CORE Investments


Mission Statement

The Collective of Results and Evidence-based (CORE) Investments is a funding model and a movement to achieve equitable health and well-being in Santa Cruz County, using a collective impact, results-based approach that is responsive to community needs.

The vision of CORE Investments is that Santa Cruz County is an equitable, thriving, resilient community where everyone shares responsibility for ensuring the health and well-being of all people, at every stage of life. The vision is achieved through a mission to inspire and ignite collective action to ensure Santa Cruz County is a safe, healthy community with equitable opportunities for all to thrive.

CORE Investments Overview

CORE Investments within the County represents a shared commitment to promote the health and well-being necessary for all county residents to thrive through community and capacity building opportunities as offered through the CORE Institute, and through the management of Board of Supervisor dedicated funding to support programs working to improve equitable outcomes across CORE conditions and the county. The Human Services Department manages an equitable procurement process for the funds and reports on progress to the Board of Supervisors.

2024-25 CORE Investments Schedule

Budget Summary

Department Budget Overview

Budget Summary of Changes

CORE grant funding was awarded to 41 agencies representing 57 programs for a three-year period spanning Fiscal Years 2022-23 to 2024-25. The 2024-25 budget reflects Board-approved CORE funding for year three for ongoing contracts only.

Open the Services Overview or Operational Plan Objectives below for more details.

Department Services and Objectives

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2 – General Fund Contribution is the share of General County Revenues (primarily property tax and other local taxes) allocated to each department. Other funds that contribute to this budget are shown on the Budget Details page.

3 – Indicates change from FY 2021-22 Adjusted Funded Positions (including Board-approved mid-year changes as of April 1, 2022).

Budget Details

The charts below show department expenditures and revenues by division and service. Click on the pie charts to drill down for more detail. Complete detail can be found on the County's Transparency Portal.

Expenses by Service

Expenses and Revenues over time