Make a Gift

Help us keep sea science students afloat! Your donations play a critical role in making sure our work to connect science, society and the sea for a healthy planet continues. We need your help to sustain the pathways for students to become our future scientists, policymakers, educators and environmental leaders.

collage of students in the lab, students on the pier, students in the field

Science is an essential

During this time of a corona virus pandemic and climate crisis we are painfully aware of how important science is to making good decisions that safeguard our health and well-being, including the biodiversity of our planet. Good science is critical for keeping our natural heritage, the sea around us and our communities healthy. We maintain the foundations of science by continuing to support and train the next generation of scientists. 

Student support is mission critical

Scientific training and hands-on research training requires periods of intensive immersion. Whether its an undergraduate research project or a graduate thesis, students need to be able to focus on their research projects full-time during critical periods in their education to develop their skills. Help them focus on their research project by supporting our student scholarship and internship programs. 

Other ways to give

Mail your donation: Please make your check or money order payable to the University Corporation, San Francisco State and mail to:

Office of University Development
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 153
San Francisco, CA 94132

Please indicate the gift designation as Estuary & Ocean Science Center on the memo section of your check.

  • Annual Gifts - You can make quarterly, semi-annual or annual gifts to the Center by check or credit card.
  • Matching Gifts - You may be able to double your gift if your company has a matching gift program. Simply include a completed, signed matching gift form from your company, along with your contribution. We’ll take care of the rest.
  • Bequests - Include the Estuary & Ocean Science Center in your will or estate plan, and leave a legacy for future generations.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts - You can convert highly appreciated assets such as real estate or securities to a charitable remainder trust, receive income for life or a term of years, without incurring capital gains tax when the asset is sold. When the trust terminates, the remainder will benefit the Estuary & Ocean Science Center for years to come.

For more information on these and other options, please contact Dr. Katharyn Boyer, Interim Executive Director (