Thank you for your interest in hosting a personal fundraiser on behalf of UCLA Health! Whether it’s your birthday, a meaningful milestone, or just because—we are here to help make your goal a reality. Every dollar you raise will help enhance the patient experience, fund groundbreaking medical research, train the next generation of doctors, and bring innovative services to our community.
Whatever your passion, you can make a real and immediate impact and change lives.
UCLA Health strives to deliver compassionate care, healing humankind one patient at a time. We are honored to serve you. Thank you for partnering with us in serving our patient community.
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Why Support UCLA Health?
Thanks to philanthropy from partners like you, UCLA Health is one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world. While there was once a time when state funds covered almost every dollar UCLA needed to operate, today less than seven percent of the University’s total budget is paid for through state funding. Private philanthropy provides the resources UCLA needs to serve our growing local and global communities and continue defining the standard of excellence in healthcare.
Together, UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA work toward their integrated mission—to provide state-of-the-art patient care, train top medical professionals, and support pioneering research and discovery. UCLA hospitals are consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report - #1 in Los Angeles and #7 in the nation. We couldn’t do it without you!
Why should I create my fundraiser here? Why not on Facebook or GoFundMe?
We cut out the third party platform, allowing 100% of fundraising proceeds to flow directly to UCLA - no hidden hosting fees. We'll do the heavy lifting and navigate the back end for you, connecting your project to the physician, research area, or department of your choice. We make social media sharing simple: share your fundraiser easily with friends and loved ones across multiple platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn using the custom share links embedded right in your page. You can also create a custom url of your choosing, making it even easier to share your fundraiser via email or link to it in your Instagram bio.
Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?
No, there is no minimum fundraising requirement. Set a fundraising goal that you are comfortable with—every donation matters. Any gift, big or small, makes a meaningful difference for our patients, their loved ones, and the community at large. Here are a few examples:
$1: Can buy one of the snacks given to our donors by the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center.
$10: Can buy a stuffed animal to give comfort to a patient during an extended hospital stay at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.
$25: Can pay for one round of food allergy testing for a patient.
$50: Can buy crutches for a patient in financial need.
$100: Can pay for a psychiatric consultation for an under-insured patient.
Do I get to choose where my funds go?
Absolutely! When you create your fundraising page, one of the first steps is for you to choose where you would like the funds to go. These funds can be designated to honor a loved one or caregiver/care team, promote leading-edge research, or fund a specific department or program. Your funds also can be directed to the greatest needs of UCLA Health, to support free and low-cost healthcare for thousands of vulnerable patients each year, as well as important and unique programs such as animal-assisted therapy, music therapy, spiritual and end-of-life care, and much more.
What if I want to give to an area that isn't represented by a UCLA Health personal fundraiser?
UCLA Health Personal Fundraising allows you to support any medical area of your choosing. If you don't see that area represented, contact our Health Sciences Development Team at 310-206-6484 or HSDAnnualGiving@support.ucla.edu to learn more and explore giving options.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes! All donations are tax-deductible. Your giving confirmation will be emailed to you once processed and will serve as your tax receipt.
For your records, UCLA’s federal taxpayer ID number for gifts to the UCLA Foundation is 95-2250801. Please visit the UCLA Foundation disclosures site for additional information.
If you have questions related to tax deductibility, please reach out to our Donor Relations team. You may direct questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 794-2447.
Does The UCLA Foundation take any part of my donation?
Yes. As is customary with universities and other non-profit organizations across the country, a one-time administrative fee is applied to all new gifts, providing essential support to UCLA's overall operation, providing use of our fundraising platform free of charge to the projects we host. The fee is currently 6.5 percent.
Can I donate by check?
Yes, but we highly encourage online giving. To ensure that your donation is applied to the correct personal fundraising page, please make your check payable to The UCLA Foundation. Please list the name of the fundraising page you are donating to in the memo line of the check.
Please mail all check donations to UCLA Health Sciences Development, Attn: Annual Giving, 10945 Le Conte Ave., Suite 3132, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1784
There is something incorrect on my fundraising page. How do I fix it?
We would be more than happy to help you with your page. Please contact our Health Sciences Development team at 310-206-6484 or HSDAnnualGiving@support.ucla.edu
Don't see your question here?
Please feel free to call or email our Health Sciences Development team at 310-206-6484 or HSDAnnualGiving@support.ucla.edu with your questions! Our business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.