Community Support

Grants Awarded by The Community Foundation in 2018

$11,698,501 Awarded to 581 Organizations in 2018


Competitive Grants

Our Board awards community grants to high-performing nonprofits serving Santa Cruz County that are aligned with our funding priorities, responsive to the needs of our community, and make a lasting impact on Santa Cruz County residents and their quality of life. These grants are made from the earnings of gifts from generous locals who wanted to see our community thrive in accordance with their wishes.

Agency Funds

Created by either a nonprofit or donor on behalf of a particular nonprofit, with the annual investment income paid to the nonprofit.

Donor-Advised Grants

Awarded to nonprofits as recommended by individual, family or business fund holders and ratified by our board of directors.

Download the full 2018 Grants List

See the list of donors who help make grants possible.

2018 Donors