Make an Outright Gift

There are many ways to make an outright gift of cash or another personal asset. Here are some options:

Credit Card

Give now using your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Check

Please make checks payable to Caltech and mail to:

California Institute of Technology
MC 5-32
1200 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125

Matching Gift Programs

Double—or even triple—your gift by donating through your employer’s matching gift program.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs for charitable contributions made by employees, retirees, and spouses. To find out if your employer offers a matching program, use the search function on the Caltech giving form.

Please contact your employer for instructions and send your completed matching gift form to matchinggifts@dar.caltech.edu or:

California Institute of Technology
MC 5-32
1200 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125.

Questions? Email give@caltech.edu.

Stocks and Securities

With gifts of appreciated securities—stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have increased in value—you can support Caltech while earning an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value. You will not be assessed capital gains taxes on the transfer.

For step-by-step instructions on transferring your stocks and securities to Caltech, please see the Gifts of Stock page.

Payroll Deduction

If you are Caltech faculty or staff member, you can support Caltech by making a gift through payroll deduction. Simply print out and complete the authorization form and bring it to the third floor of Millikan Library, or mail it to:

Caltech Gift Processing
Development Records Office MC 5-32
1200 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125

Personal Property

Caltech accepts gifts of personal property—such as antiques, fine art, library books, or musical instruments—with a qualified appraisal. For more information, please visit Caltech’s Office of Gift Planning website or call (626) 395-2927.

Real Estate

Your residence or other real estate property can be given to Caltech now or as a planned gift. As an added benefit, you may give your home to Caltech and still retain the right to live in it, an option known as a retained life estate.

For more information, visit Caltech’s Office of Gift Planning website or call (626) 395-2927.