Donate to the Staff Emergency Fund

Any person or entity can donate to the UC Davis Staff Emergency Fund.

  • Donate Online via the Crowdfunding program that runs until February 28th! 
    Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and cannot indicate a specific recipient (individual, department, UC Davis campus or college).
  • Payroll deduction
    Please allow up to 30 days or 2 payroll periods for all requests to take effect. Receipts of your gifts will be provided annually.

  • Mail in
    UC Davis Gifts Administration
    202 Cousteau Pl. Ste 185, Davis, CA 95618.
    Make checks payable to: UC Davis Foundation

Guiding Principles Behind the Fund

  • Put empathy first

It is critical to recognize that employees who are reaching out for assistance from the fund are usually doing so from a place of stress, uncertainty and anxiety. Therefore, interactions with applicants must prioritize dignity and respect and should epitomize our Principles of Community


  • Be needs driven and responsive

Payments will be expedited because we understand employees need these funds urgently.