Giving opportunities

The links below take you to a donation form where you can make a secure online gift to UC Santa Cruz. 

Transformative Student Experience

Learn more about the student experience.

College Funds

Learn more about the colleges.

Scholarships

Help ensure that high-achieving students from all backgrounds and circumstances can choose UCSC.

Learn more about scholarship needs.

Signature Initiatives

Gifts can be designated to individual projects in the signature initiatives, or for use in the area of greatest impact.

Learn more about our signature initiatives.

Academic Divisions and Library

Learn more about our academic divisions and library.

Fellowships

Expand the pool of support that enables UC Santa Cruz to attract the highest caliber graduate students.

Learn more about fellowships.

All Funds

Search or browse an A-Z list of all giving opportunities.

Ways to give

  • Give online using our secure online giving form or call (831) 459-2501.
  • Immediate cash gift: give online, by phone or mail (check, credit card, or wire transfer).
  • Recurring cash gifts: you can establish a regular schedule of giving by credit card, bank transfer, or check.
  • Securities: stocks, bonds, and mutual funds can be assigned to the UC Santa Cruz Foundation.
  • Planned gifts: cash, securities, or other assets can be designated to the UC Santa Cruz Foundation in your estate plan. Call (831) 502-7112 for more information.

 Questions?

Email us at giving@ucsc.edu or call (831) 459-2501 or 1-800-933-7584.

Crowdfunding Projects

At crowdfund.ucsc.edu, student groups, programs, and organizations across campus feature projects that need an infusion of cash to accomplish a very specific goal. It’s where small gifts from a “crowd” add up quickly.

21st Century Club

The 21st Century Club honors those who have designated UC Santa Cruz as a beneficiary in their estate plans. (831) 502-7112  Learn more.

Parent Giving

Parents of students are invited to extend their involvement in the life of the university by giving to the  UCSC Parents Fund. Learn more.

Chancellor’s Associates

Those who give $1,000 or more annually to one of two discretionary funds–the UC Santa Cruz Fund or the Parents Fund–are recognized as Chancellor’s Associates. (831) 459-2902. Learn more.