General Donation

Your Support Makes a Difference!

The Museum's tax identification number is 95-1643378.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is a private, nonprofit organization 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. There are many ways in which a gift can be made, most with income tax savings. For more information on making a gift to the Museum ,please call the Development Office at 805-682-4711 ext. 110 or make an online gift today. Giving online is easy, secure, and green!

Or if you prefer, fill out this donation form and mail it to:

Development Office
SBMNH
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. Access the Santa Barbara Foundation here.

Appreciated Stock

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.

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.

Amazon Smile
If you’re planning to do some online shopping, why not support the Museum at the same time? Click on Amazon Smile at the Amazon page and select the Museum of Natural History as your choice charity. The Museum will receive 0.5% of the price of all of your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases!