How to Make a Gift

There are several ways to make a gift. If you would like to make a gift today to the University, Schools, or affiliates, you may do so by credit card, stock transfer, or mutual fund transfer using our online giving forms.

If you would like to plan a gift for the future, give a gift other than cash or securities, or explore a gift that will pay you income, please contact a Harvard University planned giving professional

Give Now

Make a gift today to the University, Schools, or affiliates using our secure giving forms.

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Make a gift now by credit card, stock transfer, or mutual fund transfer using our online giving forms.

Matching Gifts

Find out if your employer will match your gift using our Matching Gift Program Search.


In addition to making a gift now by credit card, you can also make a stock transfer or mutual fund transfer using our online giving forms. Learn more.

Bank Wire

Bank wire instructions for charitable gifts only to President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Receiving Bank Name: Bank of America, N.A.
Receiving Bank Address: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
Beneficiary Legal Account Name: President & Fellows of Harvard College - RSO Account
Account #: 009429263621
Receiving Bank ACH ABA: 011000138
Receiving Bank Wire ABA: 026009593
Receiving Bank SWIFT Code: BOFAUS3N
Memo/Reference: Fundraiser 5-Digit Phone # (e.g. X-XXXX), Donor Last Name, Gift Designation 


To ensure accurate handling, donors should send a confirmation email to with the following details:

  • Donor Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Date the wire was sent
  • Name of the originating bank
  • Amount of the bank wire
  • Was a wiring fee deducted from the wire amount? 


Please complete our check donation form, print it and enclose with a check payable to: "President and Fellows of Harvard College."  In the check's memo section, please designate the allocation of the gift.

Example allocations include:

  • Harvard College Fund
  • Divinity School Annual Fund
  • Business School John A. Smith Scholarship Fund

Checks should be mailed to:

Harvard University 
PO Box 419209
Boston, MA 02241-9209

For donors choosing Fedex or UPS:

Bank of America Lockbox Services
President & Fellows of Harvard College Box 419209
2 Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA  02125

Planned Giving

By making a planned gift, you can make a significant gift to Harvard to address some of the world’s most pressing issues through cutting-edge research and the education of tomorrow’s leaders--and gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family.


Learn about the types of bequests, benefits, sample language and more by visiting the Bequests section of our web site.

Gifts That Pay You Income

Life income plans enable you to make a meaningful gift to Harvard while receiving significant income and tax benefits.  There are several different types of life income gift arrangements available. These include charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and pooled income funds.

Lead Trusts

With a charitable lead trust, you can make annual gifts to support an area of interest to you at Harvard for a term of years, typically between 10 and 20.

Other Assets You Can Give

There are many assets that may be used to fund a significant gift to Harvard, including appreciated securities, real estate, personal property, business interests, retirement plans, life insurance, and many others.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating).

Explore the following DAF options (login required):

Fidelity Charitable Schwab Charitable BNY Mellon