Support the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

Your gifts are vital to ensuring that the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center can continue producing cutting-edge research that addresses the needs, impact, and contributions of the Chicano and Latino populations of the United States. We rely on the support of people like you to maintain a high standard of excellence.


General Support

CSRC Director’s Fund: Gifts to this fund allow the CSRC to enhance existing projects with additional resources and respond quickly to new opportunities. Your gifts have supported such things as arts outreach, public programs in the Library, and hiring additional work-study students.
Annual Fund gifts to the CSRC Director’s Fund also may qualify you for membership in the Chancellor’s Circle ($1,000+) or Chancellor’s Society ($2,500+), conferring additional recognition and benefits.


If you wish to support our robust research activities in such areas as public health, education, law, economic security, media impact, and the arts, please consider a gift to the CSRC Director’s Fund. Your gifts will enable us to support research assistants, augment grant funds, or seed new research initiatives. The online donation form is available here.


CSRC Exhibitions Fund: Since 2006, the CSRC has curated critically acclaimed Latino art exhibitions in the Americas and Europe. In the process we are opening the doors for Latino artists and artworks at major museums, doors previously closed, in addition to providing opportunities for a greater understanding and recognition of Chicano and Latino art. Read more about these projects here. A gift to the CSRC Exhibitions Fund will help us to continue this groundbreaking work in the arts.

Library and Archive

Friends of the CSRC Library Fund: The Fund supports ongoing activities and operations of the CSRC Library, the only Chicano/Latino subject library in the United States. The Library offers a wide range of public events, lectures, film screenings, panel discussions and seminars, which these funds support. Funds also support the CSRC’s unrivaled archival program, supporting staffing and materials associated with the processing of new collections, and this fund also provides for new acquisitions of books and periodicals.
Donors to the Friends of the CSRC Library Fund are automatically enrolled in the Friends of the CSRC Library, entitling them to receive the Library newsletter and to attend special Library events and workshops.
We are always interested in adding important materials to our library. If you are interested in making a gift of your papers, please contact CSRC Director Chon Noriega at


Aztlán Fund Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies presents original research that is relevant to or informed by the Chicano experience. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, Aztlán focuses on scholarly essays in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, supplemented by thematic pieces in the dosier section, an artist's communiqué, a review section, and a commentary by the editor, Charlene Villaseñor Black. Aztlán has been the leading journal in the field of Chicano studies since 1970 and is issued twice a year. The fund supports its editing and production.

A Ver: Revisioning Art History Fund: The A Ver series is a first-of-its-kind book series that addresses the output and careers of successful but critically neglected Latino artists. The fund supports the production, printing and marketing of this multiple award-winning series.
The CSRC Press offers book sponsorship or named endowment opportunities in the form of imprints or named funds. Endowed imprints provide a steady stream of funding  in perpetuity to support the creation of new books of enduring value. If you are interested in sponsoring a book or in establishing an endowed fund, please contact CSRC Director Chon A. Noriega at

Other Giving Options

The easiest way to support the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center is to give through this website or to select us on the UCLA’s Annual Fund mailing.
If you would prefer to send a check, please make your check payable to The UCLA Foundation and mail it to:
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Attn: Chon A. Noriega, Director
193 Haines Hall – Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
While direct gifts can be put to immediate use, we also welcome gifts of appreciated securities and real estate, as well as bequests, gifts of qualified retirement plans, and other life income gift arrangements. For more information on how to support the CSRC through one or more of these philanthropic vehicles (or to make a gift from a trust, mutual funds, or other investment accounts), or to set up a named fund, please contact:
Christi Corpus
Director of Development, Institute of American Cultures
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500
Los Angeles, California 90024
Office: 310.794.2396

UCLA Foundation EIN#: 95-2250801

Thank you for supporting research that makes a difference.