Support Our Work


Norris Center InternSupport the Norris Center current-use fund. Your donation will support the overall operation of the Norris Center, including support for our quarterly internship program, and stipends for student projects and student assistants.

Make a donation to the Norris Center current-use fund.




norris center art showSupport the Norris Center Art and Natural History Fund. Your donation will support our nature illustration classes, public events, community art workshops, our Art-Science Residency program, and our art-science collaborative initiative with our natural reserves.

Make a donation to the Norris Center Art and Natural History Fund.



a tiger beetleSupport the Randall Morgan Collections and Santa Cruz Natural History Initiative. Your 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 to the Randall Morgan Natural History Initiative.


some red mushroomsSupport the Norris Center Mycology and Citizen Science Initiative. Your gift will go directly toward funding our second Natural History of Fungi class taught by Christian Schwarz in Winter Quarter 2020. 

Make a donation to the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History current-use fund. Please write "Mycology and Citizen Science Initiative" in the Notes or special instructions for my gift field.



students in the field in the sierras

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 to the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History Endowment.



Frank AndrewsSupport the Frank Andrews Fund for Student Empowerment. Your donation will support undergraduate student stipends and lecturer salaries to mentor and teach students using the same educational philosophy Frank brought to his life-changing courses at UC Santa Cruz.

Make a donation to the Frank Andrews Fund for Student Empowerment.


Students observe the wonder of Half Dome together from Olmstead Point. Support the Natural History Field Quarter. Your donation will support scholarships to offset field course fees and purchase supplies for the Natural History Field Quarter class.

Make a donation 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!