Tax and Related Information

Ways to Give

Tax and Related Information


Tax Advantages

A cash gift entitles you to the most generous federal income tax charitable deduction—up to 60 percent of your adjusted gross income. If all deductible gifts within a given year exceed the 60-percent limit, the excess amount may be carried over as a deduction for up to five years.

See also Gifts of Securities.



Tax Receipts

We mail tax receipts for all gifts of $10 and above. However, if you give online, we will only mail tax receipts at your request—but we will e-mail a confirmation to you.



Tax ID Number

Columbia University's tax ID number (EIN) is 13-5598093.



Financial Information

To obtain financial information about Columbia University, write to the below address.

Columbia University
615 West 131st Street, MC841
New York, NY 10027-7922

In addition, several states where Columbia is required to file financial information each year also require the following disclosures.

Colorado: Residents of Colorado may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State at (303) 894-2680 or

Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable solicitation law may be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, (800) 825-4510.

Michigan: MICS No. 43840

Washington: The notice of solicitation required by the Charitable Solicitation Act is on file with the Washington Secretary of State. Information about Columbia's financial affairs is available from the Secretary of State at the following toll-free number for Washington residents: 1-800-332-4483.

Registration in the above states does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of Columbia University by the states.