Support Boyce Thompson Institute

Did you know that BTI is a nonprofit? Our mission is to advance and communicate scientific discovery in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health. We rely on support from individual donations to perform innovative and essential research discoveries and prepare the next generation of plant scientists through our internship programs. If you’d like to support the work we do, make a donation below.

Your donation makes a difference

Facilitates essential research

BTI researchers work to understand plants and their pests to help tackle society’s most pressing global issues: development of renewable energy sources, crops with increased environmental and disease resistance, and medicines from plant-derived chemicals. 

Supports cutting-edge technology and resources

BTI is home to innovative core facilities and technology that encourage collaboration and cutting-edge development and discoveries. Many of our scientists have been honored as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows—and collaborate with researchers from around the world.

Nurtures the development of tomorrow’s scientists

BTI provides a stimulating place for young people to learn about plant science through our Summer Internship REU Program, high school internships, teacher training, predoctoral and postdoctoral opportunities, and educational outreach programs.

How to Give

Contributions are 100 percent tax deductible and are acknowledged with a letter sent from our Development Office.


Make a one-time or monthly gift online instantly using a credit card, ACH, or Paypal.

By Check

Please make your check payable to Boyce Thompson Institute and mail it to:

Development Office
Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

Corporate Gifts

Does your company want to make a difference it its community? BTI offers a variety of ways to partner with companies.

Other Ways to Give

BTI offers other ways to give that include bequests, life income gifts, retirement beneficiary gifts, or gifts of real estate or stock.

Contact Us

To discuss other giving options or for further information, please contact the Development Office.


(607) 288-3554

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