Your donation provides a powerful combination of financial assistance and mentoring support. Because of donors like you, 90% of our scholars have graduated or are persisting in college.


You are having an impact. You are bridging the gap. You are making the future brighter for more Berkeley youth.

Donation Options:

- Doctorate
One time gift of $20,000 or an annual gift of $5,000/year for 4 years
Fund a full 4-year scholarship
Name your scholarship and support a specific student

- Master's
One time gift of $10,000 or an annual gift of $2,500/year for 4 years
Fund half a four-year scholarship

- Bachelor's
One time gift of $5,000 or an annual gift of $2,500/year for 4 years
Fund one quarter of a four-year scholarship

- A gift of any amount

Other Ways to Make a Donation

Berkeley Community Fund
2111 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

2. GIVE US A CALL at (510) 542-2126 and we can take your credit card information over the phone

3. MAKE A STOCK DONATION (see details below)

Read our blog post: A Great Time for Stock Donations


To make a stock gift, notify your broker that you wish to transfer securities into Berkeley Community Fund’s brokerage account at LPL Financial Services. You will need to give your broker the following information:

Bank Information:
Account Transfers Department
LPL Financial Services
9785 Towne Centre Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121
Account Name: Berkeley Community Fund

Account Number: 1221-9231 

DTC #: 0075 (first two digits are zeroes)

Please notify Berkeley Community Fund about the gift transaction at the same time you instruct your broker to transfer securities into our LPL Financial Services account.

When your stock is received in the Berkeley Community Fund account, unfortunately, we do not receive any information that identifies the donor. Therefore, we kindly ask that you please alert us in advance about the stock and number and type of shares you plan to donate.

You may notify us by contacting Joleen Ruffin, Executive Director, at or (510) 542-2126. Be sure to provide your name and address so that we may acknowledge your gift with a receipt.

The Berkeley Community Fund is a charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Berkeley Community Fund are tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. Our tax id is 94-3264327.