Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits while helping to provide safe harbor to animals in need.

A donor advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Santa Cruz SPCA.

If you are a client of BNY Mellon, Fidelity Charitable, or Schwab Charitable, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the Santa Cruz SPCA directly from your DAF.

Simply enter ‘Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society’ into the form on this page and click next. For additional details, or if your DAF does not use DAF Direct, please reach out to the Santa Cruz SPCA Development Team.

Grants directed to the Santa Cruz SPCA through Donor-Advised Funds can be allocated as either:

  • for the Santa Cruz SPCA to allocate wherever it is needed most, or
  • for the Santa Cruz SPCA to allocate toward a specific area, such as the Second Chance Fund or our Pet Food Pantry.

The Santa Cruz SPCA’s tax identification number is 94-6171565.

Shelter Location

2601 Chanticleer Ave.

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(P) 831-465-5000 (F) 831-479-8530


Hours of Operation

Mon & Tues - CLOSED

Animal Browsing Wed to Sun 11am - 5pm

*PET FOOD PANTRY - Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We receive no government funding, and depend solely on financial support from our friends. Our organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society.

Tax ID: 94-6171565

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