Ways to Give

Learn about the many additional ways you can support the mission of The Franklin Institute, including gifts of stock, Donor Advised Funds, IRAs, cryptocurrency, and more. For gifting instructions, please contact 215-448-1130 or 215-448-1319 or email giving@fi.edu.


Support - Ways to Give: Stocks

Stock and Mutal Funds

Gifts of appreciated securities can provide greater tax benefits than an equivalent cash gift.  Please notify us with your intent to donate in this way with your name, contact information, stock name, and the number of shares. We will provide you with instructions for your broker. 

Ways to Give: DAF

Donor Advised Funds

We accept one-time or recurring contributions through donor-advised funds. Per IRS regulations, grants from donor-advised funds cannot be used in situations where the donor receives a benefit, such as event tickets or membership. 

Support - Ways to Give - Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match donations! If your company offers this benefit, your Franklin Fund gift or the tax-deductible portion of your membership (Friends Circle level and above) may be doubled. Ask your HR department for instructions; mail forms to: The Franklin Institute, Development Department, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Support - Ways to Give - EITC

Wire Transfer

Contact us for wire transfer instructions to send funds directly from your bank to ours. 

Support - Ways to Give - Legacy Giving

Planned Giving

We accept a variety of planned gifts including bequests, qualified charitable distributions through an IRA, 401k plans, and more. The Benjamin Franklin Legacy Society honors individuals who have made plans for a donation as part of a financial or estate plan. 



The Franklin Institute accepts multiple kinds of cryptocurrency for charitable contributions.