Donation FAQ

DONATION FAQ

  1. WHEN I DONATE TO THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE, WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?
  2. HOW DO I DONATE TO THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH?
  3. HOW DO I DONATE ONLINE?
  4. HOW DO I DONATE VIA CHECK/WHERE DO I SEND CHECKS FROM MY DONORS?
  5. WHY DO YOU ASK FOR SO MUCH DONOR INFORMATION?
  6. IS THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT?
  7. WHAT DO I DO IF A DONOR GIVES ME CASH?
  8. IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AND WILL I RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT?
  9. HOW DO I DONATE TO A SPECIFIC ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE PARTICIPANT?
  10. HOW DO I MAKE A GENERAL DONATION TO THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE?
  11. HOW DO I ENTER CASH/CHECK DONATIONS I’VE RECEIVED ON MY PARTICIPANT PAGE?
  12. DO YOU ACCEPT MATCHING GIFTS?
  13. WHAT IF SOMEONE FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY WANTS TO MAKE A DONATION?
  14. ARE MY DONATIONS REFUNDED IF I WITHDRAW FROM THE CHALLENGE?
  15. HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?

WHEN I DONATE TO THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE, WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?

Proceeds will be used to fund leading-edge cancer research at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100 percent of participant proceeds go directly to cancer research.

HOW DO I DONATE TO THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH?

Making an online donation with your credit card is safe, fast, and easy. You can mail in donations (check or credit card) with the Offline Donation Form. Please make checks payable to the UCI Foundation. Please include the Anti-Cancer Challenge on the For/Memo line. If you are donating to a specific participant (rider, stationary rider, runner, virtual participant, or volunteer), be sure to include the participant name and team name to whom you are donating on the check For/ Memo line in addition to Anti-Cancer.

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge
333 City Blvd. W., Ste. 605
Orange, CA 92868

HOW DO I DONATE ONLINE?

Making an online donation with your credit card is safe, fast, and easy. Donate now to a participant (rider, stationary rider, runner, virtual participant, or volunteer), or you can make a donation to the Anti-Cancer Challenge. All donations are tax-deductible to the maximum allowable extent and support lifesaving cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

HOW DO I DONATE VIA CHECK/WHERE DO I SEND CHECKS FROM MY DONORS?

Complete the Offline Donation Form and mail your check to the address exactly as it appears below. Please make checks payable to the UCI Foundation. If you receive a check that is made out to you, you can sign the check over to the Anti-Cancer Challenge prior to mailing it by writing, “Pay to the order of UCI Foundation” in the endorsement area on the back of the check along with your signature.

Please do not deposit the check into your personal account and write a new check or pay via credit card. We must receive the original check endorsed to the UCI Foundation for the donor to receive a tax receipt. Be sure to include Anti-Cancer and the participant name on the check For/Memo line.

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge
333 City Blvd. W., Ste. 605
Orange, CA 92868

WHY DO YOU ASK FOR SO MUCH DONOR INFORMATION?

The information we collect is necessary to provide appropriate tax acknowledgment information. If you have any questions about the information that is being collected, please contact us.

IS THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT?

Yes, the UCI Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Your gift qualifies for a tax-deduction to the maximum allowable extent within IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. Consult your tax professional for more information.

The ID number for gifts to the UCI Foundation is 95-2540117.

WHAT DO I DO IF A DONOR GIVES ME CASH?

The Anti-Cancer Challenge office must receive cash donations with a completed Offline Donation Form in order to provide a tax acknowledgment. It is not recommended to send cash via mail as it may be lost. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the receipt of cash donations sent via mail. If you choose to deposit the cash donation and write us a check or make a donation online, we CANNOT send the donor a tax acknowledgment.

IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AND WILL I RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT?

Yes, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For foreign donors, please refer to your local tax laws to determine if your donation to the Anti-Cancer Challenge is tax deductible.

All tax receipts will be sent via mail to the name and address listed on the Offline Donation Form or online donation. If a cash donation is not received directly by the Anti-Cancer Challenge from the donor, we cannot provide a tax acknowledgment.

HOW DO I DONATE TO A SPECIFIC ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE PARTICIPANT?

Visit the Donate to a Participant page. Use the participant search function by entering the participants first and last name and clicking the “search” button. Scroll down to review the results and select the participant you wish to donate to.

HOW DO I MAKE A GENERAL DONATION TO THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE?

You can donate to the general fund online with your credit card or you can mail in your donation by completing an Offline Donation Form and mailing it to the Anti-Cancer Challenge office at the address listed below.

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge
333 City Blvd. W., Ste. 605
Orange, CA 92868

HOW DO I ENTER CASH/CHECK DONATIONS I’VE RECEIVED ON MY PARTICIPANT PAGE?

Donations received offline will need to be mailed or delivered to the Anti-Cancer Challenge office to the address listed below. Every donation should include a completed Offline Donation Form. We do not recommend mailing cash as it may be lost. Contact us if you have any questions.

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge
333 City Blvd. W., Ste. 605
Orange, CA 92868

DO YOU ACCEPT MATCHING GIFTS?

Yes, the Anti-Cancer Challenge accepts matching gifts. In order to apply for a matching gift, you will need to follow the process required by the individual or company to which you are applying for the matching gift. Usually, the process will require your donor (employee) to start the process using an online portal or paper forms that can be obtained from a Human Resources or Charitable Giving office. Be sure to note the matching gift is for the Anti-Cancer Challenge.

Remind donors to apply for matching gifts. It's generally as easy as filling out a form. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Matching gifts may be paid on an annual, semi-annual or monthly basis. A matching gift will be counted towards your fundraising commitment when a copy of the completed matching gift form is received by the Anti-Cancer Challenge office.

Learn more on our matching gifts page.

WHAT IF SOMEONE FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY WANTS TO MAKE A DONATION?

They can simply donate by credit card to your personal fundraising page and enter the amount in American dollars. Foreign donors will need to refer to their local tax laws to determine if their donation to the Anti-Cancer Challenge is tax deductible.

ARE MY DONATIONS REFUNDED IF I WITHDRAW FROM THE CHALLENGE?

Donations will not be refunded if a participant withdraws.

HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?

Contact us to explore sponsorship possibilities. We work with each of our corporate partners to customize a proposal to increase visibility, enhance customer loyalty, market to a target audience, showcase good corporate citizenship and provide opportunities to engage employees. Contact the Anti-Cancer Challenge executive director, Jennifer Sarrail, at 714-456-8553 or jsarrail@uci.edu