science-images_donation-page2Lyme is a solvable disease. With your help, we can find new solutions. Please join us.

100% of every dollar you give goes straight to our programs—funding new research, developing new diagnostic tools and therapies, and spreading the message about prevention and the importance of early treatment.

Examples of how your contributions make our work possible:

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Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.

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What is a Donor-advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. Donor-advised funds are financially beneficial for you and for the charity.  Bay Area Lyme Foundation is a qualified charity for grants from a DAF created independently or with brokerage firms such as Fidelity, Vanguard, Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and more. Contact your financial advisor to grant Bay Area Lyme your donation.


What is Amazon Smile?

Shop on AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate to Bay Area Lyme Foundation. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Bay Area Lyme every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our tax identification number is 45-3715012.

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Other Ways to Give

Check or Money Order 

Make payable Bay Area Lyme Foundation and mail to 884 Portola Road, Suite A7, Portola Valley, CA  94028

Employer Matching

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. See if your employer matches gifts by clicking the “Let’s Check” box (on the right) and contact your employer for details.

Stock or Funds Transfer

Transferring shares of stock or an investment fund to Bay Area Lyme allows you to give more than you could through a cash gift.  If you sell the stock first and grant cash, you have to pay capital gains tax, which decreases the value of your gift.  Donating the stock directly means you avoid paying capital gains tax on the investment. No appraisal is needed for publicly traded stock, regardless of the value and Bay Area Lyme receives the full fair market value of the stock when it sells.   For more information please contact accounting@bayarealyme.org

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

A donor advised fund allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then direct grants from the fund over time. Bay Area Lyme Foundation is a qualified charity for grants from a DAF created independently or with brokerage firms such as Fidelity, Vanguard, Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and more. Contact your financial advisor to grant Bay Area Lyme your donation.

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy with a planned gift to Bay Area Lyme.  Planned gifts are allocated now and distributed at a future date, usually through a will, trust, or life insurance. This allows you to support our Lyme research while also fulfilling your personal financial goals and objectives.

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  • Online at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price to Bay Area Lyme at no cost to you.
  • Register your grocery rewards card and/or credit card with eScrip, selecting Bay Area Lyme Foundation as the nonprofit. A percentage will be donated to Bay Area Lyme from vendors such as Orvis, Lucky, Save Mart and FoodMaxx.