Financial Contributions

Become a Member of the Sexual Minorities Archives.

Donate Online: Use your credit card to quickly and securely make a donation online through PayPal, where you can set up an automatic monthly contribution!

Donate by Mail:  Please make your check payable to: SMEF, Inc. and mail it to:
SMEF, Inc. / SMA
PO Box 6579
Holyoke, MA 01041-6579

Include our mail-in financial contributions form when you send us  your check, money order, or credit card information. We prefer that you do not mail cash. Please indicate if you need a receipt for the purpose of taking a tax deduction. The Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation (SMEF), Inc. is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Bequests: Please contact us directly if you wish to include us in your will.  SMA will happily work with you. Please email us for information. If you want to leave a lasting legacy to support the SMA, here is sample bequest language for your attorney:

“I give, devise, and bequeath ____% of my estate/the remainder [or $______] of my estate to Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) [Tax ID #45-0991178] located in Holyoke, MA.”

Other Ways to Financially Support the SMA:

  • Check with your workplace to see if they have a matching grant program and sign up for that.
  • See if your organization gives grants and let us know how to apply.
  • Ask your friends and relatives to contribute!
  • Make us the recipient of your wedding or birthday party donations if you don’t want to receive presents at this time in your life.
  • Host a fundraiser on behalf of the SMA. Some ideas include:
    • Dinner Parties
    • Rent Parties: Throw a party to raise money to pay for one month of rent ($400) to help house the SMA
    • Film Nights: Gather friends at your house to watch a LGBTQI movie. Let us know if you’d like to borrow one from the SMA!
    • Commit to “passing the hat” at an event or meeting and donate the proceeds to SMEF, Inc. for the SMA.