Other Ways to Get Involved

There are many great ways to give to the FNIH and support the mission of the NIH and biomedical research:

Create A Personal Fundraising Page

Fundraise for your birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or other special occasion and support biomedical research.  Use an upcoming race or tournament, party or other fundraiser to recognize someone special or honor a loved one's memory by creating your own fundraising page. Read more

Amazon Smile

Shop and Give at the same time!  When you purchase items through Amazon.com, Amazon Smile will contribute a 0.5 percent of the purchase to the FNIH. There is no additional cost to you. All items for purchase on Amazon are eligible for Amazon Smile Read more


Are you an American Express customer? You can donate your points through MembersGive! Read more


Using your Paypal account to make a gift to the FNIH is easy! Click here to visit our donate page and use the drop down menu to select Paypal as your payment type.

eBay – Giving Works

Do you hold auctions on eBay? Choose to donate between 10-100% of the proceeds of your auction items to FNIH through the eBay Giving Works program! Read more


Use GoodSearch.org (powered by Yahoo) as your browser and for every click FNIH receives a donation! Read more


Make your secure donation through JustGive.org. Read more

In-Kind and Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to donate an item or volunteer? See how! Read more

Book Purchase

Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale by Phyllis Peters Read more

Amazon Smile

How does it work?

For every item you buy on Amazon, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% to the FNIH.  All items for purchase on Amazon are eligible for Amazon Smile.

How do I name the FNIH as my preferred charity?

  1.  Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. At the top of the page, click "Choose Charity."
  3. In the "Pick your own" box, type FNIH and then click search.
    Amazon Smile
  4. Click on Select and the FNIH will be set as your chosen charity for all purchases on Amazon Smile.
  5. If you have more than one Amazon.com account, you need to set the preferences on each to the FNIH. Back to top


Please be aware that the 0.5% contribution made by AmazonSmile to the FNIH through your purchase is not deductible for income tax purposes.


Donate dollars with your American Express Card or Redeem Membership Rewards® points to make a donation through MembersGive.

Access to more than 1 million worthy organizations online makes charitable giving easier than ever. Your dollar donations are tax-deductible and you'll receive an e-mail receipt for your records.

  • Choose multiple ways to donate
  • Give to the FNIH or more charities and nonprofit organizations
  • Set up recurring donations
  • Spread your donation out over the year

Go to the Donate Now page of MembersGive.

Search for the FNIH in the search bar

Donate your points or earn points for your Contribution! You can earn valuable rewards for each dollar you donate when you use an eligible, enrolled Card. Back to top

eBay – Giving Works

Do you hold auctions on eBay? Choose to donate between 10-100% of the proceeds of your auction items to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through the eBay Giving Works program.


List the item on eBay, select the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health as your designated charity then choose the percentage of proceeds you want to donate (10-100%). Once the item sells, you will receive a fee credit for every eBay Giving Works donation and a tax receipt.


Look up the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on www.ebaygivingworks.com, if anyone is hosting an auction to benefit the FNIH, then the item will display, choose an item to purchase. Seller will donate a percentage of the sales price to the FNIH!

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In–Kind and Volunteer Opportunities

Located on the NIH campus within yards of the Clinical Center, The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge is a peaceful respite for caregivers and patients in clinical trials who stay free of charge and are relieved of worry about expense and logistics. Since 2005, the Family Lodge has provided more than 110,000 room nights to patients and families from all 50 states and around the world. The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge guests can benefit from in-kind donations and volunteers.    


Non-cash contributions such as food pantry items, toys, video games, books, magazines, DVDs, copy paper, stamps, flash drives, etc… are gratefully appreciated if they are consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of the FNIH and the Family Lodge. However, before making an in-kind donation, please contact the Advancement Office by phone at 301-402-4976 or by e-mail at advancement@fnih.org to discuss your intended contribution before delivering any items.


If you would like to help by donating your time, the following are examples of current volunteer needs:

  • Cooks to prepare special lunch or dinner meals (breakfast is provided to guests daily)
  • Book Readers for children and guests who may be vision impaired
  • Host a game night
  • Hair Dressers/Make Up Artists (must be licensed)

Please contact advancement@fnih.org or call 301-402-4976 to sign-up to volunteer or to learn about additional opportunities. Back to top

Just Give

Go to Justgive.org, choose the FNIH as your charity of choice and donate on this secure site using any major credit card.



They will forward your gift to FNIH, email you a receipt, and keep track of it in your password-protected Giving History. You can:

  • Give as little as $10
  • Make multiple donations in a single transaction
  • Remain anonymous or share your name with the nonprofit organization
  • Dedicate the gift in someone's name
  • Designate the gift for a specific program
  • Send a personalized email to your recipient or add a note card we mail for you

All contributions made through JustGive are 100% tax deductible. Back to top

Book Purchase

Untethered: A Caregiver's TalePurchase Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale. Phyllis Peters is generously donating a portion of the purchase price of her book, Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale, to support Alzheimer’s disease research as part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership.

This book fills the need for full-length fiction as comic relief. It celebrates the modern family at its funniest and most vulnerable, offering cathartic fun aimed not at the care given, but in praise of the caregiver.

If you would like to donate profits from the sale of your own literary work or other hobby, please contact the Advancement Office at advancement@fnih.org or 301-402-4976. Back to top

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