There are so many ways to help cats! If you don’t feel comfortable giving online, please consider contributing by mail or by phone.

You can make your gift:

  • by mail
    P.O. Box 98179
    Washington, D.C. 20077-7140
  • by calling
    1-866-309-6207

We care about our supporters! Visit our supporter services and resources to update your information, view your online giving history, and get answers to frequently asked questions. You can also reach out to us any time at donate@alleycat.org.

Become a Monthly Supporter

When you commit to making a monthly (or quarterly) gift, you become a part of our Cat-alyst Society. Your contribution enables Alley Cat Allies to devote more time to saving cats knowing that we have a dependable, steady source of funds to fuel our important work protecting and improving the lives of cats. Join the Cat-alyst Society Today!

Because of their dedication, Alley Cat Allies has funds we can count on through good times and bad. Money that’s there month after month to meet emergency requests for help—like how to combat unexpected bans on feeding cats or changes in local ordinances that result in trapping, impounding, and killing cats found outdoors.

These special supporters literally enable us to improve cats’ lives. And because they allow us to create positive change, we have named this special group of change agents “The Cat-alyst Society.”

There is one more important thing our Cat-alysts do for cats: because their regular donations are made by credit card or by automatic transmission of funds from their checking account, they reduce the money Alley Cat Allies must spend to process donations. Literally, they enable us to squeeze more benefit out of every dollar they contribute to protect the cats.

Benefits of Being a Cat-alyst Society Member

  • Your support enables Alley Cat Allies to devote more time and resources to saving the lives of cats
  • You’ll save time, postage, and checks when you make an automatic monthly or quarterly gift.
  • No postal delays—your donation will go to work immediately.
  • You’ll always have a record of your donation on your bank or credit card statement.
  • You can control your donations. You can choose which day of the month your gift is processed and cancel or change the amount of your donation at any time.
  • You’ll still receive your quarterly newsletter.
  • And, most important of all … you will make it possible for Alley Cat Allies to both plan ahead for our regular grassroots activity—and turn on a dime to help when emergencies arise.

Don’t want to charge your gift? Use our printable Cat-alyst Society sign-up form. When you’ve filled it out, mail it to: Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814-2525.

If you are already a Cat-alyst Society member and want to make a change to your gift amount or credit card information, please use our online Cat-alyst Society update form, or call 1-866-309-6207 to speak to our staff. You can also email us at donate@alleycat.org.

Leave a Legacy

Planned gifts–like bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, donor advised funds, endowed funds, life insurance policies, retained life estates, and IRAs or other qualified retirement plans–can help you accomplish your financial goals while also providing important support for the efforts of Alley Cat Allies to protect all cats. If you would like to learn more about giving options that might benefit Alley Cat Allies, please contact us at 1-866-309-6207 or by email at donate@alleycat.org.

Learn more about Leaving a Legacy

Give a Tribute Gift

Pay tribute to a special person or animal by making a gift in his or her name to Alley Cat Allies. Give a tribute gift now.

Memorial Gifts

Few things are more difficult than losing a beloved companion, whether human or animal. Now you can honor the memory of your loved one (or someone else’s) by helping a cat or kitten. A Memorial Gift will help you celebrate those whose memories fill your heart. With a gift of $15 or more, Alley Cat Allies sends notification of the memorial gift to a family member or other individual you designate.

Honor Gifts

For birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, remembrances, or “just because it feels right,” a donation in someone’s honor is a loving way to express your admiration while sharing your passion for protecting feral cats and kittens. With a gift of $15 or more, your honoree will be notified of your contribution with a card from Alley Cat Allies.

Make a Lasting Gesture

For those who wish to make a lasting and public gesture, a gift of $1,000 or more entitles you to a tribute plaque honoring your loved one. The inscribed plaque will be placed on the wall of our national headquarters. With a gift of $5,000 or more, an image of your loved one will be added to the plaque.

Remembrance Gallery

You also have the option of creating an online memorial that will be posted in the Remembrance Gallery. Alley Cat Allies’ Remembrance Gallery is a unique way to memorialize a loved one with an online memorial listing, including a personalized message and an optional photograph. Learn more about the Remembrance Gallery and submit an entry today. View the Gallery.

Donate through Your Workplace

Many workplaces coordinate charitable giving campaigns for their employees. These campaigns allow employees to donate to charities of their choice through one-time gifts and regular payroll deductions. Your office may also collect donations through Charitable Choices, Independent Charities of America, or United Way.

The funds Alley Cat Allies receives from workplace contributions do make a difference–a huge difference! If you are a military or federal or state government employee, if you participate in a United Way campaign, or if your company conducts its own giving campaign, you can designate Alley Cat Allies to receive your workplace contributions to protect cats and change public policy to stop the killing of cats in shelters.Workplace gifts provide vital support for Alley Cat Allies’ unique, life-saving work. And they are simple and convenient to make.

Combined Federal Campaign

Military and federal employees can participate in the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which runs from September 1 through December 1. Alley Cat Allies can be located in the Animal Charities sections of CFC materials for Independent Charities of America and Charitable Choices. Alley Cat Allies CFC number is 10964.

State Campaigns

If you are a state government employee, you may be able to select Alley Cat Allies in your annual government-employee campaign. Alley Cat Allies can be selected by state government employees in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

United Way

If you participate in a United Way giving campaign that allows donor designations, you may be able to select Alley Cat Allies as the beneficiary of your United Way gifts. If Alley Cat Allies is not listed as a member agency, please contact the campaign coordinator to see if you can write Alley Cat Allies in as your choice. Please use our complete name (Alley Cat Allies) and provide Alley Cat Allies’ address (7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814) and federal tax identification number (52-1742079).

Matching Gifts

If you are an employee of a company that conducts its own employee workplace giving fund drive, you may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift. In order to encourage charitable giving, the companies will often “match” your gift—doubling your gift for cats. Please check with the human resources director of your company see if your donations can be matched.

Donate your Vehicle

Our vehicle donation program lets you turn your used car, van, truck, RV, motorcycle, boat, or even airplane into a charitable contribution to Alley Cat Allies. Proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles bring much-needed dollars into our programs. Donate your used vehicle today.

When you donate your vehicle:

  • Alley Cat Allies will receive the revenue from the sale of the vehicle, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you helped protect cats.
  • You will receive a quick and easy tax-deduction.
  • Your vehicle will be handled by professionals, who will fill out all of the necessary paperwork for you.
  • Towing is available at no cost to you.

In-Kind Gifts

The acceptance of personal property and goods will be determined on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or donate@alleycat.org.

Grants

Alley Cat Allies’ Development Staff is available to complete letters of inquiry, funding proposals, and grant applications as well as provide financial and other supporting materials required by foundations and corporations interested in donating to Alley Cat Allies. Foundations and corporations interested in making grants to Alley Cat Allies should contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or donate@alleycat.org.