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Information for International Donors

International donors may be able to realize tax benefits through gifts. We recommend that you check with a local tax professional for details specific to your country.


Canadian taxpayers may claim a tax credit for gifts to Stanford University, which is listed on Schedule VIII of the Canadian Income Tax Act under "Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University), Stanford, California." To make a gift or for further information, please contact David Kennedy at 650.723.3355.


Via Transnational Giving Europe (TGE), donors residing in the below countries are able to make gifts to Stanford and apply for tax advantages in their respective locations:

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland

(United Kingdom residents, see below.)

For further information, please visit the Transnational Giving Europe website or contact Jennifer Good at +44.7515.111.502.

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Stanford University Charitable Trust is a Hong Kong government-recognized charitable trust that provides tax benefits to Hong Kong residents making gifts to Stanford. To make a gift or for further information, please contact Chien Lee at +852.2504.3283 (Hong Kong).

The United Kingdom

The Stanford Trust is a charity (#1022726) registered with the U.K. Charity Commission.

Send a check payable to The Stanford Trust to the following address:

The Stanford Trust
c/o Eileen Flood
19 Norcott Road
London, N16 7EJ
United Kingdom

  • Send a written note with your gift indicating that you would like the Gift Aid tax relief applied to your gift. The Stanford Trust will then apply to HM Revenue & Customs to claim a portion of the tax you have already paid.
  • If you pay tax at a rate higher than the basic tax rate, you should apply to HM Revenue & Customs for the additional tax relief.
  • You can use Gift Aid as often as you like to make gifts to The Stanford Trust.

If you have any questions or comments about making a gift from the United Kingdom, please contact Eileen Flood, The Stanford Trust, at +44.020.7502.2813.

Other Countries

If your country of residence is not listed above, please contact David Kennedy at 650.723.3355.