How to Make a Gift


By making a gift to UC Merced, you are helping to build the foundation of excellence that will secure our continuing advancement as a preeminent research institution.

Giving Opportunities



Health Sciences Research Institute
Sierra Nevada Research Institute
UC Merced Energy Institute
UC Merced Stem Cell Biology Consortium


Bobcat Club
Class Gift 2013
Graduate Student Fellowships
Student Affairs
Undergraduate Scholarships
Office of Student Life

School of Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
School of Social Sciences, Humanities
and Arts

Distinctive Programs
Early Childhood Education Center Scholarships
UC Merced Annual Fund
UC Merced Library

Community Service
Arts UC Merced Presents
UC Merced Police Department Mentor Program

Special Initiatives
Chancellor's Associates
Chancellor's Pioneers
University Friends Circle

For further information regarding giving opportunities, please contact (209) 228-4401. Thank you in advance for your support.

Make a Gift Online

Giving online is easy and secure. Click the DONATE NOW button to choose your area of support.

Make a Gift by Mail

To give by mail, please send your check to the address below. Please do not send cash.

University of California, Merced
Attn: Gift Administration
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Make a Gift by Payroll Deduction

Full-time faculty and staff members of UC Merced may donate to the university through automatic payroll deduction. Download the payroll deduction authorization form for one of the following funds:

Chancellor’s Associates
Staff Assembly Scholarship Fund for Employees’ Children


In accordance with the policy of UC Merced and the UC Merced Foundation, a modest portion of the gift principal and/or income may be used to partially defray the costs of raising and administering funds.

Any restrictive terms and conditions associated with gifts are subject to approval from the UC Regents or UC Merced Foundation.