Be a part of Giving Day at UC Santa Cruz!

Giving Day is an energized 24-hour online fundraising drive to support UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and campus programs.  It's a day for people everywhere to come together in a circle of giving for UC Santa Cruz.

Be a part of something big. Join the fun on March 8 for Giving Day 2017. See a list  below of the 150 projects for your consideration.

Generous donors provide incentives to make the day a success. They create matching funds that increase the impact of gifts to individual projects and they support challenge funds that inspire friendly competition among project teams.

You can support Giving Day 2017 by helping spread the word, making a gift on March 8, creating a 1:1 match fund for your favorite project, or contributing to our challenge fund that rewards projects with the greatest number of donors.

We appreciate your support at any level. All gifts count toward the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz.



Curious about last year's Giving Day? Check it out here.

Looking for project team resources? Find them here.


We invite you to explore 150 projects that engage our campus and students in real-world issues and experiences. Your support will change lives!





Academic Excellence (ACE) Program

Women in Science & Engineering

Women in Physics and Astronomy

ACCESS / Community College Bridge to Biomedical Sciences

The MESA Schools Program

Girls in Engineering

University and College Access Network

Retention and Growth in Hermanas Unidas de UCSC

The Educational Partnership Center

SACNAS National Conference

STEM Diversity Programs Summer Program

VETS Program

The M.I.N.T. Program

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Black Men's Appreciation Dinner



CASFS / Farm and Garden

Weigh the Weanlings!

Small Mammal Undergraduate Research in the Forest

Marine Vertebrate Pools

Dolphin-Assisted Conservation Project

Promote Seabird Health and Conservation!

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Tagging Project

Sea Otters and the Resilience of Kelp Forests

Operation Tomato



Society for Conservation Biology: Santa Cruz Chapter

PARED Energy Project

Rainwater Harvesting

The UCSC Natural Reserves

Rachel Carson College - Younger Lagoon Reserve Student Steward

Ecotopia House

Oceanic Scales

Conifr  (carbon offset app)

Trash Toss

O-Vac / Ocean Floor

Formula Slug / Electric Vehicle

S-Lab / Sustainability Collaborative

Empowering Climate Action Champions

IDEASS Project Fund



Police Citizen Academy and Police Student Ambassador Project

Volunteers Around the World

The Bird School Project

Bringing Climate Science Into Local Grade School Classrooms

Outdoor Giants Experiential Pathway at the Seymour Center

VIDA Volunteer Summer Trip

Rebele Art Club / "Rideables"

Reason in the Public Sphere



Ice Hockey

Men's Volleyball

Women's Club Lacrosse

Women's Club Soccer

Men’s Club Soccer

Women's Rugby

Women's Softball

Women's Club Water Polo

Men’s Club Water Polo Division III

Women's Ultimate Frisbee- SOL​

Cross Country and Track & Field

Intercollegiate Men's Soccer

Women's NCAA Basketball

Women's NCAA Soccer

Women's NCAA Volleyball

Women's NCAA Golf Team



IGEM-2017 (International Genetically Engineered Machine)


SlugMUN (model UN)

Mock Trial at UCSC

Ballroom Dancing Club

Make UCSC Ping Pong Again

Tae Kwon Do Club

Fencing Club

Gesher Group

Pre-Law Society at UCSC

eSports & IRL (In Real Life)

Social Network for Women in Engineering and Tech

Bioengineering Club

Chemistry Club

Blueprint: UCSC's First Non-Technical Hackathon



Slugs for Health & Growth

Emergency Medical Slugs

UCSC Reflection and Interfaith Room

Active Minds Guest Speaker

Undocumented Student Services

Student Emergency Fund / Slug Support

Brain, Mind, Consciousness Society

Smith Renaissance Society

Find-A-Friend / Women’s Reproductive Health



KZSC Monterey Bay Radio News

City on a Hill Press

Matchbox Magazine Issue XI

Third World and Native American Press Collective

Women of Color Research Cluster Journal Project



Anthropology Ethnographic Library Renovation

Crown Library Renovation

The Mary Zavanelli Fund

The Anthropology Department Writing Assistant Program Center

Cowell College: Eastside Colleges Writing Center

Porter College Creative Studies

Transformative Inspiration for Baskin Engineering Undergraduates

COMP Initiative

Kresge Lecture Series

Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative

How to Make a Better Stem Cell

Sustainability Research Generator and Work Tent

Supporting Future Scientists: Hummingbird Open Access Compute Cluster

Graduate Research Fund in Archaeology

Gravitational Wave Research at the Lick Observatory

Send Undergraduate Researchers to Stem Cell Retreat

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference

Help Ensure the Future of Stevenson College's Core Course



UCSC Retirees Bruce Lane Memorial Scholarship

Senior Class Legacy Fund

Gabe Zimmerman Scholarship

UCSC Undergraduate Scholarships

Gordon Smith Memorial Scholarship

Cal Teach Student Support

Robert Ludwig Memorial Graduate Scholarship Fund

UCSC Women's Club Scholarships

Community Studies Student Field Study

African American Scholarship/Gift Fund (AARCC)

COSMOS: California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science



The Dickens Project

Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence

Carl Mark Deppe Lecture Fund

Art in the Arboretum

Oakes College Poetry Workshop


Festival of Orchestra and Chamber Music

Institute of the Arts and Sciences Environmental Arts Exhibitions

New Music! DMA Ensemble-in-Residence Program

Film Production Coalition's Studio System



Center for Emerging Worlds

Science and Justice Research Center

Practical Activism Conference

Students for Haiti Solidarity

Diversity in Games

Assessing Depression in Lower Income Countries

Global Poverty Awareness Week Pop-up Project

The Freedom Coalition India Project

The Gail Project

Community Aid and Resources (CARe)

Freedom Coalition

Undergraduate Research for Community Action

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies  (CRES)

--Undergraduate Research

--Graduate Student Research and Travel

--Research on Hidden Local Labor Histories

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