Financials and Stewardship

Methods of Giving

Our independently audited financial statements and submitted 990s provide a more in-depth breakdown, showing how the majority of every dollar given to the Center directly supports our research. We invite you to read them.

Ethics matter to us.

We are consistently ranked high in accountability, transparency, and effectiveness as a nonprofit. For this reason, we are a Gold member of GuideStar, consistently rated 4-stars in "Accountability & Transparency" on Charity Navigator and a 2015 Top Rated Nonprofit on GreatNonprofits.

In addition, we are accredited with the Better Business Bureau and subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute. In alignment with this document, your privacy as a donor is of our utmost concern. Take some time to read both the Donor Bill of Rights as well as our Donor Privacy Policy. Should you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to chat with you!

What will your gift do?

Contributions to any one of our funds will support our efforts to prevent and treat the infectious diseases that kill millions every year; however, below you will find information on each of our giving options. We hope that this detailed explanation of our programs will help you know what you can expect your dollar to do here at the Center, as well as allow you to feel confident in your choice to give.

Breakthrough Fund (General Fund)

In the scientific community, breakthrough refers to a significant discovery that leads to the removal of barriers to progress. Throughout our 40-year history, the work performed at the Center for Infectious Disease Research has contributed to numerous breakthroughs advancing the science of vaccine, drug, and diagnostic discovery. Yet challenges still exist in developing effective, accessible, and reliable interventions. Success will require high-impact collaboration, innovative approaches, and cutting-edge technology, all of which are components of systems biology. Our singular focus on infectious diseases and integration of systems biology uniquely positions us as a leader in the fight against these pathogens.

What You Can Expect

Gifts to our Breakthrough Fund will support our comprehensive efforts to prevent and treat the infectious diseases that, if left untreated, will kill millions in the coming decade. As our unrestricted fund, this option is the most effective investment opportunity as it can fulfill any of the Center’s most critical needs.

Why do other people give?

When you give to the Center for Infectious Disease Research, you are joining a global movement in becoming the cure. But there are a variety of personal reasons our donors choose to give to the Center. Below are just a few examples.

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Want to know more?

Want to know more about the impact we make here at the Center for Infectious Disease Research? Download all our previous year annual reports and check out our organizational brochure: