The Private Manning Defense Fund

Your donation allows us to fight for Pvt Chelsea Manning

Over 24,261 individuals have donated a total of $1,468,726 to the defense fund, while an additional 831 supporters (including WikiLeaks) have given $65,804 to Pvt. Manning's legal trust account. (updated November 1, 2013). Our defense fund fiscal report is updated monthly.

Chelsea Manning Defense Fund (tax-deductible donations)

The Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning defense fund is hosted by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Chelsea Manning Support Network. Funding Pvt. Manning's chosen legal defense team has always been our top priority. In the wake of the outrageous 35 year prison sentence decreed by military judge Colonel Denise Lind, we believe that the final outcome will depend on not only on legal arguments, but on public opinion as we enter into pardon and clemency petitions, as well as the appeals process. 

Donate online

Or, send checks payable “Courage to Resist” to: Courage to Resist, 484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610. Please note “Manning defense” on the check’s memo line.


Pvt. Manning IOLTA legal trust account (NOT tax-deductible)

The Pvt. Chelsea Manning legal trust account is managed by her appeals attorney Nancy Hollander under regulation of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program and the American Bar Association. All proceeds offset Pvt. Manning's ongoing legal expenses. Any funds remaining at the end of Manning's legal jeopardy will become hers with interest.

Send checks payable "IOLTA / Manning" to: Courage to Resist, 484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610

Checks received will be deposited into Manning's IOLTA account at Dubuque Bank & Trust, Dubuque, Iowa. Due to the way processing fees would interact with the legal trust, online donations to the legal trust are not possible. However, we can provide wire transfer information upon request.



We are again accepting PayPal contributions. These contributions will be used in support of the "Stand with Brad" public statement and petition ( These PayPal transactions are not tax-deductible.

Our relationship with PayPal has been “complicated” to put it mildly. On January 29, 2011, PayPal restricted access to our account based on the "need for additional information." After a month of trying to find a possible resolution with senior PayPal staff, we issued a statement on February 24, 2011, regarding the situation. After thousands of supporters signed a petition and contacted PayPal in protest, our account was restored without explanation.

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