Make checks payable to FII—National or Family Independence Initiative. If you're donating in honor of someone, sponsoring a specific family or group initiative or want to direct your donation to our operating costs, please write that in the memo of your check.
*Tax receipts will be mailed within four to six weeks after the donation has been processed.
We apologize but we don't accept foreign checks at this time. However, international banks can issue money orders in USD. Money orders should be made payable to FII—National and can be mailed to the address listed below.
*Please note, only donations from within the U.S. are tax-deductible.
We're able to accept donations in the form of stock, government (including municipal) debt and corporate debt through the Depository Trust Company (DTC). For security, settlement and reduced paperwork, electronic transfer through the DTC is preferred. This can be arranged from most brokerage accounts.
*Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so your stock donation can be easily tracked for tax purposes.
Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to FII families, not to our organizational infrastructure. Families like:
Ngozi in New Orleans, who used his FII audit payments to purchase materials to build a “snowball” stand. Ngozi not only started his own business, he is employing local youth and teaching them financial accounting skills.
Miriam in San Francisco, who has four children who have attended private schools and have earned scholarships through FII and other organizations.
Carlos and Rosa in Albuquerque, who chose to get off of government subsidies, due to frustration with how it made them feel. The husband has been doing extra side jobs, and his wife is working at a health collective, learning to make nutritional smoothies.
FII families throughout the country remind us that ordinary people working hard and working together are—and always have been—the most powerful resource this country has to reinvigorate our economy, strengthen our social fabric, and build realistic and sustainable pathways to well-being.