Adopt a Family

Help a family in need this holiday. The Adopt a Family Phone lines are open. We invite you to adopt, donate, or volunteer.

Givng Made Easy

Santa Cruz Gives has launched another year of crowd-sourced giving.  This year 33 non-profits were carefully selected to participate. 

Holiday Volunteering

Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back this holiday ? We've got you covered with our comprehensive guide.

View the holiday volunteer guide

Latest News

Best Bets for #GivingTuesday

Today we are proud to stand with fellow organizations from around the globe to celebrate the spirit of generosity. We know our community is made up of whole-hearted individuals who want to create more joy and lasting change. Today we want to help you carry this vision forward. Together, we can demonstrate we are a […]


Giving Back For Thanksgiving and Beyond

The holiday season is now upon us. It is that time of year when the spirit of generosity and giving has the opportunity to take center stage and many community members step out in search of ways to make their days more meaningful. Our phone lines always pick up this time of year, with community […]


In The Spotlight


Meet Ching

ChingChing serves as a volunteer tutor with the Literacy Program. Twice a week she works with a student at the Santa Cruz County Jail. When asked what motivates her she states, "I admire my student's courage to remake his life. My challenge is to find the path to his learning, unfettered by his history or circumstances."

Learn More About Ching

teen-kitchen-volunteersMeet the Volunteers of the Teen Kitchen Project

These incredible teen chefs have volunteered more than 2,600 hours to bring nutritious meals to individuals and families in crisis due to illness.  With the support of adult Delivery Angels they have delivered over 11,000 meals. In honor of their dedication they were chosen as the 2014 group winner of the  Be the Difference Awards.

Learn More About The Teen Kitchen Project


2015-2016 Fiscal Year Progress

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