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. .

2020 Grant Round

For the 2020 grant cycle, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation Board made the strategic decision to offer an invite-only grant opportunity to only select former grantees. The effect of COVID-19 has been felt intensely in Santa Cruz County and the decision was made to support past grantees who are providing essential services to our County’s most impacted individuals and families. We look forward to opening the process again in October 2021.

Click here to learn more about our 2020 Grant Recipients.


Contact Mark Montoya, Chief Operating Officer at (520) 209-2868 or mmontoya@cfsaz.org or Kelly Huber, Senior Director, Community Investments at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at (520) 209-2858 or khuber@cfsaz.org.