Giving from the UK

For the benefit of our alumni and friends in the United Kingdom, Princeton University maintains the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited. It is recognized both by the United States Internal Revenue Service, by virtue of its relationship with Princeton University, as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and by the Charity Commission for England and Wales as a registered charity.

Gifts of cash and securities made to the Foundation are tax-deductible for US taxpayers to the full extent of the US tax code and may also provide tax benefits to UK taxpayers, including participation in the UK Gift Aid Scheme for gifts of cash, and income tax and capital gains tax benefits for gifts of securities.

We regret that the UK Foundation is unable to accept class dues.

See instructions below on how to give, or find out more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions.

Making a Gift of Cash to the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited

A donor who wishes to benefit Princeton University through a gift of cash to the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited should follow these steps:

1.  Complete a Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited PDF iconGift Reply Form.

2.  If appropriate, complete the PDF iconGift Aid Declaration Form required to reclaim the tax benefit from the UK government.

The Foundation will be responsible for collecting its Gift Aid relief from the UK government (higher rate taxpayers should claim their relief on their Self Assessment tax return).

The form includes a box that, when checked, authorizes the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited to collect Gift Aid for the enclosed gift as well as all future gifts to the Foundation until advised otherwise. If that box is checked, the Gift Aid Declaration Form will be kept on record for future donations to this Foundation.

To make a Gift Aid donation, you must pay at least as much UK tax (Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax) as the amount of tax that the Foundation is reclaiming -- 25% of the amount you donate.

3.  Send the contribution and completed forms to:

Eileen Flood, Administrator
Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited
19 Norcott Road
London N16 7EJ
United Kingdom
Tel: 020.7502.2813
UKFOUND@princeton.edu

4.  To make a gift by credit card, please call Eileen Flood at the number listed above.

After the contribution has been sent:

5.  The Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited will send every UK donor an acknowledgement for all gifts received.

Gifts will be acknowledged on the date of deposit in the currency given by the donor.

6.  The Foundation will deposit all gifts into the Foundation’s UK bank account and convert all gifts to US dollars at that time.

The Foundation will consider requests made by donors as to how their donation is to be applied. Where a donation is to be applied to support Princeton University, the Foundation’s administrator will then notify Princeton University of the gift, noting the US dollar amount and, when applicable, an anticipated Gift Aid amount (also in US dollars). The gift and anticipated Gift Aid amount will be combined and reported as one gift to Princeton.

7.  Princeton University will send each UK donor an individual gift acknowledgement in respect of the gifts it receives through the Foundation based on the calculations in Step 6.

Making a Gift of Securities to the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited

A donor who wishes to benefit Princeton University through a gift of securities to the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited should follow these steps:

1.  Contact the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited to obtain the necessary securities transfer instructions.

Eileen Flood, Administrator
Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited
19 Norcott Road
London N16 7EJ
United Kingdom
Tel: 020.7502.2813
UKFOUND@princeton.edu

After the gift has been made:

2.  The Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited will send every UK donor an acknowledgement for all gifts received.

Gifts will be acknowledged on the date of receipt by the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited. The amount acknowledged will be based on the mean between the high and low on the date of receipt.

3.  The Foundation will deposit all gifts of securities into the Foundation’s brokerage account and will sell the securities and reduce the proceeds to US dollars as soon as possible. The amount realized from the sale of the securities will be the amount available for the Foundation to distribute to Princeton University.

The Foundation will consider requests made by donors as to how their donation is to be applied. Where a donation is to be applied to support Princeton University, the Foundation’s administrator will then notify Princeton University of the gift, noting the US dollar amount.

4.  Princeton University will send each UK donor an individual gift acknowledgement in respect of the gifts it receives through the Foundation based on the calculations in Step 3.

Registered Office Address—16 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EG
Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited  •  Registered in England and Wales
Charity Number 1123916—Company Registration Number 06579652