Standing Up for DACA!

September 21, 2017 - Community Foundation Santa Cruz County joins other California grantmakers and local nonprofits in support of DACA!

Our board of directors voted to join other California grantmakers in a statement supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

CEO Lance Linares was added to the growing list of California philanthropic leaders who are signatories to the statement posted online by Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees. The joint statement was drafted in response to the Trump Administration's announcement to end DACA

An estimated 800,000 children and young adults across the United States are currently protected from deportation under DACA. More than 200,000 Californians have benefited from the program since its inception.

By repealing DACA, the Trump administration deprives DACA immigrants of the "opportunity to strive for the American Dream, contribute to our collective vitality, and live a life without fear of being deported from the only home many of them have ever known. The administration’s decision pushes these young people out of the workforce, disrupts businesses, erodes our tax base, and undercuts our economic growth."

Local Nonprofits Reaffirm Support for Dreamers on the Central Coast

We support DACA!

We also joined local nonprofits and public sector organizations to reaffirm support for the many Dreamers (protected under DACA) living in the region.

A website, We Are Here To Stay Santa Cruz County, was launched. It offers resources and a schedule of informational events and free legal clinics. Questions can be emailed to or by calling 831.477.3548.

Questions to us can be emailed to Program Director Christina Cuevas or by calling her at 831.662.2070.