What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising drive to support UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and campus programs. Project teams raise money for their favorite programs by connecting with supporters and inspiring them to become donors.

When is Giving Day?

September 30, 2020. Donations made between 12:01 a.m. and midnight count toward Giving Day. CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2020 GIVING DAY

I'm a project 2020 team. Where do I find requirements, dates & deadlines, and more information?

Visit the Giving Day Toolkit

Interested in making a matching gift?

Matches, created by donors for favorite projects, create an incentive for others to give. When someone makes a gift, the donor matches it 1:1 up to the stated amount. For example, when you make a gift of $100 to a project with a pledged match of $1,000, an additional $100 will go to the project. That 1:1 match continues until the full amount of the pledge (in this example, $1,000) has been reached.

If you are interested in making a matching gift, please contact Hanna Mengo at hmengo@ucsc.edu

Interested in making a gift to the challenge fund?

Challenges, also funded by donors, create fun competition between project teams and are additional opportunities to raise bonus funds. The project that has the most unique donors in a specified time period is awarded bonus dollars. Note: If one person makes multiple gifts to the same project during the specified time, it counts as one gift for purposes of the challenge.

If you are interested in making a gift to the challenge fund, please contact Hanna Mengo at hmengo@ucsc.edu

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Giving Day Team at givingday@ucsc.edu