Our UK trust enables UK donors to support the University's research and educational activities in a tax-efficient way.

Advancing Students' Research and Education

Established by Harvard Alumni in 1984 and registered as a UK charity, the Friends of Harvard University UK Trust is “for the advancement and promotion of education and in particular for any educational and charitable purposes connected with Harvard University, its past and present students.”

While our US entity now serves as the trustee, the sole beneficiary is the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Trust's charity number is 290609.

Benefits of Giving through the Trust

Tax Relief for Donors

As a UK Charity, Friends of Harvard UK offers tax relief to UK donors via Gift Aid, enabling you to support the University's research and education activities in a tax-efficient way. Donors in higher tax brackets may be able to claim a tax deduction.

Greater Value and Impact for Your Donation

Gift Aid allows Friends of Harvard UK to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated. This means your donation goes 25% further without any additional cost to you. Learn more about Gift Aid.

Ways to Give

Friends of Harvard UK can accept the following donations:

  • Bank transfer
  • Check
  • Credit card, via JustGiving (accepts several currencies but there are limitations per transaction)

Consult with a tax advisor if you have questions about how donations and/or Gift Aid affect your personal tax. Harvard University, Harvard Global, and the Friends of Harvard University UK Trust cannot offer tax advice.

Questions and Contact

Lia Tjahjana, Senior International Program and Operations Consultant