Ways to Give

As a nonprofit biomedical research institution, The Jackson Laboratory can pursue new discoveries thanks to philanthropy. Explore the different ways that you can contribute to research breakthroughs at JAX below..

Give by check

Please make your check payable to The Jackson Laboratory and mail it to:

Development Office
The Jackson Laboratory
P. O. Box 254
Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0254

Give by phone

We accept most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You can make your gift by calling our toll-free number: 1-800-474-9880.

Give gifts of stock

A gift of appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities without paying tax on the securities' appreciation. To make a gift of stock, please use this securities transfer form or call 1-800-474-9880.

Tribute gifts

A tribute gift can be a memorial gift in remembrance of someone special, or a thoughtful way to mark a birthday, wedding or other special occasion.

Monthly giving

Setting up a regular gift is an easy and convenient way to make an ongoing difference. Learn more about monthly giving

Planned giving

By making a plan today, you will be supporting the work of our researchers tomorrow—and possibly for years to come.Visit planned giving site

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable checking account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to JAX and other charities. Learn more about Donor Advised Funds

Matching gifts

JAX accepts gifts from companies which sponsor matching gift programs for their employees and former employees. Learn more about matching gifts