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A bulletin board with pictures of Guardian Scholars students spelling out the letters of the words Thank You.

 

Giving

Your donation to the Guardian Scholars Fund makes a difference for students who have “aged out” or “emancipated” from the foster care system. Funds are used exclusively for student support services, including:

  • "Welcome to campus" gift baskets
  • Assistance with books and scholastic needs
  • Participation in leadership and scholarly conferences
  • Support for basic material needs related to housing and food

“As a supporter of the Guardian Scholar Fund, I feel I have made a direct impact on these students' lives. These students, through no fault of their own, found themselves in the foster care system. They are resourceful, talented students who have no safety net and need our support to succeed in their educational goals and reach their full potential.”

–Donor

 

Ways to Give to UCR Guardian Scholars

There are many ways to help support and provide basic needs for UCR Guardian Scholars.

Give to the Guardian Scholars Endowed Fund for the Support of Foster Youth

Donate to the Endowed Use Fund and help foster youth find their “forever home” at UCR.

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Give to the Guardian Scholars Foster Youth Fund

Donate to support the basic needs — education, housing and health — of current Guardian Scholars.

Donate Now

 

Give by Check

Make checks payable to the “UCR Guardian Scholar Fund” and mail them to:

Kate Beach
Director of Development, Student Success
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave., MC063
Riverside, CA 92521

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Beach.


Give by Shopping at Ralphs Grocery Store

Ralphs donates a percentage of purchases (at no additional charge) made by our enrolled members to UCR Guardian Scholars. To participate, you will need:

  • A Ralphs Rewards Card
  • A Ralphs.com account
  • A setting within your account that points to UCR Guardian Scholars

Follow the steps below as a new online customer or to adjust your account settings as a current online customer.

  • New Online Customers
    1. Sign up for a Ralphs Rewards Card in the customer service area of any Ralphs store.
    2. Visit ralphs.com and select Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.
    3. Scroll down and select the Create an Account button.
    4. Follow the prompts to enter your contact information, password and Rewards Card number or Alt ID. Select Create Account.
    5. Go back to the home screen and select the drop-down menu arrow next to your profile name in the upper right-hand corner. Select My Account.
    6. Select Community Rewards from the left-hand menu. Enter QN045 in the Find an Organization search box and select Search. UCR Guardian Scholars – UC Riverside Foundation will appear in a box below the search bar. Select Enroll.
    7. A notification will appear on the screen that you have successfully enrolled in Community Rewards.
  • Current Online Customers
    1. Visit ralphs.com and select the Sign In drop-down menu arrow. Select Sign In. Enter your email address and password and select Sign In.
    2. Return to the drop-down menu arrow next to your profile name in the upper right-hand corner. Select it and select My Account.
    3. Select Community Rewards from the left-hand menu. Enter QN045 in the Find an Organization search box and select Search. UCR Guardian Scholars – UC Riverside Foundation will appear in a box below the search bar. Select Enroll.
    4. A notification will appear on the screen that you have successfully enrolled in Community Rewards.