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Support the Youth Symphony!

Please support this wonderful opportunity for young musicians to learn and perform exciting and challenging classical music. Because of cutbacks in school music programs, the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony is currently the only full orchestra for children and young adults in Santa Cruz County. We are reaching out to the Santa Cruz community to spread the word about our talented young musicians and to find support for what is truly a unique community resource. Donate here. See a list of our current donors here.

Annual Fund

Annual fund gifts are extremely important to helping SCCYS close the gap between registration fees and actual operational costs. Gifts received from annual appeals or solicitations are used to meet operating expenses, such as music programming, financial aid, rehearsal space rental, concert production costs, workshops, music purchases, and instrument maintenance. Donate here. See a list of our current donors here.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations support their employees by matching gifts to nonprofits of their choice. Please check with your company to see if they have a matching program and a form you may send in with your gift to SCCYS. This is a relatively easy way to increase your impact on our programs.

 Named Gifts

Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of someone special. Note cards advising the honoree or family members of your gift can be mailed at the time a gift is received by SCCYS if proper contact information is provided with your gift.

New Leaf E-Cards

If you purchase a prepaid New Leaf E-Card through the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony, we receive 5% of the funds! It is simple, easy, and there are no additional costs to you. For more information, please see our New Leaf E-Cards page.


Make your Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile. Just name Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony as your charity, start each purchase at, and we receive a small percent from Amazon for every dollar you spend. Learn more about this effortless program on our AmazonSmile page.


Your unique set of skills can help the Youth Symphony reach out to other possible students or bring community awareness to the organization. Maybe you have a creative side and would like to help us in our event planning. Whatever your skills or interests may be, please consider volunteering some of your time to help us build our momentum as we move forward. Please contact for more information.

Concert Program Advertisements

Consider purchasing an advertisement for our Fall and Spring concert programs. Ads range in price from $60 to $400. Recent concert attendance has been more than 200 — a great way to reach local families, while you help support our programs. For more information, contact

A Worthy Beneficiary

You can make a significant contribution to SCCYS and receive considerable tax advantages by designating the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony as a beneficiary in your will, living trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy. It is a way to enjoy the benefits of giving while retaining full use of your property.

Attend All of Our Concerts

Your attendance at our concerts is appreciated by all. Our students feel your support and interest in their hard work, and your ticket purchases help the organization continue to exist. Please attend all of our concerts and bring family and friends!

Payment Options

If you’d like to make a much-appreciated gift to SCCYS online, visit our Donate page and click the PayPal button. If you would prefer to mail us your check or credit card information, use this address:

Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony
P.O. Box 566
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Call (831) 239-0442 or email us at for more information.


Every gift counts towards helping our children learn, perform, and grow through music.

Thank you for your support!

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