Below is a list of some of the local organizations which 
Lighthouse Bank, our Directors and Employees have generously supported.


American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Aptos Sports Foundation
Baymonte School
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Stick Surfing Association
BirchBark Foundation
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation
Boomerang Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz
Cabrillo College Foundation
California State Parks Foundation
Clean Oceans Project
Coastanoa Commons
Community Bridges
Community Housing Land Trust
Community Life Services
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
Dominican Hospital Foundation
Ecology Action
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast
Freedom Rotary Foundation
Friends of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation
Gateway School
GhostRyders Watermens Club
Grey Bears
Habitat for Humanity
Happy Valley Elementary School
Harbor High School
Health Improvement Partnership
Helping Hands
Homeless Garden Project
Homeless Services Center
Hope Services
Hospice of Santa Cruz County
Human Care Alliance
Imagine Supported Living Service
Jacob’s Heart
Janus of Santa Cruz
Kids on Broadway
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
LEO's Haven
Life Lab Science Program
Long Marine Lab
Meals on Wheels
Monte Foundation
Mount Madonna School
Muscular Dystrophy Association
MAH @ the McPherson Center
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Organic Farming Research
Pacific Collegiate School
Pajaro Valley Chamber
Salvation Army Santa Cruz Corps
Sanctuary Exploration Center
Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club
Santa Cruz County Bar Association
Santa Cruz County Fair Heritage Foundation
Santa Cruz County Soccer Fund
Santa Cruz County Symphony Association
Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association
Santa Cruz Gals Softball
Santa Cruz G-Ball
Santa Cruz Little League
Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary
Santa Clara Rotary Foundation
Save our Shores
Second Harvest Food Bank
Senior Citizens Legal Services
Tannery Arts Center
United Way of Santa Cruz County
Vine Hill Elementary School
Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County
Walnut Avenue Women & Family Center
Youth for Environmental Sanity



As a locally owned and headquartered bank, we carry a deep sense of responsibility when it comes to the development and economic health of our communities. The Board, management, and staff of Lighthouse Bank are dedicated to providing support and assistance to organizations that help make a difference in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties. Members of the Lighthouse Bank family actively participate in our community in a variety of ways. We are involved with numerous non-profit organizations, participate at many fundraising events, and donate our time volunteering for charitable organizations and in the schools. It is important to us that the organizations we support make a difference in the quality of life in the communities that we serve.

Our Key Funding Priorities:

Youth & Education:
We support programs that ensure a good education and improve the health and safety of children and young adults

The Arts:
We encourage community-based arts organizations that add diversity and culture in.

Community Development:
Organizations that promote wellness and stability, particularly in regard to benefiting low-to-moderate income individuals, seniors and minorities.


Eligible organizations must be non-profit, tax-exempt as defined in section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code, a public service organization or institution, or a not-for-profit organization. Political and religious organizations are eligible when they are providing a needed social service. Based on the number of requests we receive, each qualified request will be evaluated on the bank’s key funding priorities as outlined above; the overall community benefit; and the relationship to the bank or bank representative. With limited funds, Lighthouse Bank clients will be given priority.

Additional Opportunities:

In-Kind Donations
Lighthouse Bank makes in kind donations to non-profit organizations. Requests should be sent in writing with and outline of items being requested and a description of where and when they will be distributed; or how they will be used.

Lighthouse Bank staff members are in the community participating and volunteering for many worthy projects. If your organization could benefit from our volunteers, send us a letter describing your organization and the assistance you need.

How to apply:
Please send us a signed and completed
application. Applicants may also submit a cover letter and pertinent organization or program material. If necessary, we will request additional specific information from the applicant. Please submit request no later than 60 days preceding the event.

Send competed applications to:
Lighthouse Bank

Attn: Brianna Carabba
PO Box 8317
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8317







Our Mission Statement:

Lighthouse Bank is committed to providing superior personalized banking products and services. We are dedicated to creating financial benefit for our clients, professional growth for our employees and financial prosperity for our owners and community.