The University of the Philippines (UP) is launching a portal to facilitate online donations and promote calls for donations of UP-sanctioned programs.
Developed through the Padayon Public Service Office (PPSO) under the UP System Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, the Give to UP Donation Portal at https://giveto.up.edu.ph carries links to webpages, online donation channels, and donation packages for campaigns and programs across the UP constituent universities (CUs) that the public can support.
One of the featured campaigns and programs is the Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng Iskolar ng Bayan of the PPSO, organized to assist financially challenged students to cope with remote learning needs occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has gathered donations for gadgets and internet connectivity and, with the help of the UP Office for Student Financial Assistance, has benefited 403 students thus far across the CUs.
Through the portal, donors can also support PGC (Philippine Genome Center) Para sa Bayan, UP Fights COVID-19!, various programs for scholarships, professorial chairs, faculty grants, research, infrastructure, and facilities, athletics, and public service. Webpages for each are provided in the portal.
The website can be accessed through links prominently featured in the websites of the UP System, the Padayon Public Service Office, and the UP Alumni. Donation channels include credit cards, online bank transfers, and e-wallets.