Giving from the United Kingdom
Gift Aid It Online
You can now make a gift online from the United Kingdom and claim Gift Aid. Simply click on GIVE NOW located at the upper right corner of this webpage, and when you enter a UK address, you will be able to make a gift in Great British Pounds (UK Pounds Sterling) and asked if you want to claim Gift Aid. If you agree, our UK Foundation will claim the Gift Aid on your behalf.
Tax and Gift Aid
For the benefit of our alumni and friends in the United Kingdom, Penn maintains The University of Pennsylvania (USA) Foundation Ltd. It is recognized both by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and by the Charity Commission for England and Wales as a registered charity. Gifts made to the Foundation are tax-deductible for US taxpayers to the full extent of US tax code and may also provide tax benefits to UK taxpayers, including participation in the UK Gift Aid scheme.
The Gift Aid scheme increases the value of an eligible gift by allowing the Foundation to reclaim the basic rate UK tax on the gift.
For gifts made on or after 6 April 2011, the Foundation can reclaim 25p for every equivalent £1 donated.
Gift Aid can be used if the amount of UK income tax or capital gains tax paid by the donor is equal to the basic rate UK tax the Foundation is reclaiming on the gift.
For US taxpayers, any Gift Aid reclaimed as part of a gift to Penn is US tax deductible. The university will prepare a receipt specifying the full US dollar value (gift plus Gift Aid) of a gift for US tax purposes.
Gift Aid Calculator
- Use the Gift Aid calculator (top box) to determine the full value of your gift to the Foundation, including Gift Aid.
- Use the Gift Aid calculator (bottom box) to determine the base donation you must give to achieve your total gift when Gift Aid is applied.
For further information, please follow these links:
Matching Gift Schemes
Many employers in the UK participate in a matching gift scheme to match your donation to the University of Pennsylvania (USA) Foundation Ltd. Matching gifts count towards your recognition in the university’s respective giving programs. Please confirm if your gift qualifies for your company’s matching gift scheme. A form is usually provided for you to complete and submit to the foundation for processing. The attached document offers further information.
UK citizens can make a gift to the University of Pennsylvania in their wills by making the Foundation a beneficiary, potentially reducing UK inheritance taxes. You should contact the most appropriate advisor for you to explore further or contact the International Development Office for a referral. We encourage you to notify Penn of your intentions so we can acknowledge and steward your intentions appropriately.
If you have any further questions, please contact the International Development Office or Eileen Flood at the Foundation:
University of Pennsylvania (USA) Foundation Ltd.
19 Norcott Road
London N16 7EJ
Phone: 020 7502 2813
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