There are many ways to contribute to the mission and ministry of Washington National Cathedral.

Did you know that the Cathedral receives no operating support from the federal government or any national church body? Every service, concert and program is because of the incredible generosity of individuals like you. Thank you in advance for your support!

NCA Membership

Supporters who make an annual gift of $60 or more are eligible for National Cathedral Association (NCA) membership benefits.

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Give Now

The work of your Cathedral is made possible entirely by our donors. Make a gift today.

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Other Ways to Give

Gifts by Mail

Make checks payable to Washington National Cathedral and include our printable donation form.

Sustained Giving Support

Make your giving simple and effective by participating in our monthly giving program. Be sure to indicate that your gift is “recurring” when filling out our online donation form.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

Honor and memorial gifts to the Cathedral are recorded in the Cathedral’s Book of Remembrance. In addition, a card will be sent to the honoree or their family informing them of this special tribute. Make an honor or memorial gift online.

Stock Giving

Making a gift in the form of stock or mutual funds allows you to have an immediate impact on our work, while also possibly paying less in income taxes. Learn more in our downloadable guide.

Planned Giving and Endowments

When you and the Cathedral work together to establish a planned gift, you leave a lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the ways to make a planned gift, please contact John W. Jensen, CFP, at 202-537-5747 or [email protected], or learn more now.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct window below:

IRA Charitable Rollover

Money from an individual retirement account can be donated to charity. Learn more about how an IRA-qualified charitable distribution can be used to help others and reduce your tax bill.


Gifts by Phone or Contact us

To make a gift by phone, or to learn more about these and other ways to support the Cathedral, please call (800) 231-6491.