THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US ON OUR 6TH ANNUAL GIVE DAY! CLICK HERE TO STILL MAKE A GIFT!
MIND Institute
Giving to our eight challenges will unlock $90,000! Help us reach our goal!

Started by families of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, the UC Davis MIND Institute is a world-renowned collaborative translational research and clinical center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and the treatment of the disabilities that can be associated with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, and many rare genetic conditions.

This Give Day we hope you consider supporting the UC Davis MIND Institute challenges, including our new Lifeline Fund. A contribution to this fund will support accessibility to our world class service-based programs, including the Social Skills Program, ACCESS Program, ADHD Behavioral Parent Education Workshops, and our new virtual support group for neurodivergent girls, NeuroTeens, which are all focused on overcoming the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

Funds housed in the Lifeline Fund will be used to enhance and expand these and related programs or to cover the costs incurred by a family's participation in these programs. 

Your gift – no matter the amount – will have a significant impact!  The MIND Institute is committed to maximizing all Give Day donations to fuel transformational research, clinical care and educational programs that improve access and quality of care, increase understanding and awareness, develop effective therapies and support programs, and uncover vital information about causes and risk factors for neurodevelopmental disabilities. Thank you for your support!

 Your contributions will unlock eight challenge gifts, totaling $90,000 from our generous Give Day challenge sponsors!

Six of our challenges build on each other!

This Give Day, each gift to any area of the MIND Institute moves us closer to our ultimate goal of 200 gifts!

Your first 25 gifts to the MIND Institute will unlock a $2,500 gift to provide enhancements to Redwood SEED Scholars Program!

When we get to 50 gifts, you will unlock a $10,000 gift to provide enhancements to the Ras/Pathway Clinic!

When we get to 75 gifts, you will unlock a $10,000 gift to increase accessibility to the ACCESS Program!

When we get to 100 gifts you will unlock a $10,000 gift to the Lifeline Fund!

When we get to 150 gifts you will unlock a $20,000 gift to increase accessibility to the Social Skills Program!

When we get to our final goal of 200 gifts you will unlock an additional $30,000 gift to increase accessibility the Social Skills Program!

Join our generous supporters and the MIND Institute family and give to one of these sponsored funds today!

Can I give now? Before Give Day starts?
Apr 16, 2022

Of course you can! 

Click on any challenge or page on this site, and you will be directed to an area where you can support UC Davis or UC Davis Health.

We know you are busy. That's why we made it possible for everyone to give early and be counted on Give Day. 

Join us today, if you want to! 

Every gift makes a difference! And we appreciate your support!

Join us for the fun this Give Day by becoming a Social Ambassador!
Apr 15, 2022

Give Day is only a week away! Have you signed up to be a Social Ambassador yet? 


It's very easy to become one! Follow these steps or watch the video included below!


1) Join here! 


2) Support UC Davis or UC Davis Health by posting links to their Give Day web pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok before and during Give Day. 


3) Include in your post a brief story about these places that makes you smile.


4) Include at least one of our hashtags to pull your Twitter or Instagram posts onto the tagboard on our main page! #ucdavisgiveday, #everyaggiecounts, #ucdhstrong


5) If you enjoy a little friendly competition, you can easily track how many gifts you help bring in through your own social ambassador dashboard on this site. (If you don't like to compete, that's ok! Just enjoy making a positive difference for the areas you promote.)


Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 101
2 GA 5
3 AZ 2
$50,000
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to Wayne and Jacque Bartholomew and all those who requested a planned giving one-on-one consultation this Give Day. We are grateful for your support!
Completed
$5,000
Employee Giving Committee Challenge
Thank you to our Employee Giving Committee Members and colleagues who are making a difference by investing in programs at UC Davis! Your support helps us harness the power of UC Davis’ remarkable programs to make a difference. Your generosity will continue to inspire faculty and staff to create a brighter future for students, while furthering lifesaving research and services.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
We reached our goal of 150 gifts! Thank you to all parents and donors for your generosity--and thanks to Family Fellows Parent, Liz Schenk, for her generous support of UC Davis.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
ACCESS (Acquiring Career Coping Executive-Function & Social Skills) Program Support Fund Challenge
Thank you for your support of the ACCESS (Acquiring Career Coping Executive-Function & Social Skills) Program Support Fund Challenge. The UC Davis MIND Institute is grateful for your support for all of our challenges!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Autism Social Skills Program Support Fund Challenge
Thank you for your contribution to the Autism Social Skills Program Support Challenge this Give Day. The UC Davis MIND Institute is grateful for your support and appreciates you!
Completed
$30,000
Autism Social Skills Program Support Fund Ultimate Challenge
Thank you to all donors for your contribution to the Autism Social Skills Program Support Fund Ultimate Challenge this Give Day. The UC Davis MIND Institute is grateful for your support and appreciates you!
Completed
$10,000
Lifeline Challenge
Thank you to all donors and the Anonymous donor who gave the gift to launch the Lifeline Fund and also make the Lifeline Fund Challenge possible! We greatly appreciate your support.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
NF/RAS Pathway Challenge
Thank you for your support of the NF/RAS Pathway Challenge this Give Day. The UC Davis MIND Institute is grateful for you and appreciates your support for all our challenges!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Fragile X Research Challenge
Thank you to all who gave to Fragile X Research this Give Day! We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,500
Redwood SEED (Supported Education to Elevate Diversity) Scholars Program Support Challenge
Thank you for your contribution to the Redwood SEED (Supported Education to Elevate Diversity) Scholars Program Support Challenge this Give Day. The UC Davis MIND Institute appreciates your support for all of our challenges!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Kendra Elizabeth Young Memorial Fund/MIND Institute Challenge
THANK YOU to the family of Kendra Elizabeth Young and all the donors who supported the MIND Institute this Give Day. Your gifts will make a tremendous difference to children with ASD and their families.
Completed
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