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You can change lives, one bailout at a time.

Join us in lending a helping hand and creating a system that works for all.

The Bail Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.


Join a community of passionate monthly donors who make it possible for The Bail Project to secure freedom for thousands of Americans experiencing poverty every year.

Fundraise for us

Make a big impact by hosting a peer-to-peer fundraiser today. Encourage your friends and family to help!

Workplace giving

Many companies offer a matching gift program for employee contributions made to The Bail Project.

Leave a legacy

Including The Bail Project in your will or trust can help protect people from pretrial incarceration for generations.

Honor gifts

Donate to The Bail Project on someone’s behalf and send a custom e-card along with your donation.

Donate Stock

Your gift can make an even bigger impact by donating stock, bonds, and mutual funds directly.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often you donate.

More ways to support

Looking for other ways to support The Bail Project? Whether you want to donate crypto currency, a vehicle, or by bank transfer, we make it easy to support the cause you love.

Check out our donor FAQ page for more information.

Managing your donation is easy through the donor portal.

To donate over the phone, call  (323) 366-0799 x 2
To donate by mail,  please make your check payable to “The Bail Project” at: The Bail Project Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 102592 Pasadena, CA 91189-2592

The Bail Project is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax identification number (EIN) is 81-4985512.

Your donation helps real people,

in real time.

Free Bail Assistance

By providing free bail assistance to those in need, we restore the presumption of innocence, reunite families, and gather evidence for change.

Community Release with Support

We provide court notifications and free transportation to court. We also help our clients navigate voluntary supportive services like substance use recovery, housing based on their needs.

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Ashley feared she would have her baby in jail instead of the hospital because she couldn’t afford her bail.
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Parental Incarceration Leaves Kids Without the Care and Stability They Need

When Ryan met Reverend Tinsley, he finally felt a sense of belonging after years of being in and out of foster care.
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Charles Went From Living the American Dream to Being Stuck in Jail Pretrial

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