Your investment can help make a difference in the life of someone living with a mood disorder—either yourself as a peer, as a family member, or as a friend. Those who have witnessed the power of peer support to improve and save lives can join us to ensure that people have access to the resources that DBSA provides.
While it is impossible to put a value on the difference DBSA can make in someone’s life, the reality is that there is a cost. DBSA is able to provide free and accessible support groups, innovative wellness programs, and online and printed educational tools only because caring individuals such as yourself understand the importance of our work and care enough to give us their support.
Gifts from individuals make up the majority of our financial support. Without you we would not be able to provide the many services that help millions of people each year. There are many ways to make your gift. Choose the option below that works best for you.
Ways to Make an Individual Gift
Give by Phone
Make a contribution with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card by calling Erica Kadel at (312) 988-1161.
Give by Fax
Print out the online donation form, complete, and fax it to DBSA at (312) 642-7243 Attention: Erica Kadel.
Give by Mail
Print out the online donation form, complete and mail it to DBSA with your check, money order, debit, or credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) to:
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Attn: Development Department
55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604
Make a Recurring Gift
Support DBSA throughout the year in just a few easy steps! Through this program, you can make a gift at regular intervals by setting up an automatic deduction using your debit or credit card. Become recurring donor online by choosing one of these options.
Give the Gift of DBSA
What better way to make someone feel special than by helping others in their name? A donation to DBSA is a perfect way to celebrate any occasion. If you supply your loved one’s information, we will send them a custom card acknowledging them for your thoughtful donation.
Make a Gift of Stock
Many people chose to make their gift by transferring stock. It’s convenient and can provide significant tax benefits.
DBSA is grateful for all donations in support of our mission. We recognize the value of each and every gift and every dollar given.
Benefits that Come with Making a Gift to DBSA
Support: Up to $50
Your gift will provide hope to family, friends, and those living with mental illnesses.
Hope: $50 to $149
Your gift will provide brochures and educational materials to those seeking information on mood disorders.
Strength: $150 to $299
Your gift will help make available the online resources, including online support groups, diagnostic tools, wellness tips, and guides on how to find a care provider.
Wellness: $300 to $499
Your gift will help provide nationally recognized Peer Specialist training and consultation services from the perspective of people who live with mood disorders.
Empowerment: $500 to $999
Your gift will help subsidize the DBSA resource line, a phone service that helps people get closer to the care that they need. Peers, friends, and family members can call a toll-free number anytime to get connected to resources in their area.
Recovery: $1,000 to $1,499
Your gift will support an entire DBSA chapter for an entire year! In addition to their structured, peer-led support groups, chapters produce educational sessions, newsletters, and special events throughout the country and online.
Sustaining Society: $1,500 and Above
For more information on the benefits of membership at this level, please contact Thomas Rath at (312) 988-1164 or TRath@DBSAlliance.org.
DBSA is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation qualified under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts are deductible based on federal IRS regulations. Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions regarding the tax ramifications of your gift. DBSA’s federal tax identification number (FEIN) is 36-3379124.
For more information, please contact our Erica Kadel at (312) 988-1161 or EKadel@DBSAlliance.org.