Why United Way of Santa Cruz County?
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We make every dollar you give to do more for people who need help most, right here, right now.

We are a organization made up of community volunteers from across Santa Cruz County, so we are uniquely qualified to objectively assess local needs and fund the best programs to meet those needs. We pool resources to maximize impact, and we carefully measure results.

Giving is a personal decision.  Your contribution is an investment, and your investment in United Way of Santa Cruz County will make a major impact on local recipients while also giving you personal satisfaction. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, and when people have good health.

  • United Way of Santa Cruz County has been in this community for 70 years and stands for Advancing the Common Good to improve lives and create opportunities for a good life for all.  READ MORE                     
  • One in four people benefit from United Way of Santa Cruz County funded programs each year.
  • You can be confident that dollars raised in Santa Cruz County stay in Santa Cruz County.
  • You can be confident that your United Way is fiscally responsible.
  • You can be confident that we will never sell or give your infomation to third parties. Your online donation is secure.

Join the thousands of your neighbors throughout the county that are a part of the Santa Cruz LIVE UNITED movement.  Give Now.   THANK YOU!


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