Driving progress on the critical challenges facing humanity
SIPA’s mission–to educate the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers and contribute our knowledge to advance human progress–has never been more relevant, nor your support more essential to our success.
Whether seeking to increase global peace and security, strengthen democratic resilience, mitigate the effects of climate change and foster sustainable development, promote economic stability and prosperity for all, or advance policies for new technologies and positive innovation, we work around the globe to bring fresh ideas and new approaches to policy analysis and implementation in the 21st century. Our community spans the globe but we share a common commitment: to drive progress on the critical challenges facing humanity.
SIPA is one of the special places in the world that can bridge the gap between the academy and public policy and work for global solutions, informed by deep knowledge of the world and local conditions. We hope our work will inspire you to join us in this effort. There has never been a more important time.
Global Policy Challenges
Make an impact around the five biggest challenges facing the world. As a leading policy school, it is both SIPA’s purpose and its responsibility to generate new ideas that lead to new policies and new ways of engaging with partners around the globe.
SIPA Student Support Initiative
An effort to make a SIPA education more accessible by offering critical financial aid to our most promising students, including those from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
Ways to Give
- How to Give
- Online Giving, Gifts by Check & Matching Gifts
- Wire Transfers & Gifts of Securities
- International Giving
- 2022 Tax Receipt Deadlines & Information
- Planned Gifts and Estate Planning
How to Give
Gifts of any amount can help advance SIPA’s mission to support the global public interest. Your contributions enable SIPA to produce and share new knowledge on the critical public policy challenges facing the global community, and to educate our students to serve and to lead. Below are some common ways to give.
For more information, please contact the SIPA Development Office at
Online Giving, Gifts by Check & Matching Gifts
There are many ways that you can make a gift to SIPA. The easiest and most convenient way is to make a gift online using a credit card. When making your online gift, please indicate the fund that you would like your gift to support.
Gifts by Check
Your check should be made payable to Columbia University and, to ensure that it is properly credited, must be accompanied by a letter outlining the purpose of the gift. Please mail check(s) as follows:
If sending by USPS or by FedEx, UPS, or similar courier, use this address:
Columbia Alumni Center, Attention: Gift Systems
622 West 113th Street, MC 4524
New York, NY 10025
Many companies will make a matching gift to SIPA when one of their employees makes a donation. To find out if your company has such a program, use our convenient search engine.
For more information, please contact the SIPA Development Office at [email protected]
Wire Transfers & Gifts of Securities
For wire transfer instructions, please contact the SIPA Development Office at [email protected]
Gifts of Securities
Many donors prefer gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds when considering a donation to Columbia as an impactful way to support the University while offsetting their personal tax liability. In gifting stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that you have owned for longer than one year, you receive the same income tax savings associated with a cash gift and avoid tax on the capital gains built up in donated securities.
If you are interested in making a gift of appreciated securities, please contact the SIPA Development Office at [email protected]
Columbia University UK Fund
Residents of the UK can donate to any Columbia school or program through the Columbia UK Fund, a UK charity, to gain tax benefit. Those who pay both UK and US income taxes benefit as well: the same gift is treated as a charitable donation for US tax purposes and can be claimed as a deduction against US income. Applying for Gift Aid relief is easy. Simply fill out a Gift Aid Declaration Form once you make your gift to the Columbia UK Fund.
Transnational Giving Europe
Columbia University has partnered with Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) to allow residents of several European countries to make tax-effective contributions to any part of the University. The process is very simple: you make your gift to the TGE foundation partner in your country of residence. The foundation provides you with all the fiscal advantages, including a tax receipt. Your gift is then transferred to the Columbia UK Fund. For more information, please contact Dorota Gonera in the Office of Gift Systems at [email protected]
Columbia University Hong Kong Fund
The Columbia Hong Kong Fund is registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Hong Kong residents who make their gifts to this fund can deduct the donated amount from their total income. Please consult the Inland Revenue Department website for more information about the tax benefits.
2022 Tax Receipt Deadlines & Information
Gifts by Check
Gifts made by check must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service by December 31, 2022.
Gifts by Credit Card
- Online: Credit card gifts made online must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. (EST) on December 31, 2022, for 2022 tax credit.
- By telephone: Please call 212-851-9607 before 5:00 p.m. (EST) on December 29, 2022, to provide your credit card information.
- By mail: The information must be received by SIPA no later than December 29, 2022, to be processed before the end of the 2022 tax year.
Gifts of Securities
Receipts for gifts of securities reflect the date securities are received in our brokerage account. The deadline for receipt of 2022 gifts of securities is December 31, 2022.
Wire (EFT) Transfers
To make a gift by wire transfer, please call 212-851-9607 before 5:00 p.m. (EST) on December 29, 2022, for instructions and to inform us of your gift. Please ensure that your gift is received by December 31, 2022.
Columbia University's tax ID number (EIN) is 13-5598093.
Planned Gifts and Estate Planning
Planned giving allows you to meet your financial and charitable goals while providing long-term support for SIPA and future generations of global public policy leaders. Planned gifts allow donors to take sizeable income, capital gains, and estate deductions on their taxes. They can provide income for you and your family for life, and leaves a legacy that fits your philanthropic goals. Planned giving donors are also invited to join the 1754 Society, a University-wide honorary society for alumni and friends who have included the University in their inheritance plans.
To learn more or if you choose to include SIPA in your estate plan, please contact:
David R. Murray
Director of Development, Columbia University