University Station Alliance

Linking public broadcasting stations and their university partners since 2001

Mission Statement – Community Foundation Santa Crux County

The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County promotes philanthropy to make greater Santa Cruz County a better place to live, now and in the future.

To fulfill our mission, the Community Foundation:

  • Builds permanently endowed funds contributed by many individuals and institutions,
  • 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.

Our Principles

We will:

  • Invest donor funds responsibly to preserve capital, provide growth, and earn income for grantmaking,
  • Create and encourage ways of giving that meet the philanthropic and financial goals of a broad spectrum of donors,
  • Promote the effective delivery of programs and services,
  • Anticipate, identify, and assist in addressing needs that are new, unmet, or not widely recognized, and
  • Foster understanding and cooperation among diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio- economic groups.