Tax-Efficient Giving

Gifts from UK taxpayers

St Hilda's College can reclaim the tax paid on all donations, whether large or small, regular or one-off gifts. (Gift Aid certificates and Deeds of Covenants have been replaced by new, simpler and more flexible Gift Aid declarations.) Those who pay tax at the higher rate can get higher rate relief on their payments to charity. They can claim this by writing to their own tax office or by entering details on their tax return. For further information, visit HMRC's website.

Transfer of Shares, Land and Property

When quoted shares and securities are transferred to the College, UK income tax relief can be claimed by the donor for the full market value of the gift at the time of transfer, in addition to relief on any existing capital gains tax payable. This enables those holding shares with large capital gains to make a major donation to the College extremely cost-effectively.

Gifts from American taxpayers

If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution in US$ your cheque should be made payable to The American Friends of St Hilda's Inc. and sent to The American Friends of St Hilda's, c/o Hemenway & Barnes LLP, 75 State Street, 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-1466, Attn: Andrea Richmond. You can also contact Ms Richmond by email or telephone: 617 619 8208

Senior Members in the US can also make their tax-efficient gift online.

Gifts from Canadian taxpayers

The University will provide an official receipt for the Canadian tax authorities. Gifts can be sent to the Development Office, St Hilda's College, but the cheques should be made payable to 'The Oxford University Development Trust'.

Gifts from donors in China and Hong Kong

The University of Oxford China Office welcomes gifts in HKD, GBP and USD. Please contact the Office if you would like to make a donation in another currency. Gifts of more than HK$100 may be claimed for tax deduction purposes. On receipt of your donation, the Office will ensure that you are sent a receipt for Hong Kong tax purposes.

Full details on giving in China can be found on the University of Oxford China Office's website.

Gifts from donors in Europe and overseas

Donors in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Luxembourg, and Switzerland can now make tax efficient gifts through the TGE (Transnational Giving Europe) network.

Below are the contact details of the organisations which can help you make a tax-efficient gift to the College. When making a gift, please specify that it should go to St Hilda's College.


King Baudoiun Foundation, Rue Brederodestraat 21, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

By email or tel: +32 3 549 02 31; fax: +32 2 549 02 89.


Fondation de France, 40 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France

By email or tel: +33 1 44 21 87 60; fax: +33 1 44 21 31 54.  


Maecenata International eV, Herzogstrasse 60, D 80803 Munich, Germany

By email or tel: +49 89 28 44 52; fax: +49 89 28 37 74    


The Community Foundation for Ireland, 32 Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

By email or tel: +353 1 874 7354; fax: +353 1 874 7637

The Netherlands

Oranje Fonds, J.F. Kennedylaan 101, 3981 CBG Bunnik, The Netherlands

By email or tel: +31 30 656 45 24; fax: +31 30 656 22 04


Foundation for Poland, ul. Narbutta 20/33, 02-541 Warsaw, Poland

By email or tel: +48 22 54 25 880; fax: +48 22 54 25 890


Swiss Philanthrophy Foundation, c/o BMG Avocats, 8c av. De Champel, CP 385, 1211 Geneva 12, Switzerland