For Advisors

If you are advising a client who is considering a planned gift or bequest to the American Red Cross, we welcome the opportunity to work with you in helping your client. Please use the below resources and tools and feel free to contact us any time for further information or assistance on a confidential basis.

Here is some basic information about our organization:

Legal Name

The name of the corporation is "The American National Red Cross". The corporation may conduct its business and affairs, and otherwise hold itself out, as the ‘American Red Cross’ in any jurisdiction. The American National Red Cross is a Federally chartered instrumentality of the United States and a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia. It is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.

Tax I.D. Number

The American National Red Cross Federal Tax Identification Number is 53-0196605.
Gifts can be designated to the American National Red Cross and/or a local American Red Cross Chapter. Consistent with safeguarding its own interests, the American Red Cross tries to make arranging a gift for the organization’s benefit as easy as possible, and we strive to honor the intentions of all our donors. Accordingly, we hope the following will prove helpful:


If one of your clients arranges an estate gift for the benefit of the Red Cross, we would very much appreciate knowing about the gift, both so we can express our sincere gratitude and – as noted above – so we can make sure we will be able to fulfill the donor’s wishes. Of course, we respect the fact that in some cases donors prefer to remain anonymous.

Still, if you are willing to serve as an intermediary, a client of yours can share information about his or her plans without divulging his or her identity.

Finally, we want to be of assistance to you in any way we can, whether you are simply looking for general information about charitable giving, considering particular options on behalf of a particular client, or needing our cooperation in the administration of a bequest or other type of planned gift. 

  • Contact us to discuss a potential – or even merely hypothetical – gift situation or to request a gift illustration.

Thank you for the work you do on behalf of our donors.