Giving Guide

The end of the year is a time of reflection and many of us are inspired to reach out and donate to those in need.  Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits champions a thriving and effective nonprofit community right here in our own backyard. We work with over 200 local nonprofit organizations which provide a critical array of services supporting tens of thousands of our neighbors each year. 


To help make your giving choices easier, below is a list of our member nonprofits by name and category.  We hope you find an organization or issue that inspires you personally.  Your donation makes a tremendous difference to those in need in our community.  By working together, we can help many more people have a happy and healthy new year.


Happy holidays!


SVCN Member Organizations
Community, Arts & Culture

All Good Work

Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga

California Walks/Walk San Jose


CreaTV San Jose


MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Northern California Public Media

Nunez Community Foundation

Our City Forest

San Jose Jazz Society

San Jose Parks Foundation

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition   

Silicon Valley Pet Project 



Children, Youth & Families

African-American Community Service Agency (SJAACSA)

All Stars Helping Kids   

Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC)     

Amigos De Guadalupe  

Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative

Bill Wilson Center           

Boldly Me           

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley 

California Youth Outreach (CYO)


Caminar (Formerly Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley)   

Children's Health Council, Inc. (CHC)     

Choices for Children (Continuing Development Inc) CDI  

Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara, Inc (4C's) 

Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) 

Eritrean Community Center

Family Giving Tree          

First Place for Youth  

Fresh Lifelines For Youth, Inc. (FLY)

Girl Scouts of Northern California- Got Choices  


Go Kids, Inc.

Grail Family Services (GFS)

Habla Conmigo Academy

Happy Hollow

Healthier Kids Foundation

Help One Child: Mission to Children at Risk

Kidango Inc.  

Kids in Common

New Hope for Youth

Midtown Family Services

Project Cornerstone

Project Safety Net

San Jose Day Nursery

San Juan Bautista Child Development Center (SJBCDC)

Seneca Center

Shop with a Cop Foundation Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Children's Fund

Silicon Valley Math Institute

Silicon Valley FACES

Somos Mayfair

StandUp For Kids

Starlight Community Services

Sunday Friends

Teen Success, Inc.

The Taylor Family Foundation

Ujima Family Recovery Services

Unity Care Group

Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst)

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Youth Alliance

Youth Community Service

Youth Science Institute   


Domestic Violence & Women's Issues       

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Community Solutions


Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Parisi House on the Hill 

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Step Forward Foundation

YWCA Silicon Valley


Education, Employment & Leadership  

African Diaspora Network

American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley

Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN)


ConXion to Community

Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley

Meritus College Fund

Northern California Community Loan Fund

Peninsula College Fund

Project HIRED

RAFT Resource Area For Teaching

Rise Together

San Jose Conservation Corp

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN)

SCU Markkula Center

Work2Future Foundation

United Way of the Bay Area

100 Black Men of Silicon Valley, Inc.


Food/Hunger & Emergency Needs 

Community Services Agency of Mountain View & Los Altos    

Front Door Communities

Hunger at Home       


Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen

Midtown Family Services

Sacred Heart Community Service             

Salvation Army Santa Clara County     

Santa Maria Urban Ministry     

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties          

St. Joseph's Family Center           

Sunnyvale Community Services

West Valley Community Services     


Health & Mental/Behavioral Health

Abode Services

Advent Group Ministries 

Alum Rock Counseling Center

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Asian American Recovery Services (AARS)-HealthRight 360  

Bill Wilson Center     

BREATHE California of the Bay Area       

Caminar (Formerly Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley)   

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSJ) 

Chamberlain's Mental Health Services 

Children's Health Council

Community Health Partnership, Inc. (CHP)          

Community Solutions

Eating Disorders Resource Center            

Foothill Community Health Center          

Gardner Family Care Corporation

Indian Health Center of the Santa Clara Valley (IHCSCV) 

Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center

Lupus Foundation of Northern California        

Momentum for Mental Health  

Parisi House on the Hill

Pathway Society, Inc.  

Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Planned Parenthood

Racing Hearts   

Recovery Cafe San Jose, Inc. (RCSJ)

RotaCare Bay Area, Inc  

School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County     

Starlight Community Services    

The Health Trust      

Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst)        

VMC Foundation          

Stanford WELL for Life


Housing & Homelessness

Abode Services

Bill Wilson Center

Charities Housing            

Destination: Home         

Family Supportive Housing, Inc.

First Place for Youth

Housing Choices Coalition            

Housing Industry Foundation     

Housing Trust Silicon Valley        



National Center for Youth Law   

Pathway Society, Inc.    

Project We Hope    

Rebuilding Together - Peninsula

Rebuilding Together - Silicon Valley    


Seneca Center 

Starlight Community Services 

Unity Care Group   

Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst)



Amigos De Guadalupe

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Asian Law Alliance (ALA)

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSJ)   

Center for Employment Training

International Children Assistance Network (ICAN)

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFSSV)  

Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley

Pars Equality Center


Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)



Asian Law Alliance (ALA)    

Bay Area Legal Aid   

Breakout Prison Outreach dba California Youth Outreach (CYO) 

Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office (CAIR-SFBA)

Dependency Advocacy Center 


Justice At Last

Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (East San Jose Law Center)

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Project Sentinel 


People with Disabilities/Special Needs


College of Adaptive Arts

DCARA- Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency

Greater Opportunities for the Developmentally Disabled

Hope Services

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)

Santa Clara Valley Blind Center

Second Start Learning Disabilities DBA Pine Hill School

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

Vision Literacy

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired



Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)


Bay Area Older Adults

Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSJ) 

Community Services Agency


Heart of the Valley, Services for Seniors, Inc.

La Comida

Institute on Aging           

Korean American Community Services, Inc. (KACS)           

Life Skills Training and Educational Programs Inc. (Lifesteps)        

Live Oak Adult Day Services        

On Lok Lifeways              

POSSO-Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities        

Respite & Research for Alzheimer's Disease (RRAD)         

Salvation Army

Self-Help for the Elderly

Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA)    

Yu-Ai Kai/Japanese American Community Senior Services                      

YWCA Silicon Valley