Processing Your Payment

Please do not leave this page until complete. This can take a few moments.

September 21, 2023 2023 Giving Guide

Jackson Laboratory

2024 Goals

For over 90 years, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has made extensive contributions in nearly every disease area. The JAX strategic plan presents an unprecedented opportunity to leverage the Laboratory’s scientific expertise and unique capabilities to develop and provide research resources to the global scientific community. Our major goals are: build the bridge between mouse model organisms and human disease; expand and innovate JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services; create the JAX Global Data Sciences Hub; create enhanced cellular models of human disease; and, for our nearly 3,000 co-workers worldwide, deliver an exceptional employee experience.

Community Impact

The Jackson Laboratory’s Volunteer Time Off program offers all employees two paid days per year for charitable activities in their community. JAX Community Volunteers are small groups of employees who work for a common cause, including Heart of Maine United Way, Alzheimer’s Association of Maine and others. JAX staff members serve on town councils, select boards and planning boards, and are involved in nonprofit organizations that support youth and families with issues such as food insecurity, housing, public health, libraries and education. The JAX College Scholarship Program supports first-generation Maine college students pursuing a STEM degree.

Giving Opportunities

As a nonprofit biomedical research institution, The Jackson Laboratory can pursue new discoveries thanks in part to philanthropy. Support from donors impacts every facet of JAX’s work, from research initiatives and educational programs to recruiting and retaining the brightest minds. Gifts can help scientists advance treatments and cures for addiction, aging, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, neurological and immune disorders, rare diseases and more. JAX accepts gifts from companies that sponsor matching gift programs for its employees. Learn more about donating to JAX by emailing, calling (800) 474-9880 or visiting

Volunteer Opportunities

JAX welcomes volunteers to the Maine State Science Fair, managed by JAX and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. The science fair encourages high school students to submit a science or engineering project and is always seeking volunteers with STEM expertise to be judges at the event.

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research organization that leverages a unique combination of research, education and resources to achieve its mission.