From the simple act of writing a check to more complex gifts of real estate, the OSU Foundation is ready to assist you in making an impact on the people and programs of Oregon State. The choice is yours, and we are forever thankful for your generosity.




Ways To Make Your Gift


Make an immediate gift or pledge payment by credit card through our secure website. You can also set up a recurring payment by selecting “Recurring Gifts” when finalizing your gift transaction online.


By mail

Please make checks payable to "OSU Foundation." Write the name of the fund you wish to support in the memo line, and send to:

OSU Foundation
4238 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333-1068


Interested in setting up a recurring payment through your credit card or financial institution? Download and complete the OSU Giving Form with your credit card information, or set up ACH payments with the Electronic Funds Transfer Form and mail it to us with a voided check.


By phone

Call the OSU Foundation toll-free at 1-800-354-7281 (or 541-737-1872) to make your gift by credit card or for assistance with any questions. Our offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).


In person

If you would like to personally deliver your gift, our offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

Payroll deduction

Oregon State University and OSU Foundation employees can provide a steady stream of support to the funds of their choice through payroll deduction. It's an easy way to make gifts over time without any need for reminders.


Matching gifts

Many employers sponsor matching-gift programs — multiply the impact of your gift with employer match programs and gift-matching. It could be doubled or possibly tripled, and some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Run a quick search through our database to see if your company or organization has a gift-matching policy.


Gifts of stock and transfer of securities

Donate appreciated stock as a generous gift, to avoid long-term capital gains tax and deduct the full market value on your tax return.


ACH or Wire transfer

Make a gift via ACH or wire transfer by downloading and completing the ACH or Wire Transfer Form.


Real estate and property gifts

Gifts of donated property such as real estate, trusts, gift annuities, insurance, retirement assets and in-kind gifts may be immediate or planned gifts. Explore the ways your cherished possession can make a difference for your favorite OSU programs. Learn more about how you can meet your philanthropic goals at our Planned Gifts page.





Interested in tax wise giving? See detailed information about Estate Planning.

Another way to give to OSU is by celebrating someone who has made an impact in your life through an endowed gift, a physical maker or contributing in their name to an OSU fund or program.

Learn about OSU endowed giving opportunities.




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Giving FAQ

Common questions and answers about making a gift to Oregon State University.