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Ways to Support the National Center for Transgender Equality



NCTE envisions a society in which transgender people not only survive, but thrive, with accepting families and communities, full self-determination over their identities and bodies, and freedom from disrespect, discrimination and violence.

For this vision to become a reality, we must also create equity, equal opportunity, safety, health, and economic well-being for all people over their entire lifetimes. Please consider supporting our work as we fight to realize this vision across the country.


Give Online


Make a Monthly Donation


The simplest way to support NCTE is to make a gift online. We accept all major credit cards. You can also establish a recurring monthly donation to provide us with the resources we need year-round to drive the movement forward.

Contributions to the National Center for Transgender Equality (EIN: 41-2090291) are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law allowed by the IRS.

Donate by Check

If you would like to donate via check, please make it out to National Center for Transgender Equality/NCTE and mail to: 

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
1032 15th St. NW, #199
Washington, D.C. 20005
ATTN: Development

Donate via ACH or Wire Transfer

To make an ACH or wire transfer donation to NCTE, please first contact us at [email protected]

Join the NCTE Capital Club

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)'s Capital Club is a family of philanthropic leaders who fight to ensure the voices of trans people, their families, and the movement’s allies are heard through advocacy, leveraging personal networks, and committing to an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

Learn more about the Capital Club >>

Make an Honorary or Memorial Donation

Honor a loved one through NCTE by making an Honorary or Memorial Donation. Your gift in honor of your friend, parent, sibling, relative or partner will fuel our critical work to advance trans equality.

This gift will leave a life-long impact on the legacy of your loved one, whether you are celebrating, memorializing, or honoring them, your intention is valued, and NCTE is deeply grateful.

To make an honorary or memorial gift, please email the NCTE Development team at [email protected] and let us know you would like to make a gift in honor/memory of another. We will assist you with processing your donation.

Host an Event with NCTE

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event to support the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE). Please remember that you should think about the type of event you are comfortable hosting, and the security measures you plan on taking to keep your family and community safe.

Please reach out to [email protected] to discuss with a staff member about your event and learn more about the event planning process.

Fundraise on Behalf of NCTE

Your birthday, Pride Month, Trans Month of Visibility, or another special occasion is coming up and you choose to fundraise for NCTE’s important work to advance trans equality. There is an easy way to fundraise for NCTE: via a Facebook Fundraiser! This is not the only way to fundraise, but we’d love to connect with you that way.

If you choose to fundraise through another platform, please first reach out to us by emailing [email protected] to confirm if we can accept donations through that platform.

A priority for NCTE is growing our base of organizers, fundraisers, both trans people and allies to continue to fuel our work. Creating a Facebook Fundraiser will allow us to connect with you and our donors in our work moving forward.

How to Set up a Fundraiser on Facebook

  • Begin by creating a post
  • Click “Add to your post”
  • Select “Raise Money”
  • Type and select “National Center for Transgender Equality”
  • Let people know why you are fundraising for NCTE
  • Publish your fundraiser

Ensuring You Have a Successful Fundraiser

Feel free to share your post several times throughout the day or month that you decide to fundraise. Enlist your friends and family to join you in donating, and even inviting them to comment “Done!” when they contribute.

NCTE is here to assist you with any questions or support as you develop your campaign. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] for help.

Start a fundraiser today >>

Make NCTE a part of your Legacy

One of the most powerful ways to ensure that effective policy change can be carried out for generations to come, regardless of who holds political office, is to support the National Center for Transgender Equality through a gift in your will. It’s an incredible way to invest in the future of trans rights, without any cost to you today. Become a part of our family today by making a planned gift and joining the Mara Keisling Legacy Society!

To confirm your membership in the Mara Keisling Legacy Society, please contact a member of NCTE’s Development Department, at [email protected], to let us know you have dedicated a charitable bequest to NCTE in your will. 

Stocks & Securities

NCTE gratefully accepts gifts in the form of stocks/appreciated securities. Please consult with your financial planner to determine the best option and contact [email protected] for more information.

Amplify your Gift with an Employer Match

Does your company have a matching gift program? Many companies will match their employees' gifts to non-profit organizations. This is an easy way for the impact of your gift to be doubled - or even tripled!

Check with your HR department to find out if they offer a match. Sometimes companies can set up donations via automatic payroll deduction, or they can match a gift you make directly to us.

Become an NCTE Corporate Partner

Becoming a National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) corporate partner voices your company’s commitment to trans rights and demonstrates leadership in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Corporate supporters are granted unique access to NCTE, including opportunities to receive feedback on company policies and marketing campaigns and chances to have an NCTE staff member present before a company group.

To make a one-time donation to NCTE, please contact the NCTE Development team at [email protected]


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