One of the two main purposes of the Santa Cruz Chapter of Omega Nu is to meet the charitable needs of the local community. Since the first charity grant was made following the 1906 earthquake, Omega Nu has given over two million dollars to individuals, families and organizations in need. Total charitable contributions are in excess of three hundred thousand dollars over the last 5 years.

If you would like Omega Nu to consider your Charity Organization for a financial donation, please contact Rita Prindle by email at

Our current deadline for submitting a Charity Grant request is March 15, 2019.

Sigma Alpha chapter of Omega Nu has awarded their 2017/18 Funds for Fundamentals grants to Santa Cruz County Middle Schools in the amount of $10,250.  The teachers will use their grants for a variety of things including books, math/science/writing curriculum updates and supplemental materials, PE equipment, musical equipment, and art projects.    

Groups, families or individuals in need may apply in writing via email to Rita Prindle at or by mail to:

Omega Nu of Santa Cruz
P.O. Box 1696
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Please include a request for specific items, their costs and the name, phone number and address of a contact person. Omega Nu provides for a variety of needs but does not pay salaries.

All organizations applying for charity must submit a current financial statement and/or project budget. Organizational grants are not to exceed $2,000 for a one- year period. Special circumstances may be considered.

All individuals applying must fill out our Confidential Financial Report for information concerning family and income. Cases are not to exceed $500 per individual or $1,000 per family in a one-year period. Special circumstances may be considered.

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Charity is generally funded in two cycles:

  • Requests for the November funding cycle must be postmarked no later than October 15.
  • Requests for the April funding cycle must be postmarked no later than March 15.


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