Donate to Operation Mend

Your generous, tax deductible donation to Operation Mend will change the lives of our wounded warriors, caregivers, and family members.

How You Can Help

In addition to the medical and surgical costs associated with their holistic care, Operation Mend provides financial support to cover the costs of transportation to and from our facilities, housing for the patients and their families, meals, as well as any kind of care coordination. Covering these expenses is necessary as many veterans face significant barriers to care.

Direct Give

Direct gifts - whether cash, check or via credit card - are critically important to Operation Mend, because they can be put to work immediately, increasing their impact and extending their reach. 

If you have any questions, contact Ben Johnson, director of development for Operation Mend, by phone (424-467-5012) or email ([email protected]).

  • Online: The easiest way to support Operation Mend is by submitting a donation through our UCLA giving site
  • By phone: Call Ben Johnson at 424-467-5012.
  • By mail:  Gifts in the form of a check can be sent directly to The UCLA Foundation, PO Box 7145, Pasadena, CA 91109-9903. Checks should be made out to The UCLA Foundation – Operation Mend; Memo: Patient Care Fund - #61743c.

Gift Forms

Upon receiving your gift, a donation receipt will be emailed to the email address you provided.

Giving from Abroad

UCLA welcomes gifts from international friends. Methods and tax benefits of giving to UCLA vary from country to country. Visit the UCLA Foundation Giving from Abroad site for specific information for donors from Canada, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Europe.

For assistance with gifting from abroad, please contact us.

Securities and Wires

Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible at their full market value. In most cases, appreciation in the value of the security benefits the University and is not taxable to the donor. 

By wire: Download and complete this form and email to Ben Johnson.

For questions about gifts of cash, stocks or bonds, please contact us.

Matching Gifts

The easiest way to double - or even triple - your contribution to UCLA is to request a match from your employer. Thousands of companies nationwide support their workforce by making such gifts to the organizations and institutions their employees care about. To see if yours is one, check our database of matching gift companies before making your donation ... and then watch it grow.

For questions about matching gifts, please contact us.


A pledge is a statement of intention to make a gift to UCLA. Donors who seek to defer the bulk of their giving until a future date, or who want to give via installments over time, may use this giving strategy. Pledges are typically made in concert with a preliminary "first installment" gift and provide a source of consistent and dependable funding for the University.

For questions about pledges, please contact us.

Real Estate

Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The UCLA Foundation to benefit the University. For residential properties, it is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to UCLA, while continuing to occupy the property for life.

For questions about real estate donations, please contact us.


In writing a will or living trust, donors can specify that they would like their estate to benefit UCLA. Donors who wish to have their gifts managed by The UCLA Foundation must specifically state in their wills or living trusts that their gifts be made to The UCLA Foundation. Click here for sample bequest language. 

For information on how to include Operation Mend in your estate plans, please contact us.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Donors may transfer money, securities, or real estate in trust to the University and receive income for themselves or another, for life. Donors may receive immediate tax benefits, and ultimately UCLA receives the trust property. 

For further information about making such a planned gift or bequest, please contact us.

Gifts of Materials

UCLA gratefully accepts donations of materials that support the academic, teaching and research mission of the University. The University receives a wide variety of such gifts, including rare books and manuscripts, works of art, equipment and other items of value.

For questions about gifts of materials, please contact us.

Qualified Retirement Plans

Naming The UCLA Foundation as a beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan (IRA, KEOGH, 401(k) or 403(b)) may be particularly advantageous; doing so may result in more assets being passed on to your heirs than if you make a bequest from other funds in your estate. 

For information on how to incorporate UCLA into your estate and retirement planning, please contact us.

Operation Mend helps veterans deal with logistical challenges including not knowing where to go for treatment, not having enough leave time from work, long distances to travel to a facility and other transportation challenges, difficulty in arranging child care or spousal support, trouble scheduling and coordinating appointments, stigma, and of course the sheer cost of services. Nearly 50% of our wounded warriors do not have basic healthcare insurance. Operation Mend’s Gold Standards of Treatment ensure our nation’s wounded warriors are able access treatment and that they feel welcomed and comfortable from the moment they become a part of our family. With your support we can continue to do just that.