Founded in 2003 by the O’Neill family, the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund at the FNIH supports a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Childs at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to search for a cure for renal cell carcinoma. Commonly referred to as kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma is an under-researched and growing disease that is diagnosed in more than 50,000 individuals each year.
Your gift to the FNIH resonates across the entire field of medicine. For decades, the FNIH, as a partner to the National Institutes of Health, has advanced biomedical research and training that has improved the development of treatments and cures.
Thanks to our generous benefactors, the FNIH has devoted more than $1.5 billion to support more than 600 research programs in over 30 countries. Consistently awarded four stars from Charity Navigator, the FNIH devotes more than 90 cents of every dollar directly to our programs.
We are a Maryland 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions to the FNIH are deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law. Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions.
WAYS TO GIVE
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)
A donor advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the FNIH and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.
Endowment gifts create a lasting impact in support of a cause. Endowment gifts offer support in perpetuity, by providing a sustainable source of income for the FNIH. Learn more
Gifts of Stock
A gift of stock is one of the simplest and most tax-savvy ways to support the FNIH. Transfer appreciated securities (stocks, bonds) you have owned for at least a year to the FNIH, pay no capital gains tax and take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of your gift. Learn more
It’s easy to create a personal fundraising page to raise money for critically needed biomedical research. You can use your fundraising page to honor or remember someone special; to mark a birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or other special occasion; or fundraise for a race, tournament, or party. Read more
Multiply the impact of your donation giving through your Employer Matching Gift Program. If you are a federal employee, make the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) your charity of choice in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #29165).
Matching gifts provide you with an easy way to potentially double, if not triple, your original donation. In fact, your company, a spouse’s company, the company whose board you serve or even a company that you retired from may match your gift.
Make a Big Impact with a Future Gift
The FNIH Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have made plans to remember the Foundation in their estate plans or planned gift. Such important investments in the future of human health advance the research that can lead to the prevention, treatment, and cure of diseases. Learn more
You can drive discovery by establishing a new donor initiative or by supporting an existing one. To learn more contact Strategic Alliances and Advancement, examples include Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain, Joram Piatigorsky Basic Science Lecture and Award, and Sallie Rosen Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women Scientists in Cancer Research.
When you include the FNIH in your estate plan, your generosity helps advance breakthrough biomedical discoveries that improve the quality of peoples’ lives. Thank you for ensuring that the FNIH can impact those we serve well into the future.Visit Planned Giving
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this donation tax deductible?
FNIH is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
Can I mail a donation to FNIH?
Yes. You can donate by mail at: Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, 11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Does FNIH accept donations of stock?
Yes. You can find more information here or by contacting the advancement office at [email protected]