Outright Gifts

Caltech has a number of options available to you if you're interested in giving an outright gift of cash or some other personal asset:

Credit Card

Make an online gift with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal account.

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 contributions made by employees—and sometimes retirees and spouses—to higher education. Check our list of participating companies to see if your firm is one of them.

If you are eligible to make a matching gift, please contact your employer for instructions and send your completed matching gift form by email to matchinggifts@dar.caltech.edu, or mail it to

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

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have grown in value) qualify our donors for an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of these securities; in addition, you will not be assessed any capital gains taxes on the transfer.

To receive credit for the current calendar/tax year, the electronic transfer from an account must be made, or the transmittal of stock certificates postmarked, no later than December 31.

Step-by-Step instructions can be found on 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 Gift Processing Records Office in Millikan Library 526, 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 contact the Office of Gift Planning at (626) 395-2927.

Real Estate

You can give a residence or other real property to Caltech as an outright gift, or you may prefer to give your home and retain the right to occupy the property for life, known as a retained life estate. For more information, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at (626) 395-2927.