We make grants from our funds, with help from our donors, to nonprofits providing a wide range of services to people in Santa Cruz County and beyond.
In 2012, we awarded over $3.5 million.
Community Grants for local nonprofits working in our interest areas of Arts, History and Culture and Environment were awarded in October. View or download the list of grants [PDF 121 KB].
View or download the list of Community Grants awarded earlier this year [PDF 116 KB] to nonprofits working in our interest areas of Community Development, Education/Youth Development, Health and Human Services.
Grants from our Diversity Partnership Fund will be awarded this year in a process that also opens July 1, 2013. Get funding and application info.
Community Grants for nonprofits working in our interest areas of Community Development, Education/Youth Development, Health and Human Services will be announced after June 28. The spring application period is now closed.
Community Leadership Project Grants were awarded to 14 nonprofits from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties. The application process was open to all nonprofits (including arts and environment) in Santa Cruz County. These grants will fund the nonprofits over three years to build their capacity to serve low-income communities of color. The project is a partnership with the Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Community Foundation for San Benito County.
Major support for the Community Leadership Project comes from the James Irvine, The William & Flora Hewlett and the David and Lucile Packard Foundations.