Distinctive Programs

Private gifts make a tremendous impact on all facets of the university. Private support is vital to advancing UC Merced’s educational mission of teaching, conducting research and serving the people of the San Joaquin Valley, California, the nation and the world.

Early Childhood Education Center Scholarships

The UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) offers early care and education services for the young children of UC Merced students, faculty, staff and the Merced community. We believe that all young children have the right to be served in a high quality program with educated professional teachers and engaging learning experiences. The infant, toddler and preschool classrooms offer individualized care for each child, while supporting skills and knowledge to prepare them to be engaged life-long learners. The program is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC).

UC Merced Annual Fund
Philanthropic support is critical to helping the university meet current and future challenges. Your gift supports the students and faculty at UC Merced, helping them achieve excellence and carry out the university’s mission of teaching, research and service.

UC Merced Library
Your gift provides students and faculty with the information resources and information technologies they need to learn, conduct research, and succeed in the information economy that defines this century. Your gift helps to provide the university with a forward-thinking, technologically advanced library worthy of the first research university of the 21st century.