Thank you to everyone that contributed!

Such an outpouring of support for the UC Santa Cruz campus. All told, over $608K was raised yesterday during Giving Day with over 4,000 donations to 130+ programs. 

We are so grateful for those who donated to our program. We had 42 donors and raised over $4,300. These funds will go directly to support undergraduate and graduate first-gen students.


Learn more about our work. Watch our video.

The First Generation Initiative seeks to collaboratively build a network of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who identify as first-generation or as supporters of our first-generation student population.

  • Read more about our goals.
  • Learn about our first-gen alumni, faculty, staff, and students by reading their profiles.
  • Meet the first-gen team.
  • Join our effortOver 1,000 alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff, and students have already signed up to be part of this initiative.
  • Have your own initiative? Get FGI help! We’d love to get involved and support individual and group efforts that are geared towards the UCSC first-gen community.

For more information about the UC Santa Cruz First Generation Initiative, contact us via email at

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