Dec 04, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread medical and economic pain, with the deepest devastation felt by members of our communities who were already facing hardships. One such group is undocumented residents, many who already experience challenges accessing social services and are ineligible... Read More
Nov 17, 2020
The historic November 3 general election will impact our country, state and region for years to come. While the dust is still settling, we are beginning to get a general idea of what the impact may be. Early signs are pointing to a difficult road ahead for the communities Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Aug 19, 2020
Healthier Kids Foundation is well attuned to the needs of families with newborns in Santa Clara County. Its Baby Gateway program has enrolled over 24,000 families and newborns in medical insurance since 2013. The foundation’s case managers enroll babies in Medi-Cal if they are eligible, and... Read More
Aug 03, 2020
Brenda Barrientos, Sonrisas Dental Health hygienist, leads a Virtual Oral Health Education lesson in Spanish for elementary school students while schools practiced distance learning this spring. For low-income individuals, finding affordable and quality preventative and basic restorative dental... Read More
Jul 08, 2020
Beginning last summer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process with the help of the Bridgespan Group. As part of this process, we held extensive conversations with nonprofit and community organizations, conducted interviews with issue-area experts... Read More
Jun 16, 2020
Working Partnerships USA observes that many immigrants, in particular, tend to feel more comfortable seeking trusted information through face-to-face interactions. Shelter-in-place orders and the mandated quarantine have made it difficult for many to access public assistance programs in... Read More
Jun 02, 2020
Aubrey Merriman, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County (BGCNSMC), remembers the initial feeling of the world moving beneath his feet as he closed his organization on March 13, 2020. The global COVID-19 outbreak was escalating, and Bay Area officials issued shelter-in-place... Read More
May 26, 2020
Since the pandemic began, Abode Services has served 1,120 new clients (987 households) in the Bay Area. As our region grapples with the COVID-19 crisis, Abode Services is responding to the increase in demand for shelter, personal protective equipment and other basic needs among residents... Read More
May 15, 2020
Staff and volunteers from ALAS distribute food at a pop-up pantry to serve those in need on the San Mateo County coast. In a rural part of the San Mateo County coast where many households are low-income and lack consistent access to safe drinking water, three generations of the Martinez* family... Read More
May 12, 2020
Photo credit: Howard Lui Like many other nonprofit organizations, The Health Trust—which operates the Meals on Wheels program serving Santa Clara County—has been working round the clock to help those in need during this pandemic. In the last several weeks, The Health Trust has... Read More