Fisheries Opportunity Fund

Support the future leaders in fisheries science and conservation through the Fisheries Opportunity Fund! 


The Fisheries Opportunity Fund provides financial support for students to conduct research and gain professional development with the Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP). Your donation will remove financial barriers to student success by supporting:


  • Paid FCP internships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Research supplies for fieldwork and lab work
  • Professional development opportunities (e.g. technical training courses)
  • Travel costs (e.g. travel to field sites and scientific conferences)

Part of the Institute of Marine Sciences, FCP fosters collaborations between faculty, researchers, and students at UC Santa Cruz and scientists at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Together, FCP scientists are making a global impact on the conservation of threatened and endangered species, domestic and international fisheries management, and understanding the effects of climate change on marine and freshwater ecosystems.

FCP is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the training of the next generation of leaders in fisheries science. By supporting the Fisheries Opportunity Fund, you give all students the opportunity to:

  • Access and contribute to cutting edge research 
  • Work alongside UCSC and NOAA scientists in the field and lab
  • Make a global impact on the conservation of fisheries resources and ecosystems
  • Become the future leaders in fisheries science and sustainability

Thank you, sincerely, for your donation to the Fisheries Opportunity Fund!

 The Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) at UC Santa Cruz is dedicated to advancing fisheries ecology and conservation through science, education, and outreach to the public. Learn more about us at fisheries.ucsc.edu.

 



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Afternoon Surprise
*Surprise!* Rush in before others find out. The top two teams with the highest number of donors between 3pm and 4pm will receive challenge funds awarded to their projects. Funds were generously sponsored by Molly Sims, Executive Director of Individual Giving. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 Rocket Team 49
2 $500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 44
3 Okinawa Memories Initiative 31
4 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 17
5 Slugbotics 15
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Final Frenzy
The top three teams with the highest number of donors will receive additional funds awarded to their projects. Generously sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Foundation. First place is $7,500. Second place is $2,500. Third place is $1,000.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $7,500 Physical & Biological Sciences 1,153
2 $2,500 All Giving Day Projects 1,062
3 $1,000 Athletics & Recreation 514
4 Humanities Division 444
5 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 382
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Late Night Rush
This is the finish line! Close out this Giving Day strong and help position your favorite team to win the last challenge of the day. The top two teams with the highest number of new gifts between the hours of 10pm and 11:59pm (PST) will receive additional funds awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by Byron and Etsuko Walker First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 79
2 $500 Okinawa Memories Initiative 66
3 Formula Slug 20
4 Pilipino Cultural Celebration 17
5 Women in Physics and Astronomy (WiPA) 14
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Mid-Day Motivator
The top three teams with the highest number of gifts between the hours of 12pm and 2 pm (PST) will have challenge funds awarded to their projects. Generously sponsored by UCSC Foundation Trustee, Linda Peterson. First place is $2,500. Second place is $1,500. Third place is $1,000.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $2,500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 74
2 $1,500 Adventure Rec Student Leadership and Development 62
3 $1,000 City on a Hill Press 55
4 Okinawa Memories Initiative 50
5 Tech4Good 38
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Early Riser
The top two teams with the most new gifts made during the hours of 7am and 9am (PST) will be rewarded with additional challenge funds to their project. Generously sponsored by Professor John MacMillan, Interim Vice Chancellor of Research. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $1,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative 40
2 $500 Tech4Good 33
3 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 17
4 Friends of the Dickens Project 10
5 NCAA Cross Country Track & Field 9
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Kick Off
Start Giving Day off on the right foot. The top two teams with the highest number of gifts between 12am and 1am (PST) will receive additional challenge dollars awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor and Meg Corman. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $1,000 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 30
2 $500 Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas de UCSC 17
3 Okinawa Memories Initiative 15
4 Triathlon Team - Triathletes on Bikes! 11
5 Tech4Good 10
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Mad Dash
*Surprise again!* Hurry to make your gifts and secure extra funds before others find out. The top two teams with the highest number of donors made between the hours of 6pm and 8pm will receive additional funds awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor and Herbie Lee, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative 100
2 $500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 74
3 City on a Hill Press 40
4 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 29
5 Matchbox Magazine 28
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Rank State Gifts
1 CA 6
2 OR 1
3 AA 0
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