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Aalto University's Donor Engagement team are committed to providing the best possible experience to all of our supporters. Our experts will be happy to assist you in all matters related to donating.
You can reach us by email at [email protected]. You can also contact our fundraisers directly. The roles and responsibilities can be found below.
The fundraising principles of Aalto University are public, transparent principles aimed for the University's existing and potential donors. Read more here.
Fundraising Policy explains Aalto University's underlying approach to fundraising, outlines general guidelines for the conducting of fundraising activities and documents the authorities of key parties related to fundraising and donation fund management. Read more here.
Online donations awarded to Aalto University in general will be allocated to the university’s fixed capital, the return of which will be used on average 2.5% annually for activities referred to in section 2 of the Universities Act, i.e. research, artistic activities, and/or teaching.
For online donations accumulated during the Matching funding campaign in 2020-2022, and addressed to Aalto University in general, state matching funding, which can amount up to EUR 11 million per university, will be applied for. Any matched funding will be added to the university’s fixed capital in accordance with the instructions issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Donations to the Aalto University Schools will be allocated to the capital of the School in question, the return of which will be used on average 2.5% annually for the activities of the School in accordance with section 2 of the Universities Act.
The online donations allocated to the international exchange of the School of Business will be added to the capital of the grant fund, the return of which will be used for grants.
Other online donations will be spent on the selected target in their entirety.
Donations of 850€ and above per year to Aalto University Foundation are tax-deductible. The donation can be given in several installments throughout the calendar year.
For communities and corporations the maximum deductible amount is 250 000 €. For private individuals the maximum deductible amount is 500 000 €.
Our supporters in the United States, please use this link for you donation to benefit from US tax deductions.
The endowment supports the sustainable funding of Aalto University’s operations, research, education and innovation. Read more here.
Aalto University has a fundraising permit granted by the National Police Board. The permit is valid throughout Finland, except for the Åland Islands. The number of the fundraising permit is RA/2020/1069. The funds raised are used to support activities such as research, artistic activities and/or teaching, in accordance with section 2 of the Universities Act. The organizer of the fundraising is Aalto University itself.
Payment service provider
Online payments are handled by Nets. Finnish online banking is processed by Paytrail.
Frequently asked questions
- You can make a donation at https://www.aalto.fi/en/give-for-the-future. When donating, you are asked to choose the amount and target of donation. The minimum sum of online donation is EUR 5 and the maximum is EUR 9,999.
- Sums larger than EUR 10,000 can be donated by contacting Aalto University’s Donor Engagement team by email at [email protected] Please indicate in your message to which field you wish to target the donation. Donations are made as bank transfers to Aalto University’s account. A deed of donation is prepared for all donations of EUR 10,000 or more.
You can update your contact information by sending an email at [email protected]. Please provide your name and old contact information in the message so that we can find you in the register and make the necessary changes.
A donation of less than EUR 10,000 is eligible for matching funding when it is generally allocated to the university. When you donate online and select Aalto University as your donation target, matching funding may be applied for your donation.
Other online donation targets are not eligible for matching funding.
A donation of at least EUR 10,000 is eligible for matching funding when it is allocated to Aalto University or one of the three fields of Aalto's education: Business and Economics, Arts and Design, or Science and Technology.
To make a targeted donation, please contact our Donor Engagement team.
- Subscribe to donor engagement communications using this form.
- To cancel email communication, click on the “unsubscribe” link in the donor engagement email and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Aalto publishes an online Review for Donors on the use and impact of donations on an annual basis.
Donations of EUR 850 or more made by private individuals are tax-deductible. The donor may, if they so wish, provide their personal identity code in connection with the donation, in which case Aalto University will notify the Tax Administration about the matter on behalf of the donor. Providing a personal identity code is always entirely voluntary.
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