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Why Support Friends of IHES?

Friends of IHES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which exists to support the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES), an international research institute in mathematics and theoretical physics located in Bures-sur-Yvette, France.

When you support Friends of IHES you become a vital part of the support structure which enables scholars from around the world to visit IHES, exchange their ideas and pursue research in an environment free from distractions.

Your donation to Friends of IHES (EIN 13-4065148) is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US tax law.

Giving by Credit Card

Giving by Mail

Make check payable to Friends of IHES, Inc and mail to:
Greeley Square Station PO Box 20163
New York, NY 10001

Giving by Wire Transfer

For cash wire transfers, please contact or give a call to Claire Lenz, Director of Developement at IHES, at +33 1 60 92 66 67.

Giving from your Donor-Advised Fund

You can easily recommend a one-time or even recurring grant be made from your Donor-Advised Fund to the Friends of IHES through DAF Direct. Check to see if your DAF sponsor already participates using the portal below:

If you don’t see your Donor-Advised Fund sponsor organization listed, please contact the fund’s administrator directly to recommend a grant for Friends of IHES.

Please notify of your grant request or give a call to Claire Lenz, Director of Development at IHES, at +33 1 60 92 66 67, so that we may promptly enter and aknowledge your gift.

Giving Monthly

Become a monthly donor. It’s convenient, easy to sign up, and provides reliable income to perpetuate our work all year long. You can give monthly through our donation portal.

Giving Stock/Securities

Please contact us at with the name of stock and number of shares so we can initiate your gift of stock and send you the proper tax acknowledgement.

Employer Matching Giving

Some employers can match your donation to the Friends of IHES, and your gift will make an even greater impact. Check with your employer, or contact us at – we will be happy to check for you.

Giving From Your IRA

For donors 70+, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA. Please contact for more information.

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy to one of the world’s leading research centers and transform the realms of math and science with a qualified charitable donation, bequest, or donating through your will or trust. For more information please contact