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Smart Giving, Simplified

We’re honored to be your partner in caring for our community. With your generosity and our four decades of philanthropic expertise and knowledge of the nonprofit community, we’re advancing lasting solutions to local issues, together.

Access Your Existing Fund

Access your fund’s contributions and grants history. Grow your fund with a new gift. View fund statements. Learn about nonprofits solving pressing local needs.

Lasting Community Impact

We operate as a trusted partner to donors, advisors, and community-minded leaders. We invite you to look at how we’re run and how we bring together people, ideas, and resources to improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County.

Knowledge Base

Memorandum of Charitable Intent (MOCI)

A Memorandum of Charitable Intent (MOCI) adds flexibility to your estate plan so you can easily adjust your giving as your charitable interests change over the years.

Our Donor Portal Makes Online Grants Easy

Find info on our donor portal and how it can help organize and simplify your giving.

Donor-Advised Funds

You can create a fund that supports a particular need or one that is multipurpose and flexible. You can make a single significant contribution or create a lasting legacy.

Let’s Talk

Your estate plan is a very personal choice.

Our Donor Services Officer, Hana Kong, can walk you through the process of creating your ongoing legacy at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. Her services are available free of charge.