The Santa Cruz Community Foundation (SCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, has awarded $35,000 in grants, with funding spread between 10 local and regional nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County.
SCCF is a permanent charitable resource that was founded in 2001 by Santa Cruz County residents to empower their community to invest in itself. SCCF helps Santa Cruz County prepare for the future by strengthening the community through scholarships and grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Funded organizations include:
- 0S3 Movement
- Angel Heart Pajama Project
- Borderlands Restoration Network
- Crossroads Nogales Mission, for the benefit of the Women’s Center
- East Santa Cruz County Community Food Bank, Inc.
- Valley Assistance Services
- Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
- Mariposa Community Health Center
- Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc.
- Senior Citizens of Patagonia, Inc.
“Thanks to the Santa Cruz Community Foundation, BRN (Borderlands Restoration Network) will collaborate with the Town of Patagonia to harvest rainwater to support historically-important trees in the public park,” shared Caleb Weaver, Community Restoration Program Manager at Borderlands Restoration Network.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Santa Cruz Community Foundation and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona for this grant. With the assistance of this funding, we will be able to continue assisting women who are victims of domestic violence and women who are homeless in our community and in need of assistance. This will make it possible for us to perform repairs and renovations to the shelter, which will enable us to provide them with a living environment that is both safe and pleasant while they are working toward accomplishing their goal,” shared Alejandra Martinez, Executive Director of Crossroads Nogales Mission.
Viviana Rodriguez, Grant Writer for Santa Cruz Training Programs, shared, “Santa Cruz Community Foundation, we thank you for your generous grant of $5,000 to support Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc. clients. Your contribution plays a vital role in the efforts to provide an opportunity for these individuals to remain within their community, learn, and develop skills. SCTP goes beyond quality care and safety, allowing men and women who have a physical and cognitive disability to be of service to and fully integrate into the greater Nogales community.”
“Our clients were so grateful for the services and donations. LSS-SW (Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest) is the instrument. The Santa Cruz Community Foundation makes it happen!” said Linda Manjarrez, Regional Director, Aging and Disability Services, at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.