Reasons to Give

We have invested the past 32 years in making Santa Cruz County a better place to live, now and in the future—for everyone.

Personalized service

Our professional staff takes pride in helping you meet your charitable giving goals. We make giving easy and effective, accepting a variety of gifts, while providing you with maximum tax benefits.

Flexible options

You can make a gift of any amount––large or small. You can give now, or give later. You can help us address local community needs or you can establish a fund that supports an organization or a cause that is important to you.

Community Knowledge and Leadership

In 32 years of working with nonprofit organizations and donors, we have a deep understanding of local needs and issues and how best you can support the causes you care about. Throughout the year, we bring together people and organizations to discuss and learn more about our community.


We are here forever. The majority of our funds are permanently endowed, which means they will benefit our community forever. Whether your gift is endowed or a one-time gift, you can trust we will help you get the greatest possible benefits from your investment.