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Thank you for your contribution to the UCLA Library! Your gift allows us to continue driving innovative research and ground-breaking discoveries on campus and beyond. You can explore all the various ways to make a gift below.

Direct Gift

Gifts of cash, check or credit card immediately impact the UCLA Library. Make checks payable to The UCLA Foundation. To charge a gift to a credit card, call 310.206.8526 or make a gift online(opens in a new tab). A secure server using advanced encryption and firewall technology protects donors' information.


The full-market value of gifts of appreciated securities is tax deductible. In most cases, appreciation in the value of the security benefits the Library and is not taxable to the donor.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match employees’ gifts to the Library. Employees of eligible companies should request a matching gift form from their employer and send it completed and signed with their gift; the gift's impact may be doubled or tripled. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To check if your company will match your gift, visit our Matching Gifts Search(opens in a new tab).

Real Estate

Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The UCLA Foundation to benefit the Library. It is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to the Library while continuing to occupy the property for life.


In writing a will or living trust, donors can specify that they would like their estate to specifically benefit the UCLA Library through the UCLA Foundation (Tax ID #95-220801). Our staff can help to provide sample language to include in a bequest.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Donors may transfer money, securities or real estate in trust to the Library and receive income for themselves or another, for life. Donors may receive immediate tax benefits, and ultimately the Library receives the trust property. If you would like more information about making a planned gift or bequest to UCLA, you can visit the UCLA Office of Gift Planning Web site(opens in a new tab).

Qualified Retirement Plans

Naming The UCLA Foundation as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan (IRA, KEOGH, 401(k) or 403(b)) may be particularly advantageous to donors; doing so may result in more assets being passed on to heirs than if the donor makes a bequest from other funds in the estate.

Gifts of Materials

The UCLA Library gratefully accepts donations of materials supporting the university's academic teaching and research mission. Read more on our Gifts of Materials page.

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