Our innovative Community Values CD supports nonprofits by giving back to the organizations that continually enrich the Bay Area.
ADOLESCENT COUNSELING SERVICES
1717 Embarcadero Road, Suite 4000, Palo Alto, CA 94303 | (650) 424-0852 |
The past thirty-six years have resulted in helping over 35,000 young people and their loved ones find peace and comfort during the struggles of adolescence. Adolescent Counseling Services believes that the most effective tool in promoting a teen’s self-esteem is empowerment. Realization of social and emotional potential, therefore, is achieved through counseling, preventative education, and other various programs. Programs include on campus counseling, after school counseling, substance abuse treatment, as well as community education. These avenues provide resources and valuable information for individuals, families and community leaders who wish to better understand adolescents and the struggles they face.
A Foundation Building Strength for Nemaline Myopathy
2450 El Camino Real, Suite 101, Palo Alto, CA 94306 | (650) 320–8000 | buildingstrength.org
Nemaline Myopathy, a group of neuromuscular disorders that cause muscle weakness, varies in severity as well as affected demographics. Building Strength for Nemaline Myopathy is a non–profit organization that holds tightly to the mission of stimulating and advancing the science of treating myopathies while simultaneously supporting the affected community. Those who have Nemaline Myopathy, or have loved ones affected by the illness, require information, resources and solutions. The ultimate goal, therefore, is to provide valuable resources that could bridge NM communities together.
California Community Church
The California Community Church offers confidential and loving support, services and resources for those in need.
The Children's Pre-School Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94303-4762 | (650) 493-5770 | www.cpsccares.org
Working parents in Palo Alto have access to an accredited, specialized and innovative child-care center through the work of the Children’s Pre-School Center. With on-going research and implementation of current early childhood development and education understanding, CPSC offers much more than merely a day-care center. Instead, it also offers an award-winning facility, qualified and enthusiastic teachers, as well as programs that encourage play, exploration, and growth. Parents whose children have taken part in the center’s resources greatly value the experiences and provisioned opportunities.
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
Comprised of volunteers, Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo acts as a non-profit organization that works to support and enhance facilities and programs dedicated to educating children. By working closely with the city of Palo Alto, the Friends utilize creativity and enthusiasm to provide exciting, interactive and innovative exhibits for youth. The goal is to further develop and maintain an environment that will breed a love for science and learning.
With the mission to empower adolescent girls to take action through community and civic involvement, GirlVentures helps at-risk youth to learn about their environment as well as themselves. Emphasis on outdoor activity and teamwork cause those involved in the program to experience diversity and the strength that may be gained because of it. Likewise, diversity can be found in the organization’s program in itself, due to the fact that ages of the girls involved range from sixth to twelfth grade. The young women leave GirlVentures with an understanding of self-confidence, strategic decision making, communication and networking skills, as well as the importance of community involvement.
Hanna Boys Center
Since 1949, Hanna Boys Center (HBC) has provided a “haven of hope” for underprivileged, troubled, and at-risk boys – with ages ranging from thirteen to eighteen. The center’s ultimate goal is to give these young individuals the tools necessary to be self-respecting, empowered, and contributing members of their communities. While living on the one hundred and sixty-acre campus, those enrolled in the program have access to a fully accredited school, healthcare, physical education and recreational outlets. HBC, in valuing faith, education and care, makes monumental impacts on the lives of these at-risk youth.
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation (HBF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the beautification of the Town of Hillsborough. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula in California, HBF raises funds and provides organization, leadership and education for the purposes of planting, improving, and contributing to the maintenance of parks, school grounds, and other civic projects. HBF has the full support of the Town Council as Hillsborough has a limited budget for the maintenance of town properties and public spaces and does not have a Parks Department.
Hospice of the East BaY
3470 Buskirk Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 | (925)887-5678 | www.hospiceeastbay.org
Taking special concern regarding patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual comfort lies at the heart of Hospice of the East Bay (HEB), an organization that administers in-home care for individuals who are in need of support at the end of their lives. Training is also provided so that those who desire to take part in caring for their loved ones may do so in confidence. HEB is a non-exclusive care provider, and grants equal opportunity. With additional programs ranging from grief and loss counseling to services for children, HEB provides its clients with opportunities that reach beyond physical needs.
Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club
Los Altos Soccer Club for boys was created in 1972, and later became Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club for both boys and girls. Since the beginning the club has inspired young players in their pursuit of soccer through dedication and determination while never sacrificing the joy of playing the game. With over a 1000 players, hundreds of volunteers, MVLA is a community of families, parents and players who are More than a Club.
