Beneficiaries and Impacts in Our Communities
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County believes that one child without access to health coverage is one child too many. Our mission is to ensure access to and advocacy for health care services for all children through family-centered and innovative approaches. Our strategies for achieving our mission are to engage in resource development, programming and outreach on behalf of the underserved members of our community.
The mission of the Housing Trust Silicon Valley is to make Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live. It makes loans and grants to increase the supply of affordable housing, prevent homelessness and assist qualified individuals and families to buy their first home. We are nationally recognized for providing the resources and leadership needed to make housing more affordable for those who want to live in the Silicon Valley. This is accomplished by leveraging voluntary contributions from local Silicon Valley companies with public funding to make a meaningful impact countywide.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices. Visit www.SHFB.org to get involved.
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County joined as a beneficiary in 2013. One in four children in Santa Cruz County suffers from malnutrition. Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz is working to ensure that every child has the healthy food they need to thrive.
“Proceeds from the “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” has provided 300,000 healthy meals to children, families, seniors, veterans and the disabled in Santa Cruz County.” Suzanne Willis – SHFB
In 2014 we added a fifth beneficiary, The Health Trust. Founded in 1996 as a charitable foundation, the vision of The Health Trust is to make Silicon Valley the healthiest region in America—for everyone. The Health Trust provides community health services, awards grants, and engages in policy and advocacy that support its vision and three strategic initiatives: Healthy Living, Healthy Eating, and Healthy Aging.