Andrew Ho
Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.2431

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.


Online gifts are the most immediate way to support the NAS Annual Fund and/or program of your choice. To give online, use our secure online donation form and follow the instructions provided. You have the ability to make your gift as a one-time payment, or as a convenient monthly recurring gift. Recurring donations can be paused, adjusted, or canceled at any time and they are predominantly paperless. A cumulative tax receipt will be issued to you annually and your provided card will be charged on the 15th of each month.

If you would like to pause, adjust, or cancel an active recurring gift, please email


Our printable donation form (PDF document) provides an easy way to mail your contribution.

Checks made payable to the "National Academy of Sciences" should be mailed to our secure offsite processing center at:

National Academy of Sciences
Office of Development
P.O. Box 936138
Atlanta, GA 31193-6135

To make your gift via telephone, please call the Office of Development at 202.334.2431 and be ready to provide the information requested on the donation form.

Planned Gifts

Your planned gifts to NAS, often in the form of a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or charitable remainder trust represents your current commitment to our nation's long-term future. We encourage you to explore our planned giving site today.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a mechanism that simplifies the administrative burden of fulfilling your philanthropic objectives. A DAF offers the favorable tax benefits of giving directly to charities with added flexibility around timing of gifts. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

If you have a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or the Bank of New York Mellon Charitable Fund; DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the NAS directly from our website by using the DAF Direct Link.

All DAF grant recommendations should be mailed to our secure offsite processing center at:

National Academy of Sciences
Office of Development
P.O. Box 936138
Atlanta, GA 31193-6135

Workplace Giving

♦   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.


A gift of long-term appreciated stock (more than 1 year) allows you to avoid capital gains tax while supporting our work. When itemizing your deductions, you can deduct the fair market value of the stock. If you choose this option, please complete our stock gift form and contact Shawn Neil, Director of Advancement Services, at 202.334.3823 or so that we can accurately initiate and credit your contribution.

Create an IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the NAS and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as the NAS without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Learn more about the benefits of an IRA charitable rollover on our Planned Giving site.

Tax-Exempt Status

Gifts and grants are tax-deductible when made to the National Academy of Sciences, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which includes under its congressional charter the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. The NAS tax identification number is 53-0196932. For your reference, a copy of our 501(c)(3) Tax Determination Letter is available to download.

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.

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