St John's College Oxford
Thank you so much for considering making a donation to St John’s. We are most grateful for your commitment to the College and our students.

Please find below a variety of ways in which you can make a philanthropic contribution. 
St John’s College, Oxford is a UK registered charity no. 1139733.

Online giving

To make a gift online to the University of Oxford with St John’s College as the beneficiary, please see the University website for giving here.

Giving by post (UK)

To make a gift by post in the UK, please download this Alumni postal donation form and return it to:
Development and Alumni Relations
St John’s College
St Giles
Oxford OX1 3JP

UK Gift Aid scheme

20 St Giles

Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that enables charities, including universities, to claim tax relief on donations from individual UK taxpayers. We would encourage all eligible donors to take up this scheme to maximise their donation. For every £1 a UK taxpayer donates, 25p in reclaimed tax is added. This means that a £100 gift with Gift Aid is worth £125 to St John’s.

Additionally, higher rate tax payers can claim back the difference between basic rate tax and the higher rate of 40% or 45% on the gross value of their gift through Self Assessment. A gift of £100 (£125 including Gift Aid) would therefore be eligible for a rebate of £25 for a 40% taxpayer and £31.25 for a 45% taxpayer.

Please note that we will share relevant and necessary data with HM Revenue and Customs to enable us to reclaim the Gift Aid on your donation. Further information on the Gift Aid Scheme can be found here.

International giving

Please find below how you can support St John’s College with a tax effective gift from other countries.

Americans for Oxford, Inc. (AFO) accepts donations from US taxpayers in support of St John’s. Please note that under US tax law, the AFO Board of Directors must have full discretion of funds, but all donor wishes are considered and have, in past cases, been honoured. Once approved, the funds will be transferred to St John’s. Please explore the giving options through AFO here.

The University of Oxford is able to accept tax effective donations from Canadian taxpayers with St John’s College as the beneficiary. The University has an agreement with the Canadian Revenue Agency (as per Schedule V111 of the Canadian Income Tax regulations). Please see the University of Oxford's website for giving here and indicate on the Make a Gift page that you would like a Canadian tax receipt.

Hong Kong
The University of Oxford China Office Limited is able to accept tax effective donations by post (via cheque, bank draft or bank transfer) with St John’s College as the beneficiary.  For the donation form, please follow this link.
The Office is a registered charity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Gifts of more than HK$100 may be claimed for tax deduction purposes. On receipt of your donation, the University will ensure that you are sent a receipt for Hong Kong tax purposes.
Donations made online through the University of Oxford in China website are not yet tax effective.

The German Friends of Oxford University e.V is able to accept tax effective donations with St John’s College as the beneficiary. The 'German Friends' is an organisation on the association register (Vereinsregister) of the local court of Düsseldorf under VR 6942. The organisation has charitable status and is entitled to issue donors with a confirmation of donation (Zuwendungsbestätigung) pursuant to § 50 EStDV (Income Tax Implementation Order).

You can donate to the College by sending a cheque to:
D. Jan Willisch, German Friends of Oxford University e.V.
c/o lindenpartners
att. Dr. Jan Willisch
Friedrichstrasse 95
D-10117 Berlin

or by direct bank transfer to:
German Friends of Oxford University e.V.
Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf
Sort code: 30070024
Account No: 236404000
IBAN: DE75 3007 0024 0236 4040 00

You will need to send a message to Dr Jan Willisch specifying that you would like your gift to go to St John's College and your donation preference (if any).

Other European countries
Transnational Giving Europe accepts tax effective donations from some other European countries on behalf of the University of Oxford. The countries include: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland.

You can find out more about Transnational Giving Europe here. When making a donation, please ensure you specify St John’s College as part of your gift.

Leaving a legacy

If you would like to discuss how you can leave a Legacy to St John’s in your Will, please contact the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, by email or telephone on +44 (0)1865 810886.

Corporate matched giving

Many companies will match the charitable donations made by their employees. This increases the value of your giving at no extra cost to you. Please contact your HR Department to discuss how you can make your gift go further with additional support from your company.

Transfer of stocks and shares

St John’s College is able to accept the transfer of stocks and shares as part of your philanthropic giving. If you would like to discuss making your gift in this way, please contact Robert Crow, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, by email or telephone on +44 (0)1865 810886.


If your question about giving is not answered here, we would be happy to speak with you. Please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office by email or telephone on +44 (0)1865 610 885.