We’re being asked for a W9 or Tax ID form from someone looking to donate to our goal.

Active Minds is a national 501c3 organization, which means that we are a tax- exempt nonprofit recognized by the federal government. Our W9 is the document that most organizations or businesses need in order to make tax-deductible donations. Since the Tax ID number contained on the W9 is associated with the Active Minds National Office, all funds raised in reference to that number must come directly to the National Office in support of your chapter fundraising efforts.

For example, if you’re hosting a “Portion of Proceeds” event with your local Chipotle and they ask for a W9, give them this downloadable W9 Form which includes our mailing address to send the check.  (Be sure that they note your chapter’s full name without abbreviations.) If you have questions about whether or not to use our W9 for a particular fundraiser you can reach out via Slack or email chapters@activeminds.org