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Donation FAQs

Is my donation safe and secure?

Our website security is provided by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a recognized authentication and encryption software. In other words, the site becomes locked while you are giving us your information and unlocks only when you leave the secured area, and your number is encrypted so it is unreadable to anyone outside the transaction process.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You must subtract the fair market value of any premiums/thank you gifts you have received from us. We estimate the value for you on the thank you letter you receive soon after your donation. For further information please 513.333.7739 or email

My employer offers to match donations I make. How do I get my gift matched?

If your employer has a matching gift program, please fill out a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department and send it to National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202. Attn: Development.

Please check to see if your company matches gifts by visiting

I recently moved and need to update my address.

Please call 513.333.7595 or e-mail with your new address and we will update your information for you.

What are my payment options?

You may donate using your American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa card. If you would like to use a check or money order please mail to: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202

Is there a minimum donation amount?

We accept any gift of $5 or more.

Can I make an anonymous donation?

The Freedom Center is committed to protecting your privacy and offers you the option of donating anonymously. Simply enter anonymous on the on-line form.

Can I make a donation over the phone?

We urge you to take advantage of the convenience, safety, and simplicity of giving online. But if you feel more comfortable speaking with someone in our Development department, please call us at 513.333.7739

If we didn't answer your question here, please feel free to contact us at 513.333.7739, or e-mail us at