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 is to make Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live. We make 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 throughout the region.
From the Housing Trust:
“Housing Trust helps those experiencing homelessness or in danger of becoming homeless by making security deposit assistance grants. Grants are given when people have learned budgeting techniques, have a steady source of income, and have found an apartment. Proceeds from Applied Materials’ Silicon Valley Turkey Trot provide the critical final piece of assistance that help 400 people secure stable housing each year. This funding is imperative to continuing our efforts to fight homelessness in our community, and we thank the Turkey Trot on behalf of those we are able to serve.”
About Second Harvest Food Bank
Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to more than one quarter of a million people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted community-based organization that was founded in 1974. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than any other food bank in the country, through a network of more than 320 nonprofit partners at more than 850 sites. Second Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources as it seeks to feed an additional 100,000 hungry people each month. To reach more people, it connects those in need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources. To learn more about how Second Harvest is building a hunger-free community, visit SHFB.org.
“Thanks to the support of Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the donation from the Turkey Trot, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties will be able to provide 2.9 million additional pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry families in our community. Second Harvest already distributes more fresh produce than any other food bank in the U.S. and remains committed to ensuring that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.”
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 a healthier Silicon Valley for everyone. The Health Trust provides community health services, awards grants, and engages in policy and advocacy that support its vision and mission to build health equity in Silicon Valley.