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Community Donations

Donations Program Suspended

The extended closure of the Boardwalk’s rides, indoor arcades, midway games and miniature golf due to COVID-19 has forced us to make the difficult decision to suspend our charitable giving program. Supporting our community is a fundamental value of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We are eagerly looking forward to the day we can resume making donations.

Thank you for your interest in a charitable contribution from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We have proudly supported the Santa Cruz community for over 100 years and that tradition continues today.
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Our charitable giving is prioritized in four main areas:

  1. Youth Development – Community-based programs that support the positive development of children, pre-teens, and teenagers through education, athletics, cultural, and health and wellness related activities.
  2. Community Development – Programs that focus on addressing specific community needs affecting at-risk/low income populations that do not have the resources to meet these needs on their own.
  3. Environmental Sustainability – Programs that work to preserve and protect Santa Cruz’s natural resources. Priority is given to programs that focus on marine and coastal related issues.
  4. Arts & Culture – Programs that promote and develop arts and cultural activities in Santa Cruz County.
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Due to the high volume of requests we receive each year, we are unable to support requests from outside Santa Cruz County.

Requesting a Donation

To request a donation from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for your Santa Cruz County school or non-profit organization, please send a letter on your organization’s letterhead to or Attn: Donations, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Your letter should include:

  1. Name and address of organization including contact information for official representative
  2. Basic information about your organization
  3. Reason for requesting a donation
  4. Name, date, and basic information about your fundraising event and any deadlines

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