UCI Staff Relief Fund FAQ

Who oversees the UCI Staff Relief Fund?
The UCI Staff Relief Fund is administered by UC Irvine Human Resources and donations are processed through the University’s Foundation and directed to the program.

Who may contribute to the UCI Staff Relief Fund?
The UCI Staff Relief Fund welcomes contributions from anyone. Contributions may be made by payroll deduction (for UCI employees only), personal check or credit card.

Must I contribute in order to be eligible to apply for assistance?
No. As long as you meet the criteria stated on the application form, you are eligible to apply. No applications are being accepted at this time.

May I deduct my contribution to the UCI Staff Relief Fund on my income tax form?
Yes. Gifts to the UCI Staff Relief Fund are deductible up to the maximum allowable extent; please consult your tax advisor. Check and credit card contributions will receive a charitable tax deduction receipt. Payroll deduction donors should use their payroll stub for IRS substantiation.

Is any portion of the fund used to pay for administrative costs?
Yes. There is a small administrative fee (5%) assessed to each contribution, in alignment with campus guidelines. Credit card contributions are assessed an additional 2% fee. The full amount of your contribution is eligible for a tax deduction. These fees are subject to change based on campus guidelines.

How does payroll deduction work?
Payroll deduction is one of the most convenient ways to make your gift. By completing a payroll deduction form, you can choose the amount to have automatically deducted from each paycheck. Your gift will be split over multiple pay periods, making it very easy to give incrementally over time.

Are payroll deduction contributions deducted on a pre-tax basis?
No, payroll deduction gifts and pledges are deducted on an after-tax basis according to federal law. You can claim the tax deduction when you file your taxes annually.

How much should I give?
Any amount that feels comfortable for you.


General UCI Staff Relief Fund
UCI Campus Human Resources
111 Theory, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92697-4600

University Advancement
100 Theory, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92617-5601
Donor Relations Hotline 866-968-4824