The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on private donations of time, money and blood to do its work.
Donate Online – visit redcross.org/donate to make a one-time or recurring donation online.
Donate by Phone – to make a donation over the phone, please call (858) 309-1278.
Donate by Mail – please mail a check or money order (payable to the American Red Cross) to:
American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties
3950 Calle Fortunada
San Diego, CA 92123
For acknowledgment and tax purposes, please also include your name, address with zip code, telephone number and email address. For more information on making a donation, please contact Taylor Kalman, Regional Philanthropy Officer, at Taylor.Kalman@redcross.org or (858) 309-1262.
- Tiffany Circle
The Tiffany Circle was created in 2006 as a society dedicated to the women who give their time, talent and treasure to the American Red Cross. Tiffany Circle women are committed to serving the organization through leadership and philanthropy. By investing $10,000 annually in the American Red Cross, these women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace through disaster response, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services.
- Clara Barton Society
American Red Cross founder Clara Barton risked her life to bring supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War. She did what she felt was right to save lives and relieve unimaginable suffering. In doing so, she blazed a bold path and set the standard for future generations of Red Cross supporters and volunteers. Today, Clara Barton Society members follow in Clara’s courageous footsteps by stepping forward and making a difference in people’s lives. With an annual gift from $1,000 to $4,999, Clara Barton Society members establish themselves as true leaders. Their generosity ensures that the Red Cross will always be there to prevent and relieve human suffering in times of need.
For more information on becoming a part of one of our Giving Societies, please contact Taylor Kalman, Regional Philanthropy Officer, at Taylor.Kalman@redcross.org or (858) 309-1262.
Did you know that many companies have matching gift programs that will double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees? This can make your donation go even further in assisting the many programs and services offered by your local American Red Cross. Check with your company’s personnel office or visit our online directory of matching gift companies to find out if your company will match your contribution. Contact your company’s human resources department to see if they have a matching program.
The American Red Cross Tax Identification Number (also known as Employee Identification Number or EIN) is 53-0196605.
The Red Cross is typically unable to accept non-bulk individual donations of goods or collections of items such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies.
It takes time and money to store, sort, clean and distribute donated items, which diverts limited time and resources away from helping those most affected. Logistically, it is impossible to distribute a wide variety of individual items in an equitable way.
While we cannot accept the donation of an individual item, you can support your community by donating these items to an organization that is equipped to put them to the best possible local use, such as the Salvation Army and others.
On some occasions, the Red Cross will accept donations, except for homemade food, at our shelters. Before collecting or dropping off donations of food, clothing or household items, please call to see if these items are needed.