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Community Partnerships

At Santa Cruz Community Credit Union (SCCCU), we are passionate about contributing to lasting social and economic justice.  Increasing access to capital for under-served people has been at the heart of the SCCCU's mission and we are continually seeking avenues to develop products and services that benefit our members and our community at risk.

We have always supported microenterprise through our lending services locally. Microenterprise is generally defined as small businesses with five or fewer employees, requiring startup capital of less than $25,000. Lending to small businesses is widely viewed as a strategy of poverty alleviation and we are proud to develop innovative programs to increase lending to small businesses.

Because of our passion, we encourage our members to support real change by supporting one of our many partnerships listed below. Please click on the organizations’ links below to read more and support their important work personally and financially.

2018 Free Tax Preparation Calendar

Get all the credits and refunds you deserve. Brought to you by Project Scout. Supported by Santa Cruz Community Credit Union. For tax site information call 2-1-1 or Project SCOUT at (831) 724-2606.
Click here for a full schedule.

What to bring:

  • Photo ID

  • Social Security cards  or ITIN cards for each person on your  tax return

  • W-2, 1099, 1098 forms for all jobs held in 2017

  • Child care costs for 2017 & provider information

  • A voided check for direct deposit (optional)

  • Copy  of 2016 tax return (not required, but  helpful)

2018 Calendario de Servicio Gratuito de Preparación de Impuestos

Obtenga todos los créditos y reembolsos que tiene derecho a recibir. Para obtener información sobre los centros de impuestos, llame al 2-1-1 o llame gratuitamente al (831) 724-2606.
Haga clic aquí para obtener un horario completo.

  • Documentos Necesarios:

  • Identificación con foto

  • Tarjetas de seguro  social o números  de contribución de contribuyente individual (ITIN) de cada persona en su declaración de impuestos

  • Formularios W-2, 1099 y 1098 correspondientes a todos  los trabajos que haya tenido  en 2017

  • Costos de cuidado  de hijos durante el 2017 e información sobre el proveedor

  • Un cheque nulo para depósito directo (opcional)

  • Copia del formulario tributario  del 2016 (útil pero no imprescindible)

El Pájaro Community Development Corporation

El Pájaro Community Development Corporation (EPCDC) has more than 20 years’ experience serving the development of micro-businesses in our community by helping low-income minority entrepreneurs.  El Pájaro helps create economic opportunities by providing instruction, bilingual/bicultural business training, business incubation, and professional consulting and coaching. EPCDC is best known for its successful operation of the Plaza Vigil Business Incubator Program in Watsonville. To learn more, please visit their website

Santa Cruz Community Ventures

SCCV equips people in our community with tools to achieve lasting financial security and independence. SCCV aims to create an inclusive economy in the region through financial capability, wealth accumulation, and advocacy with an approach that is family centered, youth focused and culturally appropriate. Visit to learn more.

How You Can Help

Help make a difference! Support the programs above and make a real impact in our community. Your tax-deductible donations can help protect vulnerable members of our community from debt cycles and predatory lenders. Click on the links above to make a difference in the lives of others.