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Inspire and empower the leaders of tomorrow

Whether you’re giving for the first time, or you’re interested in new ways to support UCR’s bold hearts and brilliant minds, every dollar you give makes a difference.

Your investments allow our trailblazers — from first-generation students to globally recognized researchers — to focus their energy and passion on new ideas and on powering new possibilities.

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Donate Online

Make an immediate difference at UCR by giving online in any amount.

You can choose to make a one-time gift or recurring monthly gifts, supporting our students and faculty with the resources, programs, and services they need for success all year round.

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Areas of Support



Use your contribution to broaden access to the world-class UCR education and create even more resources and opportunities for bold and brilliant Highlanders to shine. UC Riverside is consistently ranked the top public university in the nation for social mobility by U.S. News & World Report.



As a new member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), UCR is recognized as a leading research institution. Your support helps us fuel positive economic growth — we contribute $2.7 billion to the U.S. economy — and heightens our global thought leaders’ impact on the world.



At UCR, students get more than an education. They get an experience. Your gift to our innovative programs — we’re ranked No. 41 among the most innovative national universities according to U.S. News & World Report — helps to further inspire and empower our Highlanders, the leaders of tomorrow.

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Gifts of every size make a big difference at UCR

Below are some of the ways you can contribute to the advancement of our world-class students, faculty, and university programs.

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Gift Planning

Did you know there are ways to integrate your charitable, financial, and estate planning goals? Our Planned Giving Office can help you plan for the future through your giving while also considering your current financial situation, family needs, and charitable interests.


1. Gifts by Wills or Living Trusts
2. Gifts of Stocks or Bonds
3. Gifts of Real Estate
4. Gifts of Personal Property

5. Gifts of Intellectual Property
6. Gifts of Retirement Assets
7. Gifts of Insurance

Learn more about Planned Giving here. Or contact our Office at: (951) 827-5676

Foundation and Corporate Giving

Are you a member of a national, regional, or family foundation?

Contact our Corporate and Foundation Relations team at (951) 827-4592 to plan a visit to campus and discover the value of partnering with UCR.

Matching Gifts

Double or even triple your gift to UCR with a matching gift from your employer!

Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program, and learn how it works.

Faculty and Staff Giving

Are you currently employed by UCR?

Through the Payroll Deduction program, your gift will be automatically deducted from your paycheck to support the campus department, program, or school of your choice.

Learn more here.

Donor Advised Funds

UCR can help you make a grant that will make a difference!

Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing, tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations.

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation.

Contact us at (951) 827-5611 to learn more.

Donate by Mail*

UCR Foundation
P.O. Box 112
Riverside, CA 92502-9879

*If supporting an area other than University Greatest Needs, please include the specific fund name.

UC Riverside Foundation is a charitable organization under IRS tax code 501(c)(3).

Tax ID: 23-7433570

Questions About Giving?

Please contact us:
(951) 827-5611 or 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

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