SCCCU Launches Second Annual RETURN THE FAVOR Giving Campaign to Support 12 Local Non-Profit Organizations

October 6, 2021

The Credit Union's Board of Directors approved a matching gift program to support 12 local non-profit organizations in Santa Cruz County. For every dollar people donate to one of these non-profit organizations, the Credit Union will match that gift up to $50,000 (total for all organizations).
“Building upon last year’s RETURN THE FAVOR campaign, we’re continuing our focus to help those most vulnerable in our community. Our collective efforts to provide much-needed support to our local non-profit organizations will give substantial relief to so many in need,” stated Beth Carr, President/CEO of SCCCU. “We’re grateful for the generosity of our Board of Directors in allowing us to provide a matching program this year. We have so many wonderful community members who give freely to so many important causes and organizations. Now we can add to any gift they give to one of our participating non-profit organizations and make an even greater impact in our community.”
For this year’s campaign, which runs through November 30, 2021, the Credit Union selected 12 non-profit organizations that aligned closely with its mission of providing economic justice for all. Here is a list of the participating non-profit organizations: 
  • Community Action Board (CAB)
  • Community Bridges
  • Diversity Center
  • El Pájaro CDC
  • Grey Bears
  • Housing Matters
  • Homeless Garden Project
  • Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes
  • Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
  • SC Volunteer Center
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Valley Churches United
“We’d like to encourage everyone to join us in donating to one of these participating non-profit organizations. Our goal is to return the favor so each organization can continue to thrive and provide much-needed support to our community,” said Carr.
You can easily donate online or stop by any SCCCU branch. The Credit Union will accept donations through November 30, 2021.