Giving Options

The Wistar Institute is an independent research institute that derives its funding from federal grants, commercial partnerships, foundation awards, and donors like you. Less than half of The Wistar Institute’s annual revenues are derived from federal grants.  Your gift, whether large or small, affords the more than 150 scientists at Wistar the ability to continue to conduct vital research in vaccine development, cancer therapies, and immunology that has saved lives and, thanks to you, will continue to do so.


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You can also donate by phone with a credit card by calling 215-898-3930. Or if you would like to mail in a check, please complete this gift form and mail with your check to: The Wistar Institute, Attention: Development Office, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Questions? Call the numbers above or email

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Annual Giving

The President's Society

Supporters who give annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

Donating Stock

Recieve substantial tax benefits while supporting research.

Workplace Giving

Support Wistar through the United Way and employer-matched gift programs.

Planned Giving

Include a gift to Wistar in your estate and financial plans.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Honor a loved one with a tribute gift.


Endowed funds may support postdoctoral fellowships, faculty at different stages of their career, seminar series or equipment and technologies that will further the Institute’s research priorities.

Foundation Gifts

Private foundations provide essential support for key Wistar programs.

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporations provide program and event support for education and research.

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