send us copies of the drafts of
your solicitation letters
so that we may be certain that donors will be correctly informed
Donor checks may be mailed to you or
directly to BSUF.
In either case,
checks must be made payable to
Some representatives prefer to
have the checks sent to them in order to be immediately aware of
Any checks you receive should
be forwarded to BSUF
at least monthly.
Download a Donor
Transmittal Form. Use this transmittal form, or
something similar, as part of your mailing to ensure that all
necessary information is received with the check.
Give Securities to the British Schools & Universities
explaining the procedures for making gifts of securities,
and whom to contact.
Printed copies of the
Foundation — An Overview",
which outlines the purpose, mission and activities of the
Foundation, will be provided upon request.
Copies of BSUF’s
Annual Report will be forwarded for your review.
Please feel free to copy all
or portions of the report.
We can supply
solicitation envelopes which are sent annually to our members
and other donors, enclosed with the Annual Report.
us know if you would like
Foundation — An Overview
The Purposes of the Foundation
The major purposes of the British
Schools and Universities Foundation are:
to make grants to educational,
scientific or literary institutions in the
and in member nations of the
to foster the education and
academic work of American scholars and students at British
educational institutions and vice versa.
This statement of purpose in no sense
implies that the British Schools and Universities Foundation
will become a conduit for gifts from donors in the United States
to designated British educational institutions of their choice.
The Foundation will exercise
its discretion to determine what British educational programs
best serve the purposes of the Foundation.
Grants are approved for
Institutions in February, June, September and December from the
Contributions - Tax Deductibility
This Foundation was approved on April
27, 1964 by the United States Treasury Department as a 501 (c)
(3) charitable organization and subsequently as a public charity
as defined in Section 509 (a).
Generally speaking, to claim income
tax deductibility, contributions must be made to an American
charity approved by the United States Treasury.
Donors are not permitted to
take tax-deductions on gifts made directly to British
educational institutions or, indeed, to any foreign charity.
Neither is it permissible for
American foundations to accept any funds earmarked for a
However, there is no objection to an
American foundation assisting selected overseas projects, nor to
donors expressing a preference for a specific, approved
Thus, persons wishing to
support British educational institutions may do so by
contributing to the general funds of the British Schools and
Similar tax advantages
attach to gifts of appreciated assets, and many advantages
attach to legacies and charitable remainder trusts.