Join our COVID-19 response now and double your impact! #UCSBTogether

As UC Santa Barbara continues the important work of education and research during COVID-19, your partnership is a significant force in our success. Right now, you can take advantage of a special opportunity to double your support of students and research.


UC Santa Barbara’s supportive culture and recognized excellence propel creative energy and community impact. In this moment, fundraising to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on our community and the world is our highest priority. Private support is key to moving forward. Inspired by the efforts of UC Santa Barbara’s researchers and our students’ resilience, a UC Santa Barbara Foundation trustee will generously match all gifts – up to $50,000 – so that collectively, we can reach our $150,000 goal for the UCSB Response Fund.


Please join our philanthropic effort to keep our community healthy and strong by making a gift to the UCSB Response Fund. Together with our alumni and supporters, UC Santa Barbara can protect our community and pursue solutions.


Your support will help UC Santa Barbara:

  • Support to maintain world-class instruction and services for our students and their instructors in a remote learning environment

  • Alleviate financial pressure by providing assistance like grants for educational and emergency needs, as well as scholarships, fellowships, internships, and awards

  • Support health and wellness resources, including COVID-19 testing, contact tracking, safety trainings, protective gear and equipment and counseling for the campus community

  • Keep Gauchos safe and food secure with housing vouchers, transitional housing and meal plan scholarships

  • Propel faculty and researchers’ efforts to meet this medical and humanitarian crisis

  • Provide departments with support on emerging needs during the pandemic.