Giving to Minerva

You can give to Minerva University via PayPal, check, wire transfer, and with a credit card online. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email the Chief Advancement Office (

Give By Mail
Please make checks out to Minerva University and mail to:
14 Mint Plaza, Suite 300
c/o Nikolaus Pelka
San Francisco, CA, 94103

Wire Transfer
Minerva University accepts funds via wire transfer from any domestic or international bank. For assistance in arranging a wire transfer, please contact

Matching Gifts
Your gift can have an even greater impact if your employer has a matching gift program.

Appreciated Securities
Gifts of securities are easy to make and may offer you and your family significant tax advantages. You will receive a full, fair-market value tax deduction and you avoid paying capital gain taxes on the appreciated value.

IRA Charitable Rollover
US taxpayers who are at least 70 1/2 years of age may make gifts to Minerva University from their IRA without counting those funds as part of their adjusted gross income. No taxes are paid on the donated amount. Distributions must be made directly from the IRA trustee to Minerva University.

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Use this link or the QR code below to donate to Minerva University. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Student Emergency Assistance Fund

The goal of the Minerva University Student Emergency Assistance Fund is to provide financial support for Minerva University students with unanticipated and insurmountable expenses related to emergency situations that may result in students facing financial hardship.

The fund was officially launched in August 2021 with lead gifts from President Teri Cannon and Provost Vicki Chandler. As of October 1, 2021, twenty-two alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the President’s Cabinet have contributed more than $28,000 to support students through this fund.

The Minerva University Student Emergency Assistance Fund is a joint effort led by the Office of the President in collaboration with the Office of Advancement, President’s Cabinet, Minerva’s Alumni Council, and Associated Students of Minerva (ASM).

Setting priorities for emergency assistance is informed by input from current students through ASM and alumni through the Alumni Council. The scope and quantity of emergency funding grants will increase as philanthropic support for the fund grows. Examples of emergencies presently identified as priorities for funding include:

  • Travel for serious illness or death in the immediate family (e.g. parents or siblings)
  • Changes in family circumstances that disallow participation in Minerva-related opportunities without additional support
  • A documented technological failure such as broken computers
  • A documented theft of essential academic or personal belongings
  • Required medical treatment that is not covered by insurance

To protect the confidentiality of students in need of assistance, grants from the discretionary fund are administered at the direction of the Dean of Students in collaboration with the President and Provost.

The fund is eligible to degree-seeking undergraduate students experiencing an unexpected circumstance that has led to an unmet financial need. Students can find more information about applying for emergency funding in the Community Portal.

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Use this link or the QR code below to donate to the Minerva University Student Emergency Assistance Fund. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.