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 510.643.9789 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.
Our primary and preferred brokerage account is with Morgan Stanley, and is appropriate for most gifts of securities. Also, all transfers of mutual funds must be sent to our Morgan Stanley account. 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.
Download Morgan Stanley securities transfer form. [PDF 69KB]
The UC Berkeley Foundation also has a brokerage account with Charles Schwab, primarily for our donors who also have Scwhab accounts.
Download Charles Schwab securities transfer form. [PDF 74KB]
When you have filled out a 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.
If you have questions, please call 510.642.6791, or email .
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 Services at 510.643.9789 or email .