Support the Museum
A gift or donation to the Museum provides important support for our education programs and exhibits.
Supporters of the Museum help us deliver high quality programs to visiting school children, outstanding speakers such as world-class photographer Frans Lanting, and dramatic temporary exhibits from distinguished institutions such as the Smithsonian, all helping to inspire the next generation of world citizens.
We acknowledge all supporters each year in our annual report.
You can dontate online now, or send a donation to Santa Cruz Museum Association, 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
You can also call the Financial Administrator at (831) 420-6115 x11 to discuss donation options.
Ways to Donate
A gift of general support allows the Board of Directors to direct your gift to a high priority program or project. You can also designate your gift to support specific purposes, such as education programs or special exhibits. You can make a one-time gift, or you can pledge to make a larger gift by spreading the payments over several months or a year. Contact us with questions, or for assistance in planning a meaningful gift.
Your employer may match your contribution - doubling your support! Check with your human resources department or corporate giving program for more details.
Honor Someone Special
Make a gift in someone's name, as a way to commemorate a landmark birthday, anniversary or accomplishment. We'll send a personalized thank you to the person you are honoring with your gift.
Planning for the Future
Estate planning provides a unique opportunity to make a significant gift to support the Museum. Consult with your financial advisor or estate planner on ways to the support the Museum in the future. The Museum has a special fund set up with the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County to accept gifts of appreciated stocks and securities, as well as cash gifts.
Community partnerships with area businesses are important for the support of ongoing programs for school groups, and the development of new exhibits and programs for the community.