How to Give

There are many ways to support USF. Whether you are interested in giving online, by credit card, making a gift of stock to USF, or exploring other options, we have the information you need to easily make your secure gift.

  • By Phone: Call (415) 422-6638 to make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring gift by credit card. 
  • Online: Make a gift »
  • Donor Advised Fund »
  • By Mail: Please make checks made payable to the University of San Francisco. Please indicate specific designations on the check’s memo line or in a cover letter. Mail your gifts to:
    • Office of Development Services
      University of San Francisco
      2130 Fulton Street
      San Francisco, CA 94117-1050

Explore other ways to give 


  • Cryptocurrency

From your mobile device:

Our Stellar lumen (XLM) donation address is: GAO63FGKTVLS43OBSL6THTNB2R4IQHZOFYKWTV5L6ZOHLTB4MRPBTQ3X. 

From your desktop scan on any Stellar SEP-007 Wallet:

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For more information on giving via cryptocurrency, please contact (415) 422-6638.


  • Wire Transfer

To make a contribution via wire transfer, please email for instructions and to notify the university of your upcoming gift. Please include the dollar amount and the gift's designated use. If you have any questions, please call (415) 422-5623.

  • ACH Contributions

To make a contribution via Automated Clearing House, please send your request to Please include a detailed description of the purpose of the transfer and any forms that need to be completed. If you have any questions, please call (415) 422-5623.

Payroll Deduction and Matching Gifts

  • Matching Gifts

When you make a gift to USF that is matched by your employer, it doubles the impact of your gift. Visit our partner, Double the Donation to make your Matching Gift or your Volunteer Grant.

Ensure the amount and designation of your gift qualify for matching. Some gifts, like donations to athletic programs or gifts that yield tangible benefits to the donor, are not eligible. We are happy to answer your questions. Please call Development Services at (415) 422-5623  or email

Office of Development Services
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

  • Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction

To sign up or change your payroll deduction gift to the University of San Francisco, complete this form ». If you have any questions about payroll deduction or faculty and staff giving, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at


Stock, Bequests, and Investments

  • Bequests, Living Trusts, Gift Annuities

Many of our alumni and friends have invested in USF's future by making a gift through their wills or other long-term financial plans. We can help you plan a gift with tax benefits uniquely tailored to your financial plans. Learn more »

  • Donor Advised Funds

If you’ve already benefited from the immediate tax deductions offered by donor-advised funds, please know that USF is an IRS-qualified public charity and is thus eligible to receive contributions from your gift fund. Please follow the instructions provided by your fund regarding minimum contribution, the process for recommending grants, and other considerations. Checks should be made payable to the University of San Francisco and mailed to:

Office of Development Services
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Learn more »

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you 70 1/2 years of age or older? If so, the IRA Charitable Rollover is a tax-smart and increasingly popular way of supporting USF. This permanent provision of the tax code allows you to transfer all or a portion of required minimum distribution (RMD) directly to USF. A charitable rollover of IRA funds to USF will not count as taxable income in the year you make your gift, which may keep you in a lower tax bracket. Your gift to USF counts toward your RMD. And you save taxes whether you claim the standard deduction or itemize. More information »

  • Beneficiary Designations

You can also make a revocable gift to our organization through most financial instruments, such as retirement plan accounts, bank, and brokerage accounts, or donor-advised funds, with a beneficiary designation. Learn more »

  • Stocks and Securities

Giving publicly traded securities to USF is an easy, tax-savvy way to support Jesuit higher education. When you give stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that you have held for a year or longer, the IRS allows you to make your gift without recognizing capital gains on the appreciation. Learn how to transfer stock to USF »

For more information, call (415) 422-4163 visit us online, or email


Contact Info

Office of Development

M–F, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

2130 Fulton Street
Lone Mountain Rossi
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5623