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What you can do to Help SCIR

Founded in 1966, the Santa Cruz Island Reserve has become an internationally valued site with an outstanding history of supporting research and teaching. The Reserve facilitates and supports scientists, teachers, students, and other visitors from around the world and provides them with accommodations and vehicles for transport throughout this amazing island and its diverse habitats.

Due to its success and the resulting saturated visitation, SCIR has outgrown University resources and is now increasingly dependent upon private support.

Today, increased funding is needed for staffing, operations and capital improvements to ensure SCIR's future managment as well as to provide safe and adequate facilities for all visitors.

The Reserve's longevity depends on you!

If you would like to discuss your support to the SCIR with someone, please call or email the UCSB NRS Executive Director,
Marion Wittmann

Phone: 805.893.4127

Make a Gift Online
Make a secure gift online at our Donate SCIR

By credit card
Call Sarah Sikich 805.893.3988 to make a gift by phone. OR
Download our Charitable Contribution Form to make a gift by mail

By check
Download our Charitable Contribution Form to make out your gift by check and send it to the NRS campus office

By wire transfer
For information about wiring a gift to the Santa Cruz Island Reserve, please contact Sarah Sikich at 805.893.3988 or

By gifts of securities (stock)
For information and instructions on transferring gifts of securities for the benefit of SCIR, contact: Sarah Sikich at 805.893.3988 or

Legacy Gifts

To ensure that the Santa Cruz Island Reserve will always have the resources it needs, we encourage you to consider extending your generosity beyond your lifetime, by naming UC Santa Barbara Foundation in your will for the benefit of the Santa Cruz Island Reserve.
We can also discuss with you planned giving strategies, such as trusts and charitable gift annuities, which allow you to improve your financial situation and make a gift to the Santa Cruz Island Reserve.

To learn more about how you can create your future legacy through Planned Giving, contact Sarah Sikich at 805.893.3988 or

It is the policy of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation that 6% of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds.

Thank you in advance for your interest in Santa Cruz Island Reserve!