Giving to JILA

Click linked title for each fund.


This discretionary fund helps support all aspects of JILA, from the facilities to our graduate students, helping to further the JILA community and culture in order to keep this institute a world leader in research.

By supporting this fund, you are helping to make a difference for the JILA community and its impact on others.

JILA Shops Fund 

Support the JILA Shops that support our science, including: The Instrument Shop, Electronics Shop, Computing Group, Science Communications Office, and JILA Purchasing. To directly support our JILA Shops, use the link (above) to our JILA Fund, click YES under "In Honor/Memory Of" and type "JILA Shops Fund" in the memorial line.

Thomas O’Brian Memorial Fund for Graduate Student Support at JILA

Named after the late Tom O’Brian, this fund honors his commitment to the graduate students of JILA. Dr. O’Brian served in multiple roles over his life, including director of the NIST Program Office, director of the NIST Boulder Laboratory, and chief of PML’s Quantum Physics Division and Time and Frequency Division. Dr. O’Brian is known for his leadership and positive influence on those around him.

This fund provides support to graduate students at JILA in the form of financial assistance.


JEDI (JILA Excellence in Diversity and Inclusivity) advances JILA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity by providing all JILAns an opportunity to participate in a variety of support, educational and policy/procedure input activities.  

These funds will be used to provide financial support to persons providing leadership to these efforts as well as for specific projects which  advance JILA’s commitment.

JILA Official Functions Fund

Provides unrestricted support of JILA research and administrative activities including official functions, donor cultivation, personnel recruitment, and/or entertainment at the University of Colorado Boulder.