Frequently Asked Questions

UBC Giving Day

What is a giving day?

A giving day is a 24-hour online giving challenge. Driven by online promotion through social media, email and peer-to-peer fundraising, a giving day brings donors, alumni, friends and the community together for one day to support a cause or an organization.

When is UBC Giving Day?

UBC Giving Day is on Tuesday, April 7, 2021. Originally planned for April 7, 2020, our first Giving Day was postponed due to COVID-19. 

What makes my donation on UBC Giving Day special?

On April 7, your contribution can make an even bigger impact, thanks to generous members of the UBC community. Your UBC Giving Day gift could be boosted by matching and challenge funds, unlocking even more support for your favourite cause, project or program. Be part of a day that showcases the spirit and generosity of the UBC community.

Where do challenge funds come from?

Challenge funds come from generous members of the UBC community who want to encourage others to support UBC.

Where do challenge funds go?

It depends on the challenge. Find out more here.

Where will my donation go?

100% of your donation will go to the cause that you choose.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

No, every gift on UBC Giving Day makes a difference.


Making a gift

How can I make a gift to UBC Giving Day?

  • Donate online at
  • Call us at 1-877-717-GIVE between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm PST
  • Mail a donation
    • Complete the Printable Gift Form
    • Make your cheque payable to the University of British Columbia
    • Mail to:
      UBC Annual Giving
      500-5950 University Blvd
      Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3

*if possible, please send your cheques in advance of April 7 to count towards the UBC Giving Day goal.

Is it safe to give online?

Yes, UBC uses a secure payment processing system.

Can I make more than one donation on Giving Day?

Yes! You can donate as many times as you like. Just note that only one gift per donor per cause will count toward UBC Giving Day challenges.

Can I make a donation before April 7?

Yes, you can. Just keep in mind some giving challenges are time-sensitive and require gifts to be made on April 7. You can check the rules on the Challenges page.

Will I get a tax receipt?

Donors will be issued official receipts in accordance with the rules of the Canada Revenue Agency.

What will you do with my information?

Your information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. UBC will use this information to process your gift, maintain contact and keep you up to date with university information, events and fundraising. We will not disclose your identity and contact information unless you authorize us to do so. UBC does not sell, rent or trade donor lists.


Other ways to get involved and contact us

Besides giving, how can I help make Giving Day a big success?

You can spread the word to your friends and family and social networks using #UBCGivingDay. Learn more at Or challenge your friends and family to a round of UBC Trivia from 7:00 pm PDT on April 7, register here.

How can I get in touch for more information?

Send us an email at