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.

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CSA steps in to assist Mountain View's increasingly vulnerable senior residents

Christensen, 62, never thought he would be in the position of potentially losing his home. But then the pandemic hit, and he lost his job as a cashier at a ... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 17, 2023

Mountain View Voice launches annual Holiday Fund campaign with $100K goal

The annual Mountain View Voice Holiday Fund campaign is getting underway this week with the aim of raising much-needed funds for local nonprofits that provide a safety net for families, children and adults in need ... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 10, 2023

Connecting students with caring adults, Mentor Tutor Connection makes an impact

Los Altos High School junior Isabella Meza-Perez knew about Mentor Tutor Connection long before she got matched with a mentor of her own. She watched as her older sister and cousins took part in the program and saw the relationships ... [ Read More ] Posted Jan. 8, 2023

From hot meals to job placement, the Day Worker offers a host of services

Every Monday through Saturday, compañeres line up to receive a fresh, hot and balanced meal for breakfast and lunch at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. In 2021, 14,973 meals were ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 30, 2022

CSMA is on a mission to bring the arts to everyone

The mission of Mountain View arts nonprofit Community School of Music and Arts is to make the arts accessible to all. That includes special-needs participants in its Artistic Intelligence ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 23, 2022

'An incredible gift': Anonymous donor gives $350,000 to Holiday Fund

After making the largest-ever donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and Almanac Holiday Fund in 2021 — $350,000 — an anonymous Silicon Valley philanthropist this week repeated the act of generosity. The philanthropist has given... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 15, 2022

CHAC's 'BackTogether!' program empowers kids to express their emotions through art

Elementary school requires structure to keep kids on track with their learning, but that rigidity can also prove challenging for young, curious minds – sometimes, kids need a space to express themselves on their ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 5, 2022

For two decades, Ravenswood Family Health Network has served low-income and uninsured people

After weeks of an unexplained 104-degree fever, an enlarged tonsil and stomach pain, 3-year-old Eliana came to Ravenswood Family Health Network and finally received ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 2, 2022

Voice kicks off its annual Holiday Fund

Lending a much-needed helping hand to those in crisis and strengthening our community have always been the aims of the Voice Holiday Fund. The annual charitable giving drive is kicking off this week to support ... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 21, 2022

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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2024 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.

Hope's Corner
Hope's Corner provides homeless, low-income and vulnerable people in the community with nutritious meals, hot showers, laundry services, refurbished bicycles, and connections to other services in a dignified and welcoming environment – all at the corner of Hope and Mercy Streets in downtown Mountain View.

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.

As of December 8th, 43 donors have contributed $15,300 to the Holiday Fund.
* indicates amount withheld at donor's request

9 Anonymous2,500
Wesley D. Smith*
Jim Cochran700
Feng zhou1,000
Norma Jean Bodey Galiher200
Mark Flider250
Judith Manton500
Thomas Mucha350
Anne Johnston*
Kelly & Friedland Family*
Kathleen & Serge Bonte250
Sheri and Jerry Morrison*
Ellis Berns and Mary J Walsh250
Dave and Diane Chang*
David and Karen Keefer100
Andy & Liz Coe100
Cynthia Imboden100
Robert J. Rohrbacher*
Nelson and Robin Iwai50
Bruce and Twana Karney350
The Burtin Family*
Kevin & Robin Duggan*
Susan Elliott800
The Depenhart family*
Emily Arcolino500
John P. Miller250
Poskey Chen Charitable Fund500
Tom & Barbara Lustig*
Mary and Christopher Dateo1,000
Laurie Bonilla & Ed Perry300
Ellen Wheeler50
Kathleen and Reese Cutler*
Leslie Peterson100
Robin Teng500
In Memory Of

Mack & Laila Holombo*