Looking for a local nonprofit organization to support this holiday season? Many worthy local nonprofits can be supported in Santa Clara County. To help make choosing an organization easier, the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits has created the 2018 Giving Guide.
With a strong concentration on health and human services, SVCN champions the work of over 200 nonprofits based in Santa Clara County. The Giving Guide organizes nonprofits by category and provides a link to each nonprofit’s website with information on how to donate.
If you are interested in supporting an organization located in Milpitas, below are six SVCN member organizations worthy of support. Milpitas is home to a thriving nonprofit community which provides a range of services that touch the lives of tens of thousands of residents every day. If you are a nonprofit organization located in Milpitas and would like to be included in SVCN’s Giving Guide, click here to find out more about becoming a member of SVCN.
We hope the Giving Guide helps you find an organization or issue that inspires you personally this holiday season. Thanks for your generous support of children, families, and individuals in need, and for donating your charitable dollars locally.
Nonprofits Located in Milpitas:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) provides after-school enrichment to over 3,000 underserved youth annually in 13 Clubhouses across Santa Clara County. Wish list items include art supplies, board games, sports equipment, and gift cards. Please contact email@example.com for donation drop-off information. Details about BGCSV can be found at www.bgclub.org.
The Family Giving Tree fulfills the exact holiday wishes of children and seniors. This year we need your help filling the wishes of 80,000 deserving children and seniors. Pick up a wish tag at a participating Wells Fargo Bank location in the South and East Bay, fulfill a wish online at www.familygivingtree.org/donate, or call 408-946-3111 .
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) envisions a country where all kids grow up valued and supported, and the pipeline to prison is replaced with meaningful opportunities for kids to live healthy, free, and productive lives that make stronger, safer, and more vibrant communities for us all. Visit https://flyprogram.org/ for opportunities to donate or volunteer.
RotaCare Bay Area is a volunteer alliance of medical professionals, organizations, and community members dedicated to providing free primary, quality healthcare services to uninsured families and individuals with limited ability to pay for medical care. We are volunteer-driven and supported solely through locally-based philanthropy. For information on how you can help, visit https://www.rotacarebayarea.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Success Inc. empowers and inspires high school-age young mothers to reach their full potential. Without support, most teen mothers don’t graduate high school, and too often the cycle of poverty and young parenthood continues. For information on how to donate, visit https://teensuccess.networkforgood.com/ or email email@example.com
Did you know more than 36 million adults in the US cannot read or write above a third-grade level? For the last 30 years, Vision Literacy has worked to raise awareness and provide literacy education services in Santa Clara County. We rely heavily on volunteers, so please visit https://www.visionliteracy.org/volunteer.html to find a position that’s right for you.
Article by Jennifer Van Every, The Van Every Group, currently a Consultant with the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits.