Ways to Give

Many infectious diseases—such as flu, COVID-19, measles, pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and meningitis can affect anyone and can be life-threatening. But, they are also preventable and require education about prevention and treatment options. With your support, we can help raise awareness, improve prevention efforts, and save lives. There are many convenient ways to give. All gifts help support the important work of NFID.

 Donate Online Now

Your gift helps NFID fulfill its mission to educate and engage healthcare professionals, the public, and communities, on the prevention and treatment of all infectious diseases across the lifespan.

Join The 1973 Giving Society

The 1973 Giving Society is a special group within the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) that honors dedicated supporters who have generously committed to contributing $3,000 or more. These ongoing contributions help fund critical programs that align with the NFID mission.

By joining the society, donors play a vital role in enabling NFID to educate and engage the public, communities, and healthcare professionals about infectious diseases throughout the lifespan. The 1973 Giving Society was established in 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NFID.

We invite you to become a founding member by making a donation or pledge today

Donate by Mail

Prefer to donate by mail? Send your gift in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download the NFID Donation Form
  2. Make a check payable to NFID for the desired donation amount
  3. Mail to: NFID, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20814

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Recommend a grant to NFID through your donor advised fund. Account holders with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can use the convenient DAF Direct tool. The NFID Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 23-7198530.

If you plan to make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund, please notify NFID via email at info@nfid.org with your name, contact information, and the name of the fund or institution that holds your account so that can acknowledge your donation.

Honor Someone Special

You can celebrate a holiday, special occasion, or honor the memory of a loved one when you donate online or by mailWe will gladly acknowledge your donation to the honoree or their family. 

Matching Gifts to Increase Impact

Many employers will match your charitable gift, increasing your impact! Check with your HR department or benefits coordinator to find out if your donation is eligible for a matching gift. The NFID Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 23-7198530.

Give With Confidence

NFID received the highest rating from both Charity Navigator (4 Stars) and Candid* (Platinum). NFID is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of all donors. View the NFID donor privacy policy.

*formerly GuideStar


NFID accepts gifts of stock, IRAs, retirement accounts, estate gifts, and more. If you would like to donate appreciated stock, securities, or make a legacy gift, please contact NFID to learn more or call us at 301-656-0003.