Individual Giving

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So Many Ways

To Give a Gift

Make your check payable to the American Red Cross Iowa Region. Checks may be mailed or dropped off at our regional office:

American Red Cross
2116 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Donate Stocks
Did you know that you can reduce your taxable income by deducting the full fair market value of the securities you donate to the American Red Cross, as long as you have owned these assets for at least one year? Learn more here.

Gifts in Tribute or Memorial
Acknowledge a special occasion or honor a loved one with a memorial gift to the American Red Cross Iowa Region. The American Red Cross Iowa Region will send a letter to the person being honored.
Make your check payable to the American Red Cross Iowa Region
In the memo line of your check, write the name of the individual you wish to honor,
Enclose a note indicating where you would like the tribute sent (including the address) and for what occasion,
Mail your gift to:
American Red Cross Iowa Region
Tributes and Memorials
2116 Grand Avenue
Des Moines , IA 50312

You may also call (310) 445-2685 to make a tribute or memorial gift using a credit card.

Donate Your Car
When you donate your car or vehicle to the American Red Cross, the money goes directly to support the local American Red Cross Iowa Region and helps fund local programs and services. You will receive the benefit of a tax deduction- as well as the good feeling that comes from helping your local chapter provide life-saving programs and services to our community.
Call 1-855-927-2227 or visit our Vehicle Donation Program to donate your car today!

Matching Gifts
Did you know that many companies have matching gift programs that will double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees? 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. Once you have determined that your company matches donations made, there are two ways to initiate the matching gift contribution: Obtain the appropriate matching gift verification form from your personnel/human resources office and submit it to the Red Cross. If you mailed your donation directly to the American Red Cross Iowa Region, please send the form and a copy of your receipt to:
American Red Cross Iowa Region
Attn: Matching Gifts
2116 Grand Avenue
Des Moines , IA 50312

If you made your donation through Red Cross national headquarters or online, please mail or fax the form and a copy of your receipt to:
American Red Cross
PO Box 37295
Washington, DC 20013
Attn: Matching Gifts
Fax Number: (704) 943-7257
Please be sure to complete the entire donor portion of the form and to include a copy of your gift receipt (if available).

If your company uses an online matching gift platform, submit a matching gift verification request through your company’s online portal using the address of the Red Cross location where you made your contribution (chapter, region or national headquarters).
The American Red Cross Tax Identification Number (also known as Employee Identification Number or EIN) is 53-0196605.