Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds FoundationIn January 2016 we changed are name from the Santa Cruz County Fair Heritage Foundation to the Fairgrounds Foundation.
The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 2002. The Foundation raises funds through donations, special events, beverage sales, grants, planned giving and sponsorship’s. Through its community connections, it has assumed a major role in keeping the community aware of activities and improvements at the Fairgrounds.The Foundation supports the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, one of the treasures of the Central Coast – providing a unique venue for recreation, education, science, sports and charitable activities that enrich our community. It is utilized by companies, individuals, schools and community groups year-round. The Fairgrounds also plays an important role as an evacuation center for people and animals in the tri-county area in the event of a disaster, such as fire, earthquake and flooding.