The University of California, Berkeley Foundation (UCBF) has been dedicated to supporting UC Berkeley’s core endeavors — teaching, research, and public service — since 1948. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of volunteer and campus leaders. In addition to fundraising for the University, the Board’s mission is to serve as an advisory group for the Chancellor and the campus as a whole — to ensure UC Berkeley’s continuing stature as one of the world’s preeminent institutions of higher learning.
On September 19, 2008, UC Berkeley announced a landmark fundraising campaign to raise $3 billion to secure for future generations its status as the nation's preeminent public teaching and research university. To learn more about The Campaign for Berkeley, visit campaign.berkeley.edu.
The Berkeley Endowment Management Company (BEMCO) manages the investment of endowment funds given to support Berkeley’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. This nonprofit subsidiary corporation was made possible by a $3-million gift from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.