Donate to UCP National

Individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities deserve every opportunity to live life to the fullest. UCP strives to make that happen. The national office, located in Washington, DC, provides many opportunities for its 65 affiliates that include, but are not limited to, networking opportunities with similar national disability organizations , legislative advocacy (through the partnership with ANCOR), and national brand protection.

UCP’s national office also serves people with disabilities and others through the Bellows Fund which provides grants to individuals and families in need of financial assistance to purchase or repair assistive technology devices. The grants are distributed via local affiliates through annual funding allocated by UCP.

UCP offers many ways to make your investment as easy and efficient as possible.

Tribute Donations

Give in Tribute: Honor a Friend or Loved oneLillies, painting

Consider a gift to celebrate those special moments – birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations – or make a gift in memory of a loved one. When you make a memorial/honor gift, we will send a handwritten card to the persons you want us to notify, informing them of this special tribute (the amount of the gift is not mentioned).

Make your tribute gift now.


Circle of Promise

UCP Circle of Promise

UCP is fortunate to have a group of special donors called our Circle of Promise.  These donors agree to give a minimum of $1,000 a year – just $3 a day – to ensure that people with disabilities can truly lead a life without limits.

Individuals who make a one-time gift of $1,000 or more or make gifts totaling $1,000 or more in a 12 month period automatically become members of the Circle of Promise.

Every day, people and families turn to UCP and our 66 affiliates to help them through the daily hurdles that come with living with a disability themselves or a disability of a loved one.  We provide access to a community, giving them a collective voice and help through peers.  And, together, we help give them access the on-the-ground services needed by these families.  This work is only possible because people like you who believe everyone deserves a life without limits.

Circle of Promise donors receive:

  • – Monthly electronic newsletter
  • – Invitation to participate in periodic Insiders’ Roundtable Calls
  • – Invitation to exclusive UCP National events
  • – Circle of Promise Certificate & Pin
  • A personal contact who can answer your questions throughout the year

To become part of the Circle of Promise, make a gift online or contact Michael Ludgardo at 202-973-7133 or

Monthly Sustainer

One Gift A Month. 176,000 Served by UCP Affiliates.

By donating as little as $10/month, you can support United Cerebral Palsy’s National website as a first stop resource and guide for quality services and programs UCP Affiliates provide to people with a wide range of disabilities.Also, you may explore and obtain resources via the UCP Affiliates on assistive technology grants through the Bellows Fund.  Furthermore, keep up-to-date on UCP and collaborators’ public policy and legislative agenda affecting the disability community.

Your generosity does not go unnoticed!

How does monthly giving work? Simply use a debit or credit card and choose your monthly amount. You can change the amount or cancel at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ludgardo at

Fundraise for UCP

Fundraise for UCP and UCP Affiliates in your community or online

Are you ready to raise awareness and make a difference for individuals with disabilities and their families?

Host a fundraiser at your office, home, or start a fundraising drive!

Starting a fundraiser takes a few easy steps:

Step 1.  Decide if you would like to fundraise for your local UCP or the UCP national office. Please click here to find the nearest UCP affiliate office.

Step 2. If you are fundraising for UCP National, determine what type of fundraiser you want to create:

Read UCP Third Party Event Guidelines to ensure that your event qualifies as a fundraiser that UCP can recognize and support.

Complete the UCP Third Party Inquiry Form and return it to us either by email at or fax it to (202) 776-0414.

After receiving your proposal, we’ll be in touch within a few days  to discuss next steps for your fundraiser. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ludgardo, Manager of Resource Development at

Leaving a Legacy

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United Cerebral Palsy’s Independence Society recognizes the individuals who have thoughtfully made a planned gift through their will, charitable trust, a IRA or life insurance beneficiary designation, or through other planned vehicles.

We are grateful for the individuals who have decided to make this ultimate gift supporting people with disabilities and their families.

There is no minimum gift requirement to join the Independence Society.

If you wish to consider making a planned gift to United Cerebral Palsy, please contact Michael Ludgardo, Manager of Individual Giving, at or (202) 973-7133.

Workplace Giving

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See your Human Resources manager or payroll department to see how you can designate United Cerebral Palsy to receive your charitable gift through your workplace.

It’s easy, and it’s a great way to show your support throughout the year!

Combined Federal Campaign — #88763 America's Charities logo

UCP Tax ID# 20-3568840

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If you do not find your employer through this search, please check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours to United Cerebral Palsy.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ludgardo at

Donate your Vehicle

Donate your Car ButtonUnited Cerebral Palsy, Inc. has partnered with Melwood’s Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Melwood, since 1963 has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as easy as filling out our online auto donation form.

Prefer to speak to a person? Call us at 1-877-UCP-CAR1 (1-877-827-2271) and one of our friendly operators will assist you.

Vehicle donations made to a charitable not-for-profit organization are tax deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique.

Free Pickup and Other Benefits

  • Free Towing whether it’s running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S.
  • Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
  • Qualify for an IRS Tax deduction.
  • Support United Cerebral Palsy’s vision of a world where people with disabilities are fully included, and also have the option to designate your donation to a UCP Affiliate.