Coco was a kid with
a big heart.

The Live Like Coco Foundation
celebrates her spirit –
and continues her work.

During her life, Coco worked in community gardens, participated in beach cleanups, collected jeans for homeless teens, and raised money to support a number of worthy causes.

Now, the Live Like Coco Foundation provides thousands of Santa Cruz kids with free books as well as scholarships to extra-curricular activities.

We also protect our county’s amazing natural spaces so kids can play and explore together.

All kids should be able to grow up healthy, with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. This is something Coco believed. And now, the Live Like Coco Foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of the same goal. Join us!
Tax ID Number: 81-1667219


Partners and friends

Coco loved working with these amazing programs. Other kids will too.

The Art Factory

Using art as a medium to explore everything from history to mathematics to science.

Horse and Heart

The horse becomes the animal that tells you the truth about yourself.

Save the Redwoods

To protect and restore redwood forests and connect people with their peace and beauty.

All About Theatre

Working as a team to form a unified creative expression.

Homeless Garden Project

Job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are homeless.

CASA of Santa Cruz

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children.

Digital Nest

Digital NEST is a non-profit, high-tech training and collaboration space for young people.


UnChained fosters empathy and respect in at-risk youth through animal advocacy.

Jacob’s Heart

To improve the quality of life for children with cancer.

Teen Kitchen Project

A nonprofit organization that brings young people into the kitchen to learn to cook.

Save Our Shores

Caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.

Leo’s Haven

A playground uniquely designed to provide all children access to the benefits of play.


To create lasting oral health for the underserved children and adults in Santa Cruz County.

Mini Mermaid Running Club

Running, jogging and walking as a teaching method for self-efficacy.

Santa Cruz County Parks

To provide safe, well-designed and maintained parks for our diverse community.

Living With Coco

Coco described her life as “happy and hectic.” Everyone should be so lucky.

Coco embraced life with a spirit of excitement, curiosity, and caring. Fortunately, she was surrounded by family and friends who had the resources necessary to feed her open heart and mind. Now, it is our job to share her enthusiasm with other children—and to connect them with great experiences.


Live Like Coco is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation

Tax ID Number: 81-1667219