Ways To Give

We are very grateful for the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations who recognize the value of our astronomical research and education.

Donations of cash are the simplest and most direct way to give to Keck Observatory and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Gifts may be given anonymously, or in memory of, or in honor of a loved one or a friend. Every gift, no matter what size, is greatly appreciated.


To make an instant gift on our secure Web site, simply click here, choose the fund you would like your gift to benefit and complete the form. A formal acknowledgment that will serve as a tax receipt will be mailed to you.

By Mail

Make your check or money order out to W. M. Keck Observatory, write the fund that you wish to donate to in the memo line and send the check to:

W. M. Keck Observatory
65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway
Kamuela, Hawai'i 96743

By Telephone

Call 808.881.3814 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (HST).

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match the charitable giving of its employees, sometimes even doubling their contributions. Ask your company if it offers a matching gift program.

Additional Ways To Give

If you are interested in making pledges, gifts of stocks or mutual funds, gifts of personal or real property, or in exploring options for a planned gift that will benefit you, your family and Keck Observatory, please contact your professional financial advisor and Keck Advancement at 808.881.3854.