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Extraordinary Science

The Department of Chemistry is consistently recognized among the best chemistry programs in the U.S. by the U.S. News & World Report for its outstanding research, scholarship, and education in the chemical sciences. This is in no small part due to the support from our loyal alumni, parents, and friends who share a vision for improving the world today and for future generations. You can join them by making a gift of any size. Explore the options below and consider “What are you for?”

For Humanity Campaign

Yale University’s capital campaign is a comprehensive campaign. In particular, it focuses on five specific areas within sciences and engineering. Chemistry plays an integral part in Yale’s science priorities, from planetary solutions and quantum science to inflammation and data science. Over half of our faculty are actively researching solutions to the most pressing problems of our time in these areas. To learn more about the campaign, visit For Humanity.

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Capital Gifts

for the bigger picture

What sets Yale Chemistry apart from other chemistry departments is our ability to attract the very best faculty and students, and provide them with the resources to thrive. Capital gifts make this possible. They provide a permanent, secure annual income stream for designated programs. These gifts are invested by the university, and the income from the gift is directed toward an enduring purpose by the donor. Only the income from the principal is expended so the gift continues in perpetuity. Many people choose to make this generous gift to create a legacy in honor of a loved one.

We are happy to help you create a gift that aligns with your philanthropic interests. Some popular choices include:

  • graduate student fellowships and scholarships
  • postdoctoral fellowships
  • professorships
  • targeted research projects
  • facilities

Find out more about Capital Giving, and contact Dana Foster for gifts related to faculty and facilities or Mark Donovan for gifts for graduate students.

Spendable Gifts

These gifts are dollars that are not invested in the University endowment and are available for the department chair to spend as needed.

Chair’s Fund

Graduate students are the lifeblood of the department. Without them, we would not be able to continue to excel. Your gift to the Chair’s Fund supports graduate student life, such as recruitment, visiting day, social activities, graduate student professional development, and student travel.

When making a gift, refer to the fund designation number 02501 and name “Chemistry Department.” Checks should be made out to Yale University.

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Annual Giving

for immediate impact

Donations to the annual fund are used right away to support students, faculty, and programs. Support of student financial aid ensures graduate students receive an education uninhibited by economic factors, thereby attracting a more diverse study body.

Whether you are an alumni giving $25 or $50,000, your Annual Giving gift to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences makes a huge difference.

Matching Gifts

If you work for a company that will match your gift, you can double the impact of your philanthropy. Check the database to see if your company matches employee charitable contributions.

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Planned Gifts & Bequests

for your legacy

You may be able to make a larger donation than you thought possible, all while enjoying significant tax benefits, providing for your heirs, and creating your legacy at Yale.

To explore options, tools, and resources, check out Planned Giving & Bequests.

How to Give

To support Chemistry, please contribute to the Chair’s Spendable Fund (fund designation number 02501 and name “Chemistry Department”) or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Annual Giving Fund by sending a check payable to Yale University to the address below with the fund name and/or designation number in the memo line.

Yale University Department of Chemistry
ATTN: Finance
225 Prospect Street
P.O. Box 208107
New Haven, CT 06520-8107

Or go to For Humanity: How to Give

Please let us know of your gift by emailing Chemistry Communications. Thank you!