Below are ways that you can make a gift now. If you’re looking for information on planned giving options, including gifts of real estate or life insurance, please visit our planned giving website.

Ways to Give

Outright gifts of cash – contributions are simple to do and provide immediate tax savings. Additionally, gifts of this kind benefit the La Jolla Institute for Immunology now. You can make a secure credit card donation online, or, if you prefer, send a check. Please make the check payable to “LJI” or “La Jolla Institute for Immunology” and mail it to:

La Jolla Institute for Immunology
ATTN: Advancement Department
9420 Athena Circle
La Jolla, CA 92037

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to La Jolla Institute directly from your DAF.

Find out here if your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating.

Contributions of appreciated publicly traded securities can provide you with multiple tax advantages. Stock certificates can be delivered directly to the Institute in person or by mail, or preferably, transferred directly from your brokerage account to the Institute. For specific instructions, please contact Kelsey Dale at kdale@lji.org at (858) 752-6542.

Donating cryptocurrency is a tax efficient way to enable our scientists to accelerate the pace of research. LJI accepts donations in the form of the following cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and Basic Attention Token (BAT). Click here to learn more or donate cryptocurrency securely online.

Did you know that many companies will match an employee’s gift to a non-profit as a way to support employee charitable giving and extend corporate philanthropy?

Learn more about doubling your impact through your employer’s matching gift program here.

Donations of property to La Jolla Institute for Immunology are made possible through a partnership with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), which enables the Institute to accept donations of cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, RVs, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, helicopters, boats, heavy equipment, farm machinery etc.

This donation option removes the hassle of repairing, selling, transporting, and/or disposing of property, and may result in a tax deduction for the donor. Property assets in all conditions will be considered. CARS coordinates the pick-up and entire liquidation of these assets, while guiding donors through the donation process from beginning to end. Liquidated property assets are converted directly to cash donations for La Jolla Institute for Immunology. The webform that allows you to begin the process and additional information is available here.

For any related questions, please contact Eileen Timken at etimken@lji.org at (858) 752-6535.

Gifts of intellectual property such as copyrights, patents, royalties, licenses, and technical data are welcome. The tax and legal provisions that govern these gifts vary according to the type of property. Please contact Kelsey Dale at kdale@lji.org at (858) 752-6542.

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