part of the change through a generous contribution.
We gratefully accept contributions made through donor advised funds (DAF). If you would like to use give to the California Innocence Project through a DAF, please use the information below:
Organization Name: California Innocence Project
Federal Tax ID #: 95-2944594
Mailing Address: 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Contact Name: Jasmin Harris
Contact Title: External Relations Administrator
Contact Phone: 619-525-1442
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further questions, please email email@example.com.
CLT Properties is collaborating with CIP to help free the innocent.
Are you planning to buy or sell a home? CLT Properties Real Estate Group is collaborating with the California Innocence Project on an exciting opportunity. Support our efforts in freeing the innocent and changing the system by helping raise needed funds through everyday real estate transactions!
How it works:
CLT Properties will connect buyers and sellers with a top Real Estate agent with deep local expertise to represent them with their transaction. At the close of escrow, 20% of the commission earned will be sent by escrow directly to the California Innocence Project.
Interested buyers, sellers, or real estate agents can learn more here.
832 Woodworking gives back.
832 Woodworking is a family-owned business located in San Diego, California creating custom furniture, art, and home decor. 10% of your order will help the wrongfully convicted. Check out their work here.
Give in honor or remembrance of someone.
The California Innocence Project gratefully accepts gifts in honor or remembrance of an individual.
To make an honor or memorial gift, you can:
– Make your donation online here. After your online donation is processed, you will be redirected to our website where you can leave a note about the individual you are honoring through your gift.
– Make a check out to “California Innocence Project” and mail it to California Innocence Project, 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Please include a note with the name of the honoree. If appropriate, please also include their address should you wish us to notify them of your gift.
For further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help increase our impact by matching gifts from other donors.
We are so grateful for the generous individuals and groups who have agreed to match a certain amount of the funds we raise during fundraising campaigns and events throughout the year. If you are interested in doubling donations made during a specific event or campaign, please email email@example.com.