International Gifts

The University of British Columbia has established three international charitable foundations for donors living in the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. The American Foundation for The University of British Columbia is a registered charity under US law (charitable registration number 52-1559117). A donation receipt will be issued to American donors by the Foundation for the full amount of the gift in US dollars. Please make your gift payable to the American Foundation for The University of British Columbia. If your gift is more than $5,000 USD, please call the Gift & Estate Planning Office for special instructions. The UK Foundation of The University of British Columbia is a registered charity under Inland Revenue (charity registration number 1103437). UK supporters are encouraged to complete a Gift Aid Form to ensure the maximum tax treatment of their gift. Please make your gift payable to The UK Foundation of the University of British Columbia. The Hong Kong Foundation for UBC Limited is recognized as a charity under the Inland Revenue Ordinance of Hong Kong (business number 444488). All donations to the Foundation will be eligible for tax benefits similar to those received when giving to any other educational or charitable organization in Hong Kong. Please make your gift payable to The Hong Kong Foundation for UBC Limited. These foundations help non-residents of Canada support UBC while maximizing their tax benefits. Gifts made to our foundations will flow directly to UBC to be used as you direct. No administration fees of any kind are deducted from your charitable gift. Our Gift & Estate Planning staff is experienced in working with complex gifts through our foundations. For example, each of the foundations is equipped to handle wired gifts of cash and securities, gifts received through public and private foundations, and corporate matching gifts, as well as gifts of property, charitable annuities, and legacy gifts such as bequests, insurance, or charitable trusts.

For more information about giving through UBC’s international foundations, please contact: