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 to prepare for the future by strengthening the community through the awarding of scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations.
As SCCF’s umbrella organization, 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. The 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. Last fiscal year, the Foundation distributed over $7 million.
2019 Grant Recipients
The Santa Cruz Community Foundation is proud to announce that they have awarded $40,000 in grants to 12 organizations serving Santa Cruz County. The following organizations were awarded funding in December 2019:
- American Red Cross of Southern Arizona
- Angel Heart Pajama Project
- Ayuda of Southern AZ Inc.-Smiles for Veterans
- Border Community Alliance
- Family Health Care Amigos-Lending Shed
- Literacy Connects
- Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
- Patagonia Creative Arts Association
- Santa Cruz Council on Aging Inc.
- Santa Cruz Training Programs
- SCCFRA Foundation, Inc.
- Senior Citizens of Patagonia
2020 Grant Round
The Santa Cruz Community Foundation will open its 2020 grant round for nonprofit organizations in Santa Cruz County in October 2020. Requests up to $5,000 will be considered. 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.