Businesses are an integral part of our daily lives. They are pathways to economic mobility and the backbone of our local economies through the jobs, services, and goods they offer. This makes our local businesses critical to addressing the income and wealth gaps putting our community’s diversity, identity, and ability to thrive at risk.
At Santa Cruz Community Ventures we believe that businesses that are local, democratically run, take care of our environment and workforce, and whose products and services contribute to our well-being are businesses worth building and investing in.
A Community Investment Fund can 1) accelerate local investment and capital while facilitating the growth businesses that contribute to our well-being, including worker cooperatives; and 2) provide an investment vehicle for local people to build wealth, regardless of their income or access to other financial products.
Support Our Fund
Santa Cruz Community Ventures is seeking donors, investors, partners, and business owners interested in making this a reality. Are you one of them? Let’s meet and discuss how you can be part of the initiative to build a New Economy right here in Santa Cruz.
David Brown, Co-Op SC
Caitlin Brune, Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust
Doron Comerchero, Food What?!
Carlos Palacios, Santa Cruz County Administrator Officer
Marc Rand, Community Capital Advisors
Jorge Reguerin, Santa Cruz County Bank
Nina Simon, MAH
Sibley Verbeck, New Way Homes
Rob Yanagida, Sustainable Law Center
David Apgar, GoalScreen
Michele A. Bassi, Light House Bank
Janet DeCosta, Driscolls
Institutional affiliation is provided for identification purposes only and does not constitute institutional endorsement.