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Make a profound impact in the way that works best for you.

Give now: I want to have impact today

Make a secure gift online

The fastest way to give to Stanford is to make a secure gift online by creating or using your existing Stanford Pass account. Logging in to your Stanford Pass account will also allow you to view your Giving History.

Make a gift by phone

We are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.


Send your check by mail

Checks should be made out to “Stanford University”. Please include a note on the memo line telling us how you would like your gift to be used and mail to:

Development Services
P.O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466

Give securities or via funds transfer

The way you give can be just as unique as where you give.  Make a gift of stock or securities, or initiate a wire transfer.

Charitable funds

If you would like to make a gift from your donor advised fund or private or family foundation, please note that the federal tax identification number for Stanford University is 94-1156365.

Give over time: I want to build support now and in the future

Make a new pledge

Non-binding pledges are promises to give gifts that are paid out over a longer period of time. Make a pledge in the way that works best for you and help Stanford know what’s coming.

Make a pledge payment

Make a payment toward an existing pledge.

Make a recurring gift

Provide a steady foundation of support through regular contributions on your preferred schedule. When you set up a recurring gift, you never miss a payment. 

Give for the future: I want to remember Stanford

Remembering Stanford in your estate plans, through bequest intentions or life-income gifts, is a personal and deeply meaningful decision. Your forward thinking can help secure the well-being of future generations. 

Giving deadlines

Stanford’s fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31. Here are some helpful deadlines if you want to make sure that your gift is counted in any given year (fiscal year/calendar year).

Credit card Before 11:59 p.m. PST (Aug 31/Dec 31)
U.S. mail Postmarked (Aug 31/Dec 31)
Phone 866.543.0243 before 5 p.m. PST (Aug 31/Dec 31)
Securities Received in Stanford’s brokerage account (Aug 31/Dec 31)
Wire transfer Received in Stanford’s bank account (Aug 31/Dec 31)