About Us

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissue available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility. 

DLA manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation. 

Founded as the Coalition on Donation in 1992 by the donation and transplantation community, Donate Life America changed its name in 2006 in response to extensive research and the desire to align the organization with the Donate Life brand. Over the past 25 years, Donate Life America and the Donate Life Community have registered nearly 138 Million organ, eye and tissue donors in the United States – more than 56% of the adult population.

Our Work in Action

Read about Donate Life America’s successes in donor designation, donation education and public promotion activities in the following Annual Reports and Donor Designation Report Cards:

Financial Stewardship

Donate Life America is able to perform its vital work with revenue from three main funding sources:

  • Contributions from individuals, corporate partners and education assessment supporters
  • Revenues from the product sales and services to the donation community 
  • License fees and event registration fees

FY 2015 Operating Expenses

  • Total Mission Spending (84%)
  • Total Supporting Services (16%)

Donate Life America is proud to report that nearly 81 percent of dollars spent in this fiscal year went directly to support our mission.

FY2016 Form 990

FY2016 Financial Statements

Total Operating Expenses: $2,280,014

Mission spending includes:

  • Education programs
  • Campaign materials
  • National Donate Life Registry
  • National meetings and conferences
  • Web & technology

Supporting services include:

  • Management & general
  • Fundraising expenses

Donate Life America, as a tax-exempt non-profit organization, annually files a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service to provide information to the public on the organization’s finances, public support, and activities.

DLA’s tax identification number is 54-1626038.

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