Partner and favorite charities

The focus of Community Giving at MIT is to support local health and human service agencies, and we make every effort to facilitate the philanthropic priorities of MIT faculty, staff, and retirees who choose to make their charitable donations through MIT. Your designated charity will receive 100% of your contribution. MIT does not deduct any administrative or credit card fees. You may choose to donate to one or more of the following.

  • MIT Community Service Fund provides financial support to MIT students, faculty, staff, and retiree volunteers in community service projects. CSF also plays a crucial role in ensuring the continued success of vital Cambridge and Boston nonprofit organizations.
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley focuses on these impact areas: children, youth, families, and the Math Science and Technology Initiative. You may also designate your gift to the Community Impact Fund which includes 170 partner agencies.
  • Your Favorite Local Charity — you decide which local 501(c)(3) health or human services agency to support. MIT faculty, staff, and retirees have selected 230+ different local health or human services agencies that address the large issues we care about or provide comfort or care on a more individual level. View the growing list of employee selected charities. Spotlight your favorite charity by making a contribution and we'll add it to the list.

We're happy to answer questions and assist you in making your donation designation. Please contact us at community-giving@mit.edu or 617-253-7914.

MIT faculty, staff, and students mentor grade school students through the MIT Public Service Center.

MIT Habitat for Humanity organized this campus build during last spring's CPW. Volunteers set up outside the Student Center and built an adirondack chair from scratch. The chair was then donated to Habitat for Humanity which auctioned it off to raise funds for one of the houses being built.
(Photo: MIT Habitat for Humanity)

CSF grant recipient Amphibious Achievement is a dual athletic and academic program for urban youth in the Boston area founded by MIT alumni and operated by students from MIT and other local universities. This program enhances achievement through mind-body learning as well as innovative and high quality mentorship and college preparatory tutoring. It's all hands on deck during this classroom tutoring session.
(Photo: MIT Public Service Center)

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