Ways to Give

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a US-based, independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal EIN 36-2136497. Your gift supports a vital global information network for scientists, policymakers, and citizens around the world. Gifts made in the US are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

Gifts made throughout the year:

For those wishing to make a gift, see the giving guidelines listed below.

Online Donations:

You can make an immediate difference through an online contribution today - we use a secure donation processing service that accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Information is only used for transactions and will not be shared with any other party.

Giving By Mail:

If you prefer to mail in your gift, please make a check out to “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" and mail to:

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
PO Box 15461
1510 E. 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615-2598

Matching Gifts:

When you make a matching gift, you can double or triple the impact of your contribution. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your human resources department about your company's matching gift policy. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Please contact Colleen McElligott at [email protected] for more information.

Through Mutual Funds, Stocks, and Securities:

To transfer funds directly to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, please email Colleen McElligott at [email protected]. See donor stories for more information.

Through an IRA Charitable Rollover:

The IRA charitable rollover works like this: once you reach 70 ½, you can make up to $100,000 a year in gifts to charity directly from your IRA. Those gifts count towards the required minimum distributions you must take annually from your traditional IRAs, but aren’t included in your adjusted gross income. Of course, since the gifts aren’t counted in your income, you cannot claim an itemized charitable deduction for them. Please discuss this with your financial advisor or IRA administrator, and notify the Bulletin’s Development Director Colleen McElligott ([email protected]) about your gift.

Create Your Legacy Through a Planned Gift:

Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. You can make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will). Click here for more information on Planned Gifts, or contact Colleen McElligott, Development Director, at [email protected] or (773) 834.2308. See donor stories  for more information.

The Einstein Circle:

Einstein Circle members are donors who annually make leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the Bulletin. Members experience access to special briefings, exclusive invitations, personalized communications and much more. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about the Einstein Circle membership, call us at (773) 834-2308 to speak with our Gift Officer or email [email protected].