Support Us

State funding cannot cover everything we want to accomplish – we rely on endowments, grants and philanthropic gifts to make up the difference. These additional funds go to the programs, projects and outreach that would otherwise languish. We are immensely grateful for this support.

To learn more, please contact David Schlais.


David Schlais, IoES Head of Strategic Development

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, Box 951496
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

(310) 774-7975

Academic Programs

Endowments, fellowships and scholarships enrich and increase enrollment in programs that train the next generation of environmental science leaders.

Senior Practicum

Seniors solving real-world problems off-campus

Environmental Science and Engineering

Doctoral candidates fusing dissertation research with immersive internships


Grants, endowments and direct gifts bring faculty and students from across disciplines to confront today’s environmental challenges.


2015 Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County

The challenge of moving towards sustainability in Los Angeles County is daunting: it is the most populous county in the nation and consists of 88 individual cities. After nearly two years of gathering and analyzing data, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA has developed an Environmental Report Card for the County of...

Los Angeles Skyline

Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region

The most comprehensive study of climate change in LA to date, the Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region Project was conducted by Center for Climate Science Faculty Director Alex Hall and his research group between 2010 and 2015. Dr. Hall and his team developed a novel method for bringing global climate model projections to high spatial resolution, creating neighborhood-by-neighborhood projections of future climate over the greater Los Angeles region under different scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions.


Sponsorship, memberships and attendance can stimulate public and corporate dialogue around critical environmental issues.


Science that reaches beyond campus

Corporate Partners Program

Business leadership in sustainability


Stories about leading discoveries and iniatives

Ways to Give

Direct Gifts

Direct gifts – whether cash, check or via credit card – are critically important to the University, because they can be put to work immediately, increasing their impact and extending their reach.

Make your Gift Online


Make your check payable to:

The UCLA Foundation, Fund #610670
Mail to David Schlais,
LaKretz Hall 619 Charles E Young Dr E #300,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Wiring instructions for cash gifts can be found here.


Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible at their full market value. In most cases, appreciation in the value of the security benefits the University and is not taxable to the donor. For gifts of stocks or bonds, wiring instructions can be found here.

Matching Gifts

The easiest way to double – or even triple – your contribution to UCLA is to request a match from your employer. Thousands of companies nationwide support their workforce by making such gifts to the organizations and institutions their employees care about. To see if yours is one, check our database of matching gift companies before making your donation … and then watch it grow.


A pledge is a statement of intention to make a gift to UCLA. Donors who seek to defer the bulk of their giving until a future date, or who want to give via installments over time, may use this giving strategy. Pledges are typically made in concert with a preliminary “first installment” gift and provide a source of consistent and dependable funding for the University.

Real Estate

Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The UCLA Foundation to benefit the University. For residential properties, it is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to UCLA, while continuing to occupy the property for life.


In writing a will or living trust, donors can specify that they would like their estate to benefit UCLA. Donors who wish to have their gifts managed by The UCLA Foundation must specifically state in their wills or living trusts that their gifts be made to The UCLA Foundation.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Donors may transfer money, securities, or real estate in trust to the University and receive income for themselves or another, for life. Donors may receive immediate tax benefits, and ultimately UCLA receives the trust property.

Gifts of Materials

UCLA gratefully accepts donations of materials that support the academic, teaching and research mission of the University. The University receives a wide variety of such gifts, including rare books and manuscripts, works of art, equipment and other items of value.

Qualified Retirement Plans

Naming The UCLA Foundation as a beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan (IRA, KEOGH, 401(k) or 403(b)) may be particularly advantageous; doing so may result in more assets being passed on to your heirs than if you make a bequest from other funds in your estate.