Donate to UCLA UniCamp

Your gift to UCLA UniCamp will enable us to train volunteers to serve as camp counselors to the underserved youth of Los Angeles.

Monthly Giving

Your monthly gift will provide UCLA UniCamp with a predictable source of income so we may focus on our mission.

Set up a monthly gift


A gift of appreciated securities can help increase your tax deduction.

Learn how to give securities

Donate your time

Help us improve our programs and keep Camp River Glen beautiful!

See current volunteer opportunities

Donate by Mail

To make a donation by mail, download, print, and mail the completed form and check to:

UCLA UniCamp
2131 John Wooden Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1612

Download mail donation form (PDF)

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

If you are over 70½, a gift through a Qualified Charitable Distribution can help lower your tax liability.

Learn how to give a Qualified Charitable Distribution

Employer Matching Gifts

Double or triple your gift with employer matching.

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Plan a Legacy Gift

Leave a lasting legacy to support the next generation of Woodseys.

Contact Martin Mai at for more information about planning a legacy gift.

Donating Securities

A gift of appreciated securities can…

  1. Provide you a charitable income tax deduction on the fair market value of your appreciated securities.
  2. Eliminate capital gains taxes that you would otherwise incur if you sold the appreciated securities before making a gift.
  3. Be a part of your philanthropic giving objectives and can be incorporated into your income and estate planning.

Electronic Transfer of Securities

Donations of securities can be electronically transferred to UCLA UniCamp. Please complete the Securities Donation Form and send it to your broker and a copy to Martin Mai at UCLA UniCamp ( or fax it to us at (310) 208-8252.

Please consult your financial or tax advisor before making a gift of securities.

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Download Securities Donation Form

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from an IRA

Donors who are at least 70½ are eligible to make Qualified Charitable Distributions from their IRA to reduce their income tax liability.

If you are 72 or older, a Qualified Charitable Distribution to UCLA UniCamp will also satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD).

To initiate a Qualified Charitable Distribution, reach out to your IRA brokerage and provide them with the following information:

UCLA UniCamp
Tax ID: 95-4178455
2131 John Wooden Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1612

Please consult your financial or tax advisor before making a gift through a Qualified Charitable Distribution.

Please direct any questions to Martin Mai at (310) 208-8252 ext. 2 or

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Donate Your Time

UCLA UniCamp is in need of volunteers to help with various aspects of our programs and campsite maintenance. To inquire, please reach out to Byron Lutz, Camp Director at We are flexible with volunteer schedules. Depending on the volunteer role, there may be minimum time commitments.

We are currently in need of the following volunteers:

Medical Professionals
Volunteer as a resident camp nurse, doctor, or medic. Minimum time commitment: 1 week.

Mental Health Professionals
On-site or on-call off-site mental health support for campers and volunteers. Minimum time commitment: 1 hour per day for 1 week.

We are in need of translation services (Spanish) on an as-needed basis. This volunteer role can be done remotely. In-person translation is also needed for camper recruitment events. Minimum time commitment: one translation project or event.

Help UCLA UniCamp outreach to students and make connections with schools, school districts, and community organizations.

Naturalists / Environmental Scientists
Develop UCLA UniCamp’s nature- and environment-focused programming for youth campers. Inquire for more information. Typically March-June.

Handy People
UCLA UniCamp needs help maintaining our campsite facilities including anything from automotive to pool repair to carpentry. Time commitment varies and may range from…
– Being on-call during the summer for advice based on your skill set
– Joining work days to help prepare the opening of Camp River Glen
– On-site maintenance person during the summer to improve our facilities and do preventative maintenance.

Artists / Graphic Designers
Help design Woodsey Wear and marketing collateral. Minimum time commitment: 1 project.

Photographer / Videographer
Shoot, film, and edit videos and photos for a camp event during the school year or the summer. Minimum time commitment: 1 project.

Other Ways to Give

Gifts of Materials

UCLA UniCamp also accepts gifts of materials to help us run our summer camp programs. Donated materials may be delivered to our office. We can arrange for larger material donations to be picked up. Our current wish list of items include:

  • Leather (suede) lace
  • Paracord
  • Scissors (standard and safety)
  • Yarn
  • Marbles (all sizes)
  • Pens/pencils
  • Washable colored markers
  • Painter’s (blue) tape
  • Reusable water bottles (used OK)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads
  • Gallon plastic bags
  • Printer paper
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V, C and D)
  • Adhesive bandages (e.g. Band-Aids) – must be sealed and not expired. All sizes/colors.
  • Self-adherent cohesive bandages (unused)

Contact our Camp Director, Byron Lutz, at for information on giving camp materials.

UCLA UniCamp works with a third party electronics recycler, Cellular Recycler, to turn your used cell phone or tablet into funds to support our programs. Simply drop off your used device at our camp office. We will provide you with a tax receipt for the device.

We are currently accepting these phones and tablets.

Ralphs Community Contribution Program

Support UCLA UniCamp when you shop at Ralphs and Kroger stores.

To enroll:

  1. Sign in to your account at
  2. Click on the person icon with your name.
  3. Click on “My Account”
  4. On the left hand panel, click on “Community Contributions”
  5. Search for “UCLA Uni Camp” or our tax ID: 95-4178455.
  6. Click “Enroll”

The Ralphs Community Contribution Program requires participants to re enroll each year on September 1st.

Donation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the difference between University Camps and UCLA UniCamp?
University Camps is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports UCLA UniCamp which is the program and student organization at UCLA. University Camps maintains a small staff and owns and operates Camp River Glen.

Are donations to UCLA UniCamp tax deductible?
Yes. UCLA UniCamp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Monetary donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. In-kind gifts are also tax deductible based on fair market value to be determined by the donor.

What is UCLA UniCamp’s Tax ID?

How long will it take to receive a tax receipt?
Donations made online will automatically be issued a tax receipt within minutes of processing. For mailed-in gifts, please allow up to 2 weeks.

I lost my tax receipt, How can I get another copy?
Please reach out to Martin Mai at and we will be able to reissue the receipt.

If I make a gift in honor or memory of someone, will they be notified?
Yes! We send dedication letters to the contact provided by you. The amount or nature of the gift will not be disclosed.

How can I change or stop my monthly gift?
You can log into GivEffect account and make changes to your monthly gift. If you need additional help, please contact Martin Mai at

What is your refund policy?
If a donation was made in error, incorrect amount, accidental monthly gift, or any other issue, please contact Martin Mai at

Fiscal Transparency

California Determination Letter (PDF)

Federal Tax Exemption Letter (PDF)

Form W-9 (PDF)

FY2020 Form 990 (PDF)

2023 Impact Report (PDF)


The material contained on this website is intended to provide general information on charitable giving and is not offered as legal or tax advice. UCLA UniCamp and its staff are not engaged in legal or tax advisory service. Please consult your legal counsel or tax advisor when considering a gift.

We do not collect or store sensitive information through this website. Information sent to us through email or online forms are not secure and sensitive information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, personally identifiable information, or other such information should not be included.