Ways to Give

Thank you for making a gift and supporting Tufts. However you choose to make your gift, you're lighting the way for students, faculty, and researchers to generate bold ideas and innovate in the face of complex challenges. Know that your gift helps ensure a Brighter World.

  • Give Online

    Use our secure online giving form to make a gift with your credit card or PayPal. You may direct your gift to support the school or priority that means the most to you.

  • Give by Mail

    To support any school or program:

    1. Make your check payable to Trustees of Tufts College. In the check’s memo section or on an attached note, designate your gift to the school or program of your choice.
    2. Mail to: 
      Tufts University
      P.O. Box 3306
      Boston, MA 02241-3306
  • Give by Phone

    To make your gift over the phone, use our toll-free number, 866-351-5184, from anywhere in North America or call 617-627-4705.

  • Give Securities

    If you give appreciated securities such as stock or mutual fund shares that have been held for more than one year, you will enjoy two important benefits beyond the impact of your gift to Tufts: a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and avoidance of capital gains taxes on the appreciated assets.

    Sample donor benefits of a $10,000 gift of stock with a cost basis of $2,000

      Cash Gift Stock Gift
    Current fair market value of stock $10,000 $10,000
    Income taxes saved $3,700 $3,700
    Capital gains taxes saved* $0 $1,904
    Total tax savings $3,700 $5,604

    *Assumes 20% capital gains tax and 3.8% surtax on net investment income.

    Please note: The securities must be given to Tufts; if you sell the securities and donate the proceeds, you will not realize these same tax benefits.

    For  transfer  instructions, or if you have questions about your gift, please contact Tufts Treasury Office:

    Phone: 617-627-3171
    Fax: 617-627-2451
    Email: Treasury@tufts.edu

  • Give Through a Wire Transfer

    To make a gift via wire transfer, please contact Tufts Treasury Office:

    Phone: 617-627-3171
    Fax: 617-627-2451
    Email: Treasury@tufts.edu

  • Give From a Donor-Advised Fund

    If you would like to make a grant to Tufts through your DAF, please make checks payable to Trustees of Tufts College and mail to the following address:

    Tufts University
    P.O. Box 3306
    Boston, MA 02241-3306

    Tufts’ tax identification number is 04-2103634.  If you have questions about making a current gift from your DAF, please call 866-351-5184.

    To learn how to name Tufts as a future, or successor, beneficiary of your DAF, please contact the Gift Planning Office at 617-627-3727.

  • Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

    If you are at least 70½ years old, you may give up to $100,000 directly from a traditional  IRA without counting it as taxable income. As always, you may direct your support to the annual fund or another area that is meaningful to you. Learn more about how to make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution.

  • Create a Planned Gift

    You can support the future of Tufts through a range of planned giving options, including gifts in your estate plans and gifts that provide income in return. Your planned gift can support any area of the university that is meaningful to you.

    If you would like to make a gift via a charitable gift annuity or trust or through your estate plans, please contact our Gift Planning team.

  • Match Your Gift

    Double, or even triple, the impact of your giving if your employer or your partner’s employer has a matching gift program. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees.

    Check if your company matches gifts to Tufts.

    To increase your impact with a matching gift, request a matching gift form from your employer (often available through human resources). Complete the form, then send it along with your gift to:

    Tufts University
    P.O. Box 3306
    Boston, MA 02241-3306

    To complete the employer form, you may need to know Tufts University’s EIN (Employer ID Number), which is 04-2103634.

    If you have any questions regarding matching gifts or related tax information, please call 866-351-5184 or email giving@tufts.edu.

  • Give in Memory/in Honor

    Making your gift in honor or in memory of someone is a meaningful way to recognize friends, family, faculty, staff, or a pet. You may designate in memory/in honor on the online giving form, or by including a note with your check.

Questions?

Please call us at 866-351-5184 or send an email to giving@tufts.edu. And thank you again for making a difference at Tufts.