2019 Application GIVE through
December 31


Modern fundraising

Santa Cruz Gives is a holiday fundraising program that was founded in 2015 in Santa Cruz County. The goal is to create a new network of donors and increase local giving via crowdsourcing, as we are able to reach more donors. By making it easier to give to various nonprofits on one website, we hope to inspire donors to dig a little deeper and give a little more than they might otherwise.

Santa Cruz Gives is project-based. Donors will be motivated by both the mission of an organization and a special project chosen for this campaign. At SantaCruzGives.org, each nonprofit has a web page with details, it’s simple to click and give, and the leaderboard makes it exciting to watch your favorite nonprofits tick up in donations as totals are tracked in real time.

Browse the individual web pages and get fired up about some great objectives for the holiday season and 2018!

Make a tax-free donation. 

Your tax-free gift will increase the enormous impact of these organizations’ volunteers, staff and programs. Please spread the word by sharing the Good Times issue featuring Santa Cruz Gives with a friend or co-worker, or direct them to SantaCruzGives.org.


Santa Cruz Gives is presented by Good Times in partnership with The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and the support of Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz County Bank, Wynn Capital Management, and Oswald Restaurant.

Join us with your support. We are in this together.

Jeanne Howard
Good Times