Support Justice for Indigenous Peoples

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Whether it's $5,000 or $5, every contribution makes a difference!

Your gifts provide the crucial support needed to defend the human rights of Native peoples throughout the Americas. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Center and invest in justice for indigenous peoples!

The Indian Law Resource Center relies on the generosity of people like you. We are funded entirely by contributions and grants from foundations, individuals and Indian nations. 

If you have questions or need assistance with making a donation, contact Lisa or Melanie at (406) 449-2006, ext. 0, or

Ways to Give

Direct Cash Donations

Donate online with your credit card through our secure server

Make an Online Donation

Checks made payable to ILRC can be mailed to us at:

Indian Law Resource Center
602 N. Ewing Street
Helena, MT  59601

Or Call (406) 449-2006, ext. 0, if you prefer to have us process a credit card donation or if you would like routing information to make a wire transfer

Consider becoming a MONTHLY GIVING MEMBER. Pledges and recurring gifts are easily arranged online; set up a monthly, quarterly, annual or even weekly recurring donation.

Celebrate a special occasion or a special person with a TRIBUTE or MEMORIAL GIFT. Say "thank you," "congratulations," or "thinking of you" by making a gift in someone's honor. We will send a card to inform the individual or family of your tribute or memorial gift.

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Make a Gift of Securities


Donating appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds provides you a tax-wise and efficient method of giving to the Indian Law Resource Center. You receive a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of your gift and avoid paying capital gain tax. Simply have your broker transfer the securities to the Indian Law Resource Center’s custodian account held with:

D.A. Davidson
c/o Sarah Scott
40 West 14th Street, Artisan Block, Great Northern Town Center
PO Box 1677
Helena, MT 59624-1677
Office: (406) 442-9600
Toll Free: (800) 443-3086
Fax: (406) 442-4176

For tax-receipt purposes, please call, email or send us the donor's name, their contact information, and the type and number of shares being donated:

Melanie Dayton
Indian Law Resource Center
602 N. Ewing Street
Helena, MT  59601
(406) 449-2006 ext. 102


If your securities have depreciated, it is more advantageous to you to sell the securities in your own account and contribute the proceeds. This enables you to take a capital loss, and make a fully deductible charitable gift to the Indian Law Resource Center.

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Planned Giving

The Indian Law Resource Center LEGACY SOCIETY honors people who have made gifts to the Indian Law Resource Center through bequests, charitable remainder trusts, retirement plans, insurance policies and gifts of tangible property. These types of gifts include:

  • Making a bequest in a will or trust designating a specific percentage, amount or remainder to ILRC.
  • Naming the ILRC as beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Creating a Charitable Remainder Trust that provides a remainder to the Center, or designating ILRC as a remainder beneficiary of your existing trust.
  • Naming ILRC as a beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement plan.
  • Bequesting other gifts such as real estate, mineral rights or patents may qualify as well.

To join the Legacy Society or to let us know that you may have already included the Center in your estate plans, please write to us at

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Workplace Giving

If you work for a company that has a MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM, your gift to the Indian Law Resource Center could be doubled or even tripled. Many companies match their employees' charitable gifts without any additional obligation from the individual donor. Contact your Human Resources Department to see if they offer a matching gift program. If so, send us the necessary paperwork when you submit your donation and we will take care of the rest.

COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN: Designate 11081 – the Center’s ID number – for your donation. The Center is registered with the following state agencies participating in the Combined Federal Campaign:

District of Columbia
New Mexico
New York

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Real Estate

A primary or secondary residence, vacation home, farm, commercial building or a parcel of land are welcome gifts. The Center may use the real estate or sell it and utilize the funds. Donated appreciated real estate allows you a charitable deduction at the current market value and avoidance of capital gain tax. Gift of a Retained Life Estate is another way to give. This gift gives you the option to live in your home until such time that you pass ownership to ILRC.

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