Normally, we mail you a receipt (issued in the name of the credit card holder or cheque signatory) for mail or telephone donations of $5 or more, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our operations, receipts for mail or telephone donations made in 2020 are suspended until we resume in office receipting functions.
Yes. If you require a Hong Kong tax receipt, you may make your donation via the University of Toronto Hong Kong Foundation – all donations to the Foundation of HK$100 or more will receive a Hong Kong tax receipt, sent to you by mail.
Donations made via the Foundation may be for any purpose, or may be directed to the scholarships that are the Foundation’s primary work – awards that enable undergraduate students from Hong Kong with financial need to attend the University of Toronto.
Yes, you may still make a donation. University of Toronto alumni and their families (spouses, children, grandchildren, parents and siblings) may make online donations directly to U of T and use their University of Toronto charitable receipt for their US income tax returns under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention.
American citizens or residents who are not alumni or related to alumni of the University of Toronto, as well as corporations, foundations, estates and trusts requiring a US tax receipt, can contribute to the University through The Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc., established in 1947 to facilitate donations. The Associates is a not-for-profit organization recognized under the US Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3).
Donations may be mailed to:
Mr. Gary Kaufman
Treasurer, The Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.
58 West 84th Street, #2F
New York, NY 10024 USA
Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our operations, receipts for donations made in 2020 to The Associates are temporarily suspended.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our operations, receipts for all other forms of gifts made in 2020 are suspended until we can resume in-office receipting functions.
We take requests for anonymity very seriously. Simply indicate your wishes at the time of making your gift, by checking “I do not wish to be publicly recognized for this gift” on the donation page. You may also make your request in a letter. For more information, please contact:
Yes, we will be pleased to acknowledge the honouree you designate. Simply fill out the section on “Tribute and Memorial Gifts” on the donation page.
Online: You can make a gift online (by Visa, Amex, or MasterCard) and receive an instant electronic tax receipt.
Mail: Donations staff are temporarily unable to receive and process cheques until further notice. We will notify you when that changes. Wire transfers (please email email@example.com for instructions), online giving, and gifts of securities are all viable methods of payment.
Telephone: To make a gift by phone, please call 416 978 0811.
Your gift is vitally important to the University of Toronto. Because tuition fees, government support and our endowment do not cover the full cost of conducting groundbreaking research and classroom innovation, we rely on the generosity of donors like you. Your gift, vision and support will have a direct impact on our researchers, enabling them to make new breakthroughs in their quest to catalyze healthier, more sustainable and prosperous societies around the world. And it will directly help our students, as we nurture them in creative, critical thinking and global perspectives. Read examples of impact >>
All of it! Your entire gift goes directly to the program that you designate, and has a direct impact. The University does not use any donated funds for administrative costs.
Donors who make a planned gift to the University of Toronto remember us in their will, or take advantage of many other tax-smart trusts, annuities or other types of gifts than can reduce your estate taxes or provide you with an immediate tax benefit in the present. For more information, see our Gift Planning page.
Thank you for your interest in this vital area.The University of Toronto has pledged that no qualified undergraduate will have to decline admission or withdraw from studies due to financial circumstances. But because our endowment does not cover our commitment to student aid, each year the University draws from its own operating funds to support students.
Student awards that create a minimum endowment (currently at least $25,000, depending on the type of award) will be named after the donor. You may designate your award to a specific area of study. To learn more, please download the PDF, or contact
The Boundless Promise Program will match 1:1, in perpetuity, the annual payout on new endowed funds of $25,000 or more in support of needs-based awards at the University. For example, an endowed fund of $25,000 generates approximately $1,000 per year. With the University matching this sum, the value of the annual student award becomes $2,000, doubling the impact of your gift. To learn more, please contact
One of the ways that the University ensures research excellence is through establishing Chairs, thereby demonstrating commitment to a particular position and discipline. We seek to appoint Chairholders of great distinction. Each is expected to develop the field of interest through both teaching and research. We welcome gifts to establish Chairs or Professorships. Please contact
Hundreds of Canadian and U.S. companies will match contributions made to U of T by their employees. Some companies will even match gifts contributed by spouses or retired employees. Please search our database to determine if you can double or triple the impact of your gift with the help of your employer.