BBB Wise Giving
Give wisely to charities. Check here to find out how much of
your donation really goes to help those in need. For questions
about local charities, call the regional office of the Better
Business Bureau at 408-278-7400.
This web site offers information to assist you in evaluating
solicitations and choosing wisely when responding to charities
and commercial fund-raisers who must register with the Attorney
General's Registry of Charitable Trusts and report financial
Where to drop off your holiday donations of food, toys or cash
for Milpitas and area charities.
Seven Deadly Sins of Grant Writing. Too often grant writers fall
into these traps when applying for community grants.
Grant Writing Help
Technical assistance, consultants, classes, research sites and
Bay Area Arts foundations.
In California, charities and certain other private nonprofit
organizations may conduct raffles to raise funds for beneficial
or charitable purposes in the state. This exception to the general
constitutional prohibition against lotteries requires that at
least 90 percent of the gross receipts from these raffles go
directly to beneficial or charitable purposes in California.
Able People Foundation
We make basic mobility products available such as manual wheelchairs, walkers, etc., at no cost to our local low income families. 552 Valley Way, 408-263-8000.
This program offers citizen participation in creek cleaning projects
within Santa Clara County. Helping with this program is a great
way for schools, community organizations and private companies
to demonstrate their concern about the environment. Santa Clara
Valley Water District.
Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, USA
A non-profit organization whose objective is to provide charity,
medical treatment, educational development, and cultural promotion
to the needy and the society worldwide. Northern California Chapter,
175 Dempsey Road, 408-262-3389.
Services & Programs: Community Counseling and Education,
Employment, Foster Grandparents, The Grandparent Caregiver Resource
Center, Immigration, John 23rd Senior Center, Long Term Care
Ombudsman, Nutritions, Refugee/Resettlement, Shared Housing,
Youth Empowered for Success (Y.E.S)
Regional Reception Center, 2011 Little Orchard St., San Jose.
Donations and volunteers needed. Call Bob Dolci at 408-294-2100,
A non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the Holiday
wishes of kids who would otherwise go without gifts. 312 South
Abbott Ave. 408-946-3711.
Serving the poor and homeless in the Santa Clara County since
1973 and is now a major provider of shelter, transitional housing,
and other assistance. Books available on homelessness.
A professional not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping
children with developmental disorders and their families. 1510
Centre Pointe, 265-8153.
Milpitas Food Pantry
Donations of food and money needed now. If you can help in any
way, or need help, call 408-946-5564, Mon-Thu 9a-1p, Wed 6-8p,
Sat 10a-12p. 196 S Main Street, behind Spring Valley Bible
Church and Milpitas Liquor Store
Harvest Food Bank
Of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Remember: Hunger never
takes a holiday. Donate food or your volunteer time.
Silicon Valley Council of
We are a diverse collaborative of nonprofit organizations serving
Santa Clara County. We track issues which affect the sector as
a whole, advocate on behalf of nonprofits in the legislative
planning process, and educate our members on those issues which
affect their ability to provide services.
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Advocates for cleaner electronics production.
Sobrato Family Foundation
Offers rent-free office space to non-profits at Calaveras Business
Park in Milpitas. Check here for vacancies and list of tenants.
Special Olympics Northern California
Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition
for developmentally disabled children and adults. Holds annual
"Cops and Lobsters" fundraiser at Red Lobster. Tips
to cops being waiters raise funds for local Special Olympics.
United Neighborhoods of
Santa Clara County
A coalition of neighborhood associations from throughout Santa
Clara County who have come together for the purposes of education,
communication and common action.
United Way Silicon Valley
United Way agencies provide recreational programs, gang and substance
abuse prevention, drop-out prevention, job training, emotional
and behavioral counseling and leadership development.
The Foundation seeks to provide funding for non-profit organizations
in Santa Clara County with an emphasis in the medical field.
Vision Literacy Adult Literacy Services
This volunteer program provides one-on-one tutoring to illiterate
adults. 540 Valley Way, Building 4, 408-262-1349.