Incorporated in 1984, The University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. is an independent United States non-profit organization that supports the University of Cape Town. The University of Cape Town Fund Inc. is chartered under the laws of New York State, and recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Gifts to UCT Fund, Inc. qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits allowed by US law.
The mission and purpose of the University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. is to promote awareness and support for the University of Cape Town among alumni, individual donors, corporations and foundations in the United States. UCT Fund, Inc. is the central source for the US alumni, development and communications activities. Throughout the year, UCT Fund, Inc. hosts events in major cities to facilitate networking among alumni, friends and other members of the South African community in the United States.
The Fund seeks donors in the U.S. to provide scholarships, grants and other assistance on a non-discriminatory basis to UCT students, UCT faculty, and UCT programs in South Africa; and support specific University of Cape Town research projects and programs which seek to improve the social, political and economic environment for all South Africans.
Methods of giving
The University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. makes grants that benefit the University of Cape Town. In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of the UCT Fund, Inc. maintains complete discretion over allocation of gifts to the University of Cape Town. All donations must be accompanied by the request of how the donor wishes the gift to be directed to UCT. Gifts to the UCT Fund, Inc. qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits covered by the US law.
If you are residing in the United States, you may make donations to the UCT Fund, Inc. in a variety of ways, including:
Online donations (by major credit card)
Gifts can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. Once you have completed your online donation, please contact UCT Fund, Inc. by email, stating how you request your gift to be allocated. You will receive acknowledgment of your request upon receipt. Make online donations here.
The check should be made payable to The University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. Please send a letter with the check indicating how you request your gift to be allocated. Mail your letter and check to:
US Regional Director Development Marketing & Alumni Relations University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. 132 East 43rd Street, Box 526, New York, NY 10017 USA
Corporate matching gifts
Your gift to UCT may be doubled or possibly tripled if you work for a company that matches charitable contributions made by employees. Please contact your human resources office for information about the rules and procedures for gift matching. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Planned giving, bequests and securities
A bequest is the simplest and easiest way to make a legacy gift to The UCT Fund. UCT Fund also accepts donations in the form of securities.
If you have questions or require additional information about the University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. please Email us.