Frequently Asked Questions
UC Davis Health Sciences Development supports the fundraising initiatives of UC Davis Health System and UC Davis by seeking and securing private support for its programs in service to patient care, research and students. Gifts are applied to the UC Davis fund or allocated as designated by the donor.
Please indicate what program where you would like to designate your gift and mail your check payable to UC Regents to:
UC Davis Health System
Health Sciences Development
4900 Broadway, Suite 1150
Sacramento, CA 95820
Or make your gift online using our secure website.
Private funds provide the margin of excellence that allows our health-care professionals, researchers and students to collaborate toward first-rate health-care solutions for that will touch our people in our communities and around the world.
Philanthropic contributions to UC Davis Health System help us serve more patients, turn novel research into new treatments, educate tomorrow’s health leaders and more. Your gift to UC Davis Health System is an investment in a bold vision for a bright future – better health for all.
The size of the gift you make is entirely up to you. Contributions of all sizes are important and are gratefully accepted.
Every charitable dollar UC Davis Health System receives has the potential for exponential impact as it helps our health care team leverage our most valuable skills — research, teaching, and community service — for the benefit of our entire community.
Like all organizations that depend on private gift support, UC Davis requires an appropriate infrastructure to manage its fund-raising operations. This infrastructure includes processing, recording and reporting gifts properly; reporting on gifts in compliance with regulations; developing and managing relationships with donors; helping donors organize their estate and financial plans; and communicating with the public and the news media about private support and how it helps UC Davis serve students and society.
These are just some of the activities that support fund raising on campus, and they all require substantial investments in staff, equipment and training.
Your charitable dollars will always be designated for the program you intend; by law, they may not be used in any other way without your prior consent. It is the policy of the University of California, Davis and the UC Davis Foundation that a portion of the gift principal and/or income is used to provide support necessary to UC Davis’s overall operation.
For purposes of partially defraying the costs of the University’s overall operation, and in particular its development operation, a one-time fee on each gift is retained by UC Davis. This fee is currently 6 percent.
Your gift is tax-deductible as specified in IRS regulations; please consult your own tax adviser for information directly related to your tax circumstances. The tax ID numbers for gifts are as follows:
- Gifts to the UC Davis Foundation, tax ID number 94-6081352
- Gifts to the UC Regents, tax ID number 94-6036494
Giving opportunities on the UC Davis Giving site are administered via the UC Davis Foundation and the UC Regents, depending on the fund.
Please call UC Davis at 530-754-4438 to determine the proper Tax ID number for your gift.
UC Davis Health System is pleased to recognize donors to all campus programs in a variety of ways, including honor rolls in printed and online publications and membership in societies to recognize cumulative giving and estate gifts.
Donors who give $100 or more annually are recognized in the UC Davis Health System Annual Report. Donors will also receive special correspondence from Health System leadership, invitations to special and community events, and updates through campus communications such as UC Davis Health magazine and other special publications.
UC Davis and UC Davis Health System recognize gifts according to the University's fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30.