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Supporting CEP

CEP’s mission is supported by grant funding and individual donations to underwrite our vital research and programs for foundations and philanthropists. Click here to review our impact. CEP is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Ways to Give

To give by mail, send a U.S. check to:
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Attn: Finance Department
675 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Donating stock or matching gifts: If you would like to donate stock or if your employer provides a matching donation, please let us know and we’d be happy to assist you. Contact Grace Nicolette, vice president, programming and external relations at gracen [at] cep [dot] org.

Federal taxpayer identification number (EIN): 04-3523528

Make a Bequest

By including a gift to CEP in your will you can leave an enduring legacy for improving philanthropic effectiveness around the world.

Your gift can help us to leverage existing philanthropic dollars globally for much greater impact, through evidence-based resources on best practices and vital feedback loops for funders – so that nonprofits and communities can receive the optimal support they need to address society’s most intractable issues.

There are many ways of including a gift in your will. While we provide sample language below, we strongly advise you to consult your own legal counsel or advisors for your estate planning.

Suggested Wording for Your Will

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount
Bequest of Specific Personal Property
Bequest of Specific Real Estate
Percentage Bequset
Residual Bequest
Contingent Bequest
Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a nonprofit organization located at 675 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139, Federal Tax ID #04-3523528, for CEP’s general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property

I hereby give, devise and bequeath [description of property] to the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), a nonprofit organization located at 675 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139, Federal Tax ID #04-3523528, for CEP’s general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [address or description of property] to the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a nonprofit organization located at 675 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139, Federal Tax ID #04-3523528, for CEP’s general use and purpose.

Percentage Bequset

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a nonprofit organization located at 675 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139, Federal Tax ID #04-3523528, for CEP’s general use and purpose.

Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a nonprofit organization located at 675 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139, Federal Tax ID #04-3523528, [all or a percentage] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for CEP’s general use and purpose.

Contingent Bequest

If [primary beneficiary] does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a nonprofit organization located at 675 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139, Federal Tax ID #04-3523528, [description of property] to be used for CEP’s general use and purpose.

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