Ways to Give | InterVarsity Christian Fellowhip

Ways to Give | InterVarsity Christian Fellowhip

+ Check

One of the most common ways to make a gift is to write a check.

Write out a check payable to InterVarsity and mail it to: 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
PO Box 7895
Madison, WI 53707-7895

You can include a note in the envelope if you want your gift designated. Contact Donor Services at (866) 734-4823 with any questions or if you need a Business Reply Envelope (BRE). Mailing checks to staff members instead of InterVarsity will delay the processing of your check and may affect the month or year in which it is processed.

If you have previously given to InterVarsity and have a paper receipt, you can mail your check with the bottom of your receipt in the courtesy envelope provided (or to the address above). This receipt portion contains a code that enables your donation to be easily and accurately processed.

You may also use a business reply envelope provided by an InterVarsity staff member. Be sure to write on the envelope the campus, staff member, project or other designation to which your gift should be applied.

We use the name and address information printed on your check to send you a receipt for tax purposes. The IRS requires that we issue a receipt to the person whose name is on the check.

Download a printable form to mail in here.

+ Electronic Check

Give online from a bank account via electronic funds transfer (EFT).

The easiest way to do this is to give via your checking account at our online donate site at https://give.intervarsity.org

Or call Donor Services at (866) 734-4823 and we will help you make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift from your bank account. 

Why give via Electronic Check?

This giving method is the least expense, so more funding is available for our campus ministry. 

How does it work?

Simply provide your bank account number and routing number as illustrated when you choose the giving method. These gifts will be withdrawn from your bank account automatically as an electronic funds transfer (EFT) - either as a one-time gift or as a recurring gift, whichever you choose. Choose any date of the month for your withdrawal. Choose any of these withdrawal frequencies: onetime, monthly, quarterly, or annual. For a truly paperless donation, we recommend using InterVarsity’s donate site rather than your bank's website or bill pay service, as those services are more expensive for InterVarsity to process.

+ Credit Cards

Give online or by phone using a credit card. If you need help call Donor Services at (866) 734-4823 and we can help you give a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift with your credit card. 

To give online with a credit card:

Simply click the donate button in the top right corner, select one or more designations and enter your credit card information. This website and InterVarsity comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards.

In either case:

A gift will be charged to your credit card as you choose, either once or as a recurring gift. For recurring gifts, you can choose any date of the month, and select a withdrawal frequency of one time, monthly, quarterly, or annual. We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Debit cards are also accepted, though electronic check accomplishes the same at a lower cost. Credit card and debit card companies charge InterVarsity approximately 2.5% for each donation they process. This fee is deducted from the amount received for the account you designate. You can choose to cover this fee or to avoid this fee, donate using an electronic check, which withdraws from a bank account (similar to a debit card, but with a smaller fee).

  • If you get through to voice mail, please leave your name and a callback number. Do not leave your credit card information, as we will collect and verify that when we return your call.
  • Never email your credit card information. Email is insecure.
If you cannot or prefer not to give online:

You may call Donor Services toll-free at (866) 734-4823. Calls are answered or returned on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST.

+ In Honor and In Memory

A wonderful way to celebrate someone special in your life is by sharing a gift to InterVarsity in their honor or memory. Contributions can be to what is most needed in the ministry or designated for a specific staff minister, chapter, region, or initiative.

To make a gift online
  • Go to "Make a Gift" page at give.intervarsity.org
  • If you know the name of the Memorial, enter and select the name in the "Start your Gift" drop down, and complete the online giving form. 
  • If Memorial name is unknown, enter "Memorial" in search bar and select "Need help finding a Memorial?" in drop down. Please enter details in the comments box such as name of the person you are honoring as well as the designation of your gift. 
To make a gift by phone

Call Donor Services toll free at (866) 734-4823. Our team can be reached M-F, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST. 

To make a gift by check

Complete the InterVarsity Gift Reply Form and return with a check to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship PO Box 7895 Madison, WI 53707-7895.

