University of California, Riverside

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Mission Statement

The University of California, Riverside will transform the lives of the diverse people of California, the nation, and the world through the discovery, communication, translation, application, and preservation of knowledge – thereby enriching the state’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

Invest in UCR

Gifts to UCR enrich our ability to shape the lives of future generations of leaders and provide a robust teaching and learning experience. There has never been a time in UCR’s history when an investment had such profound potential to impact the future of California.

Giving - Living the Promise
Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside

The first comprehensive fundraising effort in UCR’s history, Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside will raise $300 million for students, faculty, research, programs, and facilities, and will be driven by campus academic priorities. Whether assuring a dependable food supply, stimulating the human soul through the arts, or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is Living the Promise.

The first comprehensive fundraising effort in UCR’s history, Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside will raise $300 million for students, faculty, research, programs, and facilities, and will be driven by campus academic priorities. Whether assuring a dependable food supply, stimulating the human soul through the arts, or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is Living the Promise.

  1. Make your check payable to "UCR Foundation".
  2. If not supporting the general fund, please indicate a fund you would like to support, such as a specific scholarship fund.
  3. Send to: UCR Foundation, PO Box 112, Riverside, CA 92502-0112.

If you would like to hand-deliver your gift, please bring it to our office at:

University of California, Riverside
Hinderaker Hall, Suite 1136
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA

Contact: Lisa M. Wilson, Assistant Director, Gift Administration
Telephone: (951) 827-3486
Gift Administration Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Our online giving page allows you to easily make a credit card gift or pledge payment.

  1. Click the "Give Online Now" link.
  2. Complete secured online credit card form.
  3. Verify and submit credit card gift.
  4. Print credit card confirmation.

To make you gift by phone, please call (951) 827-5611.

If you are a UCR employee, you may authorize UCR’s Payroll Department to take a monthly deduction from your paycheck and designate a campus program, school, or department to receive your gift.

  1. Download the payroll deduction form.
  2. Print the form, fill it out, sign and send the form to:

UCR Foundation
Hinderaker Hall 1136
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521

Other Ways to Give
Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated real estate provide you with an immediate tax deduction and capital gains tax savings. Real estate donations can be made immediately or through your will or living trust. Donors can also make a tax-deductible current gift of their home while continuing to live in and enjoy it for their lifetimes with a gift of retained life interest.

Gifts of appreciated real estate provide you with an immediate tax deduction and capital gains tax savings. Real estate donations can be made immediately or through your will or living trust. Donors can also make a tax-deductible current gift of their home while continuing to live in and enjoy it for their lifetimes with a gift of retained life interest.

Other Ways to Give
Gifts of Personal Property

Almost any form of property, such as works of art, antiques and other personal items can be a suitable charitable gift. In many cases, the full appraised value of the property on the date of the gift will be credited to the university.

Almost any form of property, such as works of art, antiques and other personal items can be a suitable charitable gift. In many cases, the full appraised value of the property on the date of the gift will be credited to the university.

Other Ways to Give
Gifts of Intellectual Property

Gifts of intellectual property such as copyrights, patents, royalties, licenses, and technical data are welcome. The tax and legal provisions that govern these gifts vary according to the type of property.

Gifts of intellectual property such as copyrights, patents, royalties, licenses, and technical data are welcome. The tax and legal provisions that govern these gifts vary according to the type of property.

Other Ways to Give
Gifts of Stocks or Bonds

For information on how to make a gift to the UC Riverside Foundation through transfer of stocks or bonds, please download and print the UCR Foundation Stock Transfer (DTC) Instruction form.

For information on how to make a gift to the UC Riverside Foundation through transfer of stocks or bonds, please download and print the UCR Foundation Stock Transfer (DTC) Instruction form.

Other Ways to Give
Gifts by Wills or Living Trusts

Gifts made by will or through a revocable living trust may result in estate tax savings and can be established to enhance an endowed fund that will honor the donor or loved one in perpetuity or to establish a named or memorial fund.

Gifts made by will or through a revocable living trust may result in estate tax savings and can be established to enhance an endowed fund that will honor the donor or loved one in perpetuity or to establish a named or memorial fund.

Other Ways to Give
Gifts of Life Income

There are many types of planned gifts for those interested in making significant gifts while enjoying increased income and an immediate charitable deduction. This type of gift includes Charitable Remainder Trusts, Pooled Income Funds, and Charitable Gift Annuities. Other deferred gifts include Life Insurance and Retirement Plans.

There are many types of planned gifts for those interested in making significant gifts while enjoying increased income and an immediate charitable deduction. This type of gift includes Charitable Remainder Trusts, Pooled Income Funds, and Charitable Gift Annuities. Other deferred gifts include Life Insurance and Retirement Plans.

Other Ways to Give
Charitable Lead Trusts

A Charitable Lead Trust can provide immediate cash gifts from the trust income to the university for a stated period of years. After that time, the appreciated assets return to you, or transfer tax-free to your heirs.

A Charitable Lead Trust can provide immediate cash gifts from the trust income to the university for a stated period of years. After that time, the appreciated assets return to you, or transfer tax-free to your heirs.

Other Ways to Give
Matching Gifts

Many employers participate in a matching gift programs that can double, triple or quadruple your gift to UCR. Donors receive full credit for their matching gifts for the purposes of recognition and benefits. Just ask your company’s personnel office for a matching gift form, fill it out and send it in with your contribution. We'll take it from there. For more information, please contact us at (951) 827-2773 or visit the UCR gifts pageto learn more.

Many employers participate in a matching gift programs that can double, triple or quadruple your gift to UCR. Donors receive full credit for their matching gifts for the purposes of recognition and benefits. Just ask your company’s personnel office for a matching gift form, fill it out and send it in with your contribution. We'll take it from there. For more information, please contact us at (951) 827-2773 or visit the UCR gifts pageto learn more.

Other Ways to Give
Other Types of Gifts

There are many additional ways to support UCR. If you have questions about giving personal property, appreciated securities, gifts in kinds, or by any other means, please contact the Office of Development at (951) 827-5611.

There are many additional ways to support UCR. If you have questions about giving personal property, appreciated securities, gifts in kinds, or by any other means, please contact the Office of Development at (951) 827-5611.

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