City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium was built in 1939 and dedicated in 1940. The entrance's brick walkway is flanked by…More granite columns. The auditorium is a regular venue for large Santa Cruz events, including the Cabrillo Music Festival and bouts by the Santa Cruz Derby Girls. Luminaries who have spoken or performed at the Civic Auditorium include the Dalai Lama, Bob Dylan and Ray Charles.
Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (FSCPL) is a nonprofit organization that supports the local public…More libraries and the book mobile. The organization offers programs, services and media to all the Santa Cruz Public Library branches. It additionally holds a big book sale twice annually at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Santa Cruz-based Resource Center for Nonviolence is a peace and social justice organization that promotes the…More principles of nonviolent social change. Established in 1976, the center provides educational programs in the history, theory, methodology, and nonviolence practice as a force for personal and social change.
Hope Services 220 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Hope Services is committed to helping people with developmental disabilities. Its services include employment and…More training programs, professional counseling, children's services and senior help. Call today to learn more about Hope's donors and volunteers or with any other inquiry.
Stratton Counseling Services 1414 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 In a professional, confidential and welcoming environment, Stratton Counseling Services provides mental health services…More for individuals, couples and families. The non-profit agency provides counseling for anger, addiction, trauma, substance abuse and other issues.
Save Our Shores 345 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Save Our Shores was formed in the late 1970s to combat the placement of offshore oil rigs along the Central Coast. The…More group of volunteers works tirelessly to protect and preserve the coastline of Central California. It also coordinates annual beach cleanups that draw thousands of volunteers.
Ecology Action 877 Cedar St Ste 240, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Ecology Action is an environmental consultancy that provides educational programming throughout the Santa Cruz area. The…More programs are designated for individuals, businesses and schools and relate to climate, community, pollution prevention and energy efficiency. This nonprofit organization also offers bike programming and recycling services.
Adoption Paths 578 Spinnaker Ct, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Adoption Paths offers information and consultations for prospective parents who are interested in adoption.…More The staff provides education and workshops to guide families through the adoption process. Services are available locally and nationwide.
Central California Writing Project 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA95064 The Central California Writing Project is an organization that manages a variety of classes, workshops and events…More operating in support of youth interested in learning to improve academic and personal writing projects. Programs available include the Young Writers Academy, digital storytelling, literature study groups and more.
Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center 2750 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen the minds and bodies of children…More and teens. It also offers dance classes in a bilingual setting for 4 and 5 year olds.
Capacitar International 212 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Capacitar is a community organization focused on healing. The group is "committed to communities affected by violence,…More poverty and trauma, uniting people across borders in solidarity, understanding and reconciliation," according to its website.
Meals on Wheels 1777 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Meals on Wheels, located in Live Oak, serves the elderly residents of the area through a partnership with the Live Oak…More Senior Center, conveniently located next door on the same property. Meals are served weekdays at 4pm inside.
Rising International 300 Potrero St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Rising International is dedicated to promoting ownership of craft-based businesses by women in impoverished areas of…More developed and developing nations. The organization focuses on women in high-risk areas such as refugees, homeless women, those with HIV/AIDs and former slaves in former war-torn regions.
People Power 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95060 People Power is a nonprofit organization focused on "sensible transportation for Santa Cruz County," according to its…More website. People Power urges people to try nonmotorized transportation, including bicycles, tricycle, skateboards and walking. The group wants to see less dependence on automobiles and oil and more use of human-powered transportation.
Senior Network Services 1777a Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Senior Network Services was established to help seniors and people with disabilities find support services. The…More organization prints a directory of resources based in Santa Cruz. The directory's contents are also available on the Senior Network Services website. Listings include community centers, employment programs, health support, housing and more.<strong></strong>
Coastal Watershed Council 345 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 A non-profit corporation, the Coastal Watershed Council was founded in 1995. The Council believes the creation of…More community-run watershed stewardship programs are the key to preserving and protecting coastal watersheds. In addition to stewardship programs, the Watershed Council also works on community outreach and education programs. An advocacy program works with other agencies to monitor water quality.
Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab 100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab is a working marine laboratory featuring tours with exhibit halls, an aquarium, touch…More tanks, an overlook, gift shop, and views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The center hosts the world's largest whale skeleton, full-size elephant seal sculptures and more.
St. Francis Catholic Kitchen 205 Mora St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 For more than 25 years, the St. Francis Soup Kitchen has served meals to the homeless and hungry of Santa Cruz. The…More kitchen is located off River Street near the Old Sash Mill and feeds 190 people on a daily basis. The premises also offer showers, which are open two hours a day. An outdoor patio offers a bike parking area. A row of benches lines one wall of the patio.
Listen Foundation 303 Potrero St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Listen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The…More foundation's programs include running two group homes for autistic youth ages 9 to 21 who have severe behavioral issues. Another four homes provide supported living for autistic adults. The foundation is also focused on the education needs of autistic children, and helps those who are not served by the constraints of a traditional public education.
The Salvation Army 721 Laurel St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 If you're looking for a community-works program or just want to make a donation, the Salvation Army is always there to…More help you. This Salvation Army center focuses on programs and not the selling of goods. The center provides food for the community from Monday to Thursday of every week. It offers food bags consisting of either dry foods or vegetables.
Habitat for Humanity 1007 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Each Habitant for Humanity aims to make a difference in its community. The Santa Cruz chapter is no different--it is a…More nonprofit organization that helps build houses that are affordable for poverty-stricken people. The homes are purchased by the families who make a down payment and pay monthly mortgages and are offered with zero interest. Homeowners are accessed by their ability to repay the non-profit, zero-interest mortgage. Call to volunteer or for more information.
Veterans of Foreign Wars 2259 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 The Veterans of Foreign Wars is a membership-based fraternal organization for combat veterans. A full bar is open…More evenings to members. Wednesday night features Thai dinners and dart games. A hall for up to 200 people can be rented out to the public. An outdoor patio, featuring a barbecue area, is a short walk to a newly installed horseshoe pit.
International Health Programs 210 High St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 International Health Programs has operated a training center in Santa Cruz since the early 1970s. The organization's…More training programs address critical health issues across the globe. More than 6,300 people have received training in a plethora of languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian. Currently, IHP's primary collaborators include UC-Berkeley, UC-San Francisco and several Planned Parenthood affiliates.
Youth Services in Santa Cruz 709 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Youth Services in Santa Cruz provides counseling and support services to children, adolescents, young adults…More and families. Services include drug and alcohol abuse programs, prevention and counseling for homeless, immigrant, homeless and LGBT teens as well as those with problems with the law.
Santa Cruz Elks Lodge 150 Jewell St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Santa Cruz Elks Lodge offers a place for Elks members to gather. It works closely with the community through special…More programs, sponsorships, fundraisers and special events. The location hosts weekly bingo games and dinners, as well as birthday nights and community events. A calendar of local events is available at the website listed.
Monterey Bay Conservancy 501 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Monterey Bay Conservancy is passionate about water. The nonprofit group is focused on fighting the overuse of…More Monterey Bay's groundwater. According to its Web site, the group's mission is "to heighten awareness about our regional water situation." The conservancy seeks a self-sustaining use of the area's water resources.