Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions regarding donations to the SETI Institute.


Q. Can I transfer my stock electronically?

A. Yes, if your stock is held in a brokerage account, you can transfer your gift electronically.

Please provide your broker with the following information:

Brokerage: Morgan Stanley, Palo Alto
Account #: 112-123448-152
DTC: 015 Acct.
name: SETI Institute


Q. Do I need to notify SETI Institute about my stock transfer?

A. Yes, when your stock is transferred to our account, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. Please notify us at when you transfer stock and provide the following information:

  • Name of the stock
  • Number of shares
  • Your name and address


Q. What is the SETI Institutes tax identification number?

A. Our tax id number is 94- 2951356.


Q. Will my employer match my gift?

A. Great question! You can check here.


Q. Can I enroll in workplace giving?

A. That depends on your employer. Please contact your HR representative to find out if your employer offers a workplace giving program. Read more here.


Q. Can I make a donation using a paper stock certificate?

A. Yes, we can accept your paper stock certificate. Please contact us at for more information.


Q. I have other questions. Who do I contact?

A. You can email us at or visit SETI Development's Contact Us page.