NIAID is not a fundraising organization, but it is authorized by Congress to accept donations and bequests in support of its scientific mission. Such donations are kept in a gift fund account separate from the funding NIAID receives from Congress.
The NIAID mission is to conduct and support research on infectious and immunologic diseases in an effort to improve health of people everywhere. NIAID gift fund donations may be used for the following activities:
Individuals and organizations can contribute to the NIAID gift fund by mailing a donation letter and a check or money order payable to the "National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases” to the following address:
NIAID Gift FundBudget and Financial Management Branch5601 Fishers Lane, Room 5E48Rockville, MD 20892-9809
Your letter should indicate that the donation is to be used to support the NIAID mission. Also include the following information to receive an acknowledgment letter from NIAID:
Research Designation (optional)All donations are applied by the NIAID director toward activities to support research on infectious and immunologic diseases. However, you may specify whether the donation is to be used for a specific type of research that falls within the NIAID mission.
Memorial Donations (optional)Please include the name of your loved one in the letter, as well as the names and addresses of the people whom you would like NIAID to acknowledge for the memorial donation.
Honorary Donations (optional)Please write the name of the person your donation is in honor of in your letter, as well as the names and addresses of the people whom you would like NIAID to acknowledge for the honorary donation.
If you have questions, please write to the Budget and Financial Management Branch at the address above or call 301-496-4701. You also may send any questions to NIAIDGiftFund@niaid.nih.gov.
Last Updated February 29, 2012
Last Reviewed December 01, 2014