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Will You Do Your Part in Making Santa Cruz a Healthy Community and Support MOD Today?

As a non-profit organization, Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery relies on supporters like you to deliver high quality programs and exhibits to our over 50,000 annual families.

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD) is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Tax ID/ Employer Identification Number is 46-1699711. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.

Contribute to our Sustainability Campaign!  


No non-profit museum can sustain itself by operating revenue alone. We all rely on generous donations from our communities that share and support our mission. Won’t you make a donation today?

Please consider making a recurring donation! We are building the MOD for generations to come, and we value your long-term support.

Other ways to give:


To assist your giving, below are instructions for checks or giving securities. The MOD Board is also more than willing to provide direct assistance. Rhiannon Crain, Interim Executive Director, would be happy to meet with you in person or interact directly with your financial institution. You can reach her here via email


Donating Securities:

Receiving Institution: Charles Schwab
Account Name: Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery
Credit Account Number: 7063-9080
DTC#: 01640 Code 40


Your contribution is deeply appreciated. With your generosity, we can move forward.

With your donation, you will receive a letter of recognition in the mail, which will also serve as a receipt.

For physical deliveries and drop-offs, please email , and schedule a time with our front desk staff on how to properly delivery donations.

Make your shopping count while shopping online!

Do your regular and holiday shopping through the three platforms below, and they will donate back to the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery!


Get set up once and give back every time you check out.

Thank YOU so much for your support of the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery!


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A Big THANK YOU to Sunshine Rotary

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Bike riders from Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary participating in the 24th Annual Jon and Ken’s Most Excellent Adventure raised over $200,000 to support local Santa Cruz County organizations serving the youth in our community.  The ride consisted of a 3-day ride of over 200 miles from Healdsburg to Santa Cruz. 
“The ride brought together 80 riders and crew,” said Peter Truman, Bike Ride Committee Chair and Sunrise Rotary Club Past President. “Our riders not only had a fantastic time on the ride, but they also put their hearts into raising money.”
Due to these efforts, the club is happy to announce they raised $100,000 for Teen Kitchen Project, $34,000 for the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, $10,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank Food for Children program and funding to support the club's charities, grants, high school youth scholarship programs and other club-supported philanthropic causes.   
"The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery is a very grateful recipient of funds raised by the ride. This donation to the Museum comes at a critical moment in the 7-year history of our organization following our successful reopening after a 14-month COVID closure,” said Rhiannon Crain, Interim Executive Director of Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery.  Funds will help the museum invest in new exhibits and programs for young children and expand hours.
To learn more about Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary, to register for next year’s bike ride or join the club for a meeting, please visit  Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe and in our communities.