Unlike other prestigious scholarships, the Churchill Scholarship was not founded with a single, large endowment gift and does not receive any government funding. Instead, it is entirely funded through donations. Around a third of the Scholarships we award each year are funded through in-year donations, while the rest are funded through income from our investments, which past donations have enabled us to build.
Gifts of any size enable the Foundation’s investments to grow, so that we can meet the escalating costs of tuition in Cambridge while also expanding the number of Scholarships we can offer. According to Sir Winston Churchill’s vision, this benefits US–UK scientific exchange, while enhancing science on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.
The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) and is classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 179(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
The most cost-effective way to donate is by sending a check made out to “The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States” to our address:
Michael Morse, Executive Director
The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
600 Madison Avenue, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10022-1737
You will then receive a tax receipt.
If you wish to pay by credit card, either as a one-off donation or as a recurring donation, you can find the Foundation’s giving page on JustGive.org by following this link. Please note that there is a fee associated with credit card payments.
A gift of appreciated securities is deductible at full market value, with no capital gains to the donor. The Foundation accepts both electronic securities transfers and stock certificates. Please contact the Executive Director for details of how to make this transaction.
By naming The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States in your will, you can potentially reduce the estate tax liability while making a significant contribution to the future of the Foundation and the Churchill Scholarship. Please contact the Executive Director for a confidential discussion if you are considering a planned gift.