Philanthropic Allocation

A portion of all philanthropic gifts, currently 5 percent, is allocated to support UC Berkeley fundraising efforts. This level compares favorably to those at other UC schools and select institutions. One half of this amount is directed to fundraising operations at the school, college or program benefiting from the gift, and the other half to further investments in development campus-wide. Fundraising efforts at UC Berkeley have generated about $7 for each dollar spent over the past five years. Donor support enables us to renew the university’s public mission and world-class excellence for generations to come.

The new philanthropic allocation went into effect on July 1, 2016. Research gifts continue to be assessed a research administrative fee of 10.5%. Further details are available here.

If you are looking to make a philanthropic gift to UC Berkeley, please consult this FAQ.