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There are plenty of ways you can take action to support our life-saving work. You can donate, fundraise for us or even create a settlement team to sponsor and support an LGBTQI+ newcomer. For more information on how to support Rainbow Railroad, please email donations@rainbowrailroad.org.


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Partnerships

Partnerships

We create partnerships with businesses committed to social justice and global LGBTQI+ rights.

Fundraise

Fundraise

Your generosity fuels our work. Fundraising for Rainbow Railroad will help change an LGBTQI+ person’s life.

Gifts in Will

Gifts in Will

Easy ways to make a lasting impact: beneficiary on bank accounts, gift of life insurance, gift in will.

Other Ways To Give

Other Ways To Give

Support Rainbow Railroad by donating securities, cryptocurrency, airline points and more.

Sponsor a Refugee

Sponsor a Refugee

Learn more about the process for privately sponsoring an LGBTQI+ refugee to resettle in Canada or the United States.

Book a Speaker

Book a Speaker

When booking a speaker from Rainbow Railroad, please consider making a donation to our cause.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate in another way? (PayPal, Canada Helps, etc.)

Yes! We are available to accept one-time or monthly gifts on a number of donation platforms.

Who do I contact if I have a question or issue with my donation?

Please contact donations@rainbowrailroad.org and a staff member will get back to you.

Can I mail in a donation?

Yes. Donations can be mailed to:
Rainbow Railroad 401 Richmond St. W. Suite 360 Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Rainbow Railroad USA 575 5th Avenue, Unit 18-139, New York, NY, 10017

I received a call from a fundraiser that said they were representing Rainbow Railroad, how do I know it’s not a scam?

We are currently conducting a tele-fundraising campaign Public Outreach. Their team of highly-trained professionals are passionate about the freedom and justice for LGBTQI+ people, and the work we do here at Rainbow Railroad.

To verify that your phone call is indeed from an official representative, please confirm that they are contacting you from these phone numbers:

  • (323) 275-9510
  • (604) 674-9248
  • (647) 484-1877
  • (713) 324-6457
  • (718) 928-2736
  • (737) 236-2564

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at donations@rainbowrailroad.org.

Why should I donate monthly?

Donating monthly gives Rainbow Railroad a secure and reliable source of income each month, allowing us to be able to plan ahead more strategically in our operations.

How can I change my payment information or amount for my monthly gift?

Contact donations@rainbowrailroad.org with your name, credit card number and expiry date (for security reasons, do not email your full credit card number – please reach out and we can call you in order to take the information instead).

How do I cancel my monthly gift?

Please contact donations@rainbowrailroad.org and a staff member will get back to you.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. Donations of $10 or more to Rainbow Railroad are tax-deductible. Donations in CAD will receive a Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)-compliant receipt of donation, while donations in other currencies will receive a tax receipt in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To request a tax receipt for a donation under $10, please email donations@rainbowrailroad.org.

Donations that are collected as a lump sum at an event are unfortunately not tax-deductible.

To receive a UK tax receipt, please use our Rainbow Railroad UK form provided by through Give Out partnership page.

For recurring donations, a tax receipt for the total amount donated for the prior calendar year will be emailed to you in early January.

Travel points and other in-kind donations are generally not eligible for a tax receipt.

Can we use the Rainbow Railroad logo?

Most likely yes, but we need to hear from you first. If you’re a business looking to brand your product with the Rainbow Railroad logo and donate a portion of your sales, reach out to sferguson@rainbowrailroad.org. If you’re hosting an event, please reach out to us at events@rainbowrailroad.org. Please refrain from using our logo without explicit permission.

Can my employer match my gift?

Once you have a tax receipt, you can ask your employer if they can match it.

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