Ways to Give

See the many ways you can help us free the innocent below.

Give Online

Make a one-time donation today.

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Living Room Events

Host an event in support of the Project.

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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 jharris@cwsl.edu.

Gifts of Securities

Appreciated securities help sustain our work.

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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 jharris@cwsl.edu.

CIP Justice Society

Join our donor networking group for $50 per month.

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CIP Justice Society

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. CIP will kick-off the Justice Society in early 2020.

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.

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Monthly Giving

Give a recurring monthly donation.

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy to CIP in your will or trust.

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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.

Will Language:

“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].”

Trust Language:

“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 jharris@cwsl.edu.

Donor Advised Funds

Contribute through your donor advised fund.

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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: jharris@cwsl.edu

For further questions, please email jharris@cwsl.edu.

Honorary Gifts

Give in honor or remembrance of someone.

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Honorary Gifts

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 jharris@cwsl.edu.

Donation Matching

Double gifts from other donors.

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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 jharris@cwsl.edu.

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