Community Grants

For local nonprofits serving residents of Santa Cruz County.

How to Apply for 2019 Community Grants

Important Info for Applicants

Our 2019 guidelines will be published in January and will include info about our funding priorities, types of support and the application process.

Our staff will host information sessions in late January or February to help you understand and access our 2019 Community Grants program and will also be available for private consultations. 

Our Interest Areas

Art, History and Culture stimulates the county's artistic and cultural expression and preserves its diversity, history, traditions and historic sites.

Community Development encourages civic engagement, improves economic health and develops leadership that is diverse and inclusive.

Education/Youth Development enhances academic achievement and prepares children and youth for college and career.

Environment engages all populations in environmental stewardship.

Health promotes health equity and increases access to community-oriented care.

Human Services promotes self-reliance of individuals and families to obtain basic services.

Grants Awarded

2018

 

2017

2016

2015

  • Summer round of Community Grants [PDF 205 KB] awarded to local nonprofits working in our interest areas of arts, history and culture and environment.
  • Spring round of Community Grants [PDF 299 KB] awarded to local nonprofits working in our interest areas of community development, education/youth development, health and human services.

2014

  • Summer round of Community Grants [PDF 117 KB] awarded to local nonprofits working in our interest areas of arts, history and culture and environment.
  • Spring round of Community Grants [PDF 220 KB] awarded to local nonprofits working in our interest areas of community development, education/youth development, health and human services.

2013

  • Fall round of Community Grants [PDF 124 KB] awarded to local nonprofits working in our interest areas of arts, history and culture and environment.
  • Spring round of Community Grants [PDF 58 KB] awarded to local nonprofits working in our interest areas of community development, education/youth development, health and human services.