The Voice Holiday Fund

Each year The Voice Holiday Fund raises money to support programs serving families and children in the Mountain View area. Read on for profiles of grant recipients, to be featured each week over the holiday season, highlighting the way each organization has used the funds this past year.

Checks totaling $84,000 were handed out to representatives of local non-profit organizations.

The Voice sets $85K goal for Holiday Fund charitable giving drive

The Mountain View Voice Holiday Fund campaign to support local nonprofits that provide critical help to those in need is kicking off this week, with the aim of raising $85,000 ... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 12, 2021


CSMA's arts education moves from the classroom to online

When local schools and businesses closed their doors due to COVID-19 in March, the Community School of Music & Arts acted quickly to move its in-person art and music classes, lessons, camps and ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 24, 2020

As violence against women surges during pandemic, YWCA answers calls for help

YWCA is the first, and only, multi-service agency for women in Santa Clara County that makes it possible for women, children and families to heal and thrive by providing ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 20, 2020

In a time of crisis, CSA steps up to the plate

For the last eight months, Mountain View's social safety net has been stretched to its absolute limit. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, Community ... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 25, 2020


CHAC struggles to keep up with rising mental health needs

Last month, Marsha Deslauriers lucked out. The executive director of the Community Health Awareness Council didn't have to ask for help clearing out buckets of rainwater dripping from the nonprofit's ceiling. Replacing the leaking roof was a big step ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 23, 2019

CSMA offers a beacon of arts in a tech world

Back in the 1940s, Natalie Werbner was a young girl living in Boston who wanted to take music lessons. Her family had recently immigrated from Russia and ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 20, 2019

Deepening housing crisis leaves CSA busier than ever

For several decades, the Community Services Agency (CSA) of Mountain View and Los Altos has been trying to solve a problem that's impossible to ignore. Homelessness and poverty among ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 6, 2019

MayView clinic expands to tackle growing need for health care services

Health care can be an afterthought for the thousands of people who lack food, housing or security in Santa Clara County. The pattern is well known to health officials: those struggling ... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 29, 2019

A helping hand for students

Like many of her classmates at Mountain View High School, Shanelle Co is under the gun. Finals are next week, college deadlines are looming, and it seems like there's never ... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 22, 2019


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2021 Recipient Agency

Community Health Awareness Council
CHAC serves Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and seven school districts. Among the services it offers are schoolbased counseling and programs to protect students from high-risk behaviors.

Community School of Music & Arts
The Community School of Music and Arts provides hands-on art and music education in the classrooms of the Mountain View Whisman School District.

Community Services Agency
CSA is the community's safety-net providing critical support services for low-income individuals and families, the homeless and seniors in northern Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Day Worker Center of Mountain View
The Day Worker Center of Mountain View provides a secure place for workers and employers to negotiate wages and work conditions. It serves workers with job placements, English lessons, job skills workshops and guidance.

Mayview Community Health Center
The MayView Community Health Center in Mountain View offers primary care services to low-income and uninsured patients in northern Santa Clara County. No patient is turned away for inability to pay for services, which include prenatal and pediatric care, cancer screenings and chronic disease management.

Mentor Tutor Connection
Mentor Tutor Connection matches adult volunteers who serve either as mentors with under-served youth in high school or as tutors to students in elementary and middle schools in Mountain View and Los Altos school districts.

YWCA of Silicon Valley
This group operates a 24-hour bilingual hotline and a safe shelter for women and their children. It also offers counseling and other services for families dealing with domestic violence.


As of November 30th, 23 donors have contributed $10,808 to the Holiday Fund.
* indicates amount withheld at donor's request

11 Anonymous3,350
Laurie Bonilla & Ed Perry250
Kevin & Robin Duggan*
Lisa Topping and Mark Buggy*
David L. Hatt250
Reese and Kathleen Cutler*
Mary DeMasters*
Marilyn Gildea*
Ed Taub and Sheri Gish108
Christopher and Mary Dateo1,000
Emily Arcolino3,000
Ellen Wheeler50
Jim & Mia Whitfield*