Make an Impact Today



By making a gift to the Annual Fund, you entrust the Franciscan School of Theology to apply your support wherever it’s needed most:

  • Start a Franciscan Heritage Fund to keep the Franciscan spirit alive and help us recruit world-renowned Franciscan Scholars
  • Upgrade technology and platforms for the FST YouTube Channel – FST EDU1
  • Provide retreats, social gatherings, and prayer services to build the student community
  • Expand the Library resources housed at the Copley Library
  • Continue the development of new classes for the online Masters of Theology – Franciscan Studies degree
  • Offer the online Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series
  • Offer continuing education courses, non-degree programs and personal enrichment opportunities


Nearly 70% of our students are in need of financial assistance.

The average scholarship we provide covers 55% of tuition. Your donation gives students the resources they need to succeed.

  • Lay Scholarships: Lay students are working in or planning for careers as parish administrators, chaplains, teachers, nurses, nonprofit leaders, hospital administrators, musicians, attorneys, and many more fields.
  • Religious Scholarships: Training men & women who are studying to become ministers or serve the church.
  • FST Faculty Development Fund: Empower our faculty to be innovative in their teaching and support their efforts in further research and publications which reach worldwide audiences.

Other Ways to Give

Mail in a donation

Please make your check out to the Franciscan School of Theology and provide the area you would like to support in the memo line.

Send checks to:
Franciscan School of Theology
Development Office
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110


Charge by phone

Please call the Development Office at 619-574-5806. If we are unable to answer, please leave a message and we will call back within 24 hours.


Donor Advised Funds

Contact your charitable sponsoring organization (eg. – Schwab Charitable, Fidelity Charitable, Community Foundation, Morgan Stanley, etc.) and make a grant.



The Franciscan School of Theology accepts securities. Please call or email the Development Office at 619-574-5806 or for more information.


Retirement Plan

Contact your retirement custodian and request a distribution be made directly to Franciscan School of Theology, Tax ID: 94-1745605. (For further information please click here).


Employer Matching Gifts

Double your impact and contact your employer for opportunities to match your gift to FST. Please call or email the Development Office at 619-574-5806 or for more information.


Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy to the Franciscan School of Theology through your will or trust. Please seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor. Tax ID: 94-1745605

Contact Andrea DeLucia at or 619-574-5806 for additional information on other Planned Giving vehicles.





No matter the size of the gift – you are making a difference in the lives of our students and community.