Thank you for considering a gift to UC Berkeley in support of graduate education!  Your gift supports more than 10,000 graduate researchers and instructors — the finest collection of doctoral and master’s students anywhere, many of whom go on to address quality of life issues that impact people everywhere. 

This site accepts credit or debit card gifts (see box at right).

For other ways of giving please see the options below:

Thank you for your support!

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.

Download a giving form to fill out and mail it in. [PDF]

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 securities to one of the UC Berkeley Foundation’s brokerage accounts by filling out one of the transfer forms below.

If the securities are easily and quickly traded, and may not require special handling, please transfer them to our account with Charles Schwab. For more complex securities or those that require special handling, please transfer them to our account with UBS Financial Services. (If you are unsure about which form/broker to use, please contact us at 510.642.6791

When you have filled out the transfer form, please provide a copy to your broker and send a copy to us We cannot sell securities without first identifying the donor.

Download Charles Schwab securities transfer form. [PDF 74KB]

Download UBS Financial Services 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

Planned gifts

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

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