Get ready to play the Giving Day Game
A 24-hour online fundraising drive to support UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and programs.
Great projects all across campus are being featured by academic divisions, colleges, student groups, and others.
The UC Santa Cruz community is invited to be a part of the fun of Giving Day by spreading the word, telling others about projects they might want to support, and by making a gift on May 11.
Support a Humanities Project:
The Gail Project
The Gail Project is a collaborative, international public history project that explores the founding years of the American military occupation of Okinawa. The project emphasizes hands-on research and creation of content by undergraduate students and serves as an innovative platform for new educational methods that encourage the use of multimedia, social media, archival research and travel. On Giving Day, there is a one-to-one match fund of $5,000.
The Dickens Project
Your gift helps support our partnership with the Neighborhood Academic Initiative and provides scholarships for four students from underserved Los Angeles-area high schools to attend the week-long Dickens Universe conference this summer. For these first-generation students, it’s a unique opportunity to taste the college experience at UCSC, alongside international faculty, graduate students, and others. On Giving Day, there is a one-to-one match fund of $1,500.
Graduate Student Internships
The Graduate Division is fundraising for internships for graduate students. Internships help build real-world skills—from collaboration to project management to innovation within or outside of academia. These opportunities provide crucial financial help and supporting relationship-building and professional development.