Your gift to Urgent Action Fund supports the resilience of women and LGBTQI human rights defenders. There are many ways to give. Thank you for becoming a part of the Urgent Action Fund community.

Urgent Action Fund is a tax-exempt organization (EIN #03-0419743) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is qualified for charitable contribution deductions.

Make a Gift

Donors and supporters of Urgent Action Fund at an event in San Francisco.


Make a secure online donation to Urgent Action Fund using a credit or debit card through our online giving service provider, Stripe. To do so, click here.


If you would like to send a donation to UAF via check please contact us at for a mailing address.


If you prefer to donate by phone, call 415.523.0360.

Designate a Gift to our Sister Funds

To directly support women human rights defenders in Africa, Asia & the Pacific, or Latin America & the Caribbean, direct a gift to our sister funds: Urgent Action Fund-Africa, Urgent Action Fund-Latin America, or Urgent Action Fund Asia & Pacific.

  • Urgent Action Fund provides fiscal sponsorship for gifts from US donors to our sister funds. Make a donation and designate Urgent Action Fund-Africa, Urgent Action Fund-Latin America, or Urgent Action Fund – Asia & Pacific in the special designation field and we will ensure that it reaches them.
  • To learn more about their work, visit our Sister Funds’ online:
    • Urgent Action Fund-Africa is a registered non-governmental organization in Kenya. Visit their website.
    • Urgent Action Fund-Latin America is a registered non-governmental organization in Colombia. Visit their website or call (011) 571-368-6155.
    • Urgent Action Fund – Asia and Pacific is a registered non-governmental organization in the Philippines. Visit their website.

Matching Gift Programs

Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program and use it to double your gift to Urgent Action Fund!


We gladly accept donations of stock. To initiate such a gift, please contact us at 415.523.0360 or email We will provide you with the information you and your broker need.

Leave a Legacy for Women’s Human Rights

Leaving a legacy by making a gift through your will or estate plan is an amazing way to support the women’s human rights activists of the future. Advantages include:

  • An ability to support future generations working for the human rights and equality of women and girls.
  • More than 60% of all Americans die without a will, leaving the decisions about their assets completely out of their control at the time of death. By setting up a plan now, you can ensure that your assets are allocated in a way that expresses your most cherished values.
  • You may be eligible for an estate tax deduction, and there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for charitable bequests, like those to Urgent Action Fund. This means you can allocate more of your money to the causes and people you want to support.

If you are interested in learning more, please call 415-523-0360 and or email We can provide you with information about how the process works, various options, and even sample language to discuss with your attorney.

Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual workplace giving program for federal employees.  Each year federal employees and military personnel raise millions of dollars for charity by choosing to donate a portion of their salary.  If you or someone you know works for the federal government, please consider making a donation to Urgent Action Fund through the CFC.  This year, Urgent Action Fund 
is participating as a member of the Human and Civil Rights Organizations of America federation.

During the enrollment period of September–December, federal employees are provided with a pledge card or web address to indicate the charity they are interested in supporting.  Simply designate Urgent Action Fund by including our CFC #26479 and EIN #03-0419743 in the spaces provided.  For more general information about CFC, visit .

In-Kind Goods and Services

Certain items can make very useful in-kind gifts, saving Urgent Action Fund hundreds or even thousands of dollars. We have a regular need for printing and professional photographic services, in addition to other goods and services. Please contact us at 415-523-0360 to discuss in-kind gifts.

Privacy & Your Data

We know your privacy is important to you. It’s important to us, too. That’s why we want you to know exactly how we treat your personal information and the opt-out options we offer every donor.

Read Urgent Action Fund’s Donor Privacy Policy.

Read Urgent Action Fund’s Website Privacy Policy and General Data Protection policies.

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