Emergency Funds
Supporting each other through tough times

Emergencies can happen to any of us at any time--not just during a pandemic. 

That is why UC Davis has a series of emergency funds that provide support for students and employees during difficult times and keep them on track for the long run.

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.

Your gift to any of our emergency funds below supports much-needed resources to help mitigate the social and economic consequences of COVID-19, as well as other emergencies that students and employee face every day. Gifts of any size make a difference.

  • Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center
  • ASUCD - The Pantry
  • Staff Emergency Fund
  • Student Emergency Relief Aid Fund

Thank you for your generous support—now and always.

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 90
2 OR 3
3 ME 1
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!
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
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
Bob ‘63 and Kinzie ‘64 Murphy Student Basic Needs Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal! Your support of the Murphy Basic Needs Endowment helps ensure the basic needs of our students, like food and housing security, are met now and in the future. Thank you to the Bob ’63 and Kinzie ’64 Murphy for providing this challenge gift!
Support Student Basic Needs, Resources and Services
THANK YOU to all the donors who chose to support the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center! Your gifts allow our students to access fresh fruits and vegetables, emergency grants and so much more! “Aggie Compass is that spot where students get help getting back on track for graduation so that the question of ‘Why am I at UC Davis?’ becomes ‘I am here for a reason.’" – Student Manager at Aggie Compass
$5,000 Challenge to Fight Student Food Insecurity by supporting ASUCD - The Pantry
THANK YOU to Ellen Damaschino ’86 & Jay Mellies, ’86, Ph.D. ‘94 and to all donors who gave for your generous support of ASUCD - The Pantry!
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