FAQ: account numbers, deed of donation & money collection permit

You can donate to the University of Helsinki online or by bank transfer.

University of Helsinki has a money collection permit (RA/2017/1340), permitted by the National Police Board on 21 December 2017, and it is valid 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2022. The permit covers all of Finland, with the exception of Åland. The funds will support the tasks given in §2 in the Universities Act (558/2009). University of Helsinki is responsible for the fundraising.

You can make a gift to a project or a fund online through your internet bank. Choose the fund or project you wish to support and pay your donation safely online. You can make donations up to 20,000 euros online.

For donations over 850 euros or more we kindly ask you to send us a deed of donation.

Make a donation to support specific projects or other donated funds by paying your donation to the account of the University of Helsinki Funds. The funds are administered by the University of Helsinki Funds. 

Nordea: IBAN = FI15 1660 3001 0767 70, BIC = NDEAFIHH

Recipient: University of Helsinki Funds
Message: Name of the fund or the project, name of the donor and contact information 

For donations over 850 euros or more we kindly ask you to send us a deed of donation.

The assets in the University of Helsinki’s endowment funds are part of the University of Helsinki Funds (i.e., the University’s own assets). Donated funds are invested in a single arrangement, which enables the University to draw a stable income from the capital. Decisions on allocating the donated funds are made by the governing body of each fund. The University’s basic capital also includes an amount of donated funds, and the rector decides on the use of their returns.

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University of Helsinki collaborates with the organization King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). US residents can make a tax-free donation via KBFUS, as the organization is registered as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The King Baudouin Foundation United States is an affiliate of one of Europe’s largest organisations, the King Baudouin Foundation, named after the Belgian king Baudouin I.

Give your gift via KBFUS simply by choosing University of Helsinki as the recipient.

The university team for donor relations is happy to help with your questions related to giving a gift to the University of Helsinki:

  • Send us an e-mail: lahjoittajasuhteet@helsinki.fi
  • Give us a call: +358 29 41 21650
  • Send us mail: P.O. Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 32), FI-00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

You can also contact the experts at the KBFUS.

Donations to funds

For donations over 850 euros or more we kindly ask you to send us a deed of donation.

Send the deed of donation to:

Donor Relations, P.O. Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 32), FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Our Thinkletter newsletter, sent out eight times a year, provides information on the impact of donations as well as topical issues relating to donating and the University. The newsletter is sent to all donors who include their email address on the online donation form or the deed of donation. We are also happy to send the newsletter to anyone who is interested in donating.

Additionally, donors will receive an email a few times a year discussing current affairs relating to donating. We also send donors invitations to University events a few times a year.

You can unsubscribe from the mailing list for the newsletter and/or our other messages by clicking on the link in the newsletter, or by contacting us via email or phone.

To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact varainhankinta(a)helsinki.fi. For further information, please contact the University of Helsinki’s Donor Relations, tel. +358 29 41 23478.