Yale has always received help and encouragement from its extraordinary friends, a diverse group that included Elihu Yale in 1718 and thousands over the years. Friends can choose to support a wide range of Yale projects, programs, and departments—from groundbreaking biomedical research, to international initiatives and opportunities, great arts programs, and community enhancement. We invite you to browse the gift guide to learn more about specific opportunities.

Annual gifts provide immediately available current use funds that the university uses for enhancing the residential college experience and for maintaining the total Yale experience. For more information, see Annual Gifts.

A gift to Yale in the form of a permanent endowment (of a scholarship or fellowship, a professorship, or other opportunity) is an ideal means of memorializing the donor or a person of the donor’s choice. For more information, see Capital Gifts.

Through Planned Gifts, donor friends can structure their gift in ways that provides important financial benefits while also supporting Yale. Learn more about Planned Gifts.