Diversity Partnership Grants

Creating Opportunities and Impact

In 1997, the Foundation initiated a grants program specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The grants awarded and impact achieved led to the establishment of the Diversity Partnership Fund, a permanent endowment field of interest fund. This endowment was made possible by the generosity of local donors and community leaders committed to creating a lasting impact on the well-being and quality of life for Santa Cruz County’s LGBTQ+ community.

Grant Program Goal

The Diversity Partnership was established to strengthen alliances, promote respect, and enhance services for Santa Cruz County’s LGBTQ+ community. The grant program seeks to sustain, enhance or expand programs and/or projects designed to serve the LGBTQ+ community.


Information about our next Diversity Partnership grant opportunities will be announced in early 2023.

Current Grantees

Diversity Center
Queer Youth Task Force of Santa Cruz County
Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz County
Aptos Junior High
Aptos High School
Branciforte Small Schools
Delta High School
EA Hall Middle School
Lakeview Middle School
Mission Hill Middle School
Mount Madonna School
Pajaro Middle School
Rolling Hills Middle School
Scotts Valley High School
Soquel High School
Watsonville High School

Contact Director of Engagement & Impact Kevin Heuer at 831.662.2030 or kheuer@cfscc.org