“Mere words cannot express what SBA has done for me. It not only helps provide programs related to my condition, but it provides a feeling of empowerment and kinship between the 166,000 in the U.S. who are affected by this birth defect. I have had the opportunity to make friendships that will last a lifetime. That is not something you can put a value to.”
-Will Dickey, adult with Spina Bifida
Your gift today will help fund much needed research into the complexities of Spina Bifida, shape public policy on crucial issues affecting our community, deliver vital education to individuals, families, and healthcare professionals across the nation, and provide support to those in need who are living with or affected by Spina Bifida.
One-time online donations offer a quick and convenient way to make an immediate impact. With just a few clicks, you can contribute to the Spina Bifida Association and support our vital programs and initiatives. Your one-time donation helps us provide essential resources, advocate for the Spina Bifida community, and fund critical research advancements. By making a one-time online donation, you join a community of caring individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those affected by Spina Bifida.
Make a gift to honor or memorialize someone affected by Spina Bifida. By making a donation in their name, you can celebrate their life and leave a lasting impact on the lives of others affected by Spina Bifida. Your gift will help support vital programs and services, ensuring that their legacy of compassion and care continues to make a difference.
Recurring donations provide a convenient and meaningful way to make a lasting impact. By setting up a recurring donation, you can make a regular contribution that sustains the Spina Bifida Association’s mission throughout the year. Your ongoing support ensures that crucial programs and services can continue to reach individuals and families affected by Spina Bifida, providing them with the support they need to thrive. With each recurring donation, you are making a consistent and significant difference in the lives of those we serve.
Donate by Mail or Phone
Don’t want to donate online? You can donate by phone by calling (202) 618-4746 or mail your contribution to:
Spina Bifida Association
1600 Wilson Blvd., Ste 800
Arlington, VA 22209
- Do not send cash through the mail. Cash gifts should be converted to a money order or check.
If your gift is in honor or memory of someone, please send SBA the name and address of any family members who should be notified of your gift. If no address is provided, SBA cannot send a notification.
- Gifts made by mail are tax-deductible in the year in which they are postmarked, except credit card donations, which are tax-deductible as of the date of receipt and processing by SBA.
Support an Event
Donate to someone participating in a Walk-N-Roll, Team Spina Bifida, or other SBA event.
Do you know someone who is participating in one of our Walk-N-Rolls for Spina Bifida or another SBA event? Use the link below to search for their personal or team page. Once you find them, click on their page to make a contribution to their campaign.
Give Through Your Workplace
Workplace giving is an effortless and impactful way to support the Spina Bifida Association. By participating in workplace giving programs, you have the opportunity to contribute to our mission through automatic payroll deductions or employer matching programs. Your generous donation not only helps us continue our vital work but also demonstrates your commitment to making a positive change for individuals living with Spina Bifida. Together, through workplace giving, we can create a brighter future for those affected by this condition.
Employee giving campaigns are held by the federal government and most state, county, and city governments throughout the United States as well as by many employers in the public and private sectors. By giving at the office, you can avoid the hassle of writing and mailing a check, minimizing processing costs and ensuring that SBA can maximize the impact of your gift. It’s also an affordable and convenient way to give. You can spread your contribution out over the entire year, enabling you to make a larger gift through small monthly payroll deductions. All donations made through your workplace are tax-deductible too.
You can include the Spina Bifida Association as a write-in for your local United Way campaign.
Employer Matching Programs
Employee matching gifts provide a unique opportunity to maximize the impact of your individual donation. When you make a personal contribution to the Spina Bifida Association, your employer may offer a matching gift program, doubling or even tripling the value of your donation. By taking advantage of this generous benefit, you can amplify the positive change you’re making and help us further our mission to support individuals with Spina Bifida. Your support, combined with your employer’s match, will have a powerful and lasting effect on the lives of those in our community. Check with your human resources department to see if your employer has such a program.
Stocks and Securities
Donating securities is a powerful way to support SBA while maximizing your giving impact. By donating appreciated stocks or securities, you not only contribute to our mission, but also enjoy tax benefits.
If you sold your own securities, you’d have to pay capital gains tax on your investment. By donating your securities to SBA instead, you can often avoid capital gains tax, but take a full income tax deduction based upon your stock’s current market value on the date of your transfer.
SBA accepts donations of stock via DTC electronic transfer. Contact your broker to find out if there is any paperwork required on their end. Then provide your broker with the following account information for the transfer:
Organization Name: Spina Bifida Association of America, Inc
Account: Edward Jones Account #685-22249-1-1
Please let us know the date of the transfer so that we can locate the shares, confirm receipt, and issue an acknowledgement directly to you or through your broker. We will need your name, contact information, e-mail address, stock name, and number of shares to acknowledge the gift.
Make a bequest to SBA in your will or other estate plans.
A planned gift allows you to leave a lasting legacy and make a significant impact on the future of individuals with Spina Bifida. By including the Spina Bifida Association in your estate planning, you can ensure that our vital programs and services continue to thrive for generations to come. Whether you choose to make a bequest, establish a charitable trust, or name SBA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, your planned gift will provide critical resources to support our mission and empower those affected by Spina Bifida. Your thoughtful planning today will create a brighter future for tomorrow. Whether you choose to designate a specific amount, a percentage, or the remainder of your estate, we suggest using the following language in your will:
I hereby bequeath to the Spina Bifida Association (EIN 58-1342181), a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, with its principle offices at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209, the sum of $_____, or ___% of my estate, or the remainder or residuary of my estate, for its general purposes.
Other types of planned gifts include gifts of insurance, retirement accounts, and trusts. Each comes with its own tax incentives. Please contact your attorney or tax advisor for more information.
Host a Community Fundraiser
Plan an event in your area to raise awareness and much needed support for SBA.
Each year, SBA supporters across the country volunteer to become community fundraisers, holding events in their local areas to help raise awareness about and funds for SBA. Whether you are an individual, group, school, or corporation, there are literally hundreds of ways you can help make a difference in the Spina Bifida community.
Are you interested in setting up a fundraising page to collect online donations? You can create your own personal webpage for your event or campaign by clicking here.
SBA staff is available to answer any questions you might have as you begin your planning. Whether you want to host a party, yard sale, car wash, or dress down day at the office, feel free to reach out to our Development Office at [email protected].
Become a Corporate Partner
Make a corporate donation, sponsor an event, or create a custom collaboration.
Becoming a corporate partner means joining forces with the Spina Bifida Association to drive positive change for individuals living with Spina Bifida. As a corporate partner, you demonstrate your commitment to social responsibility, employee engagement, and making a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by Spina Bifida. Through strategic collaborations, sponsorship opportunities, and employee involvement, your partnership with us strengthens our programs, expands our reach, and helps us provide critical support services to the Spina Bifida community. Together, we can create a powerful partnership that drives meaningful change and improves the lives of individuals with Spina Bifida.
Whether you want to meet with end users of your products and services at one of our many events or utilize e-mail, social media, blogs, etc. to reach those with Spina Bifida, SBA can create a custom partnership that meets your company’s marketing and philanthropic goals. For more information on event sponsorship, grant support, cause marketing campaigns, workplace giving, product donations, or other ways your company can connect with the Spina Bifida community, please contact Stephanie Myers, Manager of Corporate & Individual Giving at [email protected]
In 2008, we lost twins, one of whom had Spina Bifida, when I went into early labor at 24 weeks. We give so that one day no family will have to experience a loss like ours.”