Individual Giving

You have seen the difference that DBSA can make in the life of someone living with a mood disorder—either yourself as a peer, as a family member, or as a friend. You have witnessed the power of peer support to improve and save lives and you want to ensure that people have access to the resources that DBSA provides.

While it is impossible to put a value on the difference DBSA can make in someone’s life, the reality is that there is a cost. DBSA is able to provide free and accessible support groups, innovative wellness programs, and online and printed educational tools only because caring individuals understand the importance of our work and care enough to give us their support.

Gifts from individuals make up the majority of our financial support. Without you we would not be able to provide the many services that help millions of people each year. There are many ways to make your gift. Choose the option below that works best for you. View giving levels and what being a member of the DBSA Community can mean for you.

Ways to Make an Individual Gift

Give Online

Use the online donation form and your debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) to make a secure donation.

Give by Phone

Call our toll-free number, (800) 826-3632, and tell the receptionist that you would like to make a contribution using your debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover).

Give by Fax

Print out the online donation form, complete, and fax it to DBSA at (312) 642-7243.

Give by Mail

Print out the online donation form, complete and mail it to DBSA with your check, money order, debit, or credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) to:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Attn: Development Department
55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604

Make a Recurring Gift

Support DBSA each month in just a few easy steps! Through this program, funds are automatically transferred once a month from your checking account or credit card. Set up your recurring gift online.

Give the Gift of DBSA

What better way to make someone feel special than by helping others in their name? A gift donation to DBSA will help provide education and support to millions of people, and it’s a perfect way to celebrate any occasion. For a minimum $25 per gift, we will send the recipient a letter announcing your thoughtful donation. Make your gift today.

Make a Gift of Stock

Many people chose to make their gift by transferring stock. It’s convenient and can provide significant tax benefits. When making a gift of stock, please download the Making a Gift of Stock PDF for more detailed information on how to transfer this gift to DBSA.

Giving Levels 

DBSA is grateful for all donations in support of our mission. We recognize the value of each and every gift and every dollar given.

Benefits that Come with Making a Gift to DBSA

  • SUPPORT – Up to $50
    • Your gift will provide hope to family, friends, and those living with mental illnesses.
    • This gift entitles you to the DBSA monthly eUpdate newsletter.
  • HOPE – $50 to $149
    • Your gift will provide brochures and educational materials to those seeking information on mood disorders.
    • This gift entitles you to all of the benefits above, plus donor listings on
  • STRENGTH – $150 to $299
    • Your gift will help provide nationally recognized Peer Specialist training and consultation services from the perspective of people who live with mood disorders.
    • This gift entitles you to all of the benefits above, plus donor listings in our Annual Report.
  • WELLNESS – $300 to $499
    • Your gift will help make available the DBSA Wellness Tracker–an online tool to help in recognizing potential health problems and mood triggers in daily life.
    • This gift entitles you to all of the benefits above, plus invitations to DBSA national and regional events.
  • EMPOWERMENT – $500 to $999
    • Your gift will help subsidize costs for DBSA conferences—where consumers, practitioners, and researchers gather from all over the country to find empowerment through compelling keynote presentations, educational workshops, and pre- and post-conference institutes.
    • This gift entitles you to all of the benefits above, plus the quarterly DBSA Leadership Circle newsletter.
  • RECOVERY – $1,000 to $1,499
    • Your gift will support an entire DBSA chapter for an entire year! In addition to their structured, peer-led support groups, chapters produce educational sessions, newsletters, and special events throughout the country and online.
    • This gift entitles you to the benefits above plus invitations to exclusive DBSA events.
  • SUSTAINING SOCIETY – $1,500 and Above
    • For more information on the benefits of membership at this level, please contact the Development Department at (312) 988-1161 or

DBSA is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation qualified under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts are deductible based on federal IRS regulations. Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions regarding the tax ramifications of your gift. DBSA’s federal tax identification number (FEIN) is 36-3379124. 

For more information, please contact our Development Department at (800) 826-3632 or