Student Giving

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Find your passion at UC Davis

While students like you are pursuing their academic passion at UC Davis, you can also discover your philanthropic passion too! 

By giving to programs at UC Davis, or UC Davis Health, you can support social justice, equality, climate change and the environment, animal health and welfare, the arts, free expression, or research that will cure some of the most debilitating illnesses. 

Peer-to-peer student support 

You can also support your fellow students by giving to the Senior Class Challenge, We Are Aggie Pride student emergency fund, the ASUCD Pantry, or various scholarships on campus that support your friends and peers in need. 

Philanthropy is important to our future

About eight percent of financial support for UC Davis comes from student tuition. The remaining 92 percent comes from numerous sources that include: 

  • local, state and federal government support
  • sales and services
  • student fees and auxiliary enterprises, and
  • private gifts, grants and contracts from alumni, friends, parents and students

When you give back to the university, your college or school, you join the major force of students and alumni who all help UC Davis provide high-quality education to students like you. 

Every gift makes a difference, no matter the size.