Giving Opportunities

Help young people discover their unique voice!


Donations to Close Up Foundation directly support our mission to inform, inspire, and empower young people to become active and engaged citizens. To ensure that Close Up programs and resources are available to students and teachers from all backgrounds, more than 24% of participants receive financial assistance thanks to the support of our generous donors. Our non-profit civic organization’s development team works with individuals, local organizations, small businesses and corporations so that no student is excluded from the Close Up experience.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for special events or how to support your local Close Up school, please contact us at [email protected].

Close Up is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our tax ID # is 23-7122882. Please consult your tax advisor to see if your contribution may be tax-deductible.

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Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your donation! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses. To find out whether your company offers a matching gift program, search for your employer’s name below or contact your company’s human resources office.

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Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Federal employees can make contributions to Close Up through the CFC, a workplace giving campaign. The donation pledge period is conducted each year from September to January through the online portal. Close Up’s CFC number is 20601.

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Support Close Up’s mission through your Amazon purchases by shopping through AmazonSmile. Visit AmazonSmile, select Close Up Foundation as your charitable organization and start shopping today! When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

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Our programs connect students and teachers with experts working in policy, media, advocacy, and education. These experts serve as volunteers on our programs to provide participants with authentic opportunities to directly engage with people who work on the critical issues facing our nation. Close Up’s nonpartisan approach ensures that our volunteers who speak on program represent viewpoints across the political spectrum. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please contact us at [email protected].

We would like to acknowledge the following donors for their commitment to Close Up and civic education:

Corporations and Foundations
Individual Donors
Local Donors