Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why should I give to UC Irvine?

Because UC Irvine only receives a fraction of its total annual budget from state funding—just 11% —philanthropic contributions are critical to the university’s continued success. This campus depends on private support so that it can continue to deliver the local impact, national influence and global reach UC Irvine has achieved as the region’s leading research university.

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I'm not comfortable giving online. Is it really safe?

The UC Irvine Foundation uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. Read our privacy policy for more information.

If you prefer to give your gift via check:

Give via check

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Can I make my donation anonymous?

You will need to provide your personal information so that you can be credited for the gift. However, if you want your gift to be acknowledged as anonymous, please note this in the “Comments” section.

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I can't find the fund I want to donate to by searching, what do I do?

At the present time, only UCI Foundation funds are available through eGiving. You can still make a donation to your fund by completing and sending in a gift form. In the “Comments” section, provide as much information as you can about the gift you are trying to make. A University representative will contact you if they cannot determine a proper match.

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Is my gift tax deductible?

The UC Irvine Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Your gift qualifies for tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. Consult your tax professional for more information.

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Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes, a gift receipt for your financial records will be sent to you if you make a donation.

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What is UC Irvine's Tax ID number?

The ID number for gifts to the UC Irvine Foundation is 95-2540117.

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How do I update my personal information with UC Irvine?

To let us know of changes in address, marital status, etc., please send an e-mail to our Alumni Records unit at

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Whom can I contact for more information on how to make a gift?

Please call 949-824-0142 or email us at and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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For questions about giving,
please call 949-824-0142
during business hours
Monday to Friday from
8:00am to 5:00pm PST.