Ways to Give

Haskins is supported by primarily through government grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Our research and community activities are also supported through generous giving from alumni, parents, and friends in many ways—through unrestricted annual giving; capital gifts in support of priorities such as student aid, faculty research, and facilities; planned gifts and bequests; and grants and awards from corporations, foundations and individuals. However you choose to support Haskins—and at whatever level—your generosity is both essential and truly appreciated. Every gift counts.


Annual Giving

Annual giving is critical to providing Haskins with resources to supplement federal and foundation grants. Ranging in size from $50 to over $25,000, these contributions provide support for; 1) expanding current research efforts; 2) training and fellowship support; 3) community outreach programs; 4) new innovative pilot projects.

Capital Giving

Capital gifts to Haskins Laboratories ensure a strong permanent endowment, help to build and restore research facilities, and sustain a comprehensive range of educational and community outreach programs.

What are capital gifts?

Donors who choose to make capital gifts can direct their support toward a specific purpose that matches their personal interests with the needs and priorities of the laboratories. Such purposes include facilities, scholarships and fellowships, outreach and training, and research. Capital gifts may also lead to recognition opportunities, which honor or memorialize a person of the donor’s choosing. Capital gifts fall into the following categories:

Endowment gifts

Gifts toward endowment are invested by the laboratories, and the income from the gift is directed toward a purpose selected by the donor. Most of the income from the principal is expended in accordance with the laboratories spending rule, so that the gift continues in perpetuity, helping to safeguard Haskins tradition of excellence against changing economic climates. Endowment opportunities include scholarships, professorships, and funds to support training.

Restricted current use gifts

Restricted current use funds are directed toward a purpose designated by the donor, such as upgrading of Haskins research facilities or the creation of term financial aid funds. The principal of a current use gift is depleted over a specified term.

Unrestricted current use gifts

Gifts toward unrestricted current use support the day-to-day operations of the laboratories, including technical support.

Corporations & Foundations

Haskins Laboratories seeks to establish strategic partnerships with corporations and foster links between the laboratories and foundations to create mutually beneficial relationships.

Corporate alliances build upon complementary strengths and needs in recruitment/hiring, financial aid for students and postdoctoral funding, internships, research collaborations, faculty/industry consultations, lectureships and technology transfer.

Foundations are important components of our research mission to translate our research experience and developments to national and international programs focusing on improving literacy and cognitive development. We actively seek foundation opportunities for programs, research activities, capital projects, fellowship needs, and other elements that parallel foundation giving priorities.