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Donor FAQ

How do I make a donation to Creative Commons? 

We offer many ways to donate. We invite you to use our secure and encrypted online donation form hosted by Classy. Classy Pay supports payments by credit card, ACH, and digital wallets, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay.

You can also make a donation via check. Please make your check payable to “Creative Commons,” and mail to our address below: 

Creative Commons
211 Hope St. P.O Box 1866
Mountain View, CA 94042

I’d like to become a monthly donor. How do I do this? 

Visit our secure and encrypted online donation page hosted by Classy to set up a monthly contribution. Classy Pay supports payments by credit card, ACH, and digital wallets, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay.

I’m already a monthly donor. How can I adjust, update or cancel my donation? 

You can manage your recurring donation on our fundraising platform, Classy. Click here for detailed information on how to edit or cancel your monthly donation. 

Are donations tax-deductible?

Creative Commons Corporation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll always send it your way upon successful completion of your donation.

What is your federal employment identification number ?

Our federal employment identification number (FEIN) is 04-3585301.  

Do you participate in the Paypal Giving Fund? 

Yes, we do! You can make a donation to Creative Commons on our PayPal Giving Fund page

I’m interested in fundraising for the organization. Is there a way to do this? 

Please visit our 20th Anniversary fundraising page to set up your own fundraiser. You can also set up a fundraiser on behalf of CC on Facebook. We appreciate you spreading the word!

I’d like to add Creative Commons to my will. How do I do this?

Creative Commons does not currently have a planned giving program. If you would like to include us in your will, we suggest you consult an attorney or estate planning professional. You can also check out this useful resource from Fidelity Charitable on bequests and how to include nonprofits in your will or trust.

I would like to make a wire transfer donation to Creative Commons. How do I do this?

If you would like to make a gift via wire transfer, please contact   

Do you accept employer matching donations?

Yes, we do. We encourage you to check in with your employer about the matching programs available at your company. If you do move forward with an employer match, please let us know at

I’ve heard you sell Creative Commons merchandise. Where can I buy some? 

We sell Creative Commons t-shirts, stickers and other merchandise. You can always support CC by visiting our store.

Are there other ways to support CC besides donating money? 

There are many ways to get involved with Creative Commons. We encourage you to sign up for our monthly newsletter, check out our blog and podcast, and visit our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. We always appreciate our supporters who spread the word about our work!