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Make a gift

The David Rumsey Map Center relies on the generous support from our donors. These philanthropic gifts fund our programming and support our collections. We thank you for your support.

Donations made to the David Rumsey Map Center may be tax deductible. If you have questions or would like to speak to someone about your gift intention, please call the Libraries Development Office at 650-736-9538. 


Donate online 

Donate here. Designate David Rumsey Map Center in the field labeled "Special Instructions/Other Designation."  


Donate by mail 

Please make your check payable to Stanford University, include David Rumsey Map Center in the check's memo line, and send it to Stanford Libraries Development Office, 557 Escondido Mall, Suite 102, Stanford, CA 94305-6004.

If you are interested in other opportunities, including establishing an endowed fund, planned giving, or sponsoring student workers, please contact us.


Donate to the collection

Our collection is a rich source of knowledge for our students, scholars, and communities. If you are interested in donating rare maps to the collection, please contact Rumsey Center staff at