5 Areas of Giving

Mission City Community Fund enriches life in the Silicon Valley in five areas:

  • Environment

    Environment

  • Social Services

    Social Services

  • Health Care

    Health Care

  • Education

    Education

  • Theater and Arts

    Theater and Arts

Over the years MCCF has supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations, enabling them to expand and enhance their services to our community. In 2003 the fund distributed $119,500 to charities serving at-risk residents. This amount has grown to over $250,000 in 2010. In the past five years we have contributed over $1,000,000 to worthwhile nonprofit projects in our community.

Environment
Environment

In the Santa Clara Valley we are blessed with one of nature's most rich and lovely landscapes. MCCF's environmental grants encourage innovative and practical approaches to preserving and enhancing that legacy. Environmental beneficiaries include:

  • Wildlife Silicon Valley
  • Ulistac Nature Preserve
Social Services
Social Services

When escalating housing costs and a fixed income make housing in his hometown unaffordable for a senior citizen, where does he turn? A mother despairs because her children have no proper-fitting shoes they begin a new school year, what can she do? A woman and her children flee from a life of violence in the middle of the night, where do they run? Our community has answers for all of these issues through our partnership with facilities and service organizations that offer assistance in time of need.

MCCF's social service grants support programs that meet basic human needs for handicapped and developmentally disabled people, seniors, youth, crime victims, and economically disadvantaged people in Santa Clara. Social services beneficiaries include:

  • Heart of the Valley
  • Santa Clara Senior Center
  • Live Oak Adult Day Care
  • Project Match
  • YWCA Rape Crisis Center
  • Emergency Housing Consortium
  • Santa Clara Women's League
  • Senior Housing Solutions
  • Santa Clara Police Department Special Victims Unit
  • Rotary Club of Santa Clara
  • Soroptimist of Santa Clara
  • InnVision, The Way Home
  • The Centre for Living with Dying
  • Self-Help for the Elderly/FISH of Santa Clara
  • Palo Alto Veterans Hospital
  • The J.W. House at Kaiser Hospital
Health Care
Health Care

Whether it's a senior citizen confused about her diabetes care or a developmentally disabled toddler who needs evaluation and an early intervention plan, community agencies are the front line of connection to services and ongoing care.

MCCF's health care grants support both public and the private sector, helping them maintain existing services and respond to unmet needs with new services. These include medical services, mental health programs, rehabilitation facilities, and care for the terminally ill. Health education and preventative care as well as other providers are eligible for grants. A partial listing of health care beneficiaries include:

  • Santa Clara Women's League
  • Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
  • Santa Clara Senior Center Nursing and Nutrition Program
  • VIA Rehabilitation Services
  • Parents Helping Parents
  • The Health Trust
Education
Education

A grown man in San Jose has waited his entire life to learn to read and write. Who will tutor him? Science camp is on the curriculum for a 5th grade class in Cupertino. How will these students, regardless of income, be able to attend? Parents facing a long summer look for ways to keep their children productive, entertained and learning. They can experience new exciting opportunities through the summer reading program.

MCCF educational grants support a wide range of programs, including those for people with special needs. Through support for special projects sponsored by our public schools and private organizations, educational and extracurricular opportunities of students of all ages have expanded throughout our community. In addition, MCCF grants foster ongoing public support for new programs and activities. Educational beneficiaries include:

  • Santa Clara Public Library Community Literacy Project
  • Santa Clara Unified School District
  • Silicon Valley Rotary Clubs
  • St. Claire Catholic School
  • Santa Clara Kiwanis Club
  • Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley
  • Emergency Housing Consortium
  • St. Justin's Catholic School
  • Pacific Autism Center for Education
Theater and the Arts
Theater and Arts

Arts touch our lives at every age, making our life experience richer in countless ways. Art supplies for Kids Studio, Family Day Programs at local museums and opportunities for middle school music students are just a few of the ways MCCF grants help.

MCCF Arts grants encompass a broad range of programs including dance, music, literature, theater and the visual arts. These beneficiaries include:

  • Triton Museum of Art
  • Buchser Middle School
  • Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Villa Montalvo School Program
  • Mission City Opera
  • Santa Clara Ballet

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