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Support ARCS Foundation, Northern California Chapter

Why Give?

ARCS® Foundation is unique in four distinct ways:

ARCS Foundation is 100% FOCUSED
ARCS Foundation is the largest private membership organization in the United States focused on supporting the most promising U.S. science scholars.

ARCS Foundation grants are 100% FLEXIBLE
ARCS Foundation scholar award recipients decide how best to use the funds to pursue their academic research efforts.

ARCS Foundation is 100% VOLUNTEER
ARCS Foundation members donate their time, talents and financial resources in order to foster academic excellence and research in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical research.

ARCS Foundation is 100% EFFECTIVE
100% of all donations to the annual ARCS Scholar Awards Campaign are distributed to top graduate scholars in the sciences at six highly ranked Northern California universities.

How Does Giving Help Northern California Students?

The goal of ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter's annual Scholar Awards Campaign is to disburse all funds raised in the form of unrestricted financial awards to top graduate students pursuing studies in the sciences, technology, engineering, math, and medical research at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, and the University of California at Berkeley, Davis, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.

ARCS Foundation NCC achieves this goal by fundraising from its members, individual non-members, foundations and corporations.The annual Scholar Awards Campaign begins at the start of the ARCS fiscal year, July 1, and continues through June 30 of the following year. On that date, the Chapter disburses all Scholar Awards Campaign funds raised during its fiscal year to selected departments at its partner universities.

How Do I Invest?

Designated Awards 
Designated awards start at $10,000 ($5,000 for a shared award) and may be given in the name of a specific individual, corporation or organization. Individual scholars are matched with donors and recognition takes place at the annual Scholar Awards Celebration. ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter does its best to accommodate specific donor requests with regard to university and field of interest.

Gifts of Stock
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock. Please use our Donor Letter of Securities Transfer form. Contact us with questions, and please notify ARCS® Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter at prior to gifting stock in order to allow for timely handling to maximize its value.

Corporations and individual donors support ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter by underwriting the annual Scholar Awards Celebration and Symposium at various levels.  

Corporate Matching Gifts
Many corporations encourage their associates to contribute to qualifying charitable organizations. A matching gift program offers a way to double associates’ contributions to their favorite charitable organization and thus improve their communities. You can contact your employer to determine if they will match your donation to ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter.  All matching gift contributions go to the Scholar Awards Fund unless designated otherwise.

Planned Giving
Consider naming ARCS Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter in your estate plan. Contact us at for more information.

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To learn more about ARCS Foundation, Inc., Northern California Chapter contact us:



Northern California Chapter
ARCS Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 29405
San Francisco, CA 94129-0405

ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter is a 501(c)(3) Organization: Tax I.D. #23-7335361.