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Canal Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. (Tax ID # 94-2832648). All donations to Canal Alliance are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have questions about making a donation, please contact Emily Maloney at emilym@canalalliance.org or 415-306-0445.

Checks can be mailed to: Canal Alliance, 91 Larkspur St., San Rafael, CA 94901

To donate by phone, please call Emily Maloney at 415-306-0445.

Do you use PayPal when you shop online? Designate Canal Alliance as your favorite charity on PayPal and you can donate $1 every time you shop! It’s an easy way to have a big impact over time. To set Canal Alliance as your favorite charity on desktop, login to PayPal and visit the Canal Alliance page, then click the heart icon. On the PayPal mobile app, select Payments>Give>Set favorite charity. Then search for Canal Alliance, and click the heart icon on the Canal Alliance page.

Donations of material items: please note that we accept a very limited number of material items. We are currently accepting:

  • Gift cards (preferably Visa/MasterCard, or Target, Safeway, or other grocery store cards)
  • Diapers (we particularly need sizes 5, 6, and pull-ups)
  • The following toiletries: toothbrushes and toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, soaps, and pads/sanitary napkins
  • The following new school supplies: kids’ scissors, color pencils, markers, crayons, glue sticks, and notebooks

If you would like to donate any of the items above, please reach out to Emily Maloney to coordinate your donation: emilym@canalalliance.org, or 415-306-0445.

If your item is not on our list, please see our list of partner organizations that may be able to accept your donation.

Donor advised funds

An increasingly popular method of charitable giving, a donor advised fund (DAF) can be an easy and flexible way to manage your giving and help you achieve your strategic philanthropic goals.

When making a gift to Canal Alliance through your donor advised fund, please use the following information:

If you have any questions about donating through your donor-advised fund, please contact Jen Caynan at (415) 873-1049 or via email at jenniferc@canalalliance.org. If you have already contributed to Canal Alliance through your donor advised fund, please let us know so we can thank you for your generosity.

Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of appreciated stock or mutual funds is a tax-wise way to support Canal Alliance.

Canal Alliance has a brokerage account at Charles Schwab. To arrange for a transfer to our account, please contact Sara Matson at (415) 306-0429 or via email at saram@canalalliance.org.

Corporate Matching Gifts

You can double or sometimes triple your giving to Canal Alliance through your employer’s matching gift program. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department to see if they will match your giving to Canal Alliance. For more information, contact Emily Maloney at 415-306-0445 or email emilym@canalalliance.org.

Become a Monthly Sustaining Donor

Become a member of our Aliados (Spanish for ‘allies’). Aliados are dedicated immigrant advocates who demonstrate their commitment by making a monthly or quarterly recurring donation to support the dreams of hard-working immigrants and their families in Marin.

Join the Aliados today

Create an Online Fundraiser

An increasing number of donors are celebrating their birthdays, anniversaries and other milestone events by asking friends and family to make donations to Canal Alliance in lieu of gifts.

If you wish to do the same, it is easy to set up a personal fundraising page or campaign on Classy, which is our online fundraising platform. You may also set up a personal fundraising page on Facebook.

Directions for setting up your fundraiser are linked below. If you have questions about creating a fundraising event or page, or if you would like to discuss ideas you may have to support our work, please contact Emily Maloney at 415-306-0445 or via email at emilym@canalalliance.org.

Learn how to set up a Facebook fundraiser

Learn how to set up a fundraiser on Classy

Donor Privacy Policy

Our commitment to our donors

Canal Alliance will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by Canal Alliance, both online and offline, on any platform (including the Canal Alliance website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent that donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

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