Is my donation tax-deductible?
The NSTMF is a nonprofit organization incorporated under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS code. All charitable gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
What are my rights as a donor?
The NSTMF works with donors to identify particular areas of interest and best match a contribution to the area where it would be best served. The Foundation is committed to regular communication with its supporters and adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professional’s donor bill of rights: https://afpglobal.org/donor-bill-rights.
Can I donate securities?
Yes. Click here for stock, equity, and wire instructions.
Can I make a donation anonymously?
The NSTMF will never publish the name of a donor without explicit consent. Should you wish to remain anonymous to the Foundation itself, you may donate through a donor-advised fund where the fund does not provide the Foundation with any of the donor’s information. You may also contribute cash anonymously, though the Foundation does not recommend mailing cash due to the potential for theft or postal service interruptions.
Can I sponsor a specific event or support a particular program?
Yes. The NSTMF welcomes event sponsorships and program-restricted support. To discuss your options for restricted giving in more detail, please contact .
What non-monetary options for contributing to the NSTMF do I have?
In-kind donations: The NSTMF welcomes conversations concerning relevant in-kind donations for our programs and operations. To discuss in-kind donations to the NTSMF, please contact [email protected]
Time and expertise: We work with STEM experts across industries as a part of our speaker and mentorship programs—if you’re interested in donating your time as a mentor or featured speaker, please contact [email protected] for more information.
Can my company match my contribution?
The NSTMF does not currently have matching gift partnerships with any corporations. We are open to establishing these partnerships. If you would like to discuss how your corporation can become involved with the NSTMF by way of a matching gift program, please contact . We would be happy to work with you and your company to offer this donation option in the future.
Can I include the NSTMF in my will?
We do not yet have a formal planned giving program. If you would like to include the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation in your estate plan, please contact [email protected] for further conversations.
Can I donate in honor or memory of someone else?
Yes. Please indicate the name of the individual your gift is honoring on your method of payment, the description box, or by email to [email protected] in advance/at the time of your donation. We would be happy to accommodate your request.