Report to the Community

If 2020 showed us one thing, it’s that generosity and a sense of community are prevalent in Santa Cruz County. During a year of uncertainty, suffering, and heartache, who we are and what we stand for as a community has never been clearer.

Compassion. Trust. Hope. Generosity. Caring.

Thanks to your care for neighbors and support of our community, we saw local philanthropy thrive in 2020.

We are honored to share stories of the impact we made together with the 2020 Report to the Community.

Download a PDF of this 8-page Report to the Community.

As a companion to the Report to the Community, we spoke with leaders from the community to go in-depth on the partnerships that helped us get through 2020 and lay the groundwork for us to heal and rebuild in 2021.

You can watch the full event, How Our Community Came Together in 2020, here:

2020 By the Numbers


$22 MILLION in grants and scholarships to the community


$5.9 MILLION in low-interest loans for local economic development and affordable housing


$148 MILLION in overall charitable assets


2% operational budget of our asset base

Join the giving community in Santa Cruz County. Let's chat about where you want to put your generosity to work.

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Susan True

Our vision is to help Santa Cruz County Contact thrive for all who call it home. Susan would love to hear about your dream for the future of our community. Contact her at strue@cfscc.org or (831)662-2010.