About The UCLA Foundation

The UCLA Foundation is grateful for the generous support of tens of thousands of donors who help ensure UCLA’s excellence. Their gifts provide extraordinary faculty, high-achieving students and innovative researchers with the transformative resources they need to impact the university and the world. As we seek to develop a new financial model based on self-reliance, donor support of our endowment enables the university to fulfill better than ever before its mission as a public research university.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is deeply committed to providing leadership to grow a culture of philanthropy among all of our partners and to provide the support needed to turn philanthropy into meaningful action. Partnering with the UCLA Investment Company, The Foundation provides fiduciary oversight of the investment of assets managed to benefit the university. The Foundation receives contributions from UCLA’s donor community of alumni, friends, private foundations and corporations, faculty, staff and students. It invests and manages resources to maximize long-term returns and support current and future generations of scholars and leaders.

The UCLA Foundation is proud to play a role in advancing the campus mission of teaching, research and service. UCLA’s donors are more than philanthropists; they are advocates for excellence. Their confidence fuels the optimism of our campus today and the leadership of Bruins tomorrow.