Giving Day 2019

Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising drive that supports UC Santa Cruz students. This Giving Day, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, you can support our students, the arts, and community engagement by supporting the RCA's annual photo scholarship contest. This year's theme is Love. Community. Home.

Double your impact! Support the RCA's student photo scholarship fund!

Sustain the arts, recognize creativity, and encourage dialogue by supporting the Research Center for the Americas’s second annual photo scholarship contest on the themes of home and mobility. Three winners will receive scholarships, have their photos exhibited and archived at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and have the opportunity to redefine love, community, and home – terms that warrant consideration in these uncertain and polarized times. Winning photography will be on exhibit at the Museum of Art & History spring 2019 with an opening celebration on April 27, 2019.

Our goal is to give three students scholarships ranging from $500–$1000 — your support will help give more. Any additional funds raised will help with exhibit costs and support the RCA.

Now more than ever, art matters! Your gift to the Research Center for the Americas will support students, sustain art and continue to make the Center’s photo scholarship contest an annual event. Contact us at if you would like to make a matching donation before Giving Day! 

Please mark your calendar and support the RCA on Giving Day!