Ways of Giving

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and our taxpayer ID is 36-2411723.

We are funded through donations from private individuals, corporations, foundations, and grants to support and grow our community of scientists and innovators and their work to accelerate lifesaving solutions for people around the world. Every donation—no matter the size or frequency—fuels the work and collaborations of our Hertz Fellows.

We offer a range of giving opportunities to make it easy and convenient for you to make your donation. If you have questions or want to discuss special circumstances surrounding your gift, please don't hesitate to contact our development office by calling 925.373.1642 (ext. 3) or submitting our Contact Us form. We're happy to help you develop a giving plan that works for you.

Give by Mail or Phone

The Hertz Foundation staff is available to answer questions and help you make a donation via phone or mail. Don't hesitate to reach out if you would like assistance making a donation or if you have other ideas or special circumstances.

By Mail

Send mail to:

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
2300 First Street, Suite 250
Livermore, CA 94550

By Phone

Call us directly at 925.373.1642 (extension 3)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Benefits

In March 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, which temporarily increased the adjusted gross income limit for cash contributions to 100% for qualifying public charities. For those who do not itemize, the CARES Act allows individual donors to claim up to $300 ($600 for married couples) as a charitable tax deduction. There are even more tax opportunities for those who do itemize.

The change expires December 31, 2021, at which point it will revert to 60%.

This increase in gift deductions may be used to make new gifts or to prepay existing multiyear pledges. The charitable giving incentives only apply to cash donations made to public charities, like the Hertz Foundation. Non-cash gifts such as stock, real estate, or personal property, and gifts to donor-advised funds or private foundations will not benefit from these provisions.

Take advantage of this increased tax deduction before it expires by making a gift to the Hertz Foundation online today.


How Does Your Donation Help?

When you donate to the Hertz Foundation, your investment pays dividends for all of humanity. You are directly empowering the most promising innovators to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face—from the health of our families to the health of our planet.

Funds more innovators.

For each $250,000 donation, we can offer a five-year graduate fellowship to one more promising innovator, including tuition, stipend, and lifelong career development.

Develops great leaders.

One of our most powerful differentiators is our continual support for our fellows, including mentoring, networking, and workshops. Your donations help us expand that support while unlocking our staff’s potential to do their best work.

Protects future generations.

Formed in 1957 by Fannie and John Hertz, our endowment is essential to our long-term financial stability and vitality. It ensures a thriving fellowship program and life-changing innovations for years to come.

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