Cornell University FAQ

 

 

Is my contribution tax-deductible?                                                                       

Yes! All gifts received through this platform are considered donations to Cornell University and are thus tax-deductible. Donors will receive a tax receipt following gift processing.                                                        

When will my credit card be charged?                                                                  

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.                                                                      

Where is my donation going?                                                                  

If the project you support is fully funded, 100% of your donation will go directly to the project. There are no deductions of processing or overhead fees.

What if my project doesn’t meet its funding goal?

If the campaign falls short of its funding goal, the funds raised will still be released to the project sponsor. In the event that a project cannot be undertaken because of the shortfall, the money raised will be retained by sponsoring college or unit for use on a project with similar goals.                                                                     

What happens if a project is overfunded?                                                                          

If a campaign raises more than it stated funding goal, we will work with the project sponsor to determine whether the surplus should be used to expand or enhance the project, or reserved for use by similar projects in the future.                                                                         

Does my gift count towards Annual Giving?                                                                      

Yes, your gift to this project will be counted towards the Annual Giving participation rate. However, it will not be counted towards the Cornell Annual Fund total.                                                          

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?                                                                     

Call toll-free 800/279-3099 or email cfund@cornell.edu                                                              

How do I take advantage of my employer's matching gifts program?                                                                      

Call toll-free 800/279-3099 or email cfund@cornell.edu to get the fund number for the project your are supporting. Include the fund number when you file for the matching gift, and the matching gift will be added to the project total when it is received.                                                                                                                                     

Are international donations accepted?                                                                                                                                      

Yes, we accept international gifts via credit card.                                                                                                                                           

What is Cornell's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?                                                              

Cornell's Tax ID Number is 150532082.