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Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Aptos, CA 95003
Tax ID94-2808039

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About this organization







To promote philanthropy to make Santa Cruz County CA a better place to live, now and in the future.


Donor-advised and discretionary funds held at the foundation provided grants to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, charitable organizations and public sector service agencies in Santa Cruz County and beyond in six broad fields of interest designated by our board of directors as core to our mission. These are: arts, history and culture; community development; education/youth services; environment; health, and; human services.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The mission of the non-profit, as stated in the filing, is “To promote philanthropy to make santa cruz county a better place to live, now and in the future.”.

When referring to its tasks, they were described as: “Founded in 1982, community foundation santa cruz county is a public, nonprofit organization created by area residents as a permanent, local resource for charitable giving. the mission is to promote philanthropy to make santa cruz county a better place to live, now and in the fulfill its mission, the foundation:*builds permanently endowed funds contributed by many individuals and institutions;*engages donors and professional advisors in charitable giving;*provides grants and assistance to develop and strengthen community organizations;*encourages partnerships with foundations, businesses, and government to increase funds distributed to the community; and*inspires philanthropy and community involvement”.

  • The non-profit is operating legally in the state of CA.
  • The non-profit's address for the year 2020 is listed as 7807 SOQUEL DRIVE, APTOS, CA, 95003 in the filing.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit organization for 2020 reports 25 employees.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $7,656,191.
  • The organization has 19 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1982.
  • The organization pays $2,039,238 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $468,612 in fundraising expenses.