How to give

How to give

Giving to the University of Waterloo can take many forms, but regardless which method you choose, your generous support is helping drive disruptive innovation, fuel economies and shape a better world for us all. Thank you.

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Monthly giving program

Your ongoing monthly gift ensures a foundation of support for Waterloo students throughout the academic year. It’s easy and secure, and you can change or cancel your gift at any time.


Payroll / pension

Each year, our faculty, staff and retirees contribute more than $1M to support teaching, learning and research at Waterloo.

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Call in or mail your gift

519-888-4567, ext. 32036

Download our Pre-authorized debit form (PDF)

Download our Mail-in donation form (PDF)

Gifts from the US

Gifts from the U.S.

Alumni and friends living in the U.S. can support Waterloo and receive charitable tax deductions.

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Gifts from Hong Kong

Our friends and alumni in Hong Kong can support the University of Waterloo and receive a charitable tax deduction too.

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Wills and future gifts

Create your personal legacy by leaving a gift to Waterloo in your will, or another asset such as life insurance.

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Honour or remember someone special

Celebrate a special occasion like a retirement or graduation, or commemorate the life of a loved one with a gift to Waterloo.


Gifts of securities

The gift of publicly traded securities is an impactful way to support Waterloo and receive favourable tax credits at the same time.

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Scholarships and awards

You can change the future for a Waterloo student by establishing a bursary, award or scholarship.

Gifts in-kind


Make a gift of tangible property such as books, collections, equipment or real estate.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities

Philanthropic naming provides enduring recognition for our most generous supporters.

Matching gifts

Matching gifts

Your donation can be doubled (or even tripled). And, find out if your employer matches gifts to Waterloo.

Startup pledge

StartUp Pledge

Are you a young entrepreneur wanting to support the next generation of startups?


Endowed gifts

Endowment gifts deliver a strong financial foundation for the University, providing steady, reliable funding, year after year.