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.
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:
- 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.
- Mail to:
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.
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.
Tufts Transfer Instructions
To receive transfer instructions to make a gift of stock or bonds to Tufts, please complete our online form or contact Tufts Treasury Office.
To transfer mutual funds, foreign stocks, physical certificates, or any other gifts that may require special instructions, please contact the Tufts Treasury Office.
Tufts Treasury Office
- Give Through a Wire Transfer
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:
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.
Match Your Gift
Did you know that you can double or even triple the impact of your gift? Many companies sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable donations made by their employees.
Check if your company offers a matching gift program.
If you have any questions regarding matching gifts or related tax information, please call 866-351-5184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Corporate and Foundation Giving
Please call us at 866-351-5184 or send an email to email@example.com. And thank you again for making a difference at Tufts.