The Los Altos Town Crier Holiday Fund is in full swing, kicking off its 17th year of assisting local organizations that directly serve those with the most pressing needs in the community.
Since its inception, the Town Crier Holiday Fund has raised approximately $2.6 million. This year, the fund aims to raise $260,000 to benefit 20 recipients.
To donate online, visit siliconvalleycf.org/latc-holiday-fund. To donate by check, make checks payable to “SVCF/Town Crier Holiday Fund” and mail to 2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View 94040.
Holiday Fund contributions are tax deductible and processed through a donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The foundation provides letters acknowledging donor contributions. The Town Crier will present grant funds to the 20 organizations in early 2017. The paper also profiles each organization in articles published throughout the holiday season.
We will be publishing 2016 updates for each of the Holiday Fund recipients for the next two months:
- Kids with autism benefit from exposure to arts in CSMA program
- Do the math: Music for Minors enhances learning for thousands
- CHAC aims to bring children, families back from the brink
- Families in need find multilayered support at Sunday Friends
- Kids of all backgrounds discover sustained welcome at Hidden Villa
- CSA boosts its outreach efforts to serve the area's hungry
- Los Altos-based Help One Child continues to help thousands of them
- EPAK nearing goal of serving every classroom in Ravenswood district
- Bayshore Christian Ministries equips youth for a hopeful future
- Reach Potential Movement trains local youth leaders
- Downtown College Prep prepares students for college
- WomenSV helps affluent women overcome abusive treatment
- ALearn aims to raise college-going rates in underserved students
- Jeremiah's Promise equips transitional foster youth for better future
- House of Grace provides women with a path out of addiction
- Sky's the Limit Fund helps youth in crisis through wilderness therapy
- Child Advocates provides stability and hope for at-risk children
- Veterans Resource Center helps ground student vets at Foothill College
- MERIT program helps teachers incorporate technology
- Volunteers are the lifeblood of Mentor Tutor Connection
To donate online, visit siliconvalleycf.org/latc-holiday-fund.
To donate by check, make checks payable to “SVCF/Town Crier Holiday Fund” and mail to 2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View 94040.
New this year is Sky’s the Limit Fund, a nonprofit organization founded by two Los Altos women that supports families of youth in crisis through wilderness therapy programs. Sky’s the Limit replaces the RotaCare Clinic Mountain View, which has disbanded.The other recipients are ALearn; Bayshore Christian Ministries; Child Advocates of Santa Clara County; the Community Health Awareness Council; Community Services Agency’s Food & Nutrition Center; the Community School of Music and Arts’ Artistic Intelligence program; Downtown College Prep – Alum Rock; the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation; Help One Child; Hidden Villa Summer Camps; Jeremiah’s Promise; House of Grace; the MERIT program at the Krause Center for Innovation; Music for Minors; Mentor Tutor Connection; Reach Potential Movement; Sunday Friends; the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College; and WomenSV.