Giving to Yale

Ways to Give

Yale is supported by alumni, parents, and friends in many ways—through unrestricted annual giving; capital gifts in support of priorities such as student aid, faculty research, and facilities; reunion contributions; planned gifts and bequests; and grants and awards from corporations and foundations. However you choose to support Yale—and at whatever level—your generosity is both essential and truly appreciated. Every gift counts.

Please browse this section to learn more about ways of giving to Yale.

How to Make a Gift

Alumni, parents, and friends make gifts to Yale with many kinds of assets and in a variety of forms. Options include cash, checks, credit card payments, gifts of marketable securities, and other assets. Read more


Yale is immensely grateful for the support of alumni, parents, and friends who have helped to build and sustain the university during its more than 300 years of existence. To recognize their generosity, giving societies have been established to acknowledge our dedicated donors. Read more

Annual Giving

Annual giving to Yale provides current and immediately expendable support for the university's basic operations. Many employers give generously to non-profit educational institutions by matching employees charitable contributions. Read more

Reunion Giving

Reunion campaigns account for a significant portion of gifts received by the university each year, providing essential endowment and current use support. Read more

Capital Giving

Capital gifts to Yale ensure a strong permanent endowment, help to build and restore campus facilities, and sustain a comprehensive range of academic programs. Read more

Planned Giving & Bequests

With a planned giving strategy tailored to your needs, you can put your assets to work for any part of Yale you choose, while you and the university share in the benefits. Read more

Corporate & Foundation Giving

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations seeks to establish strategic partnerships with corporations to create mutually beneficial relationships between industry and Yale University. Foundations are a driving force behind much of the research and many of the programs that take place on campuses today, and this is especially true at Yale. Read more