Your Support Makes a Difference!
For more than a century, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has worked to connect people to nature for the betterment of both. Through collections-based research, life-long learning programs, indoor and outdoor exhibits, and unique experiences for schoolchildren, we are “naturally different” and your generosity is the key to our continued success.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is a private, nonprofit organization (tax id 95-1643378) that relies on a variety of funding sources which enable us to share our collections, exhibits, and education program with thousands of visitors, school children, and scientists each year. All gifts that support the Museum's annual, capital, and endowment needs are important.
For more information on making a gift to the Museum, please call the Development Office at 805-682-4711 ext. 110.
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Donate by Mail
Fill out this donation form and mail it to:
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Gift of Stock
The Museum gladly accepts gifts of appreciated securities. To make a stock gift contact (write or call) your brokerage firm and instruct them to wire transfer a specified number of shares from your account to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Acct. No. 7785-4321 at Schwab Institutional, DTC# 0164. Please be sure to inform the Museum of your transaction.
Donor Advised Funds
The Museum accepts grants through Donor Advised Funds. Please contact the organization where your fund is being held to initiate a grant. Funds held with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can be recommended directly through DAF Direct. There are no transaction fees associated with your account or with the Museum when using this application.
If you own appreciated stock, your outright gift to the Museum could mean significant tax savings. To make a stock gift contact (write or call) your brokerage firm and instruct them to wire transfer a specified number of shares from your account to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Acct. No. 7785-4321 at Schwab Institutional, DTC# 0164. Please be sure to inform the Museum of your transaction.
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Gifts through your IRA
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA. You can donate up to $100,000 each year without incurring income tax on your withdrawal. Contact your IRA account administrator to direct a distribution to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.