The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) is a non-profit organization incorporated in August 2004, classified as a public charity exempt from federal income tax under IRS section 501(c) (3) (20-2484231), and registered with the New Jersey Directory of Charities (#CH2720800). You can look up our most current Form 990 (federal tax return) and financial statement by clicking on the attached links. LALDEF receives almost no government funding and relies mostly on private donations.

If you have common stock or mutual funds that have appreciated you can receive a tax deduction for their current market value, and save the capital gains tax, by donating them to LALDEF. For instructions please contact our Treasurer, John Heilner, at

Donations to LALDEF are tax deductible as provided by law. To send in a contribution, please mail in a check, payable to LALDEF, to PO Box 80, Princeton NJ 08542. A letter acknowledging your donation will be sent to you.

You can also donate online with a credit/debit card or PayPal account. To do so click on the button below. You will also receive a letter of acknowledgement for your tax records.

You may also support our organization by using Amazon Smile, where you shop and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to LALDEF. Start now by using our unique charity link: