The Squiggle by the Porter bus stop at UCSC.


Support UC Santa Cruz

Giving back to UC Santa Cruz has an immense impact on our students, faculty, and campus community. Your generosity funds scholarships, student enrichment, groundbreaking research, and countless other opportunities.

Giving Day was November 8, 2023

Sammy the Slug poses with two undergraduates

Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

The Alumni Association supports high-achieving students who struggle financially. More than $2 million has been distributed through this Alumni Association Scholarship. Make a gift today!

The UCSC Humanities building mottled in sunlight that is coming through the trees on campus.

Giving Day

Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event that engages our campus and community to support the culture of philanthropy. Match and challenge funds provide an added incentive for teams to do outreach, and donors to give. Last year we had over 120 individual projects.

UCSC chemical screening center showing three monitors displaying research.


Crowdfunding is an innovative tool that engages communities to support outstanding projects. Here at UC Santa Cruz, we are committed to highlighting the incredible work being done by students, staff, and faculty every day.

Last modified: Jun 17, 2024