How to Give

Let us guide you through the process of making a gift to USF. There are many ways to support the university. Whether you are interested in giving online, making a gift of stock to USF, or exploring other options, we have the information you need to easily make a secure gift in support of our students. 

  • By Phone: Call (415) 422-6638 to make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring gift on your 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


Online | Payroll and Matching Gifts | Stocks, Bequests, and Investments


  • Crowdfunding

USF has partnered with GiveCampus, a social fundraising platform, to crowdsource support for the many programs at USF.  We’re also accepting ideas for new projects. Find out more »

  • Cryptocurrency

From your mobile device:

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

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

University of San Francisco Donate XLM








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

  • Day of the Dons

Day of the Dons is a 24-hour online fundraising drive that is a fun way for alumni, parents, staff, and faculty to support USF and make an impact for students today. Anyone can participate, and we encourage you to spread the word on the big day. Visit Day of the Dons online.

  • 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. Three simple steps help ensure your donation qualifies for a match:

1. Make sure your employer offers matching gifts and be aware of any restrictions by checking with your employer's Human Resources office.

2. 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.

3. If your employer requires a written form, complete it and send it with your gift to USF:

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

  • 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 »

  • 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. For more information, call (415) 422-4163 or email

Stock Transfer Instructions

Step 1: Please notify the Office of Gift Planning directly when you are ready to make a gift of securities to USF. We need to know the name of the stock or mutual fund shares you intend to contribute, the approximate value, and your intended gift purpose. If we don't know you're planning to transfer shares to USF, your gift will be held in escrow until we can identify you as the donor.

Step 2: Authorize your broker or financial agent to transfer shares to USF's brokerage account at UBS. Transfer shares via DTC into the University of San Francisco account at UBS Financial Services. DTC number is 0221. USF account number is KP33598. Tax ID number is 94-1156628.

Donors who hold shares in a Charles Schwab account can transfer shares from their accounts directly to USF's account at Schwab.

USF Schwab account number: 8992-3715.
Account name: University of San Francisco.
Account mailing address: 2130 Fulton St., LMN #300, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.

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