Donate to CASFS

Generous donations helped fund new greenhouses at the UCSC Farm.

Donations are essential for the Center’s continued growth and development, and our ongoing innovation and creativity as a leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Although we receive a small amount of public funding, most of our research, education, and public service work is funded through donor gifts, grants, fees, and sales from our Farm & Garden sites.

To support the Center's work with an online donation or to find out other ways to support our efforts, please see the information below.

Support the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems  

Your gift supports the full range of the Center's work, including research, experiential education, and public service to develop and promote sustainable food and agriculture systems.
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Support the Apprenticeship at CASFS

Your gift supports operating costs for the Center's Apprenticeship training program in organic farming and gardening.

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Support Apprenticeship Scholarships

Your gift supports participants in the Apprenticeship program.
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Support Food Justice & Equity Scholarships 

Your gift supports scholarships for low-income apprentices from historically underrepresented communities committed to and engaged in creating food justice & equity in their communities and/or advocacy for responsible stewardship of the Earth.
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Support the Matthew Raiford Scholarship for Veterans

Your gift supports military veterans participating in the six-month Apprenticeship program.
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Support the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden, the CASFS Community Support Group

Your gift supports the public education, scholarship, and facilities improvement work of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.

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If paying by check, download and mail the membership form.

Other gifts by check to the 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 CASFS, Apprenticeship, Friends of the Farm & Garden, Grow a Farmer Campaign, or some other designation. Gifts can be sent to the address below.

Ann Lindsey
1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

For more information on making a financial gift to the Center, call Ann Lindsey, 831.566-3779, email, or write to her at the above address. 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.

Planned Giving

UC Santa Cruz's Office of Planned Giving is available to help you with estate planning, bequests, and other giving options. Read about a planned gift from Apprenticeship grad Kaj Enderlein that will support the Apprenticeship program and its students in the future.

Thank you!