Nov 18, 2021
San Mateo County-based nonprofit Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside traditionally offers after-school programs to students in the Cabrillo Unified School District, including the cities of Montara, El Granada and Half Moon Bay. However, like most districts in the area, the 2020-21 school year... Read More
Nov 10, 2021
South Bay Youth Changemakers members speak against anti-Asian violence at a rally organized by PACT San Jose. Large, established nonprofits have traditionally gotten the lion’s share of both attention and funding from both foundations and government, while smaller organizations work with... Read More
Nov 01, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the working-class Mayfair community in East San José – a landing place for immigrants – particularly hard. And the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza (MHP), the operator of Mexican Heritage Plaza, pivoted to provide what community... Read More
Oct 27, 2021
“Everyday people’s voices have power,” said Maricela Gutiérrez, executive director of SIREN, the Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network. San Jose-based SIREN has been serving the Silicon Valley area for almost 35 years, providing legal services and helping... Read More
Oct 04, 2021
Silicon Valley is filled with small nonprofits doing great work – but many of them struggle to build the foundations that would help them expand. Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley (LCSV) is one of these nonprofits. For more than 20 years, a team of dedicated volunteers has kept this... Read More
Oct 01, 2021
“Nothing about us without us.” I heard this phrase from Claudine Sipili – a homelessness community activist and member of the Santa Clara County Lived Experience Advisory Board and Destination: Home's board of directors – several weeks ago when I had the... Read More
Sep 29, 2021
Parent Voices youth at Stand for Children Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento, May 2018 The future of the Reid-Hillview Airport in East San Jose is one focus of the Santa Clara County chapter of Parent Voices. Pollution from the airport caused lead poisoning in children from nearby schools... Read More
Aug 25, 2021
Volunteers check in families at a COVID-19 test site in Belle Haven on December 13, 2020. Photo by Magali Gauthier From spearheading COVID-19 vaccination drives to helping senior citizens sign up for housing, Belle Haven Action is a catalyst for projects that serve the community. The group works... Read More
Jul 29, 2021
The Builders of Africa's Future 2020 recipients are honored with an award and a platform to showcase their businesses at the fifth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium on January 24, 2020. Funders often talk about collaborating — with each other and with the nonprofits they... Read More
Jul 20, 2021
It has been more than a year since schools across the country were forced to close their doors to in-person instruction, thrusting us into a new world of distance and hybrid learning. Terms such as “synchronous,” “asynchronous,” “platforms,” and “portals... Read More