Local for the Holidays

Small businesses are not only a huge part of what makes San Diego so special, but they're vital to the economic growth of our community. More than 80% of local businesses have been negatively affected by the pandemic, so we decided to try and make a difference this holiday season. Join Cal Coast in our mission and make a big impact by simply being "Local for the Holidays."

Shop Local

You Shop, Together We Give Back

Help us do our part in keeping the doors of local businesses open this holiday season by simply using your Cal Coast Debit or Credit Mastercard® whenever and wherever you can locally. Check those gifts off your list when making purchases in person or online.

For every purchase you make between now and the end of the year, Cal Coast will automatically donate a portion of your purchase to Strategic Alliance San Diego to support local, minority-owned businesses.1

Ideas for local purchases that will spark an automatic donation: 

  1. Buy a gift card or certificate to a local restaurant or coffee shop
  2. Use your Cal Coast card when buying groceries or holiday goodies 
  3. Consider unique gifts from local businesses:
    • A good read from an independent book store 
    • Locally made crafts and clothes for family, friends or fur-babies
    • Toys from a local toy store 

Want some suggestions on local businesses to support or have a business you want to tell others about? Connect with us @CalCoastCU on Facebook or Instagram on our #Local4theHolidays posts!

Local Non-Profit Organizations

Food Bank

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank

  • Provides nutritious food to local families & individuals in need.
  • Distributed 28 million pounds of food in 2019.

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Education Center

Monarch Schools

  • Monarch Schools started as a one-room education center. Now it's a K-12 comprehensive school educating more than 23,000 homeless youth in San Diego.

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Emergency Shelter

Operation SafeHouse

  • Provides emergency shelter, intervention & outreach services to local youth in crisis in addition to human trafficking prevention, protection & advocacy. 

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Scholarships & Grants

Cal Coast Cares Foundation

  • Provides grants for teachers & scholarships for college-bound high school seniors, including a special program for foster youth. 

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  1. California Coast Credit Union will donate 0.5% of purchases made in San Diego County (zip codes 91901 – 92199) and/or Riverside County (zip codes 91752 – 92883) between 11/26/20 and 12/31/20 with a Cal Coast Debit or Credit Mastercard®, up to $20,000, to Strategic Alliance San Diego to support minority-owned businesses. The maximum donation of $20,000 is equivalent to 0.5% of $4,000,000 in Cal Coast Debit or Credit Card Mastercard® purchases.
  2. California Coast Credit Union will match the first 50 donations to each of the four charities featured on: give.mastercard.com/p/CalCoastCU, up to $1,750 per charity. Featured charities include: Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Monarch Schools, Operation Safehouse and the Cal Coast Cares Foundation.