Check and Cash
Gifts of cash made through the UC Regents and the UC Berkeley Foundation are equally tax-deductible and are used for the purposes specified by the donor.
Wire transfer/ACH transfer
Wire transfers are most commonly used for gifts made from outside the United States. You should alert UC Berkeley that a wire transfer has been made. Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers, on the other hand, can be sent only from domestic banks, and a unique routing number must be used for ACH transfers: 121000358. ACH transfers will not work from international banks.
Please contact us for help with a wire transfer or ACH transfer at either 510.642.6855 or .
We encourage donors to transfer gifts of publicly-traded securities to one of the UC Berkeley Foundation’s brokerage accounts by completing and submitting one of the transfer forms below.
For more complex securities or those that require special handling, please transfer them to our account with UBS Financial Services. If the securities are easily and quickly traded, and may not require special handling, please transfer them to our account with Charles Schwab. (If you are unsure about which form/broker to use, please contact us at 510.642.6791 or .)
If you intend on transferring mutual funds, please always contact us at 510.642.6791 immediately as certain steps must be taken before the transfer is initiated. Mutual funds must always be transferred to our UBS account.
When you have filled out the transfer form, please (1) provide a copy to your broker and (2) email a copy to us at . We cannot sell securities without first identifying the donor.
Download Charles Schwab securities transfer form. [PDF 74KB]
Donating tangible personal property is an increasingly popular and useful way to support the campus. To determine if your item is appropriate as a gift-in-kind, please contact us at 510.642.6791 or .
Your legacy gift may enable you to make more significant support than you thought possible while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic, and real estate planning goals. UC Berkeley’s Office of Gift Planning offers a comprehensive Web site featuring online tools that guide you through a variety of gift options.
Corporate and foundation philanthropy
Connect with us about strategic partnerships with corporations and foundations.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) facilitates and strengthens strategic corporate and foundation partnerships for the University of California, Berkeley.
Other ways to support
There are several other ways to support Berkeley. Check out the FAQ
University representatives are available to assist you in navigating the many giving options and structuring a gift that is right for you.
Please contact UC Berkeley Gift Operations at 510.643.9789 or email .