Ways to Give

Donating to the National Academy of Medicine is an investment in the future of health and medicine. Every gift to the Academy—from cultivating the next generation of health care leaders through one of a kind fellowships, to supporting a more coordinated international response to infectious disease epidemics, to providing long-term support to the NAM’s endowment—advances us toward our goal of a healthier future for everyone.

A tax-deductible gift to the NAM can be designated to the NAM Annual Fund, which provides critical unrestricted funding to the area of greatest need, or the program of your choice.

Join the Campaign for the NAM by making a gift today and help us secure a healthier future for everyone.


Online gifts are the most immediate way to support the NAM. To give online, you can 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 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.

If you would like to pause, adjust, or cancel an active recurring gift, please email namgiving@nas.edu.

Mail or Phone

Our printable donation form offers an easy way to mail your contribution. Checks made payable to the “National Academy of Medicine” should be mailed to our secure offsite processing center at:

National Academy of Medicine
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.

Donor-Advised Funds

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 NAM 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 Medicine
Office of Development
P.O. Box 936138
Atlanta, GA 31193-6135

Please note: If you are recommending a DAF distribution to the National Academy of Medicine, you will need to select the National Academy of Sciences as the receiving organization and note the National Academy of Medicine in an available memo line or field noting a specific fund. This will ensure your donation is directed appropriately. If you have any questions, please contact namgiving@nas.edu.  

Qualified Charitable Distributions

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) can save you income taxes, as well as help minimize your taxable estate and fulfill your philanthropic wishes. The gift amount counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution, and your taxable income is lowered by the amount of your QCD.

Important points to consider:

  • You must be at least age 70½.
  • The gift should come directly from your IRA account, in the form of a check.
  • The gift may come from a Traditional or a Roth IRA (special exclusions may apply to other types of IRA accounts).
  • Although there is no tax deduction, there is NO income tax on the withdrawal.

Please have your IRA plan administrator send a check to:

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

Accompanying paperwork should identify (1) your name and address, and (2) whether your gift is intended for a specific program or for general unrestricted support.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of long-term appreciated stock (more than 1 year) allows you to avoid capital gains tax. When itemizing your deductions, you can deduct the fair market value of the stock. If you choose this option, please complete this form and contact Shawn Neil, Director of Advancement Services, at 202-334-3823 or sneil@nas.edu so that we can accurately initiate and credit your contribution.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that your gift may be eligible for matching dollars if a corporation or foundation with a matching gift program employs you or a family member? This is an easy way to double your donation. Please contact the administrator of your matching gift program to find out the steps you need to take in order to have your gift matched.

Planned Gifts

Your planned gift to the NAM, often in the form of a simple bequest, represents your current commitment to the long-term future of health and health care. We encourage you to explore the National Academies’ planned giving website today.

Professional Award or Honorarium Gifts

Donating professional awards, honorarium, prizes, or other forms of payment can be a creative way to support the work of the NAM while potentially avoiding the taxable income. If you would like to learn more about how to donate an award or honorarium to the NAM, please contact the Office of Development at 202-334-2431 or namgiving@nas.edu.

Tax-Exempt Status

The Academies are tax exempt under a federal charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences. Gifts and grants to the National Academy of Medicine are tax-deductible. The NAM proudly adheres to a Donor’s Bill of Rights, allowing you to have complete confidence that as a donor to the NAM your wishes will always be respected. The National Academy of Medicine’s Tax ID Number is 53-0196932.

For more information, or to make a gift, contact the Office of Development at 202-334-2431.

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