Supported Charities

Throughout the years, the DSA has also supported many other community organizations by either making cash donations or providing services and volunteers to help organize and/or work at their fundraising events.

To help us better serve you and our community we share, please feel free to join our mission by participating in any of our events or donating toward our cause.


Santa Cruz SPCA

spca"The Santa Cruz SPCA is committed to ensuring the best possible quality of life for animals and to promote respect and reverence for all. We strive to prevent cruelty to animals, to stop pet overpopulation, to promote community responsibility and for the humane care, treatment and well-being of all animals through adoption, education, information, and action." - Santa Cruz SPCA


watsonvilleanimalshelterWatsonville Animal Shelter

"The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter began serving the community in July of 2002 when the Santa Cruz SPCA stopped providing animal care and control service to local governments. (The Santa Cruz SPCA continues to serve the community but they no longer provide animal control services.) They are run entirely on donations, and they focus on placing unwanted animals into new homes and humane education." - Watsonville Animal Shelter


ymcaThe YMCA

"We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive." - The YMCA


Koa logoKOA Camps

"KOA is committed to great people. That’s why we created community programs that support the Scouts, benefit children with severe illness and empower our own Yellow Shirts, as a way to give back to the communities we love." - KOA Camps


elkslodgeSanta Cruz County Elks Lodges

"Located on the Central California coastline, beautiful Santa Cruz is home to California's last remaining seaside amusement park, the historical Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk." - Santa Cruz County Elks Lodges



Camp Hammer Science Camp

camphammer"Our mission is simple: To build biblical relationships upward and outward. We believe that life is primarily relational in nature, and we strive to facilitate Christian growth upward toward God and outward toward others. We accomplish this in three basic ways: reaching, building, and serving." - Camp Hammer Science Camp


secondharvestSecond Harvest Food Bank

"Our mission is to end hunger and malnutrition by educating and involving the community. Our vision is to use 95 cents of every dollar for program services while increasing the distribution of healthy foods and nutrition education." - Second Harvest Food Bank


makeawishMake A Wish Foundation

"We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy." - Make A Wish Foundation



nleomfNational Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)

"The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety." - NLEOMF


cpomfCalifornia Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation (CPOMF)

"The California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to recognize and honor California's peace officers who gave their lives "In The Line of Duty" serving the citizens of this great state, and provide support to the family members left behind." - CPOMF


OGHOfficers' Give Hope (OGH)

"Officers Give Hope is a multi-agency law enforcement effort dedicated to hosting marrow donor drives in the hopes of finding a match for those patients awaiting a life-saving transplant. Officers Give Hope has located donors for patients throughout the United States suffering from leukemia and other blood diseases. Those who have participated in the donation process have described it as an incredible experience." - Officers' Give Hope

 


The Monte Foundation

"The Monte Foundation was started by Marcus Monte as a way of thanking the community for their support of the Monte Family business Deluxe Foods of Aptos. There is no paid staff. The office is part of Deluxe Foods of Aptos corporate offices. There is no overhead for the Foundation, other than the costs associated with putting on an event for thirty thousand people, with the largest fireworks display in Santa Cruz County." - The Monte Foundation


Barrios Undidos

"From its inception, the focus of Barrios Unidos has been on building an organizational base to support the peace movement rather than simply building an agency. The long-term vision of Barrios Unidos' founders is to establish an Institute for Peace and Community Development based in Santa Cruz and focused on supporting an organized peace movement and community development effort in California and eventually throughout the United States.
The ultimate goal of the Institute is to transform the most impoverished and disenfranchised sectors of society—our ghettos and barrios which are currently plagued by poverty, violence and internal conflict—into peaceful and prosperous communities in which human, natural, technological, and financial resources are fully developed and utilized for the individual and social well-being of all members of society." - Barrios Unidos


Walnut Ave. Women's Center

"The Walnut Avenue Women’s Center provides a variety of services for the purpose of helping women to improve their life situations. The organization is women-centered, seeking to put women’s experiences at the center of our thinking. We provide services which empower and inform women, their children and their families, enabling those we serve to realize their potential in all aspects of their lives. Our Mission: To provide high quality support and services so that women, children, and families will have the opportunities and skills to thrive." - The Walnut Ave. Women's Center


Santa Cruz Public Libraries

"The Santa Cruz Public Libraries is a City-County library system providing library services to Santa Cruz County, California. Its ten branch libraries and bookmobile serve all of Santa Cruz County with the exception of the City of Watsonville, which maintains its own library." - Santa Cruz Public Libraries


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