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Ways to Give

The Wistar Institute is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3)research institute that derives its funding from federal grants, commercial partnerships, foundation awards, and donors like you. 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.

The Wistar Institute of Anatomy & Biology is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Online Donations

Click here to give online safely by using our secure form.

Mail & Phone Donations

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: Institutional Advancement, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Questions? Call the number above or email

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Donating Stock

A donation of stock to The Wistar Institute will provide our scientists with the resources they need to advance their research, while at the same time providing you with substantial tax benefits.

You can deduct the full fair market value of long-term appreciated securities and avoid capital gains tax, and you can deduct gifts of securities up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income with a five-year carry-over option. Under certain circumstances, you can also qualify for a 50 percent annual deduction by reducing the value of your gift.

For more information, call 215-898-3930 or email

Workplace Giving

You can make a gift to The Wistar Institute by choosing Wistar as a beneficiary of your contribution to United Way’s Donor Choice Campaign. Please use Wistar's option code #216. One of the best ways to maximize the impact of your generosity is to have your employer match all or part of your donation to Wistar. Many companies have matching gift programs for their employees. Donors interested in this opportunity should obtain the necessary matching gift form from their employer.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a thoughtful and meaningful way to remember a loved one, honor someone special or celebrate a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or holiday. Wistar will send notification of your gift (the amount will be kept confidential) to the honoree, or in the case of memorial gifts, a family member. Click here to make a tribute gift.

Planned Giving

Discover the benefits of giving wisely through planned giving. Click here to learn more about our wide variety of planned giving options.

Shop and Support Wistar

By shopping with and selecting The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology as the nonprofit organization you'd like to support, a portion of the money you spend on products on goes to fund the scientific research at the Institute.

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporations provide program and event support for education and research.

Foundation Gifts

Private foundations provide essential support in many ways. Click here to learn more.