No college or university has more motivated and talented students ready to tackle today’s most pressing issues. We need their vision and leadership more than ever to build on the successes that generations of Smithies have already achieved—from shattering glass ceilings to making scientific breakthroughs to leading movements. The Smith Fund is the central force that sustains Smith, ensuring that exceptional students can turn their disruptive ideas into meaningful action, embrace change and transform our world. Your gift drives Smith—and Smithies—forward. When you power The Smith Fund, Smithies power the world. Give today.
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When we work together, we can do great things. A gift this month will further educational access and double your donation. The board of trustees will match all February Smith Fund gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000.
Making Your Gift
To make a credit card gift or to make a pledge, please use our online giving form or call 800-241-2056, option #1 during business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To make a gift of securities, please use our Stock Transfer Form or call 800-526-2023, option #2, or 413-585-2036 during business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To make a gift by check, please send to:
The Smith Fund
Smith College Gift Accounting
33 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063
Smith College Tax ID: 04-1843040
Your Donation, Your Choice: Smith Fund Designations
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve got answers to your questions.
What is The Smith Fund?
The Smith Fund is the way that most alums, parents and friends support the college. It is an annual fund, which means we ask for donations every year. In fiscal year 2022–23, The Smith Fund raised $11.3 million from more than more than 8,500 donors.
Does this money go to Smith’s endowment?
Smith Fund donations never go to the endowment—the funds are spent in the year in which they are received. This means these funds are immediately put to use to support students today. What’s more, you can choose where to direct your gift: financial aid, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and more.
Does my gift really matter?
Donations from alums impact our participation rate, a measurement that affects important outcomes such as college rankings, so your annual gift is vital to the success of the college. And every gift—large or small—truly makes a difference. Each year, the college raises nearly $500,000 from gifts of $100 or less. Your donation helps to educate the changemakers of tomorrow.
Senior Appreciation Program
Calling all seniors! Are you ready to take part in a giving tradition that’s been happening for decades? Every year, Smith seniors raise money toward a class gift that is presented to the college on Ivy Day. Make your first official gift to the college, even if it’s just $5. If every senior makes a donation of $5, the class will raise over $3,000 for students this year. You can even choose what your gift will support: financial aid, study abroad, sustainability and more.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below or check with your human resources department. Some large employers provide very generous matches.
If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search. Follow the procedure described below; if needed, our staff will be happy to assist. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.