Giving Opportunities

The BEARS® Tissue Program is committed to advancing the field of autism and neurodevelopmental research at the MIND Institute and around the world. Our mission is to accelerate the progress of brain research by fostering worldwide collaborations with scientists across multiple disciplines and sharing the rare resource of human brain tissue. In order to help children and adults living with neurodevelopmental disorders and to succeed in our endeavors, we need your support and contribution.


You can choose to mail us the BEARS® Financial Contribution Form (PDF) with an enclosed check.
Important: In order for your check to go directly to the BEARS® Tissue Program, you must write "MIND BEARS" in the memo section of the check.

If you cannot access the BEARS® Donor Payment PDF form, please email us at or call us at our 24-hour-toll-free number, 855-221-HOPE (4673). The BEARS® staff would be happy to assist you.

Please mail BEARS® Financial Contribution Form (PDF) with check to:

UC Davis MIND Institute
Attn: Health Sciences Development
4900 Broadway, Suite 1150
Sacramento, California 95820

You can also choose to support us by completing the online UC Davis Health donation form. 

To access to the online donation form: UC Davis Health donation.
Important: You must type, MIND BEARS® Program, in the "special instructions for this gift" section of the online donation form. This will ensure that your contribution will go directly to supporting our program and cause.

For further information about giving opportunities, please contact the UC Davis MIND Institute development officer at: 916-703-0221.

Note: UC Davis Health is recognized as a tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to the MIND Institute qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes as permitted by law.