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How to Give

There are many different ways to donate to FIFSW — from writing a cheque to leaving instructions in your will. All donations help our students who are being taught ideas and skills necessary to shape our world in the coming decades. Explore our donation options to discover which option(s) best suits your financial and philanthropic goals.

Information About Tax Receipts: Click here for information about tax year-end procedures.

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Annual Fund

Every annual gift has an impact on our students at U of T. And collectively, gifts of all sizes will make a significant contribution to the Boundless campaign. You can give to the college, faculty or program that matters most to you—or you can make an unrestricted donation toward the University’s greatest needs.

Donors who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more are recognized at the Leadership Level.

And you can double your impact with our Corporate Matching Gift program.


Feel good about your gift now, but donate it later. A bequest is a gift in your will, which you can direct to U of T in general or designate to a particular faculty, college or other area of interest. As well, your estate will be eligible for a tax receipt that can be used in the year of death and the preceding year.

Funds are usually bequeathed as a:
Residual amount (e.g. a share or percentage of your estate) Specific dollar amount, a specific piece of personal use or other property

Benefits of making a bequest:
A bequest is a tax-effective means of supporting U of T. Your estate may claim gifts in the year of death equal to 100 per cent of your net income in that year and the preceding year. You have use of the asset while you are alive. You can designate your gift to a University priority that meets your interest, such as a scholarship, capital project, program or research.

A bequest is revocable and can be changed if your financial circumstances change.

Sample bequest wording:

“To pay to The Governing Council of the University of Toronto ___% of the residue of my estate [or the sum of $____________.] This gift is to be used for such purposes and designs as deemed appropriate by The Governing Council of the University of Toronto.

Sample Bequest Form: Sample Bequest Form

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International Gifts

Not a resident of Canada? Alumni and friends around the world can still help U of T in its mission.

University of Toronto alumni and their families (family members are defined as: spouses, children, grandchildren, parents and siblings) may make donations directly to the University of Toronto and use the University of Toronto charitable receipt for their U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3).

For more information on giving to U of T through the Associates, please call toll free 1-800-699-17361-800-699-1736 or e-mail

Donations may be sent to:
Mr. Gary Kaufman,
Treasurer, The Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.
58 West 84th Street, #2F
New York, NY 10024 USAFor U.S. Gifts,
call 1-800-699-17361-800-699-1736
or contact us at
Additional information:
View tax information (PDF):
Canada-US Income Tax TreatyView the Financial Statements and Form 990 for the Associates of the University of Toronto (PDF):
Financial Statement 2011-2012Federal Tax Return (Form 990) for 2012CHAR 500 Annual Filing for 2012

Hong Kong

The University of Toronto Hong Kong Foundation solicits and receives donations for scholarships, enabling undergraduate students from Hong Kong with financial need to attend the University of Toronto. Visit the site.

United Kingdom
Residents of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who are interested in making a gift to the University of Toronto are asked to contact the office of Gift Planning, Division of University Advancement at 416-978-3846416-978-3846 or email:


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