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Ways to Give

Every gift to Caltech has a ripple effect, and annual gifts—at any dollar amount—have a significant impact on Caltech research and discovery. Ways to give include: 

Credit Card

Making a gift using our secured website is the fastest and most convenient way you can support Caltech, allowing your gift to be put to use right away. Make an online gift using your credit card on or before December 31st to receive 2018 tax credit.

We often shorten our website URL on mailings and emails using or tinyurl links. If you use one of these links, it will take you directly to our giving page which begins with


We now offer the option to use PayPal to make gifts to support Caltech. Make a PayPal gift using your PayPal account on or before December 31st to receive 2018 tax credit. Be sure to include your gift designation(s) in the comments section to ensure that your gift will be allocated to your preferred designation(s).

Cash Gifts

Making a gift by check is another way you can make an immediate impact on Caltech. Please make checks payable to Caltech and mail to:

California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd, MC 5-32
Pasadena, CA 91125 

*Gifts must be postmarked by December 31st in order to receive 2018 tax credit.

Stock Gifts

Donors making gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have grown in value) earn an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of their securities and avoid capital gain taxes on the transfer. Please email or fax the DTC instructions form prior to transferring securities. To receive credit for the current calendar/tax year, the electronic transfer from an account or the postmark on the transmittal of the stock certificates must occur on or before December 31stLearn more.

Wire Transfers

To make an outright gift through a wire transfer, please follow the instructions here.

IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA charitable rollover is a terrific way to make a tax-free gift to Caltech. See how your gift can satisfy your required minimum distribution without increasing your income taxes.

Below are additional ways you can support Caltech. For more detailed information on how to plan your giving, visit

Matching Gifts

Double—or even triple—your gift by donating through your employer’s matching gift program.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs for charitable contributions made by employees, retirees, and spouses. To find out if your employer offers a matching program, use the search function on the bottom of the Caltech giving form.

Please contact your employer for instructions and send your completed matching gift form to or:

California Institute of Technology
MC 5-32
1200 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125.

Questions? Email

Payroll Deduction

Caltech faculty and staff can support Caltech via payroll deduction. Print and complete the authorization form and mail to Development Records Office, MC 5-32.