Donate & Get Involved

Together we can shape the future of global security

Our success relies on the generous support of our community. When you make a gift to IST, you transform our ability to mitigate the threat of ransomware, counter cybersecurity threats, develop secure technical solutions that may help prevent nuclear war; lead cutting edge research and propose solutions for digital threats to democratic societies, address disinformation campaigns targeting our society, conduct cyber tabletop exercises for industry and government leaders, and galvanize local and international partners to create tangible, practical, and impact-driven solutions to emerging security challenges.

Online
You may make a donation online using our secure system.



Institute for Security and Technology (IST) has partnered with Give Lively to securely process your online donation. This transaction will appear on your bank statement as “Institute for Security and Technology (IST)”. This transaction is subject to Give Lively’s Terms and Privacy. IST accepts 100% of all donations via the allowed means stated above to the extent of the law.

Need help? Email [email protected]


By Check
Please make your check payable to Institute for Security and Technology and mail to:

Institute for Security and Technology 
195 41st St.
PO Box # 11045
Oakland, CA 94611

Please add a note in the memo line with any specific instructions for your donation.

By Wire Transfer
The Institute for Security and Technology accepts wire transfers, please email [email protected] for instructions.

By Donor-Advised-Fund

Donor Advised Funds are a great giving instrument to make a donation to the Institute for Security and Technology.

By Cryptocurrency

The Institute for Security and Technology accepts cryptocurrency donations through the Coinbase platform. 

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By Stock/Securities

The donation of appreciated securities may be a great option for those looking for tax deductions and opportunities to avoid capital gains tax. Check with your financial or tax advisors for the best strategy for you, and if you decide to make a gift of stock, please email [email protected] with the following information:

Donor name 
Name of stock 
Number of shares 
Allocation of gift 
Expected date of transaction 
Name of financial advisor handling the transfer

Planned Gifts

For some people, it is preferable to direct their philanthropic support through their estate for financial or tax planning reasons, or because they want to make sure their dedication to the Institute for Security and Technology is part of their legacy.

Many different giving instruments are available and their use varies depending on your personal situation. We encourage you to speak with your financial and legal advisors for advice on which instrument may be best for you.

Get Involved

There are many ways to contribute to our mission, and your financial donations are what keep the doors open. However, much of what we do – tabletop exercises, research, scenarios based planning – is successful due to in-kind contributions from our partners. We are always looking for potential collaborative ideas, and ways that you can contribute to our broader goal of collectively increasing the security of the global commons.

In-kind contributions

If you or your company/organization would like to donate in-kind contributions, please contact us at [email protected] and place “IN-KIND” in the subject line.

Project involvement

If you are interested in contributing your technical expertise to any of our projects, please contact us at [email protected] and place “PROJECT” in the subject line.

Guest Appearance on the NatSpecs blog 

Our NatSpecs Blog dives into a wide range of technology and security issues, from nuclear risk and artificial intelligence to ransomware and digital threats to democracy. We welcome guest writers and are open to working with a wide range of contributors. If you have an idea for a blogpost, please email us at [email protected] and place “BLOG” in the subject line.

Collaboration

Collaboration is at the core of our work; we believe that designing and advancing solutions to the world’s toughest emerging security threats can only be accomplished together. If you would like to collaborate on a new project, please reach out at [email protected] and place “COLLABORATE” in the subject line.