Challenge Gifts, given each year by donors who are passionate about UC Davis, are similar to matching gifts in that they are incentives that inspire others to give. When a challenge reaches a specified number of donors on Give Day, the challenge donor's gift is activated, making the new donors' gift go even farther.
As an example, a donor is challenging others to support the UC Davis Annual Fund. When 20 gifts are received, their gift will be activated.
After a challenge is activated, the challenge box will disappear but you can still give to any challenge gift fund by hitting the Give Now button and finding the fund in the drop down selection.
Once a challenge is met, it will move from its original page to the Challenges page to indicate that it is closed.
Every year we have a wide array of challenges. This year, in addition to those that support academic and research programs, we have several challenges that are related specifically to supporting emergency funds for students and employees on both campuses. All of these programs are important, are of enduring value and are key to shaping a better world during and beyond this moment.
Please give to what you are moved to support.