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In a critical time for protecting the rights of refugee and immigrant children on the move, we are incredibly grateful to the thousands of compassionate individuals and groups who have stood up and shown support for this vulnerable population. Your gift enables KIND to continue to protect unaccompanied children who are seeking safety.

Donor FAQs

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. Our Tax ID number is 26-2763038.

Yes! Please see above for a variety of ways you can make your donation to KIND!

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A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each month when your donation is processed.

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Meet Our Supporters

"In New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC, hundreds of supporters attended This is America fundraisers on the 4th of July, raising over $15,000 to protect migrant children while they reminded the world that the United States stands for diversity, inclusion, and opportunity."
"Even if you feel overwhelmed by an atmosphere of hate in America, I hope you always remember that here are countless people thinking about you every day, admiring your resilience and hoping for your speedy and successful transition into this country we call home."
“A”, donor from Washington State
"Some of our mightiest supporters in 2018 were our youngest. From neighborhood friends who set up lemonade stands on their street corner, to children who donated their monthly allowance, or sold their hand-made origami creations, the thoughtfulness of these youngsters helping their peers in need touched us all."
"I have a toddler and I cannot imagine the trauma if my little one was separated from me and detained without her parents. I am donating because no child should suffer like this."
"J.", donor from California
"Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” aired a holiday special on TBS, with proceeds benefiting KIND’s Family Separation Response Team. Thanks to Samantha and the thousands of donors who watched her show, KIND received over $300,000 in donations for our work in representing children who were separated from their parents at the border."
"I donated because my grandparents immigrated to this country seeking a better life."
"J.", donor from New Jersey
"Erik Mathy, a photographer and cyclist based in the Bay Area, biked over 1,200 miles on the historic Butterfield Overland Mail Route fundraising for KIND. Eric conducted interviews and took portraits of people along his journey who were impacted by the drastic shifts in this border route over time. Erik has raised over $4,000 for KIND and will soon have an Adobe documentary published about him and his journey!"
"Because no one would be fleeing their homes, leaving everything they know behind if their lives didn’t depend on it, and they deserve a chance for a better life."
"A.", donor from Illinois
"In October 2018, musical artists from across Southern California joined together to organize a benefit concert called MUSIC HUGS (Musicians United in Support of Immigrant Children Held Under Unlawful Government Separation). Together, these creative individuals used their talents to raise over $20,000 for KIND’s programs – and to make a difference."
"Because these children deserve a voice."
"D.", donor from California
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Give with Confidence

KIND is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and our federal tax EIN is 26-2763038. Our most recent financial documents are available here. 


Questions About Giving?

We are here to help! If you need any help with any donation or have fundraising-related queries or concerns, please contact KIND’s Development team: