Community Involvement

Santa Cruz County Bank staff at a fundraiser

Reinvesting In Our community

Santa Cruz County Bank is a locally-owned and headquartered commercial bank in Santa Cruz County. Our clients, employees, and friends live and work here and consider Santa Cruz County "home." As a local business and as residents ourselves, we understand that the strength of our community and our local economy directly affects our livelihood and the livelihood of everyone we serve. We are committed to long-term community building through our involvement in supporting local businesses and organizations that provide services for the benefit of our community.

At Santa Cruz County Bank, we reinvest back into the community through volunteerism, as well as serving on the Boards and Committees of local non-profit groups, service clubs, Chambers and charitable organizations. Our Directors, management team and employees are actively involved in numerous activities and generously give their time, their energy, and their talent.

Santa Cruz County Bank has a Community Benefit Program for donation requests. To submit a Community Benefit Program request to the Bank, please refer to our guideline link provided below. For more information regarding the Bank's community involvement, contact Mary Anne Carson, 457.5003 ext 2118.

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Guidelines

Eligible organizations must be non-profit, tax-exempt as defined in section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code, a public service organization or institution, or a not-for-profit organization. Based on the number of requests we receive, each qualified request will be evaluated on the Bank’s key funding priorities; the overall community benefit; and the relationship to the Bank.

Additional Opportunities

Volunteers - Santa Cruz County Bank staff members are in the community participating and volunteering for many worthy projects. If your organization could benefit from our volunteers, send us a letter describing your organization and the assistance you need.

In-Kind Donations - Santa Cruz County Bank makes in kind donations to non-profit organizations. Requests should be sent in writing with and outline of items being requested and a description of where and when they will be distributed; or how they will be used.

Our Key Funding Priorities

Health, Human Services and Community Development
Organizations that promote wellness and stability, particularly in regard to benefiting low-to-moderate income individuals, seniors and minorities.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form

Applicants may also submit a cover letter and pertinent organization or program material by mail. If necessary, we will request additional specific information from the applicant. Please submit request no later than 60 days preceding the event. Please review our Community Benefit Program Info & Guidelines (pdf file) for more information.

Send completed applications to:

Santa Cruz County Bank
Attn: Community Benefit Program
75 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Community Engagement Highlights

United Way

United Way Stuff the Bus Campaign

Santa Cruz County Bank has sponsored and participated in the Stuff the Bus back-to-school supplies campaign since its inception. Each year Team SCCB helps stuff backpacks with school supplies for thousands of local children who're experiencing homelessness and/or extreme hardships.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank

Every holiday season Santa Cruz County Bank participates in Second Harvest Food Bank's Holiday Food Drive where every $1 raised creates four meals.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Toss for Kids' Sake

Santa Cruz County Bank proudly supports Big Brothers Big Sisters and their one-to-one mentoring program which has served over 6,500 youth in our community over nearly 40 years.

Scotts Valley Chamber

Art, Wine and Beer Festival

Santa Cruz County Bank is a proud member of all our local Chambers of Commerce and Team SCCB enjoys volunteering to support fellow Chamber members and their businesses.

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

Santa Cruz County Bank volunteers to raise funds (for ACS) which supports cancer patients and their families, as well as funding for the detection and treatment of cancer.

Jacob's Heart

Full Hearts Grocery Program

Bags of groceries (fresh produce and staples) for local families experiencing hardships caused by childhood cancer, were packed by Santa Cruz County Bank and the SC Warriors.

Monarch Services

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile provides an amazing opportunity for us to reach our community and create more awareness around sexual assault.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Santa Cruz County Bank has a team at the Santa Cruz Relay For Life event every year! All proceeds raised benefit the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Beth Bowman, Development Director for Habitat for Humanity stated, "These three affordable town homes are 90 hours closer to completion thanks to Santa Cruz County Bank."

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