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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE FUND: Donate now to protect public health and support our most vulnerable people

Community Foundation COVID-19 Resources & Information

Our Response

Along with all of you, the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County is committed to responding quickly to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is rapidly evolving with needs growing in both complexity and magnitude daily. Families are not able to pay the rent, layoffs are increasing, nonprofits are facing closure, and the demand for basic essential services is growing by the hour. There is a strong likelihood that these needs will increase and persist for many months to come.

We know there are many of us who want to help and many in dire need of support. We established the COVID-19 Local Response fund to invite our community to come together, to take action, and to support our ability to endure and recover from the crisis.

We are developing a phased deployment approach to disburse funds to best support our community for the long recovery ahead. We are in constant communication with our nonprofit partners to understand the multifaceted needs during this time. While we are committed to supporting the continued health of the nonprofit sector, our first priority is with the organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

Our community has a history of coming together in times of disaster. In times like these, giving locally is especially critical. We at the Community Foundation embrace this chance to stand with you, and together, demonstrate how we’re at our best in times of need. We know this for certain: we will emerge stronger and better from the challenges of this time as we remember what it truly means to be members of this community we call home.

For Community Members Who Want to Give

The Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in Santa Cruz County.

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