How can I make a gift?
How do I make a gift of stock?
What is planned giving?
What are some types of planned gifts?
What are the advantages of donating online?
Are international donations accepted?
Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?
Do donations qualify for tax deductions in other countries?
Will I receive a receipt?
What if I need a duplicate receipt?
What is Harvard's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?
How quickly will my donation be processed?
How can I find out if my company will match my gift?
How do I get my company to match my gift?
Can I make a confidential donation?
Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?
Who can I call if I need help making a gift?

How can I make a gift?

Online:
Make a gift online by following this link.

By mail:
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
MA5-527-02-07
Dorchester, MA  02125

Enclose check payable to: "President and Fellows of Harvard College."  In the check's memo section, please designate the allocation of the gift. Examples include:

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

How do I make a gift of stock?
You may make a gift of stock through our online form or by contacting the Harvard Management Company:

        Harvard Management Company
        Trusts and Gifts Department
        600 Atlantic Avenue
        Boston, MA 02210-2203
 
        Toll-free: 866-845-6596
        Fax number: 617-878-6598
        Email: security_gifts@hmc.harvard.edu

What is planned giving?
Planned giving encompasses a variety of philanthropic strategies that help you provide for charity while also advancing your own financial and personal objectives. For more information please visit the Planned Giving page.

What are some types of planned gifts?

  • Life Income Gifts: Harvard pays an income stream for life or a term of years.
  • Bequests: Bequests are made primarily through gifts of cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property.
  • Retirement Plans: Harvard is designated as a beneficiary of the remainder or a percentage of the remainder of your retirement plan.
  • Other Creative Ways to Give: Charitable lead trusts and other options.

For more information on ways to make a planned gift, please contact the Harvard University Planned Giving office at 617-495-4647.

What are the advantages of donating online?
Online credit card donations is a cost-efficient way for nonprofits to receive donations. Credit card donations allow Harvard University to receive funds faster, without having to spend time processing checks. Donors can also save money on stamps by giving through our secure, online gift form.

Are international donations accepted?
Yes. Harvard University accepts both checks and credit cards.

Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?
Yes. (Gift donations only).

Do donations qualify for tax deductions in other countries?
Yes. (Please seek your own tax counsel regarding the amount).

Will I receive a receipt?
Anyone who donates a gift of any amount will receive a receipt from Alumni & Development Services. The receipt is generated once the donation has been processed and is mailed to the donor's preferred mail address.

What if I need a duplicate receipt?
Please email Alumni & Development Services at ads@harvard.edu.

What is Harvard's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?
04-2103580

How quickly will my donation be processed?
Typically, donations are processed within a week from when it is received by Alumni & Development Services.

How can I find out if my company will match my gift?

  • Find out if your or your spouse's employer will match your gift using our Matching Gift Program Search.
  • The Benefits or Human Resources Office of the donor's employer (or the donor's spouse's employer) will be able to provide necessary information on the company's Matching Gift Program and the method the company uses to process matching requests.
  • According to University policy, matching gifts will be credited to the same fund as the donor's original gift, unless:
    • The donor requests otherwise; or
    • The policies of the company prohibit matching gifts to particular funds.

How do I get my company to match my gift?

  • A matching gift is when an individual gives to a nonprofit organization and their employer donates an equal or greater amount to the same organization. A matching gift is a great way for a donor to increase his or her contribution to Harvard University.
  • Companies have various methods by which they can submit their matching gift requests to Harvard.  These include:
    • paper forms
    • online forms (which the donor can print from the internet)
    • phone verification systems

Can I make a confidential donation?
Yes. Please let us know if you wish that your gift remain confidential.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?
Yes. Gifts in memory or in honor of an individual can be made during one's lifetime or through bequests.  Please indicate this preference while making your gift, and please include honoree's class year, as appropriate.

Who can I call if I need help making a gift?
If you have questions, you can always call 800-VERITAS (837-4827).