An online donation is fast, secure and the most efficient way to put your dollars to work right away. Use the secure online form at the bottom of any page to make a contribution to NAMI. If you would like to make a gift in honor or memory of an individual, please select “recognition” at the bottom of this page.

Ways to Donate:

You can donate online by following the links below, or you can mail your donation to

NAMI St. Louis
1810 Craig Road, Suite 124
St. Louis, MO 63146

General Donation is fund contributed by a donor to provide NAMI St. Louis Programing in the seven counties served by NAMI St. Louis. These funds are not restricted in use by the donor.

Planned Giving dues paid to NAMI St. Louis are $35 from which you become a member of NAMI, NAMI Missouri and NAMI St. Louis. The funds are divided $10 for NAMI, $10 for NAMI Missouri and $15 for NAMI St. Louis. Once you become a member through any of these three organizations, you are a member of them all. Membership supports NAMI Programs at all three levels, subscribes you to the Newsletters from all three organizations, allow for voting at the NAMI St. Louis and NAMI Missouri level and impacts the number of voting delegates at the NAMI level.

For those with limited financial resources an Open Door membership is available for $3. The Open Door membership comes with all the same rights and privileges.

Memorials and Tributes are donations made to NAMI St. Louis in honor of a friend, love one or family member. These gifts are to honor the individual recognized. All memorials and Tributes are published in the next NAMI St. Louis Newsletter after being received.

Create Your Legacy Via a Planned Gift to NAMI-St. Louis
by Kevin Miller

Making a charitable gift via a bequest designation in your will or a beneficiary designation in your family trust is certainly not just for the wealthy. Many leading institutions of America have been built not only by the Rockefellers, but by the bequests of thousands of “regular folks.” In fact, it might be said that most middle-income Americans can only make their ultimate charitable gifts at the end of their lifetimes, after all of their personal care needs have been satisfied. Depending upon your personal circumstances, tax laws may offer opportunities for our donors to benefit their families through charitable planned giving which may result in tax savings of income, inheritance or estate taxes.Naming the Alliance on Mental Illness-St. Louis as a beneficiary in your estate plan is a wonderful charitable gift that helps continue our St. Louis area programs for generations to come. This type of gift allows you to retain control of your assets during your lifetime, while ensuring that your legacy will live on by improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.By working with your legal and other counsel, you can leave your legacy in a will or revocable trust via the following suggested language:

An Unrestricted Bequest:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Alliance on Mental Illness-NAMI St. Louis (federal tax ID number 43-1143899), located at 1750 S. Brentwood, St. Louis, MO 63144 (please insert dollar amount or percentage of estate remainder) to be used for the general purpose of the organization, at the discretion of its Board of Directors.”


A Restricted Bequest: (to support a particular program or area of interest to you)

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Alliance on Mental Illness-NAMI St. Louis (federal ID number 43-1143899), located at 1810 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 (please insert dollar amount or percentage of estate remainder) to be used for the purpose of _____________.”


Donors may also name the Alliance on Mental Illness- NAMI St. Louis as the ultimate beneficiary of a bank certificate of deposit, a life insurance policy, an IRA, or other financial mechanisms. If you would like to confidentially discuss possibly creating your personal legacy, please contact Christine Patterson, Executive Director, at 314-962-4670 or