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March 2023 Resources

Welcome to Nonprofit Connection's monthly newsletter of timely information 
All of this information plus the Resources you need are available on our Website and updated regularly on our Facebook Page and LinkedIn.
Arts Council of Santa Cruz County: 
Need funding to fuel your next creative project, advance your artistic skill set or develop the business side of your art? Our spring grant cycle opened on February 15 with Create and Develop grants available to artists and organizations. 💚
Find out more info by visiting our website and downloading the guidelines.➡️ Applications are open through March 22 🎨
ATTN: Aptos, PV, & WHS Students - Scholarships are now OPEN!
In partnership with PVUSD, CHT administers annual scholarships for students who aspire to work in Clinical Professions, Public Health, Behavioral Health, or Environmental Health.
Contact Nicole Morasca at for more information. Applications DUE: Friday, May 5, 2023!
"The leading grant website in the funding industry"

GrantWatch is the online resource for grants for nonprofits, government agencies, municipalities, foundations, corporations, small businesses, and individuals. More than 200,000 nonprofits, businesses, and individuals visit each month and also read GrantsNews, a blog that offers late-breaking grant and fundraising news.

Local and Statewide Resources
211 United Way of Santa Cruz County

March Bilingual Family Resource Calendar
Monthly calendar of food distributions
and essential resources*.

*Please call Second Harvest Community Food Hotline for the latest updates 831.662.0991
211/Other Information: 
  • 211 Annual Report can be found here
  • FREE application assistance locations in Santa Cruz County to apply for Medi-Cal, Covered California, CalFRESH, and WIC. (Attached flyer)
  • Public Charge Rule went into effect on December 22, 2022. The Children’s Partnership are providing “a community-friendly Public Charge Roadmap for community members to better understand public charge, when it applies and when it doesn’t” and a helpful flyer that explains the “three major types of plans for enrolling into a health program: Public, Private, and Employer.”  
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County:
Community Resources for Storm Relief
Share Information: We’ve been working closely with local partners:
Community Bridges, Community Action Board, Catholic Charities, United Policyholders, and Resource Conservation District to share information about storm relief. Volunteer: Sign up with the Volunteer Center and get connected to where you can help.
Learn about your community's health and wellness. Compare indicators for your community against state averages, county values, and target goals. Discover areas of excellence and improvement in your community.
Santa Cruz Health Information Organization
We provide the technology systems to efficiently support the exchange and integration of health and social information into the care process for healthier communities. Learn more.
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Santa Cruz County businesses, incl. NONPROFITS and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration. The declaration covers Santa Cruz county due to the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that began Dec. 27, 2022. Please see more information and share broadly.
Stay Informed: Visit the Public Health Coronavirus Website, including the Signs and Media LibraryEmployer Webpage, and Informacion en Espanol, for the latest information, updates, and guidance related to COVID-19.
You can also call 2-1-1 or text “covid19” to 211211 with questions in English or Spanish. Follow us on social media: Visit Santa Cruz County Public Health on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates:
1/24/2023 - Park Prescriptions Lead the Way for Health Equity in Santa Cruz County (Including our own County Park Friends!)
Beginning on 12/30/22 the County suffered widespread flooding and damage through a series of significant storms. The EOC is activated to help protect the life and safety of county residents and the community, including through sheltering, disaster services and support to local agencies. OR3 was created in 2020 to improve our community’s emergency response, elevate our disaster awareness, and prepare for increases in extreme weather due to climate change - beyond traditional emergency operations to create a full-service division to help our community prepare for disasters, respond during emergencies, and assist with recovery.
CompassPoint helps leaders, nonprofit organizations, and
movements committed to social justice realize their full power. 

We offer leadership trainings that cover a wide range of topics relevant to leadership in the nonprofit and social justice space, including supervision, fundraising, coaching skills, time management, and conflict resolution.

  • The Count's new budget website has three main objectives:
    • Provide a clear link between the County Strategic Plan, the County Operational Plan, and the Proposed Budget. 
    • Provide greater access to the public. 
    • Provide greater detail than ever before.
If you have additional questions or need assistance,
please email us at
Resources for Survivors of Hate and
Bias Incidents or Crimes
Created by Santa Cruz County United for
Safe and Inclusive Communities

The Countywide Collaborative Anti-Hate Initiative is an informal collaborative group that works to reduce hate and bias across Santa Cruz County and strengthen our response when incidents do occur. Read more.
Community Foundation of Monterey County
Guide to Leadership Transitions

How can nonprofit organizations best support healthy, successful executive transitions?

However you do good in the world, there's something for you at TechSoup - once you have your own EIN!! See how TechSoup can equip you with transformative technology products, knowledge, and services, including Fiverr Freelancers:Vetted Expertise On Demand for a new logo or an additional grant writer

Land Acknowledgment Resources
For writing and using land acknowledgements
Honor Native Land (PDF) Land Acknowledgement (PDF)
The Santa Cruz County Long Term Recovery Group is a collaboration of nonprofit, faith-based, local, state and national organizations that share information and resources to help address the needs of individuals and families affected by the CZU Lightning Complex Fires, ONLY. See their Facebook Page
Behind Every Employer
The Business Resource Network
A talented group of business experts that are well connected in the community and leverage public/private funding and resources to keep Santa Cruz companies competitive!  Available to nonprofits, too!
Workforce Santa Cruz County is pleased to share the Santa Cruz County 2022 State of the Workforce Report.  The report provides the most recent information on the state of the local workforce and economy.  Click here to view the report and other useful publications.

Nonprofit Consultant Directory Monterey Bay  
Please note: January 2021, the Community Foundations 
suspended any updates or additions to the Directory for now.

Consultants and firms provide their own listing here and have not been vetted by the community foundations. Consider these Tips for Working Effectively with Consultants.

A new Consultants MeetUp started in February 2023,
stay tuned for details.

Our Nonprofit Members believe in the power of collaboration and resource sharing to strengthen everyone’s ability to meet the challenges of providing excellent programs and services to our community. 
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