Throughout its history, Harvard University has benefited from the generosity and foresight of philanthropists. The work of the institution—to expand and deepen knowledge, to advance teaching and learning, and to drive progress across many areas of human endeavor—would not be possible without the consistent commitment and thoughtful support of donors who have helped build and grow the University over centuries. Harvard’s Gift Policy Guide outlines the manner in which philanthropic gifts are considered, accepted, and administered within Harvard.

Download the Harvard University Gift Policy Guide (PDF)

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