FAQs for Donors

Find answers to donors' most frequently asked questions.

Donations can be made to the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) online through invent.org/give/donate, by email at [email protected], by mail at 3701 Highland Park NW, North Canton, OH 44720, or over the phone by calling 800-968-4332 and selecting option 6. There are multiple ways to give.

Each donation supports NIHF’s mission to recognize inventors, promote creativity, and advance the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. You can choose from several impact areas including NIHF education program scholarships, NIHF Museum, NIHF Induction Ceremony, Collegiate Inventors Competition and NIHF Children’s Endowment. You may also choose to support the costs of developing NIHF education programs with a donation to the NIHF Annual Fund. No matter the area you select, your gift will fully impact NIHF’s mission — and you can give with confidence because our nonprofit has earned the 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid.

Yes. Donors may make gifts that are restricted to one or more specific purposes and/or are meant for specific regions, states or communities. The NIHF development team will work with you to ensure the intention of your charitable gift is fulfilled. NIHF can also work with you to create or structure named funds that reflect specific interests.

Once your donation is processed online, you will see an automatic on-screen confirmation and receive an email from NIHF. If a confirmation screen does not appear, try again and check to make sure the contact and payment information you typed was accurate. Please contact Olivia Wakeling at [email protected] or 330-437-7106 if you have further questions.

Yes. This option is available through our online giving form. Simply select the “Monthly” option to sign up!

Check donations can be mailed directly to NIHF, with your check payable to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. So that we can make sure to use your donation as you intended, please print and mail the NIHF pledge form to us with your charitable gift.

All gifts to NIHF and any of our programs are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. NIHF is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Yes. All donors will receive a tax receipt in the mail. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have not received your receipt.

Yes. NIHF accepts gifts of appreciated stocks and securities. This type of gift is a simple and popular way for donors to access tax planning benefits in the amount of the charitable donation and avoid the unrealized gains on appreciated shares. Prior to making your gift, please seek advice from a qualified tax professional. Download this document for more information on how to make your gift.

Yes. NIHF is honored to be considered for endowed and planned gifts. Such gifts provide important stability and funding to fulfill the NIHF mission. Please contact Olivia Wakeling, Director of Donor Engagement, at [email protected] or 330-437-7106 if you have questions.

Yes. When making a donation online, please follow the prompts to add information about the company matching your donation.

Yes. NIHF works with individuals, foundations and corporations to ensure our programs are accessible to children nationwide. Visit our Corporate Partnerships page or contact us at [email protected] for more details.

Yes. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Yes. There are many other ways you can support the NIHF mission:

  • You can start a fundraiser for NIHF to support our programs or mission
  • You can consider pledging to make a planned gift
  • NIHF will also work with organizations interested in providing in-kind support

Please contact us at [email protected] for further questions.

NIHF’s EIN number is 34-1580038.