Donor Privacy Policy

This Donor Privacy Policy describes the ways in which EngenderHealth gathers and uses information from or about you.

Accountability & Financial Management

EngenderHealth recognizes the generosity of our supporters as a privilege with great responsibility. We respect the privacy of our donors and maintain the Donor Privacy Policy below to assure donors’ personal information is protected. EngenderHealth is also committed to adhering to the Donor Bill of Rights, which outlines industry standards for stewardship, ethics, and organizational effectiveness. Our promise to you is that we will use your gift in the best possible way—prudently, thoughtfully, and where it does the most good.

EngenderHealth has earned GuideStar’s Platinum ranking—the highest rating for nonprofit transparency. The American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch gives EngenderHealth an “A” grade.

We are a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible within the United States. Our tax ID is 13-1623838. 

Donor Privacy Policy

By donating through this website,, you agree that your interactions with us are governed by this Donor Privacy Policy and our website Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these policies and terms, please do not use these donation forms.

We may update this policy in order to maintain compliance with applicable laws or to reflect changes to our internal practices. You may not be directly notified of any such changes but can check the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this policy to determine if any material changes have occurred since you last reviewed this page. Your continued use of this site after any changes to this policy are in effect constitutes your acceptance of the revised policy.

Information Collected

EngenderHealth collects information about donors via our website, through the mail, by phone (including mobile devices), and through in-person interactions (such as at events). This information may be information that you directly provide to us, such as information you provide while donating, or information that is passively or automatically collected, such as information collected from your browser or device.

The types of donor information that we collect and maintain include the following:

This information is used for communications with you, for financial record keeping and reporting, and for marketing purposes to raise awareness of EngenderHealth and our mission.

EngenderHealth’s website also gathers information that does not directly identify you, such as how many visits each EngenderHealth website page receives and if the visitor is a repeat visitor or a new visitor. This requires that a “cookie” be sent to your web browser. We use website statistics to analyze our website usage. More information about how cookies are used on our website can be viewed in our Terms of Use.

Credit card numbers are not retained once processed.

How Information is Used

EngenderHealth uses your data to maintain donation records; send acknowledgements; mail your year-end tax statements to you; send you newsletters, notices, and direct mail pieces; and for marketing purposes.

EngenderHealth works with vendors who provide services (such as software) to store and maintain a backup of our donor database and other, often administrative, services. We may provide such third parties with encrypted donor information in order for them to provide their service to us. We limit these service providers in how they use donor information, including financial information that is shared with them; service providers may only use this information for the purpose of providing their specified services and in full confidentiality. The vendors do not have access to the content of our donor files and are contractually prohibited from transferring information elsewhere. Although EngenderHealth has chosen vendors with a reputation for security, we are not responsible for their security.

When you communicate with EngenderHealth, by mail or email, we add your contact information to our mailing list, unless otherwise requested through one of the means below. Your contact information is not automatically stored by a mere visit to our website.

EngenderHealth is reliant on support from the community to grow our donor base. On occasion, EngenderHealth participates in exchanges of supporter or donor information with like-minded organizations and shares, or rents, such information with the service providers that facilitate such exchanges.

Requesting Removal from Our List

Supporters and donors who wish to be removed from our mailing list, who wish to only receive limited amounts of communication (for example, to only be contacted annually or to only receive our newsletter), or who do not wish for their information to be shared, can opt-out by checking a box on the donation form or by contacting us directly through this site, via phone, or in writing (see below).

Contact form

Attn: Development
505 9th Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20004

EngenderHealth does not list individual donor names in any of our publications without express permission to do so. Corporate and foundation supporters may be listed in our annual report and event programs unless otherwise requested. We occasionally post your written comments and letters on our website (in an anonymous fashion, unless otherwise permitted) and in response to your inquiries. Donations over 2% of our entire budget must be reported on IRS Form 990, Schedule B.