Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a gift? Whom do I call? Where do I mail my check?

The fastest way to give to The Cal Fund is to make a gift online. Our website allows you to make a gift in a variety of ways.

You can also mail a check made out to UC Berkeley Foundation. Please include a note telling us to direct your gift to The Cal Fund and send to:

University of California, Berkeley
Donor and Gift Services
1995 University Avenue, Ste 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070

Or call us with your credit card information at 510.643.9789 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

For gifts of securities, call 510.642.6791.

How do I set up a monthly or regular credit card deduction?

This can be done online at If you want to set up a recurring gift by phone, please contact Gift Operations at 510.643.9789

How can I find out if my company has a matching gifts program?

You can look up your company in our employer matching gift search by clicking here.

What is UC Berkeley’s Tax ID number?

The ID number for gifts to the UC Berkeley Foundation is 94-6090626. Giving opportunities on our website are administered via the UC Berkeley Foundation.

Are there any benefits associated with my gift?

In addition to the campuswide recognition program, The Charter Hill Society, many schools and programs also offer recognition programs. For more information about Charter Hill, please click here.

How do I update my personal information with the university?

To alert us to changes in address, marital status, etc., please send an email to our Alumni Records unit at