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Gifts of Cash

If you choose to make a cash gift and you itemize deductions for tax purposes, you will be entitled to a federal charitable income tax deduction for the entire amount, subject only to your annual giving limits (up to 50% of your annual adjusted gross income) For example, if you give a gift of $1,000, then $1,000 is deductible. If you give a gift of $10,000, then $10,000 is deductible.

If you exceed your giving limit you may carry forward and deduct the excess contribution for up to five additional years until it has been fully deducted.

To make a cash gift, write a check to "Mathematical Sciences Research Institute" and send it to:

Director of Development
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
17 Gauss Way
Berkeley, California 94720-5070
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Director of Development at 510-643-6056 or development@msri.org

MSRI Development and Alumni Relations web pages are not intended as tax advice.
Know that individual financial circumstances require specific professional guidance. Please contact your legal and financial advisors to see how these general issues apply to you.

Approved Gift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines (90kb PDF)