Your tax-deductible gift provides essential support for our collections, exhibits, and educational programs so that we can preserve and share the natural history heritage of our region. Contributions to the Museum ensure we continue providing free high-quality interpretative programs for school children and the public and delivering outstanding exhibits. 


Please Donate Online, or mail your gift today:

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (payable to SCMNH)
1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Questions? (831) 420-6115 or development@santacruzmuseum.org

Ways to Give

Corporate Matching Programs
Many organizations offer to match employee donations. Ask your employer if your gift can be matched, and make the most of your investment.

Matching Gifts
Your employer may match your contribution – doubling your support! Check with your human resources department or corporate giving program for more details.

Honor Friends and Family
Make a gift in someone’s name to commemorate a landmark birthday, anniversary, memorial, or accomplishment. We will work with you to best recognize your gift and the honoree.

Legacy giving. Estate planning offers the opportunity to make a significant and lasting gift. A commitment of 1-10% of a Personal or Family Trust can substantially contribute to the Museum. Please consult with your financial advisor or estate planner if you would like to support the Museum. Please contact our Development Office for more information about our planned giving program, the Lightkeeper Society.

Business Partnerships
Partnerships are an excellent way for you to support the Museum. You can sponsor free visitation days, collection acquisition, curation, our programs for school groups and the public, and our exhibits and community programs. Your Museum sponsorship highlights that your business values education, environmental awareness, and connecting people with nature and science. Sponsors are highlighted at events. Your logos can be included in paid advertising, newsletters, website, and social media. Please get in touch with the Museum at (831) 420-6115 to learn more about how we can help get your business noticed.

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