Giving to MIT D-Lab
Thank you for considering a gift to MIT D-Lab that supports our work with students and people around the world to develop collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges. It is the generosity of our friends and supporters that makes D-Lab’s ongoing work possible.
Ways to support MIT D-Lab
There are many ways to support D-Lab. Please click here for detailed information.
Gifts of cash
Gifts of cash (cash, check, credit card, debit card) are among the most valuable forms of support. These gifts are immediately available and allow us to meet our most pressing needs. Please click here to make a donation to one of D-Lab’s two funds:
- D-Lab Annual Fund (3854550)
- D-Lab Endowed Fund (3137510)
Once you complete the simple online process, MIT will email you an electronic receipt suitable for tax purposes.
What your gift can accomplish
- Sponsor a D-Lab student’s trip to a developing country to work with a local community partner during IAP, spring break, or the summer. $3,000
- Underwrite a D-Lab class project including the research, development, and prototyping of an affordable technology for use by a D-Lab community partner in a developing country. $5,000
- Advance D-Lab’s monitoring and evaluation program to enable tracking, capture, and reporting of the real-world impact of our classes and field programs. $10,000
- Supply the D-Lab shop with a year’s worth of materials needed by students and resident designers prototyping technologies for resource-poor settings. $25,000
- Sponsor an MIT graduate in a one-year Scale-Ups Fellowship in social entrepreneurship to bring a hardware-based, poverty-alleviating product or service to market at scale. $30,000
- Fund a D-Lab research project (lab, supplies, travel, and salary) to make a real difference in a community living in poverty. $100,000+
- Endow an MIT graduate fellowship to strengthen D-Lab’s unique research portfolio. $500,000
For more information about MIT D-Lab or making a gift, please contact Nicolene Hengen, D-Lab Development Officer, at 617-258-7871 or email.