|Santa Cruz Derby Girls and their members are dedicated to community involvement by joining forces with local organizations to provide volunteer support and help strengthen our bond with the Santa Cruz Community. The Community First committee facilitates, organizes, and directs the league in the support of our community.
|By working together, your non-profit and the Santa Cruz Derby Girls can leverage each other’s audiences to raise money for your cause, and spread the word about our community’s local philanthropies. In addition to providing volunteer support within our community, we feature a non-profit at each home game bout which receives mention in our program and also includes a portion of our proceeds. If you have any questions you may contact
Our 2013 Featured Non-Profits!
The BALANCE organization will address the needs of children with severe disabilities in a collaborative model with private organizations, parents and public schools working together. Individuals will benefit from support in the areas of nutrition, educational therapies and alternative education.
Homeless Services Center (HSC) is dedicated to providing a pathway out of homelessness for families and individuals living in Santa Cruz County.
|May 11th||Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres has a 35 year history in Santa Cruz County of providing advocacy and services to women and children affected by violence. Those services include court accompaniments, restraining order assistance, counseling, emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, outreach and education, and support groups. WCS~DdM is the only rape crisis center in Santa Cruz County and includes an emergency response team. All services are available in Spanish and English and are free or low cost.
Our mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault by providing intervention and prevention services in a culturally sensitive way. We serve over 1,500 clients each year empowering domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to take back their lives and thrive. We provide prevention programs in the local jr. high schools and high schools to educate children about healthy relationships, reaching thousands of students each year.
We are committed to serving as leaders for social change for the benefit of the community through advocacy, shaping policy and collaborating with community partners.
||Over the last 30 years, Save Our Shores has been responsible for key accomplishments such as preventing offshore oil drilling in Central Coast waters, helping to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, preventing local cruise ship pollution, and bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common solutions to ocean issues. Today we focus on educating youth about our watersheds, tackling plastic pollution on our beaches and rivers, advocating for plastic-free communities, managing Annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, running our nationally renowned DockWalker program, and providing our community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards!
||Imagines’ mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities through service and advocacy. Imagine is a non-profit 501C3 organization providing Supported Living and Home and Community Based Waiver services to adults with developmental and other disabilities living in Santa Cruz County. We also have a Resource Lending Library full of assistive products, communication devices and informational materials to share with the greater community!
As many as 600 local children each year live in the Santa Cruz County dependency system because of parental abuse or neglect. Each day they face uncertainty and trauma, their lives a sea of ever-changing professionals who –although well-meaning- are nonetheless strangers; police, social workers, foster parents, therapists, judges, lawyers and many others.
This is where CASA steps in. For more than 200 of these children each year, one person is consistently there; a caring person whose focus is solely on them, a person whose reassuring presence does not change; the child's volunteer CASA Advocate.
||The Santa Cruz Education Foundation works to ensure that the 7,000 students at our 10 campuses – in kindergarten through high school – have an outstanding educational experience. We believe that every child deserves an excellent neighborhood school. The Santa Cruz Education Foundation (SCEF) supports our schools through advocacy, outreach and fundraising.
||The Walnut Avenue Women’s Center is a strength-based family resource center located in Santa Cruz, CA. Walnut Avenue Women’s Center provides a kaleidoscope of programs and services including: Domestic Violence Services, Family Literacy Program, Early Education Center, Youth Services and a Community & Resource Development Department.