Giving from the UK

Many of our alumni and friends in the United Kingdom wish to support education at Princeton University. For this reason, the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited was set up as an English charity 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 reliefs for gifts of qualifying 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 make a gift to advance education at Princeton University can make a gift of cash to the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited. Donors should follow these steps:

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

2.  If appropriate to the circumstances, complete the PDF iconGift Aid Declaration Form which will allow the Foundation to make a Gift Aid reclaim from the UK government.

The Foundation will be responsible for collecting this Gift Aid reclaim from the UK government (higher or additional rate taxpayers can claim an additional 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, and also donations made up to four years previously. If that box is checked, the Gift Aid Declaration Form will be kept on record for future donations to this Foundation.

Please note that 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 entitled to reclaim - 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.

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

7.  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 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.

8.  In respect of any gift received by the Foundation a US gift receipt for the amount calculated as per step 6, plus any anticipated Gift Aid amount, will be sent to the UK donor.

Making a Gift of Securities to the Princeton Charitable Foundation Limited

A donor who wishes to support education at 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's current policy is to 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 distribution.

4.  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 notify Princeton University of the gift, noting the US dollar amount.

5.  In respect of any gift received by the Foundation a US gift receipt for the amount calculated as per step 3, plus any anticipated Gift Aid amount, will be sent to the UK donor.

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