Support UC

Private support is essential to UC's ability to maintain the excellence its known for and keep growing. While UC depends on state funds to support many core educational functions, the state budget provides only about one-quarter of UC's annual operating budget.

UC receives substantial funding from a variety of federal sources for research, student aid and other programs. Increasingly, the university counts on the generous private support of alumni and friends. This support has grown steadily, reaching a billion dollars annually for the past five years.

There are many ways to give to the University of California and its campuses. Gifts to support the teaching, research and public service activities of the UC system may be made out to "The Regents of the University of California." In addition, each campus has an active program to seek philanthropic support.

Campus giving




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San Francisco

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz