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Modern fundraising

Santa Cruz Gives is a holiday fundraising program founded in 2015 in Santa Cruz County. The goal is to create a local network of donors and increase giving via crowdsourcing, as we are able to reach more donors. By making it easy to give to various nonprofits on one site, 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 profile page, it’s simple to use the shopping cart to 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 pages and get fired up about some great objectives for the holiday season and 2024!

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 (November 15 issue) 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 Santa Cruz County, The Applewood Fund, The Joe Collins Fund, Driscoll’s, Inc., Comcast, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Santa Cruz County Bank, Wynn Capital Management, The Pajaronian, and the Press Banner.

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

Jeanne Howard
Good Times