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How to Give

Gift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines (PDF)

Giving by Credit Card

Use our secure online gift form to make a Gift to MSRI

Giving by Mail

Please mail your check or credit card information to:

Development Office
17 Gauss Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-5070

Giving by Wire Transfer

For cash wire transfers, please contact Heike Friedman, 510-643-6056, hfriedman@msri.org .

Giving Appreciated Securities

There are many advantages associated with donating appreciated securities that have owned for a year of longer. You not only obtain a deduction for the full-fair market value of the stock (typically calculated as the average of the high and the low on the day the transfer), you also avoid paying tax on the capital gain. Please consult with your financial advisor on the best way to maximize these benefits.

Giving from your Donor Advised Fund

You can recommend a grant be paid from a Donor Advised Fund to MSRI. Please contact the organization or financial institution, who administers your Fund directly to initiate a grant request.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers will match your donation to MSRI, and your gift will make an even greater impact on our program. Check with your employer, or give us a call – we will be happy to check for you.

If you intend to transfer funds by wire, if you are planning donate securities, or if you have any other questions about to how to give to MSRI, please contact Lisa Jacobs at lisaj@msri.org or 510.642.8226.