Giving Compass’ Take:
• The Magnify Community and Fidelity Charitable partnered to create a list of organizations working effectively to meet the essential needs of people in Silicon Valley struggling to make ends meet because of the high cost of living.
• Do any of these organizations align with your philanthropic mission and values? What type(s) of support are you equipped to offer organizations like these?
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County supports more than 40,000 in-need people of all cultures and beliefs in their struggle to rise out of poverty each year in Santa Clara County.
Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos provides a safety net for elderly, low-income, and homeless residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.
Peninsula Family Service supports the region’s most vulnerable children, families, and older adults by bringing early learning to the zip codes that need it most, helping families achieve personal and financial stability, and ensuring older adults have the resources to thrive.
Puente de la Costa Sur as the only community resource center on the San Mateo County South Coast, Puente advocates for a healthy, sustainable and inclusive community.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley believes everyone should be healthy and housed.
St. Joseph’s Family Center alleviates hunger and homelessness in South Santa Clara County by providing food, housing, emergency utility assistance, and employment services, and advocating for system changes to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable people in the community.
Sunnyvale Community Services has works to prevent homelessness and hunger in our local community.
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County provides critical food, housing, and support services to low-income and homeless individuals and families in Cupertino, West San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Monte Sereno.
Read the full article about organizations meeting the essential needs of struggling people in Silicon Valley at Fidelity Charitable.
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