Payment Options and FAQ

Making a gift to UCSF is easy. You can give online; by mail, phone, or wire transfer; or through payroll deduction. Give where it's needed most or designate your gift to any UCSF school or program that is important to you.

Questions? Read our FAQ.

Payment Options

 

Online

Make a gift online using a major credit card.

 

 

Mail

Make checks payable to UCSF Foundation. Please include instructions on the memo line or attach a note telling us how you would like to designate your gift (e.g., cancer research, children’s health, HIV cure, etc.)
 

By US Mail, send to:
UCSF Foundation
PO Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339
 

By courier (FedEx, UPS, etc.), send to:
Lockbox/Item Processing Operations
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
1751 Harborbay Parkway
Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94502

 

 

Phone

Please call (877) 499-UCSF (877-499-8273) to make your gift by phone.

 

 

Stocks or bonds

Please call (877) 499-UCSF (877-499-8273) or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu for assistance with making gifts of securities.

 

 

Wire transfer

Make a wire transfer in two easy steps:
 

Arrange with your bank or trust to wire your funds to:

 

  1. State Street Bank & Trust Co.
    Boston, MA
    ABA/Routing # 011000028
    Beneficiary UCSF Foundation
    SSB & Trust Account # TWE1
    DDA 00112086
     
  2. Send wire confirmation by email to custsvc@support.ucsf.edu or by fax (415) 476-5083 including the following information:
  • Date the UCSF Foundation should expect the wire
  • Dollar amount of donation
  • Donor name
  • Name of UCSF program, tribute, or memoriam

 

 

Payroll Deduction (for UCSF employees)

Learn more about the Employee Giving Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of making an outright gift?

The most common way of giving to UCSF is to make an outright gift of cash, securities, or personal property. Outright gifts offer the distinct advantage of being immediately available to assist UCSF in its programs and are deductible on your taxes applicable to the year of the gift.

What are the advantages of a making a pledge?

A pledge demonstrates your intention to make a gift to the University and may allow you to give more generously over a period of time than would be possible through a single contribution. You can make a commitment to UCSF payable over a period of three to five years. To make a pledge, simply choose the "Pledge" option on the online giving form.

What is planned giving?

Please visit our Planned Giving page to learn more about the various types of planned gifts and how they can benefit you as well as UCSF.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, UCSF accepts international gifts by check or wire transfer. Please contact custsvc@support.ucsf.edu for assistance in making an international gift or donate online.

Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?

Yes, contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.  The UCSF Foundation tax ID number is 94-2829914.

Do donations qualify for tax deductions in other countries?

Consult with a tax professional to determine whether a gift from a country other than the United States is tax-deductible.

Are gifts assessed for infrastructure costs or central services?

All gifts and endowment income (except for scholarships) are subject to the University’s Infrastructure and Operations Fund assessment.

Will I receive a receipt?

Yes, receipts are generated for all gifts. For online gifts, you will receive a receipt by email.

What if I need a duplicate receipt?

Call (877) 499-UCSF (877-499-8273) or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu to request a duplicate receipt.

What is the UCSF Foundation's tax ID number?

The UCSF Foundation's tax ID number is 94-2829914.

How quickly will my donation be processed?

Generally, gifts are processed within one week. However, during peak giving periods, such as the end of the calendar year, processing may take longer.

How do I make a matching gift?

Contact your human resources office to see if your company has a matching gift program and how you can participate. If your program includes a printed form, please complete the form and send it to the address below.

Corporate matches of employee gifts are allocated to the fund chosen by the employee. Employee contributions must be received before corporate matches can be accepted.

Send your donation along with your company’s matching gift form to:
UCSF Foundation
PO Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

Can I make an anonymous donation?

Yes, gifts can be made anonymously at your request.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes. To make honorary or memorial gifts, please visit the Honor and Memorial Giving page. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Call (877)499-UCSF (877-499-8273) or email giving@ucsf.edu for more information.

How do I make a gift of securities?

Please contact the UCSF Foundation Gift Administration Team at 415-476-3952 or custsvc@support.ucsf.edu to get more information about the process for transferring securities held in certificate form in your name. Send in year-end gifts of securities by Dec. 20 to give ample time for the bank to receive it before Dec. 31 in order to get charitable deduction for the current year.

Electronic, or DTC transfer, is the fastest and most secure method for donating securities. It is a two-step process:

  1. Brokers Instructions to deliver securities to our broker:
    State Street Global Markets
    DTC#: 0226 NFSC
    Further credit to account: AB2 037278
    Account name: University of California SF Foundation
    Reference: Donor Name
    *In order to properly credit your donation, it is very important that your broker includes your name in the reference section of the DTC instructions.
     
  2. Please send a completed Security Donation Form to the UCSF Foundation by fax (415-476-5083) email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu. This will allow us to instruct State Street Global Markets to accept your gift of securities on behalf of the UCSF Foundation.

Your donation will not be complete until shares are received by UCSF Foundation.