Guide to Giving

Why Give?

Philanthropy means "love of humanity." Philanthropy is an expression of values to benefit others.   The Greeks adopted the "love of humanity" as an educational ideal, whose goal was excellence—the fullest self-development, of body, mind and spirit, which is the essence of liberal education.

At CBU, we believe that God has created each person with purpose. Our goal is to help students identify and live out their purpose. With the increased student population, the need is even greater today to provide opportunity for the next generation to gain an education that will inspire them to contribute to society, live a life of purpose and glorify God.  

Will you consider joining us, with a heart of philanthropy, to benefit the next generation of leaders?

Ways to Give

  • CBU Endowment Matching Program

    California Baptist University is excited to announce a new funding priority. The board of trustees has allocated up to $5 million to support the growth of the university’s donor funded endowments. The money will be used to provide matching funds for qualifying endowment gifts of $50,000 or more, meaning that a gift of $50,000 will create a $100,000 endowment fund. 

    The university is challenging and inspiring members of the CBU family, including trustees, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends, to create their own philanthropic legacies through endowments to benefit CBU students and the academic programs at the university. This campaign will enable the creation and significant growth of endowments to provide long-term sustainable funding of needed scholarships and academic programs. We invite you to consider being a part of this opportunity, either individually or by combining your funds with others, to make a significant gift that will then immediately double in size and effect. To learn more how this program works, please click through to see frequently asked questions.

    For additional information or to get started, please contact Curt Jarboe in University Advancement at (951) 552-8026 or

  • Give Now Online

    Whether you are giving a one-time gift or you would like to enroll in monthly giving, you can do it all here in one place with your credit or debit card. It's quick, easy and best of all it is completely secure. To get involved and partner with us immediately, click here to give online.

  • Give by Check or Money Order

    If your preferred method of giving is by check or money order, please make your gift payable to California Baptist University, denoting your designation, and mail it to the address below:

    California Baptist University
    Office of University Advancement
    8432 Magnolia Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92504

  • Matching Gifts: Double or Triple Your Gift!

    Over 75,000 companies match their employee contributions to non-profit organizations. Your company may be one of them! Go to our Matching Gifts page to see if your company matches charitable contributions.

  • Planned Giving

    Leave a legacy at California Baptist University by providing current and future funding through cash, equity or property. Planned gifts can be given for any amount and for any purpose whether for current or deferred use. They also help serve the needs of the university, while suiting the interest of the donor. Types of planned gifts include:

    • Wills and bequests
    • Annuities
    • Trusts
  • Give a Gift of Stock and Bonds

    A gift of stocks or bonds are a great way to support CBU. One of the many benefits are they are a way to get a tax deductible gift while avoiding capital gains taxes.  

  • Give a Gift of Real Estate

    A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.

  • Give a Gift In Kind

    You can also help make a difference by donating non-monetary goods that can be used to help advance the mission of California Baptist University. Gifts in kind range from tangible personal property like real estate, equipment and books to intangible personal property like securities, patents and licenses. These gifts are highly valuable and can greatly benefit the university both now and in the future.

  • Give a Gift of Retirement Assets

    A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.

  • Give a Gift of Insurance

    A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.

There are many other ways to support CBU. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (951) 343-4215 by email at

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