Join us and help champion the rights of people with mental disabilities

For over 45 years, the Bazelon Center has fought for the civil rights, full inclusion, and equality of children and adults with mental disabilities.  Your gift makes our work possible. Donate today and help us continue to advocate in the courts, halls of Congress, and in jurisdictions across the country. You can help people with mental disabilities live their lives with dignity. 



Event Sponsorship

Join organizations, law firms, and companies that care about disability rights by sponsoring our annual awards event.

This year our 2021 Virtual Annual Awards event will be held on October 25, 2021.  Our 2021 Honorees include Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative; Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour; and US Representative Katie Porter (CA-45).

Sponsorship opportunities range from $2,500 – $25,000 and more information is available (PDF).


Monthly Giving

Monthly gifts provide the resources to allow the Center to respond quickly to urgent legislative or legal threats that could negatively affect the rights of people with mental disabilities.  Sign up for monthly giving.

Matching Gifts

If your employer offers a match, you can double your gift to the Center. Email your employer’s completed and signed matching gift form to Or mail it to Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 220 Washington, DC 20005. 

Even More Ways to Give

  • Make a special gift donation to honor friends, colleagues and loved ones
  • Sustain the David and Mickey Bazelon Fellowship in Mental Health Law
  • Give through the Combined Federal Campaign & the United Way by designating #11166 or Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law on your pledge form
  • Learn about legacy gifts and stock donations by contacting the Center via email or call 202-467-5730, ext 1308. We will work with you to figure out the best option for you, including the tax benefits.