Ways to Give

Your financial contribution to AEI is a sound investment in expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise.  Following are the various ways in which you can financially support these ideals.

Donate Online: Please click here to contribute online using your credit card. Should you have any questions, please contact Joe Doonan at 202.419.5221 or [email protected]

Donate by Phone: Please call Joe Doonan at 202.419.5221.

Donate by Mail: Please download the printer-friendly form and mail it with your enclosed contribution to the address listed on the form.

Stock or Wire Transfer: For information on how to give a gift of stock or make a wire transfer, please contact Joe Doonan at 202.419.5221 or [email protected]

Planned Giving: For more information about planned giving options, please click here.

Individual Giving

Individual donors are the Institute’s largest source of support.  We rely on those who understand the importance of our work and appreciate AEI’s dedication to the principles of limited government and free enterprise.  Individuals who support AEI have access to the intellectual resources used by policymakers, business executives, and journalists around the world.

Learn more about AEI's Donor Leadership Program

Corporate Giving

Support from the private sector—the engine of America’s freedom and prosperity—is a vote in support of AEI’s mission to encourage a policy and business climate that stimulates economic growth, dynamism, and expanded opportunity for all.  AEI’s Corporate Program offers several avenues of engagement for companies committed to better public policy.

Learn more about AEI's Corporate Program


A wide range of foundations share AEI’s core principles of preserving and strengthening the pillars of freedom: limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. On a daily basis, AEI strives to translate these shared principles into practical public policy.  The support of foundations has been and continues to be vital to this work.

Learn more about Foundation Giving