Seed the Future

$100,000 Community Challenge!

The Mericos Foundation will match every gift to the campaign.

Give today and have your gift doubled.

Over 80 years ago the Garden's founders planted redwood trees, knowing they would never see the full glory of the towering grove we know today. Now it is our turn to make our gift to the future.

Your gift will help to ensure the protection of our unique ecosystem with:

  • the new Conservation Center
  • buildings renovated into classrooms
  • a visitors gallery and exhibition space
  • new and renewed display gardens

and will inspire future generations to learn about and love California's native plants.

The Mericos Foundation wants to inspire you to show your support and has offered a $100,000 matching gift that will essentially double the value of your donation. The Seed the Future comprehensive campaign is very close to the $14 million goal and we need your support to take us over the finish line. Give before October 31st so we can win this match!

Donate through Crowdrise and see our total rise. Or, fill in the form below to donate, and we will add your donation to the Crowdrise total. If you prefer to mail a check see below.

Thank you for giving to the Garden's Seed the Future comprehensive campaign

Fundraising Website - Crowdrise

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This gift is restricted to the Seed the Future Comprehensive Campaign and will not be used for
any other purpose unless specified by the donor(s). The donor(s) will make every effort to honor
the scope and timing of this commitment, but reserve(s) the right to modify it in the event of
unforeseen circumstances.

Questions? Please contact Gina Benesh or call (805) 690-1697.
For submission by mail & payments by check, please download the Seed the Future – Comprehensive Campaign / Statement of Intent (PDF).

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through
our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices