WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Giving to WOLA

Investing in Impact

WOLA’s impact spans the hemisphere. By supporting WOLA, you become a part of innovative partnerships, smart research, and strategic advocacy. WOLA’s staff are renowned experts with extensive experience in policy and work on the ground. Whether responding to a breaking crisis or developing a long-term strategy for change, WOLA has influenced major events to promote respect for human rights.

Ways to Give

Write a Check

Most simply, you can support WOLA by sending a check (made out to “WOLA”) to our office:
Attn: Philanthropy Staff
Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009

Give Online

Visit our donate page to quickly and securely make a gift via credit card.

Join the Partners’ Council

The WOLA Partners’ Council is a community of pragmatic and principled philanthropic supporters. As the organization’s leading patrons (giving $1,000 annually or more), they play a key role in strengthening WOLA’s ability to fulfill its mission. The Council is a non-governing membership body whose participants are actively engaged in the work of the organization and serve as ambassadors for WOLA’s mission in their communities.

Become a Sustaining Supporter

Determine your level of support, then make that gift through monthly or quarterly contributions, charged monthly to your choice of credit cards, allowing you to spread the payment of your donation across the year.

Visit our donate page, enter the amount you wish to give each month, and select “make my donation monthly.”

Make a Multi-Year Pledge

Help WOLA plan for the future by making a multi-year pledge to be paid out over a number of years. WOLA can make ambitious plans when we know we have the revenue streams to support it.

If a multi-year pledge is the best option for you, please contact Kristina DeMain, Development Director, at 202-797-2171 or [email protected].

Amplify Your Gift with Your Workplace

Many workplaces will match your gift to WOLA. Contact your human resources department to ask if they match charitable gifts.

Make a Gift of Stock

Gifts to WOLA in the form of stocks are accepted through our brokerage account at Robert W. Baird & Co. Making a gift of stock may have an additional benefit to you in tax savings. Speak with your stock broker to determine if this is the right giving method for you.

WOLA Broker: Robert W. Baird & Co.
WOLA DTC Number: 0547
WOLA Account Number: 8639-7486
WOLA Title on Account: Washington Office on Latin America

For further assistance, please contact Jean Pratt at Baird at 414.765.3527

Sponsor the WOLA Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala

WOLA looks to partner with businesses through sponsorship of the annual WOLA Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala. Please contact Margaret Webster to learn more about these opportunities at 202-797-2171 or [email protected].

Make a Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund or Family Foundation

If you have established a donor-advised fund through a wealth management company or community foundation, consider making a gift to WOLA through your donor-advised fund.

Trust WOLA with Your Legacy

Leave a lasting gift by leaving WOLA in your will. If you think a bequest to WOLA is a good option for you, please contact your attorney to update your will. Notify WOLA’s development staff when you’ve changed your will so that we can recognize you as a member of the WOLA Legacy Society.

Here is generic language to assist you in updating your will:
Bequest of Specific Amount: “I give and bequeath to the Washington Office on Latin America (of 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009 with tax ID 52-1249353) the sum of $____ for its general charitable purposes.”
Percentage Bequest: “I give and bequeath to the Washington Office on Latin America (of 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009 with tax ID 52-1249353) for its general charitable purposes an amount equal to _____% of my gross estate, as finally determined for federal estate tax purposes.”
Residual Bequest: “All [or ___% of] the residue of my estate, including real and personal property, I give, devise and bequeath to the Washington Office on Latin America (of 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009 with tax ID 52-1249353) for its general charitable purposes.”

Please contact your attorney to discuss the best option for you.

Donate Your Vehicle to WOLA

Conveniently donate your used car or truck to WOLA by completing this simple online form, or calling 1-866-628-2277. Your vehicle will be picked up and sold as a tax-deductible donation with no charge to you.

If you have questions about these options or any other ways to give contact:

Kristina DeMain
Vice President, Philanthropy and Partnerships
Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC  20009
[email protected]