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Mission City Community Fund selects Nonprofit of the Year - Sunnyvale Community Services

Virtual presentation celebrating 50 years to be shared on Nov. 7th

Santa Clara, Calif. - 10/01/2020 - Mission City Community Fund will introduce Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) as their Nonprofit of the Year at their first-ever Virtual Charity Event Greater Giving Local Focus on Saturday, November 7th. The Nonprofit of the Year partner represents outstanding accomplishments by a nonprofit organization using their programs and services to enrich the lives of local residents in Silicon Valley. Funds raised will help support SCS which was selected based on the following:

  • Reputation for leadership excellence within the nonprofit and local communities
  • Successful achievement within our Five Areas of Giving
  • Consistent performance and high ethical standards for management

"We share Sunnyvale Community Services belief in treating neighbors with dignity and compassion and it is a great honor to recognize SCS as our 2020 Nonprofit of the Year," commented Helen Grays-Jones, MCCF Board Member. "Their extensive services for early intervention is the most effective way to preventing hunger and homelessness in our local communities. We commend their organization for 50 years enhancing lives of those in need as the income divide continues to widen in Silicon Valley and the record-breaking need for services grow during the coronavirus pandemic."

Sunnyvale Community Services

Sunnyvale Community Services are truly neighbors helping neighbors. Founded in 1970, this nonprofit is one of seven Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) agencies providing comprehensive safety net programs within Santa Clara County. Focused on preventing homelessness and hunger, their services for the most needy include food assistance year-round, financial aid for basic needs such as rent, medical expenses & critical bills, intensive wrap-around case management for families and seniors, Children's Summer Nutrition and Backpack Day programs, Homebound Food Delivery program, and WorkFirst Sunnyvale program helping homeless gain job training. For more information, visit:

About Mission City Community Fund

Mission City Community Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in 1986 and has provided over $3 million in local grants focused on Five Areas of Giving: Education, Social Services, Health Care, Theater and the Arts, and the Environment. Masquerade will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 2, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for this memorable evening of music, live & silent auctions, community awards and dinner as a fundraiser to establish grants for local nonprofits.

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