UC Riverside

Types of Gifts

Ways to Give

Gifts that Make a Lasting Difference

There are many ways to give to UCR, and a development officer can work with you to meet your needs and goals. Whether it’s a direct cash donation or a gift of personal property, real estate, or stock, your gift provides the university with additional scholarships for students who wouldn’t be able to attend UCR otherwise. Each type of gift helps provide for a better future for our students. You can give to UCR in the following ways:

Outright Giving

  • Cash and Securities
    Contributions of cash and appreciated securities are simple to do, and provide immediate tax savings. Additionally, gifts of this kind benefit the university immediately.
  • 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.
  • 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 Real Estate
    The tax benefits 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 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.

Deferred Giving

  • Gifts By Wills Or Living Trusts
    We welcome gifts made by will or through a revocable living trust. Gifts by bequest 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.

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.

Learn more about leaving a legacy at UC Riverside

Where You Can Make a Difference

Giving to UCR

There are many worthwhile established funds and groups at UCR that you can support. Here are just a couple of examples.

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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