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For over 30 years, IDEX’s work and our grantees’ programs have depended on the support and generosity of people like you

Why do people become a part of the IDEX community?

  • You care about the devastating effects of poverty and injustice on people in the Global South.
  • You have experiences in your own life that remind you of preciousness of life and the gifts of nature.
  • Contributing to IDEX gives you a way to make a difference in the face of some of the world’s grim realities.
  • You want to express gratitude for all of the blessings of your own life.
  • It feeds your hope when you stand in solidarity with others.
This weaving cooperative in Guatemala weaves traditional textiles as an income-generating project. Photo: Marlon García

This weaving cooperative in Guatemala weaves traditional textiles as an income-generating project. Photo: Marlon García

Giving to IDEX makes good sense:

  1. Through IDEX, your contributions directly reach grassroots organizations that intimately know and care for the people in their communities.
  2. IDEX’s investments leverage the resilience and solidarity found in communities in Africa, Asia, and South America.
  3. IDEX partners mobilize local volunteers and resources that stretch your donation even further.
  4. Our partners’ work leads to lasting and tangible changes as a result of your contribution
  5. Your generosity gives the true heroes of this world the resources, energy, and encouragement to keep going to make a real difference in people’s lives.


5 Ways to Give



To donate to IDEX over the phone using a credit card, call Veronica Moreno at 415-824-8384 x 109. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. To donate by mail, make checks payable to “IDEX” and send them to:

2120 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704


If you have appreciated stock that you have held for one, if not many years, consider a gift of stock to IDEX and save on taxes. When you gift the stock directly to IDEX, you not only receive a tax deduction for your gift at the current market value, but you also avoid tax liability on the appreciated gain. For more information on how to make a stock or securities transfer, see IDEX Stock Gift Instructions.


Many employers make matching gifts. Find out if yours does by searching here and double the size of your contribution! Some employers arrange for pre-tax deductions and handle the donation for you to your favorite organization. IDEX’s Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 77-0071852.


Our planned gift program offers a variety of gift vehicles that may offer increased benefits to you and IDEX by coordinating your philanthropy with your financial or estate plans. Please contact Rajasvini Bhansali – phone 415-824-8384 x 101 or email [email protected] for more information.


IDEX is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax–deductible to the full extent of the law. Our federal tax identification number is 77-0071852. You can view IDEX’s privacy policy here.

If you have any questions about making a donation, please contact us.

For more frequently asked questions about IDEX, click here.