How to Give

No matter how you choose to give, we have a number of options to help the process be as smooth as possible. Select your preferred method to start contributing to Cal Lutheran.


You can use any major credit or debit card on our secure website, and you can make a one-time donation or set up recurring gifts.

Phone or Check

To make your gift by phone, please call: (805) 493-3157

You can also mail your check or money order to:
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd #1625
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Matching Gifts

Many companies set aside philanthropic dollars for higher education and allocate those funds through matching gift programs. 


Gifts of stocks and bonds can offer special charitable opportunities for donors. Prospective donors should consult with professional advisors and university staff before making such gifts.

Estate & Gift Planning

Planned giving enables you to maximize your personal philanthropic objectives while minimizing taxes. Depending on the asset you give, you can realize substantial benefits while simultaneously supporting our students. 


California Lutheran University is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Tax ID# 95-2962604). Donations to California Lutheran University are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. It is recommended that donors consult with their tax professional to determine the eligibility of all charitable contributions.