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Forward-thinking philanthropic partners help UC Davis Health continue to provide exceptional care, forge bold discoveries in medicine and science, bolster our education and training programs for future caregivers, and quickly respond to emerging opportunities and challenges.

Become a partner in the university’s efforts to educate, discover, care for patients and serve the public with great distinction. Our breadth of programs and services means that many philanthropic options exist to match your needs and interests. The best way to give depends on your life circumstances, your financial goals and your philanthropic passion.

Make a gift today!


Make an online gift now.

By phone

Make a gift over the phone with a credit card by calling 916-734-9400.

By mail

Send a check, made out to UC Davis Foundation, to:

Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations

UC Davis Health

P.O. Box 160186

Sacramento, CA  95816

Gifts will be directed to where the need is greatest unless you specify otherwise.

More ways to Give

Cash gifts may also be made by money order or wire transfer.

Pledges allow donors to make gifts over time. Payments can be made using cash, credit cards, securities, or other kinds of assets, over a period of up to five years.

Planned gifts are giving arrangements that enable donors to support the university while benefiting from specific tax advantages and income streams.

Gifts of securities (PDF), including stocks, bonds and mutual funds, can provide relief from capital gains taxes.

Gifts-in-kind are tangible personal property or other physical assets — such as artwork, books or equipment — that provide value to the university.

Gifts of real property, including land, farms, personal residences, and rental or commercial property, can benefit the university while providing relief from capital gains taxes and eliminating property expenses.

UC Davis Health employee payroll deduction is an easy and convenient way for faculty and staff to support the institution’s mission. Enroll in payroll deduction here or learn more on our Employee Giving page.

Matching gifts are generous contributions from corporations that will double your gift. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

Corporations and foundations are essential partners to UC Davis Health. Learn more about corporate and foundation giving.

Memorial and tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to recognize and celebrate a special person while also helping advance health research, education and patient care. Memorial and tribute gifts to UC Davis Health are a wonderful way to show your appreciation of a special person or people in your life. These gifts offer lasting recognition and can be made to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other significant event or achievement for loved ones, friends, co-workers, or caregivers at UC Davis Health.

In all cases, the honoree or family will be notified that a gift has been made, but the amount of the gift will remain confidential, with a separate receipt sent to the donor. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

You can make a memorial or tribute cash gift of any amount any time using our online giving form or return this tribute form (PDF) by fax or mail.