Giving to NAS

Ways to Give

However you choose to give, the NAS appreciates your generosity, which allows us to proactively address critical scientific issues and enables us to take on activities intended to strengthen the role of science and science policy.


The most efficient way to make a difference now is to use our secure online gift form. This form allows you to designate your gift the NAS Annual Fund, to the unrestricted endowment, or to the program of your choice.


Gifts of stock or securities mutually benefit both you and the NAS. Please notify us of your intended donation by following the instructions on our stock gift form (PDF) so that we can accurately credit your contribution.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts (such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and gifts from retirement plans) demonstrate your current commitment to our nation's long-term future with a gift to be made later. Our planned giving site provides a detailed look at how your support can simultaneously benefit both you and your family as well as the NAS.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that your gift can be increased at no additional cost to you if a corporation or foundation with a matching gifts program employs you or a family member? Often, retirees and directors qualify for this benefit as well. This is an easy way to double or even triple your donation.


Our printable donation form (PDF) provides an easy way to mail or fax your gift. To make your gift via telephone, please be ready to provide the information on the donation form and then call the Development Office at 202-334-2431.

The National Academy of Sciences proudly adheres to a Donor Bill of Rights, allowing you, as a donor, to have complete confidence that your wishes will be respected.

If you have questions about giving to the NAS or would like to make a gift by phone, please contact Mark Carter, Senior Director of Development at (202) 334-1768 or email

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