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Emergency Funds
We are always greater, together

As hope for an end to the pandemic grows, the need for emergency support continues on many fronts. 

Due to job loss and other financial pressures stemming from COVID-19, both food and housing insecurity are widespread among students at all levels on campus, reflecting national trends. Many staff members, too, are feeling the impacts.

The pandemic has been especially difficult for students from marginalized socioeconomic groups and for first-generation college students, who make up 42% of the undergraduate student body at UC Davis.

Philanthropic support has been key to the university’s ability to provide food, emergency housing and other crucial resources to students, patients and employees who face difficult circumstances due to the pandemic.

Your gift to any of our emergency funds below--which you will find in the drop-down menu when making your gift--supports much-needed resources to help mitigate the social and economic consequences of COVID-19. Gifts of any size make a difference.

  • UC Davis Annual Fund
  • Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center
  • ASUCD - The Pantry
  • Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Student Hardship Fund
  • The Center for Neuroscience Emergency Relief Fund
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Student Emergency Fund
  • College of Engineering Student Hardship Fund
  • English Graduate Students Emergency Fund
  • Graduate Student Emergency Fund
  • Murphy Basic Needs Endowment
  • Office of Research COVID-19 Research Accelerator Fund
  • School of Medicine Hardship Fund
  • School of Veterinary Medicine Hardship Fund
  • Staff Emergency Fund
  • Student-Athlete Emergency Relief Fund
  • Student Emergency Relief Aid Fund
  • Student Rainy Day Award Support Fund

Thank you for your generous support—now and always.

Time is running out to make an impact! Join us!
Apr 17, 2021

"When we learned we could increase our support of UC Davis through Give Day, we jumped at the opportunity. Give Day, which ends in just a few hours, gives you the opportunity to extend the positive impact of your donation, no matter its size."

-- Fred and Carolyn Redeker

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 153
2 OR 6
3 TX 4
$5,000
Employee Giving Committee Challenge - Davis as UC It!
We reached our stretch goal of 500 gifts! Thank you to our employee donors for your generosity and for unlocking $5,000 from the Employee Giving Committee.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$105,500
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew, all who gave to this challenge and all those who support UC Davis by including the university in their estates. Gifts of this magnitude often provide key funding for areas of innovation and need.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
We reached our goal of 150 gifts! Thank you to our donors for your generosity and thank you to parents Rick Adler and Nancy Haekyung Adler for your generous support of UC Davis.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Emergency Student Relief Challenge
THANK YOU to Karim Poonja and to all of the generous donors that supported this challenge! Your gifts are deeply appreciated and will help us continue to help Aggies stay in school by supporting them in times of urgent financial need. Thank you!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Help Support Our Staff Challenge
THANK YOU to all of the generous donors that supported this challenge. Your gifts are deeply appreciated and will help our UC Davis and UC Davis Health staff experiencing financial emergencies. Thank you!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Support the ASUCD Pantry with Ulla and Matthew Foehr
THANK YOU to Ulla and Matthew Foehr and to all of the donors that participated in the "Support The Pantry" challenge. Your gifts will provide food and basic necessities to students in need.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
UC Davis Emeriti and Retirees' Association Boards Initiative for Student Basic Needs
THANK YOU to the Emeriti/ae Association and Retirees’ Association Boards and all of the donors that chose to support the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center! Your gifts will support mitigating student food and housing insecurity, provide financial stability, and mental health wellness to our students. Thank you!
55 / 55 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
$2,500 Challenge to Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center
THANK YOU to Steve and Phaedra Link (both'81 and '82 Teaching Credential) and all those who gave to the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center challenge this Give Day.
17 / 17 Gifts
Completed
$9,000
$9,000 Challenge to Fight Student Food Insecurity by supporting ASUCD - The Pantry
THANK YOU to the generous alumni of the Oregon & SW Washington Campaign Committee and all those who gave to The Pantry this Give Day! Your support will greatly help our students in need.
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Support the ASUCD Pantry with the Redeker Family
THANK YOU to Fred and Carolyn Redeker and to all of the donors that participated in the "Support The Pantry" challenge. Your gifts will provide food and basic necessities to students in need.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
HURLSTON Hunger Drive
THANK YOU to Joelle and Michael Hurlston and to all of the generous donors that supported this challenge. Without your help, The Pantry would not be a sustainable program. Your support is greatly appreciated.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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