Ways to Give

A culture of giving begins with us. Every contribution makes a difference. Together, let’s transform the Greater Washington region into a better place to live, for everyone.

Interested in supporting Spur Local? Donate to our organization or learn more about sponsoring/partnering with us.

Give Online

Browse Spur Local’s network of nonprofit partners by issue area, location, communities served, and more. You can give to one or more organizations directly through this website by adding them to your Giving Cart. Spur Local charges no administrative fees to distribute your donation to the nonprofits you choose.

Dedicate Your Gift

When you donate through Spur Local, you can also dedicate your gift in honor or memory of a loved one. Use our dedication option at checkout and we’ll let your honoree know you were thinking of them!

To dedicate your gift:

  • Select the nonprofit you wish to support
  • Click “Donate”
  • At the Secure Checkout page, in the “Dedication” box, write the name of the organization or individual to whom you wish to dedicate your gift.
  • Click “Add to Cart”
  • You will then be prompted to complete optional information so that we may notify someone of your designation.

Make a Recurring Gift

If giving once feels good, giving regularly feels great! Use our recurring gift option at checkout to set up automatic contributions to the nonprofits you love.

To make a recurring gift:

  • Select the nonprofit you wish to support
  • Click “Donate”
  • At the Secure Checkout page, select the frequency of the donations you wish to make: One-time, Monthly (12 donations a year), or Quarterly (4 donations a year, made every 3 months from your initial donation)
  • Click “Add to Cart”
  • For your recurring donations, your credit card will show a donation to Spur Local, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Spur Local (doing business as, and formerly, Catalogue for Philanthropy) accepts the entire amount of your gift as an agent for the charity you have designated and will distribute all donated funds to them.
  • As a reference, the exact wording on your credit card statement will be: SPURLOCAL. For credit card payments via PayPal, it will be: PAYPAL *SPURLOCAL.

If you have made a recurring gift and would like to cancel or make changes to it, please email us at donations@spurlocal.org and someone will reach out to assist you.

Purchase a Gift Card

When you purchase a gift card—in amounts of $25, $50, $100, and up—we will send it to you/your recipient either as an e-card or as a physical card in beautiful packaging, along with instructions about how to visit the Spur Local website and choose the nonprofit(s) to support.

Purchase a Gift Card

How to redeem your gift card:

  • Using Express Checkout: Choose your nonprofit recipient and add the amount of the gift card as your donation. At the end of the process, choose “Pay by Spur Local Gift Card” and enter the redemption code on the back of your card.
  • Using Our Gift Cart: Add your selected nonprofit to the gift cart, enter the amount, proceed to checkout, click “Redeeming a Gift Card,” and enter the redemption code on the back of your card.

Please note that gift cards do not have declining balances. You must spend your entire card in one session. Enjoy!

Create a Gift Registry

Creating and sharing a gift registry with family, friends, and colleagues is a great way to celebrate an important event while inviting others to donate in support of the causes you care about, whether it be a holiday, birthday, anniversary, wedding, or graduation.

To create a Gift Registry, sign up for a free account. Once you’ve set up your account, browse our nonprofit partners and choose the ones you’d like to add by clicking the “Add to Favorites” link. Go to View Favorites, check the nonprofits, and click “Add to Gift Registry.”

Donate Stock

Donating appreciated securities can be a tax-wise way to conduct your giving. TDAmeritrade handles gifts of stock for donors to Spur Local and our nonprofit partners.

Spur Local charges no fee for this service, but our broker does charge a fee, which will be deducted from the total amount raised by the sale of securities.

Your contribution of stock through Spur Local is deductible (according to IRS tax laws) in the calendar year in which the donation is made. Please contact your tax adviser for more information.

If you have any questions, call our office at (202) 939-3459 or email us at stockdonation@spurlocal.org.

Show Your Generosity on GivingTuesday

Spur Local leads the annual GivingTuesday campaign—a global day of generosity—for the Greater Washington region, Give Local Together. All Spur Local nonprofit partners can participate in this community campaign via our free and customizable campaign platform. Since 2020, Give Local Together has raised more than $1 million for 200+ nonprofits annually around GivingTuesday.