Support Our Work

Generous donations helped us create our new community room

Donations are essential for the Norris Center’s continued growth and development as a leader in natural history education and research. You can support us in several ways:

Support the Randall Morgan Collections and Santa Cruz Natural History InitiativeYour gift will honor, preserve, and build upon Morgan's legacy. It will provide for stewardship of his collections and afford students the opportunity to develop similar observational and taxonomic skills at environmentally sensitive sites in Santa Cruz county.

Make a donation online.  On the UCSC Online Giving page, the designation will read Randall Morgan Natural History Initiative.

Support the Norris Center Natural History Learning Current-use fund. Your gift supports a wide range of the Center's work and can be immediately used for current priorities, including offsetting field course expenses for students, sponsoring weekend workshops, purchasing new equipment, or funding new undergraduate natural history classes.

Make a donation online. On the UCSC Online Giving page, the designation will read Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History.

Support the Norris Center Endowment fund. The Norris Center endowment helps support the core staff of the Norris Center, including the Center Director and student assistants, as well as seed funds for new programs

Make a donation online. On the UCSC Online Giving page, the designation will read Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History Endowment.

Click here to donate to Natural History Field Quarter.

Other gifts by check to the Norris Center can be made by downloading and filling out the Gift Form or with your own letter or note designating how you’d like your gift directed. Please make checks payable to the “UCSC Foundation” with a note in the memo line indicating Kenneth Norris Center for Natural HIstory, or some other designation. Gifts can be sent to the address below.

Social Sciences Division
Development Office
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Gifts of stock, real estate, and in-kind goods and services are equally appreciated as are donations from your business or matching gifts through your company. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and every penny counts.

Please contact with any questions that you may have about gifts.

Thank you!