Ways of Giving

Your Gift Fuels Innovative Science

ISB blazed trail when it was founded in 2000. We took a leap of faith to create a place where scientists and technologists could inspire and nurture a new approach to science. We called it systems biology and, as the pioneers of this cross-disciplinary approach, we have opened spaces for innovative work and created pathways to a better understanding of diseases.

Our mission is to continue to revolutionize science, transform human health and ensure environmental sustainability. We envision wellness for all and it will take your generosity and your leap of faith with us into the future of science and medicine.

There are many ways to make meaningful gifts to advance ISB’s mission and our team would be pleased to explain how your philanthropy will foster the innovation necessary to revolutionize science. Let’s start a journey together.

Our Funding Opportunities

As an independent nonprofit research institution, ISB relies on the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation donors to maintain the highest quality of basic science research. With your unrestricted gift to ISB, you can ensure that promising new ideas continue to be pursued as they emerge – research that is not funded by grants or eligible for public funding. You can also enable our researchers to staff their laboratories with the best and brightest minds, and purchase or invent the technology necessary to advance their work.


Nick Newcombe
Director of Development
Phone: (206) 732-1287

Nick Newcombe

Mark Cholvin
Associate Director of Development
Phone: (206) 732-1350

Mark Cholvin


There are several ways to make a contribution:

Online: This is a safe and secure way to quickly make an impact.

Call or Email:
Please contact Nick Newcombe at 206 732-1287 or nick.newcombe@systemsbiology.org


Mark Cholvin at 206 732-1350 or mark.cholvin@systemsbiology.org to discuss your donation.


Mail a Check: If you prefer to mail your donation, download the contribution form and mail it with your check to:
Attn: Nick Newcombe
Institute for Systems Biology
401 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109


Tribute Gifts: Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to honor someone in your life, celebrate a special occasion, or express sympathy for the loss of a loved one, while supporting the revolutionary work happening at ISB. If you choose to make a tribute gift, notification will be sent to the honoree or their family to make them aware of your contribution, though the gift amount will never be disclosed.


Gift of Stock: Donations of appreciated securities may allow you to avoid tax liability while receiving a deduction for your charitable contribution. Shares of stock may be delivered to Institute for Systems Biology via electronic transfer.


Bequests: Please contact Nick Newcombe at 206 732-1287 or nick.newcombe@systemsbiology.org for further information or if you have any questions about making a gift to ISB.


Matching Gifts: Matching Gift programs allow you to allocate your company’s charitable dollars to a cause of your choice. Your employer may be able to match the same amount or more as a donation to ISB. Please contact Nick Newcombe at 206 732-1287 or nick.newcombe@systemsbiology.org for more information.