Why Give?

It’s The Right Thing To Do for the Next Generation

The University of California is an internationally recognized premier teaching and research institution. However, only 10% of the UC’s operating budget comes from state funding.  For the University to continue to provide higher education opportunities to bright students, and to continue engaging in cutting edge research that responds to some of the most pressing social and scientific challenges of our age, the campus relies on your support.

In an era of declining state assistance for higher education, alumni and donor engagement is more important than ever.  We invite you to consider which areas you are most passionate about within your UC campus. Whether it is a £25, €25, CHF25 or £25,000, €25,000, CHF25,000 gift, support from alumni and friends around the world enables us offer aid to talented students, foster new research discoveries and fund state-of-the art teaching facilities.

It’s Tax-Efficient

Donors can give tax effectively to UC from most countries in Europe and the United Kingdom. For a complete list of European countries and programs click here.

It’s Easy

There are a multitude of areas to which you can give. The UC Trust UK can route European donations to any existing donor funds at the ten UC campuses or at the Office of the President. To make a gift to your home campus from Europe please follow the Step by Step Guide.

Thank you for thinking of the University of California and for making a difference to the University of California from Europe.

SB Scholarship Grop

Photo: UC Santa Barbara Donors Matt Duncan, Jodi Anderson and Chris Fields with UCSB Scholarship Recipients and Staff from the University of California Education Abroad Program in London.

"The University of California is preeminent in educating the state's young people, in enhancing research and scholarship in every discipline, in fostering economic growth, medicine, the arts, its athletic and other programs. Simply put, UC is the gold standard. Together, we must ensure that this standard is upheld."

- President Janet Napolitano