Support the Garden

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a private, non-profit, research, conservation and education institution offering enriching experiences to the public.

Donate online buttonContributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations are essential to support our core operations, and to build and maintain our outstanding collections and unique California-native garden displays.


You can help us achieve our current goals with your gifts:

Annual Giving

In-Kind Gifts

Gifts of goods and services help support our horticulture, education, and research efforts and may provide you with a charitable gift deduction. Contact us for more information on these giving opportunities.

Donate Your Car to the Garden

Mother Nature's carHave an unwanted car you would like to donate to support the Garden? The process is easy thanks to our new partner, CARS. They will handle the pick-up and sale of your vehicle plus all the associated paperwork. You receive a tax deduction for your donation, and the Garden receives a check for 80 percent of the net sale proceeds.

For more information and to schedule a pick-up that’s convenient for you, call 855-500-RIDE (7433) or click here to complete your donation online.

Donor Privacy Statement

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our donors. We value the trust you place in us by giving to our institution and take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard the integrity of the information you provide us.

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the Garden, both online and offline, on any platform ("platform", includes the Garden’s website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Our Use of Personal Information

From time to time, Garden staff will request you provide personal information to us. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This information is considered private and is used for internal purposes only. We restrict access to your personal information to those employees who process your donation and provide you with our services. All employees sign a confidentiality statement as a condition of their employment. Under no circumstances will we share, loan, barter, or sell information about you to any third party. If you authorize us in writing to provide your information to a trusted third party such as your accountant or attorney, we will oblige. Lastly, there may be times we disclose information because we are legally required to do so pursuant to a subpoena or court order.


The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden conserves California native plants and habitats for the health and well-being of people and the planet.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our Tax ID number is 95-1644628.