Looking for assistance with creating a memorial for others to give? 

To get started, please complete return the InterVarsity Memorial Request Form. Please allow 2-4 business days before the first date memorial is needed for publication. 

+ Stocks & Bonds

You can transfer stocks that you own to InterVarsity.

To learn more about how to transfer stocks and bonds click here

+ Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) can provide immediate tax benefits and make giving easier in the future. Whether you are considering establishing a DAF or you already have one already, please consider using a DAF to give to InterVarsity.

To learn more about how a DAF can simplify your giving click here.

+ Gifts-in-Kind

Many types of personal property can be given to InterVarsity when it can be used for ministry purposes. 

You can give several types of in-kind-gifts to InterVarsity

Gifts of personal property such as electronics, furniture, sports equipment, household items, tools, art, antiques, and other items are of value when they can be used by InterVarsity for its ministry purposes. If you are considering giving a gift-in-kind, please email our Gift-in-Kind Coordinator to receive more information on how to do this.

+ Estate Giving

Giving through your will or trust may allow you to bless InterVarsity in a more significant way that may not be possible during your lifetime.

To learn more about a gift through your will or trust see click here.

+ Retirement Assets (IRA)

A gift through an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity is a wonderful way to make a gift, since it may reduce taxes and benefit InterVarsity. The IRA charitable rollover (called a Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) allows for a tax-free gift to InterVarsity and meets your required minimum distribution. 

To learn more about how your requirement plan such as a 401(k) or 403(b) could be used for Kingdom purposes click here.

+ Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance can be a creative way to support InterVarsity. 

To learn more about how a life insurance plan that you no longer need could benefit InterVarsity click here.

+ Apple Pay or Google Pay NEW!

InterVarsity accepts Apple Pay and Google Pay to make one-time gifts.

Once you reach the "Choose your Payment Method," if available, choose "Google Pay" or "Apple Pay" (note that Apple pay will only be shown on devices where this payment method has been switched on).

+ Cryptocurrency

You can transfer cryptocurrency to InterVarsity to support the ministry.

Call us at (866) 734-4823 and we will help you make the arrangements.

+ Gift Livestock through STEER, Inc

As a rancher or farmer, learn how to give livestock to benefit InterVarsity. 

Your only responsibility is to donate your feed and care for the cow. STEER Inc, provides the funds to purchase a young cow from you. You sign an Agreement of Stewardship that you will provide the daily care and feed of the animal and who you wish to support within InterVarsity. This allows you to be personally involved in seeing the profits from your project go toward Gospel outreach to students and faculty on campuses across the country! When the calf is ready to be sold, you do it in the name of STEER, Inc, then STEER Inc, sends a check to InterVarsity. To learn more, visit the STEER, Inc website at https://www.steerinc.com

+ Crops & Gifts of Agriculture

As a crop farmer, learn how to gift your crops to benefit InterVarsity.

In lieu of gifting cash to InterVarsity, consider contacting your local coop or grain handler and transferring bushels of grain, corn, or beans from your name to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The coop or grain handler provides a warehouse receipt for Donor Services with your name and the type of crop given and the amount.

Call or email Donor Services that you have gifted the crop, and which staff or school account in InterVarsity you prefer to give the gift toward. Email Donor Services with the warehouse receipt from your grain elevator or co-op. Include in your email the staff or school account in InterVarsity you prefer to give the gift toward. Donor Services will contact the co-op to order the sale of the grain. InterVarsity will acknowledge your gift following the sale. Donor Services can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST at (866) 734-4823 or donorservices@intervarsity.org. 

+ Giving and Generating Income

Give to InterVarsity while generating income through a gift annuity, charitable remainder annuity trust, charitable reminder unitrust, or another giving vehicle.  

Learn how you can give to InterVarsity while generating income for yourself and your family through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder annuity trust, charitable reminder unitrust, or other giving vehicles by clicking here.