Unrestricted Bequests

The use of your gift is left to the discretion of Harvard. Such bequests are extremely valuable, as they allow the University to flexibly and imaginatively meet future needs.

Restricted Bequests

These support ongoing specific University needs such as undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty, or maintaining our facilities.  Because each restricted bequest is unique, Harvard encourages donors considering this type of gift to speak with a member of the Planned Giving staff.

Endowed Funds

Endowment gifts provide income every year in perpetuity to carry out the designated purpose of the gift, with the goal of preserving the real value of the gift.

Expendable Funds

The entire gift may be spent, generally within a relatively short time frame.


Contact Us

Please contact our office for information on gift strategies that can help you support Harvard’s teaching and research and provide significant benefits to you and your family.

University Planned Giving

124 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 800-446-1277 
or 617-495-4647
Fax: 617-495-8130
Email: pgo@harvard.edu
Tax I.D. #: ‌04‑210‑3580