Santa Cruz Gives

Santa Cruz Gives is currently closed. We hope to be chosen to participate in 2024.


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, 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.


November 16th - December 31st


As a local nonprofit organization serving school districts, young people, and families, we understand the strain on personal and organizational finances caused by the health crisis and devastating natural disasters. Still, like many non-profit organizations, we depend upon community giving to sponsor many of our amazing programs.

Here is a snapshot of BalanceSCC programs currently supporting the Santa Cruz community:


If you're a fundraiser:

Spread the word, share our social media posts, text and email friends and family.

Direct your friends and family to so they can read more about Santa Cruz Gives and donate on your behalf!

If you're a donor:

Click HERE to donate directly via the Santa Cruz Gives portal.