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Thank you for considering a gift to the Institute of European Studies. IES offers a variety of giving opportunities to support research, outreach, cooperation, and exchange with European institutions and scholars.

Give Online

Make a secure gift online. Use this site to make a one-time gift, to set up a recurring gift, or to make a pledge payment. Gifts may be made on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. You will receive a receipt of your tax-deductible donation automatically via e-mail.


By Check

IES is pleased to accept checks as well as Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) checks written on IRA accounts, which will be acknowledged by the campus with a receipt. Please make your tax-deductible gift payable to the UC Berkeley Foundation and download a giving form to mail to:

University of California, Berkeley
Donor and Gift Services
1995 University Ave, Ste 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070

For gifts to specific program funds, please include the name of the program on the memorandum line on your check or in an enclosed note.


Planned Giving

Gift planning enables you to combine your philanthropic and financial goals while making a real impact. The UC Berkeley Office of Gift Planning will guide you through a variety of gift options including bequests, charitable gift annuities, retirement plans, and real estate.


Memorial Gifts

Honor a loved one's legacy with a memorial gift to carry on their values and ideals. Such gifts can be made to the IES general fund, to individual programs, or to specific purposes such as student fellowships.


Stocks and Securities

To make a gift of publically-traded securities, please contact the Securities Team at (510) 642-6791 or at


Employer Matching

Matching gifts multiply the impact of your contribution. Hundreds of companies currently match their employees’ gifts to UC Berkeley. Visit to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.


Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Corporations and foundations may connect with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to explore strategic partnerships with IES.


All gifts to IES are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. The Tax ID number (EIN) for gifts to the UC Berkeley Foundation is 94-6090626. The ID number for gifts to the UC Regents is 94-6002123. Giving opportunities on our website are administered via the UC Berkeley Foundation. If you do not know which Tax ID number to use, please consult Gift Services at 510-643-9789 or at

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