Other Payment Methods

Donations to OCW can also be made by phone or mail.


Call 866-384-4040 during US Eastern time zone business hours (9:00am - 5:00pm) to make credit card donations by phone.


Donations by check can be sent to:

MIT OpenCourseWare
Attn: Annual Giving
11 Cambridge Center Suite 101
Cambridge, MA 02142

Bank wire transfers

It is critical when making a bank wire transfer that you alert MIT in advance so that the gift will be properly credited when received at MIT's bank. To advise of an anticipated wire transfer, please email the Office of the Recording Secretary at bankwire@mit.edu with the following information:

Name of donor
Amount of wire transfer
If currency is not US dollars, specify currency
Purpose of gift/gift designation
Name/location of sending bank
Date of expected transfer

Gifts in U.S. dollars and in foreign currency may be wired directly from your bank to MIT’s bank by providing your bank with the following wire transfer instructions:

Name of bank to wire funds: Bank of America, NA
Bank address:
Bank of America, NA
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
WIRE PAYMENT ABA Routing Number: 026 009 593
ACH ABA Routing Number: 011 000 138
DDA Account Number: #004622832542 (MIT RSO Gift Receipts)
Wire Details: Please include MIT OpenCourseWare to credit.

NOTE: It is important to determine which ABA Routing Number is appropriate based on the type of transfer (the routing number for ACH transactions is not the same as the routing number for wire transactions). The transfer will not be received by our bank if the incorrect routing number is used.

When transferring funds from one account to another there is a choice between ACH (automated clearing house) or wire transfer. ACH transactions use a batch process. The transactions that are received by the bank during the day are stored and processed all together overnight which makes the funds available to the recipient the following day. Wire transactions are generally received the same day they are initiated.

NOTE: The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is the international standard for identifying international bank accounts across national borders. At present, the United States does not participate in IBAN. Therefore, Bank of America does not have an IBAN number .

You can leave a legacy to OCW by bequest, trust, or retirement plan. These gifts help reduce your taxable estate while allowing you to retain full control of your assets during your lifetime. To find out more, please visit the MIT Bequest page.