"The most profound reasons to support UC Santa Cruz are found in its people, their uncommon excellence and unbridled promise. Our people are working to protect the world’s coastlines. Advance global economic policy. Unearth undiscovered languages. Better understand the origins of the universe and all its creatures. Your continued support will help make all this, and more, possible."
Chancellor George Blumenthal
UC Santa Cruz is an outstanding public research university that engages nearly 18,000 students across the liberal arts, sciences, and professions while maintaining an uncommon commitment to teaching and a unique system of residential colleges. Private support has a significant impact.
Donor support allows UC Santa Cruz to attract and retain the best students and faculty, enhance academic programs, and support high impact research. With challenges as pressing as climate change and devastating disease, UC Santa Cruz’s educational mission is more critical than ever.
UC Santa Cruz is taking those challenges on—developing solutions through our research teams, educating leaders in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and working in partnership with other educators, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits to effect change. Gifts to UCSC support solutions.
- Our Students
Giving to scholarships and fellowships helps us attract outstanding, committed students and ensures that finances are not a barrier to enrolling.
- Our Faculty
Giving to chairs and professorships helps us retain and recruit leading, world-class scholars and researchers.
- Our Academics
Giving to arts, engineering, humanities, library, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences supports and enriches our innovative academic programs.
- Our Colleges
Giving to the residential learning colleges provides students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.
- Our Research
Giving to research supports not only results, but also a path to greater understanding for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.