UBC Giving Day

What is Giving Day?
UBC Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event focused on supporting causes that advance our health, our society and our planet. It's a day that unites our community to make a significant impact, fostering a sense of pride within UBC and showcasing the incredible achievements we can accomplish together.

When is UBC Giving Day?
UBC Giving Day is on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

How can I get involved?
You can get involved by giving to what moves you most, sharing messages to support your favourite causes, and amplifying your impact through challenges that unlock additional funds for chosen causes. You can also experience the thrill of watching the Giving Day total being updated in real-time on our website!

You can also visit UBC’s Vancouver or Okanagan campuses to attend our celebration event. It's a day filled with games, prizes and giveaways—certainly an event you won’t want to miss!

What makes my donation on UBC Giving Day special?
On April 4, your contribution can make an even bigger impact, thanks to UBC’s generous donors and partners. Through matching and challenge funds, your gift could receive an additional boost, unlocking even more support for your favourite cause, project or program!

When did Giving Days start at UBC?
UBC held its first-ever university-wide Giving Day in 2021, and it has now become an annual tradition for the university.

What difference can one day really make?
A lot! Giving Day is about the power of many. Through our donors’ generosity, matching funds and challenges, we can create an impact far greater than any individual could alone!

Giving Day Challenges

What are Giving Day Challenges?
Giving Day Challenges are a unique way for you to amplify the impact of your donation. These challenges are designed to inspire more giving on April 4. When a challenge meets its set goal, additional funds are unlocked, giving extra support to the cause you care most about.

How are challenge funds allocated to Giving Day causes?
The allocation of challenge funds varies with each challenge. Find out more here.

Making a Gift

How can I make a gift to UBC Giving Day?

  • Donate online at https://givingday.ubc.ca/
  • 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 4 to count towards the UBC Giving Day goal.

Is it safe to give online?
Yes, UBC uses a secure payment processing system.

Is there a minimum donation amount?
No, every gift on UBC Giving Day will receive a tax receipt in accordance with the rules of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Can I make more than one donation on Giving Day?
Yes! We welcome multiple donations on Giving Day. Feel free to support as many causes as you're passionate about. However, please note that for the purposes of Giving Day challenges, only one gift per donor per cause will be counted.

Can I make a donation before April 4?
Yes! All gifts before April 4 will count towards our UBC Giving Day total. Just keep in mind some Giving Day challenges are time-sensitive and will require gifts to be made on April 4. More information on the Giving Day challenges will be available soon.

You can check the rules on the Challenges page to make sure you’re maximizing your impact.

Will I get a tax receipt?
Donors will be issued official receipts in accordance with the rules of the Canada Revenue Agency. The “Cardholder Name” field will be used on the tax receipt and must match the billing details you provide. If there is a discrepancy you will not be able to claim your tax receipt. If you are making a monthly gift, you will receive your first month’s tax receipt upon donation. A consolidated tax receipt for the remaining months will be emailed to you in February.

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 success?
Your involvement in Giving Day goes beyond just making donations. You can also play a major role in spreading the word to your community. Share the excitement with your friends and family using #UBCGivingDay. For more ideas and resources on how you can contribute, visit our Get Involved page. And if you are on the UBC Vancouver or Okanagan campuses on April 4, join us at our on-campus celebrations.

How can I get in touch for more information?
We're here to answer any questions you might have! Feel free to reach out to us via
[email protected].