Tax-Effective Giving

There are a number of ways of making a tax-efficient gift which benefit the College while at the same time reducing the amount of tax paid by the donor.  Please select the appropriate category from below.
 

UK Donors

Donations of cash to the College by UK tax payers are covered by the Gift Aid scheme. Under Gift Aid, the College can recover £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1.00 donated – at no extra cost to the donor. The College receives no extra tax benefit from gifts made by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) voucher.

Single Gifts

Single gifts can be made by cash, credit card, cheque or CAF Voucher.

To make a single gift, please complete the donation form and Gift Aid declaration (if applicable), and send it with your gift to The Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST. Cheques should be made payable to 'King’s College Cambridge'.
 
If you prefer, you can make a gift online and immediately via CAF, using a variety of debit and credit cards, or a Charities Aid Foundation account.

Regular Giving

Donations can be made in monthly, quarterly or annual instalments, for a fixed or indefinite period. These donations are also covered by the Gift Aid scheme.

To set up a regular gift, please complete the donation form and Gift Aid declaration (if applicable), and send it to The Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST. Alternatively, you can also use CAF Online to set up a regular gift to the College via the Charities Aid Foundation.

Gifts of Land, Buildings or Shares

Gifts of land, buildings or shares by UK tax payers, attract full relief from Capital Gains Tax and, in addition, allow the donor to claim Income Tax relief on the full value of the gift at the time the land, building or shares are transferred to the College.  

To make a gift of land, buildings or shares, please contact the Director of Development, who will be pleased to assist.  

Gifts of possessions

Gifts of possessions e.g. works of art, are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.  

To discuss how best to make such gifts, taking account of your particular circumstances and how to maximise their value to the College, please contact the Director of Development, who will be pleased to assist.  

Payroll giving

Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at his or her top rate of tax. To find out more about Payroll Giving, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department.

Many companies in the UK, USA and Canada now operate gift-matching schemes. When an employee makes a charitable gift, the company matches this (in full or in part). To find out if your company operates such a scheme, and to obtain a copy of their matching gift form, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel Department.

European Donors

Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) enables donors, resident in one of the participating countries, to support charitable organisations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

Currently Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland participate in the scheme.

Please get in touch directly with the organisation in your home country and they will facilitate your tax-efficient donation to King’s College. Please be aware that administration and banking charges may be applied.

Should you wish to donate and do not live in one of the countries listed below, or would just prefer to send your donation directly to the College, please complete the donation form and send it with your donation to The Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST. Alternatively, you can use CAF Online to make a gift using a variety of debit and credit cards.

Belgium
King Baudouin Foundation
rue Brederodestraat 21
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32-2-549 02 31
Fax: +32-2-549 02 89
E-mail:
Website: http://www.kbs-frb.be

Bulgaria
BCAF – Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation
65 Vitosha blvd, 2nd floor
Sofia 1000,  Bulgaria
Tel: +359-2-981 19 01
E-mail:
Website: http://www.bcaf.bg

France
Fondation de France
40 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris, France
Tel. : +33-1-44 21 87 60
Fax : +33-1-44 21 31 54
E-mail:
Website: http://www.fdf.org

Germany
Maecenata Stiftung
Herzogstrasse 60
D-80803 München, Germany
Tel: +49-89-28 44 52
Fax: +49-89-28 37 74
E-mail:
Website: http://www.stiftung.maecenata.eu

Hungary
Carpathian Foundation Hungary
HU-3300 Eger Mekcsey Str 1
Hungary
Tel: +36-36-516 750
E-mail:
Website: http://www.carpathianfoundation.org

Ireland
Community Foundation for Ireland
32 Lower O'Connell St
Dublin 1, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-874 7354
Fax: +353-1-874 7637
Email:
Website: http://www.foundation.ie

Italy
Vita Giving Europe Onlus
Via Marco d'Agrate 43
20139 Milano, Italy
Tel: +39-2-552 29 83 33
Fax: +39-2-568 02 461
E-mail:
Website: http://www.vitagiving.org

Luxembourg
Fondation de Luxembourg
12 Rue Erasme BP 281
2012 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tel: +352-274 748 1
Fax: +352-274 748 279
E-mail:
Website: http://www.fdlux.lu

Netherlands
Oranje Fonds
Maliebaan 18
3581 CP Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-30-656 45 24
Fax : +31-30-656 22 04
E-mail:
Website: http://www.oranjefonds.nl

Poland
Foundation for Poland
ul. Narbutta 20/33
02-541 Warsaw
Poland
Tel: +48-22-54 25 880
Fax: +48-22-54 25 890
E-mail:
Website: http://www.fdp.org.pl

Romania
Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation
Str Bethlan Gabor 55
Odorheiu Secuiesc, 535600 Harghita - Romania
Tel: +40-74-934 7299
E-mail:
Website: http://www.szka.org

Slovakia
Carpathian Foundation Slovakia
Letna 27 040 01 Kosice
Slovakia
Tel: +421 55 6221152
E-mail:
Website: http://www.karpatskanadacia.sk

Slovenia
SKUP Skupnost privatnih zavodov (finance.nvo.si)
Britof 469
4000 Kranj, Slovenia
Tel: +386-4-23 448 04
Email:
Website: http://www.skup.si

Switzerland
Swiss Philanthropy Foundation
c/o BMG Avocats 8C av de Champel
CP 385 - 1211 Genève 12
Switzerland
Tel.: +41-22-321 77 37
Email:
Website: http://www.swissphilanthropy.ch

US Donors

If you are resident in the USA, you can make a tax-efficient gift to Cambridge in America (CAm), a professional development and alumni relations office based in New York. CAm is a registered 501(C)3 organisation enabling American donors to give tax efficiently for the benefit of the University and the Colleges. 

Donations can be made online or alternatively please send a donation form with your check, made payable to 'Cambridge in America', to: Cambridge in America, P.O. Box 9123 JAF BLG, New York, NY 10087-9123, and suggest that the Directors of Cambridge in America exercise their discretion and allocate your gift to support King’s College.

If you are subject to tax in both the UK and US, you can give through Cambridge in America (UK) Ltd, a registered charity in England, and be simultaneously eligible for tax benefits in both countries.

Many companies in the UK, USA and Canada now operate gift-matching schemes. When an employee makes a charitable gift, the company matches this (in full or in part). To find out if your company operates such a scheme, and to obtain a copy of their matching gift form, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel Department.

Other International Donors

Gifts from other countries are also particularly welcome, and donations from anywhere in the world can be made by credit card, cheque or international money order.

To make a gift, please complete the donation form and send it, together with your cheque or international money order, made payable to ‘King’s College Cambridge' (if applicable), to The Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK. Alternatively, you can use CAF Online to make a gift using a variety of debit and credit cards.