The Almanac Vacation Fund marketing campaign to assist native nonprofits that present vital assist to these in want is kicking off this week, with the goal of elevating $200,000 — each cent of which can be distributed to neighborhood companies.
By means of the generosity of native residents and the Vacation Fund’s companions, Peninsula service organizations will have the ability to present major medical and preventive well being care, bridge academic gaps, put sizzling meals in hungry stomachs, step in with providers when occasions are powerful and extra.
Current grants from the Vacation Fund have ensured nonprofits had been capable of proceed their necessary work of serving to others in the course of the pandemic. Second Harvest Meals Financial institution, the most important collector and distributor of meals on the Peninsula, met the great improve in wants by serving lots of of 1000’s of residents by way of its community of than 770 companies and distribution websites in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
The Boys & Ladies Golf equipment supplied much-needed after-school tutorial assist, enrichment and mentoring to 1,800 low-income Okay-12 youth at 9 places throughout Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and the North Honest Oaks neighborhood of Redwood Metropolis.
Contributions to the Vacation Fund can be matched this 12 months, to the extent doable, by beneficiant neighborhood organizations, foundations and people, together with the Rotary Membership of Menlo Park Basis, the William and Flora Hewlett Basis and the David and Lucile Packard Basis. And since The Almanac and the Silicon Valley Neighborhood Basis are absorbing all administrative prices to run the fund, 100% of each donation will go on to an company for providers.
Final 12 months, Almanac readers and foundations contributed $260,000, which was distributed equally amongst 10 companies, listed under.
“Every of those organizations have performed an amazing job in fulfilling their missions to serve Peninsula residents in the course of the pandemic,” mentioned Invoice Johnson, president and CEO of Embarcadero Media, The Almanac’s mum or dad firm. “We anticipate that this 12 months’s grants will support them within the coming 12 months as they decide their paths ahead post-COVID.”
Donors to the fund could contribute in honor of somebody particular. All donors and their present quantities can be printed in The Almanac until anonymity is requested. Donations may be made on-line at siliconvalleycf.org/almanac-holiday-fund. Or go to web page 10 of this version to finish a coupon and donate by test.
The Almanac Vacation Fund is a donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Neighborhood Basis, a 501(c)(3) charitable group. A contribution to this fund permits donations to be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the regulation.
“Yearly, donors to the Vacation Fund reveal their compassion and open hearts by way of their giving,” Johnson mentioned. “We hope they will do the identical this 12 months.”
The Vacation Fund marketing campaign will run by way of early January.
Boys & Ladies Golf equipment
Gives after-school tutorial assist, enrichment, and mentoring for 1,800 low-income Okay-12 youth at 9 places throughout Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and the North Honest Oaks neighborhood of Redwood Metropolis.
Ecumenical Starvation Program
Gives emergency meals, clothes, family necessities, and generally monetary help to households in want, no matter spiritual choice, together with Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for greater than 2,000 households.
Honest Oaks Neighborhood Middle
This multi-service facility, serving the broader Redwood Metropolis neighborhood, gives help with youngster care, senior packages, citizenship and immigration, housing and employment, and disaster intervention. Packages can be found in Spanish and English.
Gives shelter/housing and supportive providers throughout 18 websites in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula. Serves 1000’s of homeless households and people yearly on their path again to everlasting housing and self-sufficiency.
Literacy Companions – Menlo Park
Helps literacy packages and tasks by way of fundraising and neighborhood consciousness. Helps neighborhood members improve their studying, writing and associated abilities and schooling to enhance their financial, skilled and private well-being.
Ravenswood Household Well being Middle
Gives major medical and preventive well being take care of all ages at its clinic in East Palo Alto. Of the greater than 17,000 registered sufferers, most are low-income and uninsured and stay within the ethnically numerous East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, and North Honest Oaks areas.
Second Harvest Meals Financial institution
The biggest collector and distributor of meals on the Peninsula, Second Harvest Meals Financial institution distributed 52 million kilos of meals final 12 months. It gathers donations from people and companies and distributes meals to greater than 250,000 individuals every month by way of greater than 770 companies and distribution websites in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
St. Anthony’s Padua Eating Room
Serves lots of of sizzling meals six days per week to individuals in want who stroll by way of the doorways. Funded by voluntary contributions and neighborhood grants, St. Anthony’s is the most important eating room for the needy between San Francisco and San Jose. It additionally provides take-home baggage of meals, in addition to emergency meals and clothes help.
Serves greater than 32,000 individuals all through San Mateo County, together with kids, younger individuals and households, with counseling, prevention, early intervention, schooling, and residential packages. StarVista additionally gives disaster intervention and suicide prevention providers together with a 24-hour suicide disaster hotline, an alcohol and drug helpline, and a mum or dad assist hotline.
Empowers low-income adults by offering them with monetary assist, tutoring, and different help to allow them to proceed their schooling, get higher-paying jobs, and function position fashions and advocates for his or her kids.