Philanthropic Allocation

A portion of all philanthropic gifts, currently 7.5%, is allocated to support UC Berkeley fundraising efforts as a Philanthropic Allocation, while the campus Research Administrative Fee assessed on all research gifts stands at 13%. 2.5% of these allocations help Berkeley address capital renewal, including critical deferred maintenance needed for campus facilities. The remainder of the Philanthropic Allocation and Research Administrative Fee are allocated to support campus-wide advancement activities, funding future research and central research administration, and supporting the units benefitting from the gift. Donor support enables us to renew the university’s public mission and world-class excellence for generations to come.

The Philanthropic Allocation and Research Administrative Fee were most recently revised on July 1, 2023. Additional background is available here: