Donate to the Department

You can give to the department and specify how you would like your funds used, or allow the department to use your gift where needed most. Many employers provide matching contributions -- some up to a three-to-one match! Please check with your employer if you are unsure.

Your generosity will ensure a robust future for undergraduate and graduate students in Earth Science.

Gifts of $1,000 or more will qualify you as a member of the Chancellor's Council, even if a portion of that gift was a match by your employer.

Our key priorities include:

  • Unrestricted support (Where Most Needed)
  • Graduate support
  • Undergraduate support
  • General Field Instruction

Donations are tax deductible. You can also pledge via email to Susannah Porter, our Department Chair, who will personally follow up on your request. The tax ID for UCSB is 95-6006145.

Many other giving opportunities also exist, such as planned gift arrangements that could be beneficial to both you and the Department. Contact Susannah Porter would be happy to discuss such possibilities with you at your convenience.

Donate Online

You may also donate online to our Disntinguished Lecturer Fund, Alex Johnson Memorial Fund or to "Where Most Needed."

Please note that the default for online donations is to “Where Most Needed." If you wish to donate to a specific fund other than the three listed above, click this link Donation Form Download (pdf) and print the form.

 Donate By Check

Please make your check payable to the UCSB Foundation for any of the following: Field Instructions Fund, Global Field Travel Fund, Graduate Students Opportunity Fund, Alex Johnson Memorial Fund, John C. Crowell Memorial Fund, Distinguished Lecturer Fund, William Bushnell Scholarship, the G. K, Gilbert Fund, the Harry Glicken Fund, the Preston Cloud Memorial Fund, Archuleta Family Fellowship, Hopson-Wise Field Research Fund and Peggie Dearth Wormington Field Studies Award.

For all other donations, make your check payable to: UC Regents of the University of California.

Make sure you indicate clearly which fund(s) you want to donate to (or whether you want us to allocate funds according to our needs). Please send your gift check to:

Department of Earth Science
Appeal 24D16
1006 Webb Hall
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9630


You are also welcome to contact our Department Manager, Jaima Ortega (telephone 805-893-4604) for assistance with your gift.

We sincerely appreciate your support!