Gift Process

Step 1

If you are aware that a company or individual would like to give a gift to support your research or department, please contact the Development office at to discuss what is needed to process the gift. Some companies need invoices or "agreement" letters in order to fulfill their donations. We will need a statement from the Donor that explains the purpose of the gift (see Step 2).

If you are receiving a gift of equipment/software, no matter how large or small, please send an e-mail with a description of the gift to

This will send an e-mail to all SOE parties that need to be aware of these kinds of gifts for inventory. Also, before the gift can be received, we will need a list of the equipment and its estimated value from the company.

Step 2

To process your gift, the Development Office needs a statement of purpose from the donor referring to the gift, often known as a "letter of gift" or "corporate research agreement." We will either provide you with a template or work with a corporate representative directly on your behalf.

Step 3

Have checks, payable to UCSC Foundation, delivered to either yourself or the following address:

Development Office
MS: Engineering
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

If the donor would like to do a fund transfer, please have the donor contact

Step 4

Any gift supporting research from a company must be accompanied by a "Statement of Economic Interest." The Development Office will provide a copy to you upon receipt of your gift.

Step 5

Once all paperwork has been submitted by the Development Office, funds will be deposited into your account. This process may take as long as a month. Please check with your Research Accountant to confirm that funds have been deposited. Please keep in mind that there is a 6% administration fee taken out of every gift.

If you have any questions, please contact: