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.

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 January 12, 2020
137 donors have contributed $79,010 to
the Mountain View Voice Holiday Fund.
* indicates amount withheld

19 Anonymous6,645
Anne Johnston150
Ellen Wheeler50
Kathleen Cutler*
Bruce Karney500
Edward Perry200
Kathleen & Sergey Bonte150
Tom & Barbara Lustig*
Thomas J. Mucha350
Michael A. Tugendreich200
Robert Rohrbacher*
Margaret Chapman100
Heather Cowper100
Patricia Larenas500
Sally B. Evans500
Ed Taub108
Jeanne Elam200
Linda Catura1,000
Marilyn Gildea100
Herbert Perry100
Herta Schreiner100
Diana Hall50
Daniel Kelly1,000
Emma Wong500
Leslie C. & Anita N. Nichols*
Catherine Howard150
Melissa Jankowski150
Jill Bertrand300
Lori Abrahamsohn50
Jeff Segall & Helen He200
Kevin & Robin Duggan*
Norma Jean Bodey Galiher200
Jim & Alice Cochran700
Lyle & Sally Sechrest100
Brian & Marilyn Smith*
Susan Elliott Russell1,000
Wesley D. Smith*
Andy & Liz Coe100
Crystal Chow200
Paul & Sarah Donahue2,000
Erik & Ankita Kaulberg*
Elizabeth Swierk200
John Baya & Rose Han250
Kathleen Creger500
Kristina Sandoval100
Gary & Yuko Kushner*
Josh Switkes & Meg Kelly1,000
Kevin & Laurel Smith1,000
Judy Atterholt & Chris Petti100
Randa Mulford250
Lora Henderson50
Vivi Naumovski100
Samantha Knox100
Feng Zhou8,000
R. Lanier Anderson &
Katherine A. Preston500
Robert & Lois Adams500
E. Denley Rafferty100
Gail Nyhan & Dave Offen*
David Fung*
Sarah Campbell100
Janet Jarmann30
Ross Heitkamp350
R D Roode150
Kanan Krishnan250
Ellis Berns100
Janet Sloan & Peter Stahl2,000
Donna Davies800
Dianne Chambliss700
Karen Skold100
John Igoe100
Patricia Hayes100
Leona K. Chu*
Pamela Baird1,000
Julie Steury & Peter Reynolds500
Sherleen Ong500
Scott Haber50
Sheri Morrison*
Laura Blakely100
Jon Burns250
Marilyn & James Kelly100
Cliff & Kara Chambers1,000
The Burtin Family*
Jeral Poskey250
Christopher Chiang*
Michael Kahan150
David & Karen Keefer200
Randy Robinson200
Karen DeMello100
Joel Riciputi*
Ann Kapoun200
J Steury500
K. Hayes Family2,000
Sara Jenez*
Bruce Lin1,337
Steve Attinger500
Yiping Liao150
Ronald Nakao50
Max Beckman-Harned700
Diane Nanis50
Sanna Wager500
In Memory Of

Mack & Laila Holombo400
Ken & Arlene Christie100
Jim & Sally Haydn-Myer200
Dori400
Ernesto Alejandro*
Judith Manton50
Eva D Chang200
Michael Van De Vanter50
Mark Flider*
Jennifer Murray50
Christopher & Mary Dateo500
Dr. Sofia Laskowski200
In Honor Of

Jane & Gerald King500
Tyler Beatie50
Ed, Petros & Thalia185
As a Gift For

Glen & Linda Eckols200
Businesses & Organizations

Hewlett Foundation8,750
Packard Foundation8,000
Wealth Architects2,500


Changes or corrections to listings may be made by contacting Kali Shiloh at [email protected]