Support Low-Income Students

By making a gift to Yale Young Global Scholars, you are supporting low-income high school students to attend a program that encourages an open, exploratory, and collaborative approach to learning.  

While YYGS is financially self-sustaining and limited funds are available for students in need, generous outside donors provide additional and necessary support to low-income families. Recently, we were thrilled to match over $72,000 in funds generously donated by alumni, families of alumni, and individual entities. These funds helped provide 24 participants with full tuition support. We truly appreciate any contribution, no matter how small, which helps supports our goal of providing financial assistance to students and families with financial burdens.

We invite you to read YYGS Blog Reflections from scholarship students who attended the program thanks to generous financial supporters.

Make a Gift

If you are interested in providing a  gift to support financial aid efforts for Yale Young Global Scholars, there are a variety of options for you to choose from, including cash, checks, credit card payments, gifts of marketable securities, and other assets. Please know that these donations are fully tax-deductible.

Your gift can have an even greater impact if your employer has a matching gift program. Find out if your company will match your contribution. If your company is eligible, please request a matching gift from your employer, and send it to Yale’s Office of Development completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. (Yale’s Federal Tax ID is 06-0646973)

All gifts to the Yale Young Global Scholars Program are processed through the Yale Office of Development and include a gift processing fee. It is crucial that you specify you want to support Yale Young Global Scholars: #31270.

For more information about how you can support YYGS, please visit our Giving Structure Page.

Contact Us

Please contact Ami Shah with any questions about giving to the YYGS Program.


Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers give generously to educational institutions by matching employees’ charitable contributions. Click here to find out if your company matches gifts to Yale.

For UK Taxpayers

UK Friends of Yale University Limited is an officially registered charity in the United Kingdom. Because it is also recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States, gifts to UK Friends of Yale may be simultaneously eligible for tax benefits in both countries. For more information, click here.

To make a gift via credit card, please call our UK Administrator, Eileen Flood, at 020 7502 2813.

Gifts of Cash

Amajority of the gifts made to Yale come in the form of cash, via check, credit card, or wire transfer. A gift of cash entitles you to the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions. You may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for gifts of cash and may carry any amount over that figure forward for up to five additional years.

Checks should be made payable to “Yale University” with “Global Scholars #31270” included in the memo and mailed to:

Yale University
Office of Development
Contribution Processing
P.O. Box 2038
New Haven, CT 06521-2038

For payments by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, please visit Give Now or call

Gifts of Marketable Securities

A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economical way to give. You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation as capital gain. 

Securities held by your bank or broker

Please notify your bank or broker that you are making a gift of securities to Yale and instruct your bank or broker to either telephone Contribution Processing at 203.432.4107 or e-mail for instructions. Please tell your bank or broker not to proceed until speaking with a representativein that office.

Or, you may visit Give Now to make a donation of securities.

Securities held by you

Please send unendorsed certificates by mail, along with a letter giving your name, address, Yale College class or Yale school affiliation, and the purpose of your gift to:

Yale University
Office of Development
Contribution Processing
P.O. Box 805
New Haven, Connecticut 06503-0805
Telephone: 203.432.4107

In a separate envelope, please mail to the same address a stock power for each certificate, along with a copy of your letter. Do not complete any information on the stock power other than your signature and the date and obtain a medallion signature guarantee. If the certificate represents a greater number of shares than you intend to give to Yale, please enclose a note requesting the return of a new stock certificate with the non-gift balance and include your social security number, full name, address, and phone number.

Your bank or broker can supply you with blank stock powers, or Contribution Processing will be happy to send them to you. For most expedient handling, do not fill in Yale’s name as transferee on either the stock certificate or the stock power, and please do not send stock certificates to a transfer agent for transfer into Yale’s name.

Mutual fund shares

Please contact Contribution Processing at 203.432.4107 with information about your mutual fund shares. The procedure for transferring shares is established by the mutual fund company, and Contribution Processing will be able to assist you with the appropriate letters of instruction.

Yale’s Federal Tax Identification Number: 06-0646973

Gifts of Other Assets

Gifts to Yale can come in the form of other assets as well. For example, you may wish to consider gifts of closely held stock, tangible personal property if its use is related to Yale’s educational purpose, or real estate. See PlannedGiving & Bequestsfor further information.

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