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



Make a gift online using a major credit card.




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
Attn: UCSF Foundation Lockbox 45339




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



Stocks and Mutual Funds

To make a donation of stocks, mutual funds, or other securities, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (415-476-3952) for instructions and assistance with the details of your gift. 


For a 2019 charitable deduction, securities must be received in our brokerage account by Tuesday, December 31.



Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transfer

To make an ACH transfer, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (415-476-3952) for instructions and assistance with the details of your gift. 



Wire Transfer

Step One: arrange with your bank or trust to wire your funds to:


State Street Bank & Trust Co.
Boston, MA
Beneficiary: UCSF Foundation - TWE1
Bank Account Number: 00112086
ABA/Routing: 011-000-028
Reference: include name of the donor sending the wire


Step Two: send wire confirmation by email to [email protected] or by fax (415) 476-5083 and include 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 [email protected] 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.

To qualify for a 2019 tax-deduction, please make your gift before December 31. Questions? Please see the IRS's tips for year-end charitable giving


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 [email protected] 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?

Use our search tool to find out if your company offers a matching gifts program. With a few simple steps, you can double or even triple the impact of your gift.

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 [email protected] for more information.

How do I make a gift of stocks, mutual funds, or other securities?

To make a donation of stocks, mutual funds, or other securities, please contact us by email or phone (415-476-3952) for instructions and assistance with the details of your gift.

Can I recommend a grant to UCSF with my donor-advised fund?

Yes. To recommend a grant to UCSF with your donor-advised fund, please visit the Donor-Advised Fund page.