There are Many Ways to Make a Gift

Donations to the U.S. Naval Institute provide funding to mission-centric activities, preserves our history, and creates useful tools to make information and content available when and where we need it. Whether designated for a specific project, such as funding an oral history or creating a digital photo archive, or unrestricted to be used wherever the need is greatest, gifts transform everything the Naval Institute does to remain the independent forum for the Sea Services.

We hope you will give a gift and be part of the future of the Naval Institute.


The fastest way to give is to make a credit or debit card gift online using our secure server.

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By Check

Makes checks payable to the “Naval Institute Foundation” and mail to:

     Naval Institute Foundation
     291 Wood Road, Beach Hall
     Annapolis, MD 21402

Gifts of Securities

Appreciated securities (stock) make excellent charitable gifts and may offer special tax benefits to you. Please contact Sue Sweeney, Foundation Manager, at [email protected] (410) 295-1054 and provide your name, the name of the stock to be transferred, the name and contact information of your brokerage firm, and the purpose of your gift. Then give your broker/agent the following information so that your shares may be transferred directly to our account.

  • Our Broker: Merrill Lynch
  • DTC number: 8862
  • Account number: 707-04070
  • Account name: Naval Institute Foundation, Inc.
Matching Gifts

Many employers will match any charitable contributions made by their employees and, sometimes, their retirees. Matching gifts can double or triple the size of your gift. (Note: recognition in annual and lifetime giving societies does not include matching gift contributions.)

In Honor of and In Memory of Gifts

Gifts may be made either in memory of a deceased relative or friend or in honor of someone important to the donor. For more information, contact email Sue Sweeney, Foundation Manager, at [email protected] or by phone at (410) 295-1054.

Planned Gifts

Whether you are just starting your military career, preparing for retirement, or preserving your assets for distribution to the next generation, the planned-giving office can assist you in evaluating the best method of giving for your life stage and circumstances. If you would like to talk with a member of our staff, please contact Heather Lancaster, Executive Vice President for Development,  at [email protected] or by phone at (410) 295-1048.


The United States Naval Institute is now registered in the AmazonSmile program. When you shop with AmazonSmile and select the Institute as the beneficiary, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Naval Institute Foundation. There’s no cost to the customer and shopping features are the same as on While the amount donated by the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of your purchase is not tax deductible by you, it’s an easy way to support the Institute and its mission. 

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, please visit To register, go to, and select the United States Naval Institute as the charity you are supporting.

Naval Institute Foundation Charitable Organization Information

Tax ID # 52-1814344

IRS Tax Exempt Status: 501(c)(3) public charity

Form 990

Audited Financials

Donor Privacy Policy

Mandated Disclosure for Charitable Organizations