Support the Fight

The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational programs. The Institute provides its legal services at no charge to those whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.

Every dollar donated to support The Rutherford Institute’s legal and educational work helps to safeguard someone’s constitutional rights.

Whether you are a new donor, a Supporting Member wishing to renew your gift, or interested in becoming a Supporting Member, your generous support is crucial to continuing success in The Rutherford Institute’s fight for freedom.

The Rutherford Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.

You can use your credit or debit card to make an online donation right now—it's fast, it's easy, and it's totally secure.


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To mail your donation or for more information on any of these programs, please contact us at:

The Rutherford Institute
P.O. Box 7482
Charlottesville, VA 22906-7482
Phone: 1-800-225-1791
Fax: 1-434-978-1789


Please take a moment to review the different ways you can make a difference in the lives of those who are persecuted and oppressed for their beliefs.

Pocket Your Cash

By donating stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other appreciated assets, you can support The Rutherford Institute in a significant way while holding on to your cash reserves.

Invest in Our Future—and Yours!

Gift Annuities allow you to support the work of The Rutherford Institute while enjoying a lifetime income and considerable tax deductions. A Gift Annuity is a way to transfer cash or securities to a charitable organization. In exchange, you and/or someone you choose will receive a fixed income for life. Call, write or e-mail us to find out more. Try using our gift calculator to assist in your planning.

Leave a Legacy

Including The Rutherford Institute in your estate planning can help preserve our freedoms for future generations. Wills, trusts, life insurance and retirement plans are excellent ways to support our mission and leave a legacy you can be proud of. Click here to read more.

Faithful Friends Monthly Gift Program

By joining The Rutherford Institute's Faithful Friends Monthly Gift Program and donating even a small amount each month through Direct Debit, not only will you be supporting our educational and legal work but you'll also be helping us save hundreds of dollars every year on fundraising and processing costs.

Combined Federal Campaign

If you’re a government or military employee, you can donate directly to the work of The Rutherford Institute through participation in the Combined Federal Campaign. Click here to read more.

Matching Gifts

If your company or employer has a Matching Gift Program, you can dramatically increase and perhaps even double your level of support for The Rutherford Institute, even if you are a retiree. Check with your employer or former employer to find out if they offer a Matching Gift Program.

The Rutherford Institute is in no way dispensing tax or financial investment advice. We strongly recommend that you contact your financial advisor for detailed information regarding your specific gift-giving options. 

The Rutherford Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.