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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a donation to Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS)?

Give by Phone
612-821-6190

Donate by Mail
Planned Parenthood North Central States
671 Vandalia Street, #323
St. Paul, MN 55114 

Do you accept credit cards?

We gratefully accept your gifts through Mastercard, Visa or Discover.

Donate Online

How do you spend my donation?

Your donation helps us provide vital clinical services, education, and advocacy throughout our five-state region.

  • Health Services: Your gift helps us deliver health care services to all who need them.
  • Education: You are helping others make responsible, healthy decisions by supporting our medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education programs. Every dollar counts.
  • Advocacy: We’re fighting for public policies that protect your health and safety. With your help, we’re building a grassroots movement that will protect your right to reproductive health and freedom.

May I designate my gift for a specific purpose?

Yes. Simply make that designation known in writing, either in a letter accompanying your gift or on the memo line of your check. If you wish to designate your gift, please include information on how to reach you in case we have questions about your requested designation.

Doesn't the government support Planned Parenthood? 

While we do receive some support from government and other funding sources, those funds are not adequate to meet our ongoing needs. Some government programs run out of funds weeks or months before the end of the grant year. Others are specific and restrictive in the services they will and won't support. Private gifts are the best way to fill these gaps.

How do I designate Planned Parenthood in my will or estate plan?

Share your estate with one of the causes you care about most. Planning a gift is a way to ensure Planned Parenthood is here for generations to come. You can help us continue our legacy of personal responsibility and freedom with a planned gift. Learn more about planned giving. Please specify Planned Parenthood North Central States tax ID number (EIN): 83-0614523.

Can Planned Parenthood accept a matching gift from my company?

Yes. Learn more about workplace giving. Contact your Human Resources Department to see if your employer has a charitable matching gift program. Also, if you give a workplace gift or through the United Way, you may designate your donation by simply writing in our name and address on your pledge form.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes.  Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) is a 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN: 83-0614523) and donations to PPNCS are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. A portion of your admission price for some of our events may also be tax deductible. Just check your event invitation for information.

Please note: Donations made to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Iowa Votes, Planned Parenthood Nebraska Votes, and the Planned Parenthood Minnesota Political Action Committee (PAC) are not tax-deductible because of the political nature of their work.

Are there other ways to get involved with Planned Parenthood North Central States?

There are many ways to get involved and make a difference.

Why do I receive so much mail from Planned Parenthood?

We try to mail only what’s important to you as a donor. If you are receiving a lot of mail, chances are you’re receiving mail from us (your local Planned Parenthood) as well as Planned Parenthood’s national office.

What's the difference between donating to Planned Parenthood Federation of America or Planned Parenthood North Central States?

Gifts to Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) support local and regional health care services, education, and legislative advocacy programs. We are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, tax exempt organization and gifts to PPNCS are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Gifts to Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) support national communications, legal, and public affairs work. PPFA is a separate 501 (c)(3) organization.

What’s the difference between Planned Parenthood and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund?

Within the umbrellas of Planned Parenthood North Central States, there are distinct organizations that serve our local community:

Gifts to Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) support local and regional health care services, education, and legislative advocacy programs. We are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, tax exempt organization and gifts to PPNCS are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Iowa Votes, or Planned Parenthood Nebraska Votes are non-partisan, 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organizations. Gifts to the Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Iowa Votes, or Planned Parenthood Nebraska Votes support educational activities and electoral advocacy and are not tax-deductible because of the political nature of the work.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota Political Action Committee (PAC) works to elect pro-choice candidates to all levels of state and local government. The Planned Parenthood PAC is focused on advocacy, engaged in voter registration and mobilization, and may engage in candidate endorsement. Gifts to the PAC are not tax-deductible because of the political nature of its work.

How do I update my address?

Please email us your new address and the date it will be in effect, and when you do please include your old address (clearly identified as your old address, so we can find the correct record in our database).

What is your donor privacy policy?

We are committed to respecting your privacy. As a donor to Planned Parenthood, your information will not be shared, traded, or sold to any third party outside of this affiliate, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) or its associated ancillary organizations. We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations outside of this affiliate, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) or its associated ancillary organizations. The information we gather from you on our website may be used by this affiliate and by PPFA for the reasons listed in PPFA’s Privacy Policy. Outside of the purposes listed in that Policy, we will not use your information, or contact you for additional information unless you ask us to do so.  At any time, you have the opportunity to remove your name from the mailing and other contact list(s).

In addition, Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) has its own Donor Confidentiality and Donor Privacy Policy, and takes steps to ensure our donors’ confidentiality and privacy are respected, including the following:

  • Donors indicating a wish to be anonymous are not listed in our published list of donors.
  • All staff and volunteers follow strict guidelines when working with donor information.
  • PPNCS does not send our donors any mailings on behalf of other organizations.
  • Electronic and printed donor lists are the property of Planned Parenthood and will not be copied or downloaded for personal or professional use outside of the organization.
  • PPNCS does not share, sell, or rent any donor information to other individuals, organizations or businesses other than the Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Iowa Votes, Planned Parenthood Nebraska Votes, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) or its associated ancillary organizations.
  • PPNCS will only share a donor's information with other individuals, organizations or businesses, limited to name, address or email, if the donor has given permission for us to do so.
  • Donors who have previously given permission for us to share their information can opt out of (remove their name and contact information from) any PPNCS donor list shares at any time by contacting [email protected] or calling 612-821-6190.
  • PPNCS's Donor Confidentiality and Privacy policy is applicable to both offline and online donors.