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Ways to Give
Choose a plan that is right for you

Appreciated Securities

A gift of appreciated assets or securities can maximize your tax savings. read more


Support UCLA through a bequest without reducing your assets during your lifetime. read more

Charitable Gift Annuity

Receive fixed lifetime income and significant tax benefits. read more

Charitable Lead Trust

When this type of trust ends, the remaining assets pass to your family or other loved ones. read more

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

Make a gift that generates predictable income for life or a term of years. read more

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

Make a substantial gift and establish a flexible source of income. read more

Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity

A flexible gift annuity option that creates future income for you or a loved one. read more

Donor Advised Fund

A powerful tool for you and your family to make transformative gifts to UCLA and to your favorite charities. read more

Life Insurance Policies

Make a meaningful philanthropic gift while preserving other assets for yourself and your family. read more

Real Estate

Support UCLA through a gift of real estate while reducing taxes and eliminating the burden of maintaining or selling your property. read more

Retained Life Estate

Donate a residence and continue to live there for life. read more

Retained Life Estate with Gift Annuity

Donate a residence and retain the right to enjoy your property in your lifetime while receiving tax benefits and income. read more

Retirement Assets

Designate UCLA as a beneficiary of a retirement plan and minimize taxes while leaving less taxed assets to loved ones. read more

Tangible Personal Property

Give art, jewelry, rare books or manuscripts and other collectibles to UCLA and enjoy tax advantages. read more


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New Tax Law Changes with the CARES Act

Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving. These include:

  • A new deduction for donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a cash gift to charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300, to reduce your tax liability.
  • An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor's annual income for cash gifts (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift, you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact UCLA's Gift Planning team at 800-737-8252 or at giftplanning@support.ucla.edu. Please also let us know how we can help you during this time.