Ways to Give FAQ

What is the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation?

The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation is a program of Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation. Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation (doing business as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation) is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution to the Foundation (EIN 94-1657474) is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

How can I make a gift?

You can make a gift to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in three ways: online, by mail, or by phone.

To make an online gift to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, visit give.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org. (There are no additional fees added to your credit card when you make a gift online.)

Make checks payable to:

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation.
Include allocation instructions on the memo line.
Attach a note as to how you would like to designate your gift.

Send gifts by U.S. Mail to:

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation
P.O. Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

Send gifts by Courier (Federal Express, etc) to:

Lockbox/Item Processing Operations
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
1751 Harborbay Parkway, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94502
Attn: UCSF Foundation Lockbox 45339

Call toll-free (877) 499-UCSF [(877) 499-8273] to charge by phone.

How do I make a gift of securities?

Call toll-free (877) 499-UCSF [(877) 499-8273] or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu for instructions on how to make gifts of securities.

How do I make a wire transfer?

Gifts to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals can be made via wire transfer to the following account:

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
1980 Saturn St.
Monterey Park, CA 91755-7417

ABA # 122000496
Acct # 4091239444
Swift Code # BOFCUS33MPK

Beneficiary Name:
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Foundation
2201 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

Reference: "Name of donor sending the wire."

Please notify UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation of any incoming wires by email at foundation@mail.cho.org or phone at (510) 428-3814. The email should indicate the total amount wired, the date of the wire, and the name of the program to which the funds should be credited. This information is necessary to authorize the acceptance of a wire transfer.

For international wire transfers, please contact Customer Service at (877) 499-UCSF [(877) 499-8273)] or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu.

What are the advantages of making an outright gift?

The most common way of giving to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is to make an outright gift of cash, securities, or personal property. Outright gifts offer the distinct advantage of being immediately available to assist UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ programs.

What are the advantages of a making a pledge?

A pledge demonstrates your intention to make a gift to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and may allow you to give more generously over a period of time than would be possible through a single contribution. You may make a commitment payable over a period of three to five years. To make a pledge, simply choose the “Pledge” option on the online giving form.

What is planned giving?

You can support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals by arranging a gift through a trust, a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, or other planned giving options. Each offers a distinct set of advantages. Some plans provide income for life for a donor or loved one. Others result in an immediate tax deduction or a reduction in capital gains tax. Visit Plan a Legacy to learn more about the various types of planned gifts and how they can benefit you as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals accepts international gifts via check or wire transfer. Please contact custsvc@support.ucsf.edu for assistance in making an international gift.

Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?

Yes, contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.

Do donations qualify for tax deductions in other countries?

Consult with a tax professional to determine whether a gift from a country other than the United States is tax-deductible.

Are gifts assessed for infrastructure costs or central services?

All gifts and endowment income (except for scholarships) are subject to an Infrastructure and Operations Fund assessment.

Will I receive a receipt?

Yes, receipts are generated for all gifts. Online gifts are receipted via email. Your receipt will be from Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation (doing business as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation).

What if I need a duplicate receipt?

Call toll-free (877) 499-UCSF [(877) 499-8273] or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu to request a duplicate receipt.

What is the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?

The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation is a program of Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation. Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation (doing business as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation) is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution to the Foundation (EIN 94-1657474) is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

How quickly will my donation be processed?

Gifts are processed as quickly as possible. Generally, gifts are processed within one week; however, during peak giving periods (e.g., calendar-year end) processing may take longer.

How are corporate matching gifts processed?

Corporate matches of employee gifts are allocated to the fund chosen by the employee. Employee contributions must be received before corporate matches can be accepted.

Send your donation along with a completed matching gift form to:

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation
P.O. Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

Can I make a confidential donation?

Yes, gifts can be made anonymously at your request.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes, gifts can be made in honor of a living person or in memory of someone who has passed away.

For honorary gifts, include the name and address of the person being honored. The honoree will receive a notification letter that will include your name and the fund the gift is allocated to.

For memorial gifts, include the name of the deceased and the name and address of next-of-kin. Next-of-kin will receive a notification letter.

Notification letters are usually sent within two weeks after gifts are received. Gift amounts are not included in notification letters. Notification of online honorarium/memorial gifts is made via email.

For more information, please visit Honor & Memorial Giving.

Who can I contact for more information?

Call toll-free (877) 499-UCSF [(877) 499-8273] or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu for more information.

What are matching gifts?

You may be able to double or even triple your gift. Thousands of companies have a program that matches employee gifts made to support nonprofit organizations. Contact your human resources office to see if your company has a matching gift program and how you can participate. Matching gifts are directed to the same designation as your original gift, and your contribution must be received before corporate matches can be accepted. The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation will recognize you for the total amount.

If your program includes a printed form, please complete the form and send it together with your gift to:

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation
P.O. Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

Can I donate Gifts-In-Kind?

For information on how to donate in-kind gifts, please see Donate Goods.

Who can I contact for more information?

Call toll-free (877) 499-UCSF [(877) 499-8273] or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu for more information.