Giving from overseas
Below, you can find more specific information on making charitable gifts from particular regions and countries. If your region is not listed or you would like to discuss your gift in more detail, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
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St Catharine's has been given exemption under the Jersey Income Tax Law by the States of Jersey taxation office, meaning that donors to St Catharine's who are registered for tax in Jersey can now maximise their gift to the College using the Deed of Covenant scheme. By pledging to support the College with a deed of covenant for a minimum period of five years, the College can in turn reclaim the tax deducted from the payment it receives. In practical terms, this means that if an individual pledges to donate £1000 a year (net) for five years, St Catharine's is able to reclaim from the States of Jersey taxes office an additional £250 each year over the period of the covenant. This is called the 'tax deducted'.
If you wish to make a gift to St Catharine's, we would be grateful if you could please download and complete the Deed of Covenant from the right sidebar, and return it to the Alumni Office, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, CB2 1RL.
St Catharine’s College is registered with Transnational Giving Europe (TGE), which can help donors make tax-efficient donations to College from several European countries. TGE operates as a network of partner foundations across the continent. You can download a document with full details of those foundations from the right sidebar.
Please get in touch directly with the organisation in your home country and they will facilitate your tax-efficient donation. Please be aware that administration and banking charges may be applied.
If you are resident in the USA, you can make a tax-efficient gift to St Catharine’s via Cambridge in America, a 501(c)(3) charity recognised by the IRS. Grants from Cambridge in America to St Catharine’s may be made for general College purposes or any of our specific objectives. If you wish to support a particular activity, you should indicate your preference when sending your gift to Cambridge in America.
You can make your gift online or by posting a cheque made payable to ‘Cambridge in America’ to Cambridge in America, P.O. Box 9123 JAF BLG, New York, NY 10087-9123, and suggest that the Directors of Cambridge in America exercise their discretion and allocate your gift to support St Catharine’s College.
If you are subject to tax in both the UK and US, you now have the opportunity to give to Cambridge in America (UK) Ltd (CAm UK), a registered charity in England, and be simultaneously eligible for tax benefits in both countries. CAm UK allows those multinational taxpayers to receive tax relief on the same contribution in both the US and UK. By giving to the UK-registered charity, taxpayers will be eligible for income tax charitable deductions for their annual taxes.
Additionally, your gift can go further toward aiding the University and Colleges thanks to the Gift Aid scheme, which increases the amount of the gift by enabling the charity to reclaim the basic rate tax on the gift. Currently, for every £1 donated, the charity can claim an additional 25p from HM Revenue & Customs. In other words, a £1,000 gift is worth £1,250 for Cambridge.
For taxes due in the US, those who give can claim a deduction totaling the cash you give and the amount of basic rate tax the charity has reclaimed – meaning a £1,000 gift is equal to a £1,250 deduction (subject to current currency exchange rates).