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Santa Cruz Works has experienced grant and fund raising resources. To learn about social crowdfunding, watch our recent webinar: Startup Equity Crowdfunding. Also see a recording of our first Community Speed Funding event. Looking to raise capital via Crowdfunding with StartEngine? Learn more here.

Grant Spotlight

New grants will be listed here. If you think it is a good fit for your company or organization, use the form link below to contact us.


NSF Future Manufacturing Grants

Is your business developing the next manufacturing innovation in the fields of Cyber Manufacturing, Eco Manufacturing, or Biomanufacturing? If the answer is "yes" then you may want to take a look at NSF's Future Manufacturing funding opportunity that offers up to $3 Million to fund research in one of these areas. 

Grant Support

Santa Cruz Works can assist your startup to find eligible grants and funds to fit your organization’s needs. We have experts who will help find, write, and fulfill grants as well as other forms of funding. If you are a startup seeking funding or grants, or a VC providing funding, use the link below “Looking for Funding”.

Local Startups Seeking Funding

Funding Resources

  • Arora Project: the leading crowdfunding launchpad agency with over $75M raised for high growth start-ups via crowdfunding. 

  • Buoyant Ventures: investing in entrepreneurs who use digital technology to help mitigate against, and adapt to, climate change. See One Woman’s Journey to Climate Investor

  • Central Coast Angels: providing capital and mentoring for innovative companies in the tri-county region.

  • Crosslink Capital: a global fund with partners who live and surf in Santa Cruz.

  • étre Venture Capital: a women-led venture capital firm investing in underserved entrepreneurs or those with limited geographical access to capital sources.

  • Sail Community Capital: Sail is a crowdfunding agency that works at the grassroots level, connecting startups and small businesses with their communities to raise up to $1,070,000 through Regulation Crowdfunding.

  • Santa Cruz County Bank: providing funding for startups who don’t want to give up a portion of their company.

Funding News