I tried to give and received an error message. What do I do now?
If you get this message, your order was declined by our payment processing system. This error is often a result of accidently mis-typing your billing address, or using your work address instead of the address affiliated with your card, which is likely your home address. So please double check that and try to give a gift again. If you continue to experience issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist.
Sending your credit card information through an email is not a good practice, generally speaking, so please don't do that. We will connect with you and help your gift get processed appropriately.
We know it can be frustrating when something like this happens, so we ask your patience in advance.
Is my gift tax deductible?
The UC Davis Foundation and The Regents of the University of California - the two gift-receiving arms for UC Davis - are both qualified charities that provide donors with tax benefits to the full extent of the law. Your gift qualifies for a tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations, during the calendar year that you make your gift.
After making a gift you will receive an email with information that can serve as a receipt for your files. Please consult your tax professional for more information.
Where will my gift to UC Davis go?
It’s up to you! You may designate your gift to any area of the university that is important to you. Whether your heart is with your college or school, a student program, Picnic Day, or you have an interest in a specific research initiative, an area of UC Davis Health, or animals, you are free to choose what your gift supports. You can select from a wide range of colleges, schools, units, programs and centers to support, and when you make that choice... that is where your gift will go.
What if the fund or program I want to donate to is not listed?
Please select "other" during checkout and write in the fund of your choice.
The site will require you to select something in the drop downs to give, so we suggest choosing the Annual Fund or the College/School/Program in the department or program drop down menu, then select "other" as your fund designation choice. There will be a place to write in the fund designation you would like to support.
If we review the information you provide and have questions about where you want your gift to go, we will connect with you to make sure your gift is allocated correctly, and in accordance with your wishes.
Can I give to more than one area?
Yes, you can make multiple gifts when you check out. For example, you could support one of our emergency funds and an area of campus you are passionate about. Make sure to select "Add a Donation" on the gift menu to select the other areas you would like to support. Your card will only be charged once for the sum of your donations.
Is there a minimum donation amount?
Yes. There is a $5 minimum.
How will I receive my tax receipt?
You will get an email confirmation of your credit card transaction right after you make a gift.
When will my card be charged?
Your credit or debit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift.
Are there fees associated with giving to UC Davis?
UC Davis retains a 6% fee on each gift to current use funds; this fee helps to defray the administrative costs incurred in managing UC Davis’ fundraising operations.
Who should I contact if I have a question about my gift?
For general questions about your gift, please email email@example.com. Thank you.
See our full FAQ for more answers.
You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org