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Your contributions support scholars in the IHS community who value and advance the ideas of a free and open society. Every gift assists in funding research and career development programs that help faculty make an impact on their campuses and in the broader world of ideas.

Help Make an Impact!

Every gift you give helps IHS engage with more scholars and students in our community, ensuring the ideas of a free and open society are regularly discussed, challenged, and developed at colleges and universities across the country.

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“IHS has really been the pivotal institution that has changed my life, and that has been the vehicle by which I’ve made a lot of my best friends… that has not only enriched my mind but enriched my soul, through the inspiring people I’ve met. The greatest benefit of IHS was the community.”

Professor Todd ZywickiGeorge Mason University

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I donate by mail?

Please mail your check to:
Institute for Humane Studies
PO Box 45951
Baltimore, MD 21297-5951

IHS’s headquarters will remain in Arlington, VA.

How do I donate online?

You can donate online at

Please send PayPal donations to:

How do I donate via wire or ACH?

Beneficiary Name: Institute for Humane Studies
Routing #: 051404260
Beneficiary Account Number: 0000154956999
Bank Name: Truist Bank
Bank Address: 1445 New York Ave. NW FL. 4, Washington, DC 20005

How do I donate Stock?

Have your broker contact ours using the following information:

Name: Merrill Lynch
Contact: Robert Testwuide
Account #: 86Q-04013
ABA #: 044-000-804
DTC #: 8862
Phone: 703-464-8809
Fax: 703-467-9340
Address: 11951 Freedom Drive, Freedom Square, 17th Floor, Reston, VA 20190

At the time of the transfer, for audit and acknowledgement purposes, please provide us with:
Your name and complete address
Name and number of securities transferred

If you have any questions, please contact Gary Leff at or 1-800-697-8799.

Is my donation to IHS tax deductible?

Yes, IHS is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations made to IHS are 100% tax deductible. Our tax identification number is 94-1623852.

What is your refund policy?

If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to the Institute for Humane Studies, we will honor your request for a refund within 30 days of your donation. To request a refund, please call Lily Mullen at (571) 429-3582. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment.

What if I have questions about my donation?

Lily Mullen on our team will be happy to help you. Please call her at (571) 429-3582 or email

If you have any questions, please contact Gary Leff at or 1-800-697-8799.

The Institute is an educational organization described in sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue

IRS Form 990:

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Want to Learn More About Giving?

Reach out if you have any questions about making a donation to IHS, or would like to know more about our organization.

Here is the timeline for our application process:

  1. Apply for a position 
  2. An HR team member will review your application submission  
  3. If selected for consideration, you will speak with a recruiter 
  4. If your experience and skills match the role, you will interview with the hiring manager
  5. If you are a potential fit for the position, you will interview with additional staff members
  6. If you are the candidate chosen, we will extend a job offer


All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application within two to three weeks of submission. As new positions often become available, we encourage you to visit our site frequently for additional opportunities that align with your interests and skills.