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. A diverse Board of Trustees oversees the CFSA’s growing community endowment – which includes assets earmarked for Santa Cruz County – and ensures that donors’ intentions are honored now and forever.

If not for organizations and foundations such as the Santa Cruz Community Foundation, we would not be able to reach so many families in need, and not just children but our elderly as well!

— Marcela Chavez, Executive Director, United Way of Santa Cruz County

SCCF's support will allow BYTE to grow new resources for 2022, with the addition of a year-round Sensory Art Therapy class for children with developmental disabilities.

— Charlie Cutter, Executive Director, Border Youth Tennis Exchange

Our goal is to ensure as many children as possible who are living in distress situations know they are loved and special. The funds will go directly to provide new pajamas, books, and cuddle pillows to over 350 children.

— Patti Lopez, Executive Director, Angel Heart Pajama Project

The grants that have been awarded to us through the Santa Cruz Community Foundation have been of tremendous help to keep our meal program going for the seniors in our community.

— Marco Lozoya, Senior Center Manager, Santa Cruz Council on Aging