Individual Giving

Your gift will help bring clean solar energy to people living in energy poverty, making it possible for them to improve their education, health, food security, and economic development. There are several ways to give:

Online: Using your Visa or MasterCard ensures 100% of your donation goes directly to SELF. It’s fast, easy and secure.

Mail: Solar Electric Light Fund, 1612 K Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006

Phone: (202) 234-7265

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): Federal employees can contribute through payroll deduction. SELF’s CFC charity number is 12189.

Donor Advised Fund: A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to SELF, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

How does it work?

  1. Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  2. Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax free).
  3. Recommend grants to SELF, with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.

Matching Gifts: If your employer matches charitable contributions, this is a great way to easily increase the value of your gift. Just check with your company’s Human Resources department.

Planned Gifts: Have you thought about including SELF in your will or estate plans? For information about using such assets to achieve your philanthropic goals, please contact our Development Director, Rick LaRue: rlarue (at)

eBay Giving Works: You can sell items on eBay to benefit SELF!

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The Solar Electric Light Fund, Inc. (SELF) is a non-profit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be 100% tax-deductible in the United States since SELF provides no goods or services of material value in exchange for such gifts. SELF’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 52-1701564

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