State Nonprofit Disclosures

Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below.
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Disclaimer and Disclosure

Here is important information you need to know as you make your donations toward Penny Appeal USA’s humanitarian efforts.

Penny Appeal USA (“PA USA”) is a non-profit, non-governmental international relief and development organization organized under the laws of the State of Virginia with headquarters located at 2461 Eisenhower Ave, 2nd floor, Alexandria, VA 22314. PA USA, Tax ID No. 47-5165837, is exempt from federal income tax under 26 U.S.C. Section 501(c)(3), and is a non-profit organization eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.

It may take anywhere from 1-5 business days before charges appear on your credit card or bank statement. This may vary per credit card company or bank.

Each donation to PA USA is tax-deductible as and to the extent allowed under applicable law and represents a contribution to its mission of alleviating poverty and suffering wherever it is found, paying no heed to gender, race, or creed.

PA USA is committed to providing aid in the country or program that you select. In the event we complete the program, exceeding the required funds, or are denied access to a particular country for reasons beyond our control, PA USA reserves the right to reallocate your donation and use it where funds are needed most.

You may contact PA USA at +1-202-851-2112 for more information.


A portion of your donation will go toward administrative costs.

The default option for donation payment is a one-time transaction. One-time donations will only be processed as authorized for that specific transaction, per the given day.

In cases where recurring direct debit (available for U.S. banks only) or monthly credit giving options are available, you will be given the choice to select your preferred method of giving. By selecting recurring donation options, you authorize PA USA to automatically transfer your gift each month from the account you provide—the transaction will appear on your checking account or credit card statement. The monthly charge date shall be the date on which the donation was initially submitted. If the monthly charge date needs to be changed, you may submit an email to or call +1-202-851-2112 and request for the monthly date to be changed.

The financial institution you identify on the donation form is authorized to debit or charge your donation to the account indicated. This authority will remain in effect until you have given PA USA at least 14 days’ notice that this authorization has been terminated. Please understand that you must give advance notice to allow reasonable time for your instructions to be executed. If ever an incorrect amount should be entered into your account, you authorize your financial institution to make the appropriate adjustment on your behalf.

*In cases when a month does not have 30 days, the transaction will be made on the following business day.

You can increase, decrease or suspend your gift by calling +1-202-851-2112 or by sending an email to

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CREDIT CARD DONATIONS FOR ZAKAT: Please consider adding 2% when using Visa and Mastercard to your total zakat donation—this will compensate for any transaction fees deducted from your donation by the credit card companies, and will ensure that your intended zakat amount is paid in full.

For your convenience, PA USA offers additional ways to donate:

– To donate by phone, call +1-202-851-2112

– To donate by mail, make your check payable to Penny Appeal USA, and send it to 2461 Eisenhower Ave 2nd floor, Alexandria, VA 22314

Refund Policy

Generally, a donation to Penny Appeal USA is, like all charitable donations, not refundable. Legally, a charitable contribution is a gift, and, like any gift, is an irrevocable transfer of a donor’s entire interest in the donated cash or property.

PA USA may consider (in its absolute discretion) a refund if the donation was made accidentally or in some other extremely unusual circumstance. In such cases, Penny Appeal USA must receive a request within 72 hours of the donation. To request a refund, call +1-202-851-2112. Refunds are issued using the original method of payment.

Penny Appeal USA cannot issue a refund after the donated funds have been granted to a project. On the rare occasion that a donation is refunded, any associated tax receipt is no longer valid.

Charitable Solicitation Disclosure

For a copy of PA USA’s latest annual report, audited financial statement, or annual tax return, please send your request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Penny Appeal USA, Attn: Donor Relations Department, 2461 Eisenhower Ave 2nd floor, Alexandria, VA 22314

In addition, residents of the following states can receive copies of such documents as follows:


A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free, within the state, 1-800-435-7352 (800-help-fla), or visiting Florida registration #CH49991


Upon request, the following information will be provided by PA USA: (A) A full and fair description of the charitable program for which the solicitation campaign is being carried out and, if different, a full and fair description of the programs and activities of the charitable organization on whose behalf the solicitation is being carried out; and (B) A financial statement or summary which shall be consistent with the financial statement required to be filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to Code Section 43-17-5. In addition, a copy of the financial statement filed by PA USA (Reg. No. CH-012385) with the Secretary of State pursuant to Code Section 43-17-5 can be obtained by writing to the Division of Securities and Business Regulation, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 802, West Tower; Atlanta, GA 30334.


Copies of documents and information submitted by PA USA (Reg. No. 32931) are available for the cost of copies and postage from the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 or by calling toll-free 1-888-874-0013.

New Jersey:

Information filed with the attorney general concerning this charitable solicitation may be obtained from the attorney general of the state of New Jersey by calling 973-504-6215. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement. (Reg. No. CH3955900)

New York:

New York residents may obtain a copy of the annual report of PA USA (Reg. No. 45-68-13) by writing to the office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

North Carolina:

Financial information about PA USA (solicitation license #: SL011199) and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. This license is not an endorsement by the state.


The official registration and financial information of PA USA may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Registration # 106164.


A financial statement for PA USA for the most recent fiscal year is available upon request from the Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 102 Governor Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or by calling toll-free 1-800-552-9963.


Additional financial disclosure information, including any notice of solicitation required by the Charitable Solicitation Act, may be obtained upon request made to the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483, or by e-mail at PA USA (Reg. No. 1139710) is registered with the Secretary of State as required under the laws of the State of Washington.

West Virginia:

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents submitted by PA USA from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.


A financial statement of PA USA (Credential # 16835-800) disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year is available upon request made to PA USA, as noted above.

Please note: Registration in any state does not imply an endorsement of Penny Appeal USA by that state or any officer or employee of that state.