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.
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 make a gift online using a variety of debit and credit cards.
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.
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 USA 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.
Canadian taxpayers can make tax-efficient gifts directly to King’s College. Please complete this form and send it with your cheque, if applicable, to the Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST. A receipt acceptable to the Canadian tax authorities will then be issued by Cambridge University and forwarded to you by King’s College.
Many companies in 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.
In Europe, 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. Please get in touch directly with the TGE Office 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.
European Foundation for Philanthropy and Society Development (EFPSD)
Community Foundation for Ireland
Due to legal and fiscal circumstances, the Community Foundation for Ireland will only operate as receiving partner, guaranteeing due diligence for Irish beneficiaries. Outgoing donations from Ireland will not be transferred through TGE. Foreign beneficiaries with Irish donors must register for Irish Charity Regulatory Authority and deal directly with their donations.
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Herengracht 476, 1017 CB Amsterdam
Tel: + 31 20 5206130
***Note: Dutch donations to foreign organizations are not transferred through the TGE network, foreign organisations need to register as ANBI, please contact for more information.
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.