Support Us

TLDEF depends on donations from generous individuals like you to continue its cutting-edge civil rights work.  Please make a donation to TLDEF today to help us transform the legal landscape for transgender people.

Your donations support our legal program, which brings cutting edge cases seeking to expand transgender civil rights; the Name Change Project, which provides free legal name changes through our partnerships with lawyers in private practice; and the Trans Health Project, which works to eliminate barriers to insurance coverage for transgender-related health care.

All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. TLDEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.   

Donate Now

To donate, you may mail a check payable to "Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund" to TLDEF, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 2204, New York, New York 10018. Or you may donate online using your credit card through Network For Good. Online donations are fast and easy and the Network For Good servers are secure. When you donate online, you'll receive an electronic receipt for tax purposes.

Gifts of Stock

Donating shares of stocks or bonds is a great way to support TLDEF. You’ll receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of a gift of appreciated securities held longer than one year.

Stock held at a brokerage account can be delivered electronically through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) program. Your broker will need this information, and will have you fill out certain forms to complete the transaction. This type of transfer can usually be done within 24 hours of the request being submitted to DTC.

If you don’t have a brokerage account, and wish to transfer paper stock certificates, please contact us for assistance.  Also, if you’re interested in donating mutual funds to TLDEF, please contact us for assistance, as that cannot be done through the DTC program.

Just follow the three easy steps below to make your gift to support justice and equity for transgender and non-binary people nationwide.

Step 1 - Initiate the Stock Transfer
Contact your broker to transfer shares using the following information:

DTC Number: 0443
Account Name: Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Account Number: NAW006971

Amalgamated Bank
Attention: Scott Samuels, Amalgamated Investment Services
301 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Step 2 – Notify TLDEF
Send an email to let us know we should be expecting your gift. Contact Sue Lee Troutman, Director of Development, at

Step 3 - Send the Securities to TLDEF
Ask your broker to initiate the transaction. TLDEF will confirm receipt of the transfer and provide a donation acknowledgement for your tax records.

Updated on Aug 28, 2020