Private giving

Two students build a DIY air purifier

The community effort bringing free air purifiers to those in need

Started by graduate student Abrar Abidi and campus research assistant Yvonne Hao, the Common Humanity Collective has made and distributed more than 1200 air purifiers to those most at risk.  

UC Irvine freshman and cookbook author Sahana Vij

Recipe for change

First year student Sahana Vij fights child hunger with proceeds from her new cookbook.

Barbra Streisand headshot

Barbra Streisand to fund forward-looking institute at UCLA focused on solving societal challenges

The institute will conduct research into climate change, the dynamics of gender relationships and power, the arts and countering disinformation.

Students on the UC Merced campus

UC Merced receives largest philanthropic gift in campus history

"We pledge to continue to do the work that made UC Merced deserving of this magnificent investment in our students, faculty and staff,” said Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz.

Weill Neurosciences Building

UC supporters step forward with generous year-end donations

Gifts from UC’s staunchest allies and students will make a lasting impact on the university and the world at large.

Margot Kushel with a patient

UCSF launches new Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative with $30M gift

Marc and Lynne Benioff's donation will create a first-of-its-kind initiative to research the causes of homelessness and find solutions.

Las Varas Ranch

UC Santa Barbara's new coastal jewel

Philanthropist Charles T. Munger makes a gift of the 1800-acre Las Varas Ranch.

UC Irvine gift building

Landmark gift to transform healthcare

UC Irvine receives $200 million gift from Susan and Henry Samueli to launch major integrative health initiative.

UCLA Mattel pediatrics

Mattel commits $50 million to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Generous gift to fund expanded child-centric services and best-in-class facilities.

Helen Diller

Largest-ever gift to UCSF honors philanthropist Helen Diller

$500M donation among the most generous received by any academic institution in the US.