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Address: 7807 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003

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Areas of Impact
Donate Greatest Needs Fund
The Greatest Needs Fund addresses a broad range of critical and emerging needs in health and human services, economic and community development, education, the arts, and the environment. Grants support trusted nonprofits working to address pressing local issues. Funding supports a healthy and vibrant Santa Cruz County where all can thrive. Gifts to the fund offer us a flexible way to invest in the areas where community partners can do the most good to positively impact our community.
Donate Veterans Village Fund
“Veterans Village,” a first for Santa Cruz County, will provide a permanent affordable housing solution for veterans and their families including on-site support services. All donations in November up to $75,000 will be matched by the Community Foundation in honor of Veterans and their service to our country.
Donate Rise Together Fund
The Rise Together Fund for Racial Equity fuels the work of a unique coalition of local Leaders of Color and a team from the Community Foundation in our collective efforts to advance racial equity in Santa Cruz County. Grants from the Rise Together Fund work to increase upward economic mobility; celebrate, and preserve People of Color’s stories and culture; increase equity and anti-racist policy; deliver essential services and improve well-being for People of Color to prosper, and continuously give and grow sustained funding for communities of color.
Donate COVID-19 Response Fund
The Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in Santa Cruz County. Learn more at
Donate Equal Access Santa Cruz County Fund
To bridge the digital divide and bring true high-speed broadband to every family in the Santa Cruz community, regardless of income level. This project is spearheaded by Cruzio Internet, working with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Pajaro Valley School District, and other local organizations. Learn more at
Donate Fire Response Fund
This fund supports the needs of Santa Cruz County residents affected by the August 2020 Lightning Complex fires. The fund addresses the relief and long-term recovery needs throughout the San Lorenzo Valley and North Coast. Grants support nonprofits responding to victims and programs that aid in the rebuilding and recovery process. Learn more at
Project Funds
Donate Freedom School Soccer Field Fund
Fund for the new Freedom School Soccer Field in Watsonville. A collaborative effort between Pájaro Valley Sports Foundation, the Pájaro Valley Youth Soccer Club (PV United), PV Community Health Trust & Freedom Elementary School / Pájaro Valley Unified School District.
Core Services
Donate Friends of the Foundation Fund
This funds supports the core services of the Community Foundation. Each year, our donors support more than 800 different causes and charities in Santa Cruz County and beyond.This fund supports our ability to offer wise investment strategies, local expertise about community issues, and first-class donor services.
Field of Interest Fund
Donate Harold Widom Fund for the Environment
Endowed field of interest fund for the environment, in memory of Harold Widom.
Donor-Advised Fund
Donate Avaya Charitable Fund
A charitable fund for Avaya employees, suppliers, and partners to support nonprofit organizations around the globe.
Donate Driscoll's Charitable Fund
As part of its Charitable Giving Program, Driscoll’s uses its fund at the Community Foundation to address critical needs and make strategic investments in the communities where they work, live, and grow.
Donate West Marine BlueFuture® Fund
The West Marine BlueFuture® Fund is committed to supporting and promoting healthy and vibrant marine habitats and sustainable fisheries, as well as to connecting future generations to the water through youth recreation and education initiatives. All contributions benefit the nonprofit community organizations that are grant recipients of the fund.
Donate David Kaun and Abigail Kaun Fund
A memorial fund in honor of David Kaun.
Other Gift Purpose
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Agency Fund
  Donate County Park Friends Fund
Flexible Fund for County Parks Friends to help the organization preserve, protect, improve and promote the use of ​Santa Cruz County parks and open spaces for recreational activities, arts and cultural activities to benefit all generations in our diverse community.
  Donate James DeBarrios Memorial Fund
The James DeBarrios Memorial Fund to create a skate bowl honoring James DeBarrios at Derby Park in Santa Cruz and enhance skateboarding throughout Santa Cruz County.
Other Funds