Is my contribution tax deductible? 

Yes, individual contributions made directly to the World Service Office are tax deductible. Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. See for related information.

Will I receive acknowledgment of my contribution? 

You will receive acknowledgment and a receipt for your contribution in the mail unless you contribute via PayPal or the Al‑Anon Family Groups Mobile App, in which case an email confirmation will be sent upon submission. This email will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Can I contribute in someone’s honor or memory? 

Al‑Anon and Alateen members may contribute to Al‑Anon in memory of anyone who is deceased. Contributions in memory of deceased Al‑Anon members from “family” who are not Al‑Anon members will also be accepted. These one-time memorial gifts of gratitude from non-members are limited to a maximum of $500.

What will my contribution support? 

Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. is supported by members’ financial and service contributions together with the sale of our literature. Contributions support creating new literature, helping members locate meetings, and conducting public outreach. See the World Service Office Annual Report for a detailed account of the activities your “gratitude in action” allows us to carry out each year.

How can I make a contribution? 

There are several ways to give. Members can visit “Make a Contribution” on and contribute via PayPal or by credit card. You may also use the “Contributions” tab on the AFG Mobile App to contribute electronically via Apple Pay or Google Pay or mail your contribution to Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. at 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

We remain ever mindful of the many ways your generous support allows us to carry Al‑Anon’s message of hope.

“With sufficient membership contributions, Al‑Anon will always be there for families and friends of alcoholics.” Paths to Recovery (B-24), p. 193

The Forum, July 2023

Feel free to reprint this article on your service arm website or newsletter, along with this credit line: Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.