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Our Mission

The Santa Cruz Education Foundation is a community organization promoting excellence in Santa Cruz City Schools by developing and enhancing programs so that all students can realize their full potential.

Although other area organizations raise funds for specific groups of students, the Santa Cruz Education Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to serving all students in Santa Cruz City Schools.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Help out your local community and help forward our mission!
Community members and families can donate on a recurring or one-time basis.

corporate sponsors


Are you a local business looking to sponsor education?
Show your support for the community and belong to our tiered donation group!

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Eddy Awards

Every year we recognize excellence in public education - our teachers, parent volunteers, educational programs, individual schools and unsung heroes. In addition, the Roseann Coonerty Layne Inspiring Teaching Award recognizes 7th through 12th grade teachers who teach writing, history, social studies, government, civics or any other writing-intensive course.

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Upcoming Events

The Eddy Awards ceremony has been postponed. Updated information will be posted here.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Support Santa Cruz Public Education

The Foundation raises private funds to support a wide range of programs in Santa Cruz public schools so that students are exposed to a diverse and rich public education.