Long-time Donor or New Supporter? IJ Has a Challenge Grant to Make Your Gift Go Even Further

Melanie Hildreth
Melanie Hildreth  ·  December 13, 2021

The Institute for Justice is the grateful beneficiary of not one, but two challenge grants designed to make your end-of-year giving go even further in the fight for constitutional rights. Because of individuals like you, IJ represents clients and takes on cases like those you read about in this and every issue of Liberty & Law. Now, thanks to two challenge grants from two different longtime supporters, your gift to IJ will go even further.


$1 Million New Donor Challenge

If you haven’t yet made a gift to IJ, there has never been a better time to join our fight. An anonymous donor has pledged to match, dollar for dollar, the gifts of all new IJ donors.

Though we met the initial $1 million goal this summer, the challenge grant donor has issued an additional $500,000 in matching funds to help build the base of support that is essential to IJ’s future growth. Please consider making a gift or referring a friend to help IJ make the most of this exciting opportunity.

$3 Million Steadfast Supporter Challenge

If you are a current IJ donor hoping to leverage your giving, never fear! Recognizing the vital importance of a diverse and consistent donor base to the ongoing success of any organization, a second anonymous donor pledged $3 million to match the contributions of existing donors. Through this grant, if you are a current IJ donor, your gift will be matched 50 cents on the dollar, up to $25,000 per gift. That means your donation of $1,000 generates an additional $500 for IJ, $5,000 earns another $2,500, and so on.


The combination of these two grants means that no matter who you are, you can rest assured that your gift to IJ will have the maximum impact on our ability to fight widespread government abuses and help ordinary Americans achieve their dreams.

If you would like to discuss your year-end giving or other support for IJ, simply email donations@ij.org or call (703) 682-9323, ext. 399, and our development team would be happy to help you. Many thanks for your consideration and your support.

Melanie Hildreth is IJ’s vice president for external relations.

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