Financials and Stewardship

We are proud to report that, within our most recent fiscal year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014), 87% of our expenditures were directly program related.

Our independently audited financial statements and submitted 990s provide a more in-depth breakdown, showing how the majority of every dollar given to the Center directly supports our research. We invite you to read them.

Ethics matter to us.

We are consistently ranked high in accountability, transparency, and effectiveness as a nonprofit. For this reason, we are a Gold member of GuideStar, consistently rated 4-stars in "Accountability & Transparency" on Charity Navigator and a 2015 Top Rated Nonprofit on GreatNonprofits.

In addition, we are accredited with the Better Business Bureau and subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute. In alignment with this document, your privacy as a donor is of our utmost concern. Take some time to read both the Donor Bill of Rights as well as our Donor Privacy Policy. Should you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to chat with you!

What will your gift do?

Contributions to any one of our funds will support our efforts to prevent and treat the infectious diseases that kill millions every year; however, below you will find information on each of our giving options. We hope that this detailed explanation of our programs will help you know what you can expect your dollar to do here at the Center, as well as allow you to feel confident in your choice to give.

Breakthrough Fund

In the scientific community, breakthrough refers to a significant discovery that leads to the removal of barriers to progress. Throughout our 40-year history, the work performed at the Center for Infectious Disease Research has contributed to numerous breakthroughs advancing the science of vaccine, drug, and diagnostic discovery. Yet challenges still exist in developing effective, accessible, and reliable interventions. Success will require high-impact collaboration, innovative approaches, and cutting-edge technology, all of which are components of systems biology. Our singular focus on infectious diseases and integration of systems biology uniquely positions us as a leader in the fight against these pathogens.

What You Can Expect

Gifts to our Breakthrough Fund will support our comprehensive efforts to prevent and treat the infectious diseases that, if left untreated, will kill millions in the coming decade. As our unrestricted fund, this option is the most effective investment opportunity as it can fulfill any of the Center’s most critical needs.

Influence and Invention Fund

Thirty-three million people live with incurable HIV/AIDS, approximately two billion people are infected with tuberculosis, and nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting malaria. Combined, they kill nearly four million people per year. Unfortunately, no effective vaccine exists to combat these deadly diseases. Our singular focus on global infectious diseases and its integration of systems biology uniquely positions us to radically advance the science that will lead to preventions, treatments, and cures.

The science done here at the Center aims to influence the field of global health, by creating, utilizing and distributing new and current knowledge. Our scientists aim to transform this knowledge – to invent – by applying it to develop new tools, materials and methods that will facilitate research down the critical paths of prevention, diagnostics and treatments of infectious diseases.

What You Can Expect

Gifts to our Influence and Invention Fund will provide the resources needed to steward our international partnerships with endemic nations, spearhead global health awareness, and aid the unique science of our labs un-sioled by disease type. With your help, we can overcome the challenges of infectious disease research that prevent the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics.

Education and Training Fund

Our education initiatives are aimed to train the next generation of scientists. To that end, we collaborate with local, national and international universities and research programs to train undergraduate, graduate, pre and post-doctoral researchers. Additionally, as only 16 percent of high school seniors within the United States consider STEM a career, we offer our BioQuest program to allow students from Washington State to engage with science. This has been shown to increase academic aptitude and pique interest in science professions.

What You Can Expect

Gifts to the Education and Training Fund will support a continuum of education starting with the high school students who attend our BioQuest Academy, through the training and career advancement opportunities offered to undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers. It will allow for the collaboration of ideas between visiting scientists from around the world, and it will offer an opportunity for the community to engage with science through our various outreach events.

Why do other people give?

When you give to the Center for Infectious Disease Research, you are joining a global movement in becoming the cure. But there are a variety of personal reasons our donors choose to give to the Center. Below are just a few examples.

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Want to know more?

Want to know more about the impact we make here at the Center for Infectious Disease Research? Download all our previous year annual reports and check out our organizational brochure: