The Santa Cruz Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2022 grant round.
Applications for the 2022 grant round have now closed.
Grant requests up to $5,000 will be considered.
Proposals must fall within established guidelines; only one application will be accepted per organization. The grant period is for one year: December 1, 2022 – November 30, 2023. The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) in good standing, conducting charitable work in Santa Cruz County. The organization must have local leadership in the form of a board of directors or advisory committee, local financial support, and local program management and accountability.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
- The applicant must be a 501c3 in good standing, conducting charitable work in Santa Cruz County. The use of a fiscal agent is permitted.
- The organization must have local leadership in the form of a board of directors or advisory committee, local financial support, and local program management and accountability. In the case of nationally-sponsored organizations, no portion of the grant can be used to support the national, state, or regional entity.
- The proposed program must directly benefit people living in Santa Cruz County.
- Grants are generally not made to individuals, for-profit organizations, government entities, capital fund drives, agency endowments, individual schools, or for sectarian purposes.
- The grant period is one year in duration. An agency must be current in all reporting requirements to CFSA and its affiliates to be eligible.
- Awards made by the foundation’s various grant panels support organizations that do not discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities, or delivery of programs and services on the basis of Race, Religion, Gender or Gender Identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), Gender Expression, Sexual orientation, Age, Ancestry, Citizenship, Ethnicity, Familial Status, Socioeconomic Status (economic circumstances), Color, Creed, Sex (including pregnancy), Phases of Parenthood, National Origin, Marital Status, Veteran Status (past, current or prospective service in the armed forces), Genetic Information, Physical Characteristics or Appearance, Mental or Physical Disability, Any other status prohibited by applicable law.
Who We Are
An affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation (SCCF) is a permanent charitable resource that was founded in 2001 by area residents to empower their community to invest in itself. SCCF assists Santa Cruz County in preparing for the future by strengthening the community through scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) provides expertise and skilled guidance to help donors give back in ways that are aligned with their charitable and financial goals. A Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s growing community endowment – which includes assets earmarked for Santa Cruz County – and ensures that donors’ intentions are honored now and forever.
Contact Kelly Huber, VP for Philanthropy at (520) 209-2858 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Enedina Miller, Program Manager, Community Investments at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at (520) 209-1525 or email@example.com.