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Support Sustainability

What your support can do:

Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG)

Over the past decade, BUG has provided shared learning experiences in and around urban gardens. BUG is a food justice initiative of our Center that partners with underserved and underrepresented communities to create hands-on, garden-based educational programming for students of all ages and backgrounds, including SCU students. During this global pandemic, BUG has shifted its traditional programming to maintain its connection to the families and children participating in our program, resulting in the Resiliency Bags Program.

Many in our community face a myriad of challenges related to COVID-19, and Resiliency Bags is our way of responding to our most vulnerable community members. In a coordinated effort since mid-March, The Forge Garden and BUG have worked to address increased food insecurity through this project. With the help of volunteers, made up of dedicated faculty and staff, Resiliency Bags are delivered weekly to households throughout the San Jose area. Bags consist of Forge-grown produce, pantry items, and family-friendly, environmental education-focused activities. Any donation to BUG will serve to support this work as we navigate difficult times together.  

The Forge Garden

The Forge Garden is a 1/2-acre, educational garden that supports the interests of the University and the community. Donations support educational programs and are used to purchase supplies for workshops, academic classes, and site improvements.

Center for Sustainability (campus sustainability)

Programs of the Center for Sustainability help the University achieve climate neutrality, foster responsible consumerism practices, strengthen a campus culture of sustainability, and utilize the campus as a living laboratory for developing global solutions. Donations will support the initiatives and programmatic efforts of the aforementioned goals.

Climate Neutrality

SCU is committed to reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions. Help us boost SCU’s climate mitigation and adaptation efforts: increase renewable energy generation and expand efforts for carbon neutrality and resiliency planning.

Thank you for your consideration of sustainability at SCU. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
You can make your gift through "Online Giving to Santa Clara" and under "Make a Selection," select "Sustainability Initiatives" then again, under the second "Make a Selection," choose the program of your choice (Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) program, The Forge Garden, Climate Neutrality fund, or the Center for Sustainability). Donations can be accepted via credit card payment online or mailing a check. Cash donations are not accepted.
Please make your checks payable to the program of your choice and mail the check to:
Santa Clara University
C/O Center for Sustainability/ Forge Garden/ Bronco Urban Gardens
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053