Palo Alto Library Foundation
P.O. Box 181, Palo Alto, CA 94302 | (650)329-2516 | https://library.cityofpaloalto.org
With a passion for knowledge and a desire for community betterment, the Palo Alto Library Foundation (PALF) is taking measures necessary to provide their city with modern, accessible libraries that meet the needs of the community as a whole. PALF, founded in 2001, works with a 9-member board of directors, as well as benefits from connections with over 1,000 donors. Past library initiatives and campaigns have proven to be successful and greatly appreciated. With continued efforts, PALF will bring even more communities together.
Palo Alto Community Childcare
3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306 | (650) 493-2361 | www.paccc.org
Palo Alto City Council, in 1971, strongly urged the community to take on more active roles within the realms of child care and similar services. Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC), established three years later, acted to allocate funds for early childhood care and educational programs. As a result, PACCC has ultimately pioneered and established a network of community child care providers. With an emphasis on providing quality care and celebrating quality teachers, the PACCC is valued as a community leader.
785 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | (415) 777-0333 | www.prcsf.org
PRC helps people in San Francisco affected by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, or mental health issues get the opportunities they deserve by providing a variety of integrated legal, social, and health services.
2281 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 | (408) 264-1664 | www.presentationhs.org
Presentation High School seeks to celebrate and empower young women by offering them a place to learn and grow. By creating an environment where the top students and class leaders are all female, the student has a unique opportunity to flourish and be recognized for their accomplishments aside from her gender. In today’s world, which is dominated by men in categories ranging from corporate ladder to annual salary, it is not merely important for girls to understand their abilities and believe in their talents – it is crucial.
San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (SMCCVB)
111 Anza Blvd., Suite 410, Burlingame, CA 94010 | 650.348.7600 | www.smccvb.com
The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB is a full-service Bureau offering assistance with convention site selection, official area visitor guides and maps, site inspection arrangements, local supplier contact information, suggestions on things to do and see in the area, and photographs.
Salvation Army -- Santa Rosa Corps
In responding to economic depression and desperation of those struggling within the community, the Salvation Army seeks to share bible-based messages and teachings while reaching out to those in need. Since established a century and a half ago, the Salvation Army’s mission regarding distribution of care and compassion has remained the same. While the organization provides outlets for material resources at affordable prices, it has also provided programs such as after-school tutoring at elementary schools, youth outreach and gang prevention, mentoring opportunities, emergency disaster services, back to school shopping aid, and fitness classes.
Over 200,000 people are directly served through San Francisco Food Bank’s efforts each year. After food is collected from various sources – such as grocery stores, growers, pickers and farmers –it is sorted, packed and delivered to neighborhood pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, youth programs and senior citizens. Unlike its name may suggest, the San Francisco Food Bank does much more than provide food; with its various programs ranging from extensive pantry networks to optional home-deliveries, an abundance of families and individuals have been able to take advantage of cooking healthy meals within their own homes.
Senior Helpline Services
Senior Helpline Services, located in Contra Costa County, operates under the philosophy that elderly individuals have the right to live in a safe and peaceful environment. The organization provides this environment for senior citizens, many of whom are homebound, through the use of volunteer “Phone Friends.” Because a Phone Friend calls on a regular, scheduled basis, Senior Helpline Services clients can find rest in knowing that someone will be looking out for them and making sure they are alright. Phone Friends have sometimes been referred to as “Phone Saviors,” due to instances where a missed phone call gave signal that something was wrong. Clients, in addition to phone calls, may also receive letters from their Phone Friends, even further establishing a trusting, beneficial relationship.
TMC Development Working Solutions
611 Front Street San Francisco, CA 94111 | (415) 477-8415 | www.workingsolutions.org
TMC Development Working Solutions, a private company, provides services – such as technical assistance, and one-on-one support, no-cost referrals to local business resources, and educational presentations on access to capital – to new and existing businesses in nine different San Francisco Bay Area counties. The service with possibly the most impact, however, is the distribution of micro-loans. These small loans, ranging from five-thousand to fifty-thousand dollars, provide micro-entrepreneurs with the start-up capital needed to establish a small business. While prioritizing service for low-income individuals, minorities and women, it is TMC Development Working Solutions’ ultimate goal to help strengthen and stimulate the economy through the support of micro-enterprise.