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Institute for Principle Studies
P.O. Box 278
Modesto, CA 95353

For donations other than cash, including gifts of stocks or including IPS in your will, please call or email the office.  If you are interested in joining the Continuous Support Circle (CSC), which is a group of monthly and quarterly donors, you can complete the form below using a credit/debit card or you can complete a paper membership form.  The paper CSC membership form also allows you to set up recurring donations through your checking or savings account using the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) method.

IPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Federal Tax ID number: 20-3366904.



If you prefer to send a contribution by mail, please remit checks to:
Institute for Principle Studies
P.O. Box 278
Modesto, CA 95353

For donations other than money, including gifts of stocks and securities or including IPS in your will, please call the IPS office at (209) 575-2005.

The Institute for Principle Studies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Why Give To IPS?


We Must Not Sit On The Sidelines

Our world is beset with battles over philosophy, doctrine, politics, economics, and education.  If we have truth, it is wrong to withhold that truth.  It is also wrong not to work diligently to communicate that truth.

The principles that IPS teaches and promotes are not just academic concerns.  These principles have a substantial impact on our families and world.  Hundreds of millions of people will suffer and millions will die this year because wrong ideas about government and economics are being taught and believed.  We cannot just stand and watch.

IPS Has The Foundational Truth

If you have read our publications or attended one of our classes or seminars, you know that IPS has a unique and powerful message. Who else is teaching these exciting fundamental principles?  Who else is painting the big picture by weaving principled truth through government, economics, history and theology?

We Must Compete For Hearts & Minds

Our ideological opponents are spending billions of dollars to teach and promote their philosophies.  The question is this: “How much are we willing to spend to counter these efforts?”

Will we give as much as we spend at Starbucks?  Or on cable TV? What about a car payment? Or will we assume that someone else will give?

Although we ought to be willing to give sacrificially, it is actually a pleasure and a blessing to invest time and money into a great work.

IPS Has The Opportunities

We have been blessed with ample opportunities to promote our message. In fact, we have more opportunities than resources.  This is why we really need your help.

Please join us in the mission to reform our nation based on biblical principles by making a donation today.

We Must Not Sit On The Sidelines

Our world is beset with battles over philosophy, doctrine, politics, economics, and education.  If we have truth, it is wrong to withhold that truth.  It is also wrong not to work diligently to communicate that truth.

The principles that IPS teaches and promotes are not just academic concerns.  These principles have a substantial impact on our families and world.  Hundreds of millions of people will suffer and millions will die this year because wrong ideas about government and economics are being taught and believed.  We cannot just stand and watch.

IPS Has The Foundational Truth

If you have read our publications or attended one of our classes or seminars, you know that IPS has a unique and powerful message. Who else is teaching these exciting fundamental principles?  Who else is painting the big picture by weaving principled truth through government, economics, history and theology?

We Must Compete For Hearts & Minds

Our ideological opponents are spending billions of dollars to teach and promote their philosophies.  The question is this: “How much are we willing to spend to counter these efforts?”

Will we give as much as we spend at Starbucks?  Or on cable TV? What about a car payment? Or will we assume that someone else will give?

Although we ought to be willing to give sacrificially, it is actually a pleasure and a blessing to invest time and money into a great work.

IPS Has The Opportunities

We have been blessed with ample opportunities to promote our message. In fact, we have more opportunities than resources.  This is why we really need your help.

Please join us in the mission to reform our nation based on biblical principles by contributing below.

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View this list of outcomes to see what your giving can produce

The Outcomes

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  • Decide Frequency

    You can choose to make a one-time contribution or give on a regular basis (monthly or quarterly).

  • Decide Amount

    Every partnership, regardless of the amount, is valued and appreciated.

  • Decide Method

    You can give by check, securely online using a debit/credit card, or by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) through your banking institution.

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Continuous Support Circle

3 Reasons to Become a Sustaining Member

Least Overhead


Fundraising takes time.  Every hour that we spend fundraising is an hour that is not devoted to writing, teaching, or promoting the message of liberty and truth.  Fundraising is a necessary and important part of the work of any non-profit organization, but you get more “bang for the buck” if we spend less time doing it.


Better Planning


Planning and budgeting are also much easier when an organization has a regular and dependable stream of revenue.  As we plan and strategize, we can do so more effectively when more of our income is predictable. CSC donors provide this predictable, higher yield revenue.


Easier Giving


Regular giving has benefits for our donors as well.  Some people prefer to make a larger one-time annual gift--and these are wonderful.  Giving out of a year-end bonus or other annual bounty is a great way to support IPS.  But for most of us, monthly giving is a great option.  Monthly giving can be a way to comfortably increase your annual support without feeling as much effect on the checkbook.

Donate by Mail

Print out the IPS pledge form, fill it out, and send it back.

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The Institute for Principle Studies is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Federal Tax ID number: 20-3366904.
Contributions are tax-exempt to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Tax-Saavy Ways To Give

Alternative Options for Your Consideration

  • Include IPS in Your Will

    Providing for IPS through your will or living trust costs you nothing now but can make a big impact on the future and the lives of those IPS helps. A few advantages include: your assets remain in your control during your lifetime; you can modify your gift to address changing circumstances; and, under current tax law, there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests.

  • Donate Gifts of Stock and Securities

    By donating stock to IPS, not only do you receive an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the shares you give, but you also avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation. Stock gifts can be easily made regardless of how you hold the shares. Contact the IPS office for brokerage account information.

  • IRA Charitable Transfer

    Donors age 70½ or older can transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRAs in support of IPS. These gifts are not subject to income tax and can also count toward your required minimum distribution. Furthermore, you receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction!

  • Retirement Plan

    Naming IPS as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other account is an easy way for you to make a gift without the need to change an existing will or other financial plans. It may also help your heirs avoid the potential double taxation of assets left in your retirement account.

  • Donor-Advised Funds

    A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to give to your favorite charities, like IPS. Simply open a DAF with a public charity (like National Christian Foundation for example), grow your donation (tax-free), then support charities you love (now or over time).

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.  This can be dollar for dollar or even as much as 4:1. For most companies, it’s as simple as filling out a form. Some bigger companies outsource this function through other organizations, but the process is still easy to complete. All you have to do is ask your employer if they match charitable contributions and then fill out the necessary paperwork. That's it!

Your donations are now the most effective they can be by being doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled!


The information on this page is not offered as legal or tax advice.  You are encouraged to consult an attorney or financial planner for details about tax advantages in your specific situation.  The Institute for Principle Studies is a 501(c)(3) organization; your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  The Institute’s tax ID number is 20-3366904.