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District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)


Changing Lives By Giving Every Student a Chance at a College Education  donate

Ways to Give

DC-CAP is committed to encouraging and enabling every DC public and public charter high school student to enroll in and graduate from college.  Through your support, DC-CAP will continue to provide the necessary assistance to our students.  If you would like to provide a gift, please choose one of the following methods detailed below.

  • Donate online via Network for Good
    Provide monetary donations of any amount safely via your PayPal account or a major credit card

  • By mail:
    DC College Access Program
    1400 L Street, NW
    Suite 400
    Washington, DC  20005

  • By fax or e-mail:
    Please use the Contribution Form and e-mail to or fax to 202-783-7939.

  • Support a DC-CAP student through the Scholar Dollar Fund
    Provide scholarship funding, donations for room and board, or book stipends

  • Donate via the United Way of the National Capital Area
    Designate DC-CAP with the code: 8118

  • Donate via the CFC as a federal employee
    Visit your CFC chairperson at work or visit for more information
    Designate DC-CAP with the code: 35078

If you are interested in the long-term support of our mission, you can contribute to DC-CAP through planned giving.  The types of planned gifts available to supporters of DC-CAP include:

By donating stock to DC-CAP, you can deduct the full current value of the stock from your income taxes and avoid capital gains taxes.

Gift Annuities:
A charitable gift annuity is a contract in which you exchange a gift of cash or securities for a fixed income each year for the rest of your life. The amount of income you can receive is based on your age and other factors.

Life Insurance:
Life insurance needs can change over a lifetime. Redundant life insurance policies can be gifted to DC-CAP by donating policies that have been paid in full or policies where the cash surrender value is low, but the pay out potential is high. By naming DC-CAP as your policy's beneficiary and continuing to pay the premiums, the amount of premium you pay each year is fully tax deductible, which includes a deduction for a portion of the face value of the policy.

You can bequeath a gift to DC-CAP through your Will in various ways:

  • Make a Specific Bequest for a specified donation amount
  • Bequest a Percentage of your Estate
  • Give through a Contingent Bequest
  • Donate through a Trust

Retirement Savings Plans:
DC-CAP can be the death beneficiary of a retirement savings plan, tax deferred annuity, IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plans.

DC-CAP is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Cash and stock donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

For these and other planned giving methods, we recommend that you consult with your personal financial advisor, banker or life insurance agent. They will be able to advise you on the planned giving program that is best for you.

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