Year end giving

Give today!

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Donate online today.

UC Santa Cruz deeply appreciates our donors, whose gifts support this extraordinary place. As the end of the year approaches, we thank the growing number of alumni, parents, and friends who invest in education and research that changes lives.

How to give

In order for your gift to UC Santa Cruz to be considered a 2016 tax-deductible charitable donation, it must be received and/or postmarked before midnight on December 31, 2016.

Make your gift online today!

The following information will assist you with year-end giving.

  • You may contact us with questions or to donate at 831-459-1908
  • We can also answer questions, but not accept donations, by email at


  1. Make checks payable to: UC Santa Cruz Foundation
  2. Print out and complete a gift form (PDF)
  3. Mail both items to:

    UC Santa Cruz Foundation
    Dept. 44787
    PO Box 44000

    San Francisco, CA 94144-4787

Your envelope must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2016.

Credit card by phone

University Relations will be monitoring voice mail from 8:00-5:00 p.m. on December 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.

Call 831-459-1908 for instructions on how to make a gift by phone.

Stocks and securities

Security transfers can take several days to post. Those wishing to donate stocks and securities should start the process early and work closely with their broker to ensure the gift is received by UC Santa Cruz with enough to time process it for this tax year.

All other inquiries

Call 1-800-933-SLUGS (7587) or email

The UC Santa Cruz campus and most UC offices are closed from Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2, so response on some inquiries will be delayed until the new year.

Thank you!

UC Santa Cruz has rich tradition of non-traditional thinking. Thank you for supporting the academic mission of this unique institution.

The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz, a $300 million fundraising effort, will provide critical resources to the campus, enabling students and faculty to follow their dreams, their passions.