Ways to Support StoryCorps
Support Our Work to Preserve & Share the Stories of Our Time
StoryCorps is an independently funded nonprofit. Our donors believe in the power of listening and sharing stories from our lives. They make it possible for StoryCorps to collect interviews with people of all backgrounds and to help share stories with broad audiences so that we can experience firsthand the lives of others and understand our collective humanity.
Donate to StoryCorps
Your gift in any amount ensures that StoryCorps will continue our innovative efforts to champion storytelling, from supporting our work to continue building the largest collection of human voices to bringing StoryCorps into classrooms and preserving the voices of underrepresented people. Please consider a fully tax-deductible gift today.
Corps Members are our “core” supporters — and when you give an annual contribution of $60 or more, you’ll also help support our mission to record and share the voices of everyday people. Corps Members also enjoy a variety of benefits like sneak previews of our animated shorts!
Looking for a way to support StoryCorps that’s easy, impactful and environmentally friendly? Our automatic payment system eliminates paper invoices and makes it easy for Sustaining Members to make monthly contributions. Plus, Sustaining Members enjoy a number of great benefits like sneak previews of our animations and exclusive email offers!
The Honor Society recognizes those who, through their generous annual financial support, advance the StoryCorps mission and our vision to touch the lives of every person in America.
Through your generous support, you are giving ordinary people the extraordinary opportunity to record and preserve stories of courage, wisdom, and love, because you believe that it’s these stories—of everyday Americans—that remind us all what matters most.
With your annual commitment of $1,200 or more, you will receive exclusive Honor Society benefits and access. For information on the Honor Society please contact Jaime Greenberg, Chief Development Officer, at [email protected] or 646.723.7020 ext. 2001.
Other Ways to Give
There are many other ways to donate to help StoryCorps record, preserve, and share the stories of everyday people.
Giving in Honor or Memory
Making a contribution to StoryCorps is a special way to honor or remember a loved one. Celebrate someone today by making a gift in their name. Dedicate your donation here.
Gifts of Stock and Wire Transfers
Gifts of stock provide an important source of funding to StoryCorps and substantial tax benefits to donors. If you are interested in giving a gift of stock, please see our instructions and notify us of your gift. For information on how to make your donation to StoryCorps via wire transfer, please contact Claudia Donofrio, Development Coordinator, at 646.723.7020 ext. 2106 or [email protected]. Read instructions for making a gift of stock.
Planned & Legacy Giving through our Storied Society
Planned giving can make a big difference to StoryCorps and to your family. While every gift made to StoryCorps is appreciated, those that chose to include StoryCorps in their estates are leaving an enduring level of support that is sure to be remembered. When you include StoryCorps in your plans, you affirm your value in our mission to celebrate the stories of everyday people
Naming StoryCorps as a beneficiary of a will, retirement account, life insurance policy or trust is the most frequently utilized planned gift option for members of the Story Society. These generous and thoughtful gifts enable StoryCorps to plan long-term strategies for our content and initiatives, while also supporting our work to create a culture of listening in America.
Should you chose to include StoryCorps in your estate, below is some sample language you can use:
“I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to StoryCorps Inc., a New York based nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, having federal tax identification number 13-3753011, with its headquarters currently located at 80 Hanson Place Brooklyn, NY 11217, for its’ general purposes.”
For information about our Storied Society, please contact Claudia Donofrio, Development Coordinator, at 646.723.7020 ext. 2106 or [email protected].
Did you know 65% of Fortune 500 companies match donations from employees to a wide variety of nonprofits? You can double — or even triple — the impact of your donation to StoryCorps with a matching gift from your employer.
Our Commitment to Our Donors
We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by StoryCorps, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform,” includes StoryCorps website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation and to communicate with you about StoryCorps mission and programs.
Donations By Mail:
StoryCorps, Attn: Individual Giving
80 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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