UC Riverside

How to Make a Gift to UCR

 How to Support UCR Right Now

These gifts — often consisting of cash and/or appreciated securities — benefit the university immediately and provide you, the donor, with immediate tax savings.

  • By Check
    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.

  • By Credit Card Our online giving pageallows 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.

  • By Payroll Deduction 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

 Supporting UCR With Other Gifts

Whether you are looking to make a gift now or planning for future giving through bequests in your will, IRA or retirement accounts, charitable annuities or trusts, the Office of Planned Giving can help. Please contact us at (951) 827-3793 or e-mail giftplanning@ucr.edu.

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 page to learn more.
  • Other Types of Gifts Not Listed
    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.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
Mailing Address:
900 University Avenue, MC063
Riverside, CA 92521

Physical Address:
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5611
Fax: (951) 827-7311