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The FNIH has been awarded its seventh consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating and Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. Donate to save lives today!


FNIH is Rated a Top Charity 

In 2021, the FNIH was awarded its seventh consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the world's largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluator, indicating that the FNIH “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities.” Only 9% of the nearly two million charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations. Our Charity Navigator Profile

The FNIH in 2022 also received GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. Of the more than 2 million nonprofits listed on GuideStar, only about 0.6% earn the Platinum Seal. The Platinum Seal signifies that we provide qualitative information about our goals, strategies, and metrics. Our GuideStar Profile

DONATE TODAY to Support Medical Research that Saves Lives

Your gift to the FNIH resonates across the entire field of medicine. It supports game-changing research that could stem a disease or save a life. For 25 years, 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 donors, the FNIH has devoted more than $1 billion to support more than 600 research programs in over 30 countries. Consistently awarded four stars from Charity Navigator, the FNIH devotes more than 88 cents of every dollar directly to programs. A description of the FNIH’s programs can be found here.

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. Individual state disclosures can be found here.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

Where can I find FNIH’s Donor Privacy Policy?

  • FNIH's Donor Privacy Policy can be found here

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?