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Tax Benefits

Give to UCLA and receive tax benefits

Explore gifts that support UCLA while providing significant tax advantages.

Retained Life Estate

Make a gift of your primary residence, vacation home, or farm during your lifetime and continue to enjoy your property for life while receiving tax benefits. The property is removed from your taxable estate. read more

UCLA Donor Advised Fund

A UCLA Donor Advised Fund (DAF) allows you to make contributions to your DAF, receive a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the contribution, while making distributions to UCLA and other charitable organizations over time. read more

Charitable Lead Trust

You establish a charitable lead trust to provide sustained philanthropic support for UCLA for a term of years, and when the trust ends, the assets pass back to you or on to your children or other beneficiaries, depending on how the trust is set up. read more


Support UCLA scholarships and empower future generations to achieve their potential. read more

UCLA Bequest Challenge

UCLA Bequest Challenge

100% toward goal!

Thank you to our generous UCLA alumni and friends who chose to remember UCLA in their wills or living trusts in support of the many campus units! We reached our goal of identifying more than 1,200 new bequest intentions to the university.

Each gift represents future scholarships and fellowships, new research breakthroughs, world-class patient care, a place for the arts to flourish, and so much more.

It is not too late to establish a meaningful legacy gift and join a philanthropic effort that will propel and support the university into its second century.
Please contact UCLA's Office of Gift Planning.