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Our legal name is: The Governing Council of the University of Toronto. Our Canadian charitable registration number is: BN # 108162330-RR0001.
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All online donations automatically receive an electronic receipt, issued in the name of the credit card holder.

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.

To determine your tax credit, please consult your accountant or review the Canada Revenue Agency’s How do I calculate my charitable tax credits? page.

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).

For more information on giving to U of T through the Associates, please call toll free 1 800 699 1736, or e-mail

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

For residents of the United Kingdom who are interested in making a gift in support of the University of Toronto, you may make your donation online through the The University of Toronto UK Fund – Prism the Gift Fund. For further information on ways to give, please contact Michelle Woo, Director, Advancement Counsel at 416 946 7066 or
Yes. All donations of CDN$5 or more that are made online will automatically receive a Canadian tax receipt.
Yes, you can claim the donation tax credit for gifts made by your spouse or common-law partner, subject to certain claim limits. Please consult your accountant or the Canada Revenue Agency for specifics.
Each year, you can claim a tax credit for donations up to 75 per cent of the net income reported on your federal tax return, but you don’t lose your tax break if you exceed that limit. The excess can be carried forward for up to five years, still subject to the 75 per cent limit in each year claimed. For more information, please consult your accountant or the Canada Revenue Agency.
Yes, your estate is entitled to a tax receipt if you leave a gift in your will. The donation limit is 100 per cent of net income in the year of death and the year immediately preceding death.
The University’s policy is to use the closing price of the stock on the day it is received in the University’s account.
If you donate certain publicly listed securities directly to U of T you are not required to pay tax on the capital gains, and you will receive a tax receipt for the current value of the donated stock.
If you own property that is of “outstanding significance and national importance,” you can donate it to the University and obtain two tax benefits. First, you can claim a tax credit based on the fair market value of the property, as determined by the Canadian Cultural Property Export and Review Board. You will receive a tax receipt for this amount. Second, you do not have to pay tax on any capital gain you realize when you donate the property.
We are grateful for all gifts to the University of Toronto, and each donation of $10 or more will be acknowledged with a tax receipt and letter of thanks. In addition, we welcome each individual who has donated $1,827 or more annually into the Presidents’ Circle (see below for more information). We also specially acknowledge all donors who make a new pledge or donation of $5,000 or more in any fiscal year by listing their names in the Winter issue of University of Toronto Magazine, and on the Boundless website.

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:

Sandra Kelly
Associate Director, Donations Management, Advancement Services
21 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3J3
416 978 0171

If you make an annual gift of $1,827 or more, you will receive special acknowledgement as a member of the Presidents’ Circle — a unique recognition society for those donors whose commitment reflects the vision and leadership of the University’s past presidents. The amount represents the founding year of the University of Toronto. As a member, you will be invited to attend special lectures and events presented by the University’s most insightful and inspiring professors.

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: Cheques may be made payable to the University of Toronto and mailed to:

University of Toronto
21 King’s College Circle
J. Robert S. Prichard Alumni House
Toronto, ON M5S 3J3

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 >>

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

Glenn Best
Director, Major Gifts
21 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3J3

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

Glenn Best
Director, Major Gifts
21 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3J3

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

Glenn Best
Director, Major Gifts
21 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3J3

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.

Our donors generously share in many ways, such as through annuities, stocks, gifts in kind, and more. Please visit our How to Give page for information, and to determine the best match for you.