At Vida Verde We See Your Donation As a Partnership

When you give, you become a member of our community


 
 
 

When you give, you become a member of our community, and you have direct influence on our students’ lives. Vida Verde works hard to keep our budget low so you can feel confident that your donation is being used in the most effective way possible. We are a fiscally responsible organization that will make the most of every single dollar that you donate.

Here are some reasons why we think you should feel good about giving to this program:

  • Powerful Purpose – Vida Verde is an organization that is passionately dedicated to meeting its powerful mission.
  • Exciting – Vida Verde is a fun place; it’s a crossroads where urban hip-hop meets the rural environment.
  • Smart – Vida Verde is organized & efficient, creates powerful results
  • Personable – Vida Verde is a small organization that is accessible, and cares about creating long-lasting relationships with its supporters.
  • Thrifty and Resourceful – Vida Verde is a grassroots organization that uses resources creatively.
  • Impact – Vida Verde is a small organization with a tight budget where your donation can have a sizable and meaningful impact.
 

 

Who Supports Vida Verde?
Granting Foundations, Past and Present

Since 2004, Vida Verde has been working with business consultant Eric Ryan of Ryan Nonprofits. Eric has donated years of consulting to Vida Verde in order to help us maintain a quality control/ performance review/ management system within the business. This management system has ensured that Vida Verde stays as efficient, organized, and focused as possible, and it has enabled smart future planning for growth and development.

 
 

2015

Apple Lane Foundation
Atkinson Foundation
Bothin Foundation
Change Happens Foundation
Charles B. Kuhn Memorial Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Donor Advised
Cleaves and Mae Rhea Foundation
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
Charisma Fund
Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation
Distaff Singers Ida B. Altenbach Grants Program
Firefighters Local 55
Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Hancock Family Fund on behalf of Diane Sheehy, SVCF Donor Advised
Hancock Family Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Donor Advised
John and Kelly Hartman Foundation
John and Marcia Goldman Foundation
Kampe Family Foundation
Katz Family Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Los Altos Rotary Club Endowment Fund
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Mary A. Crocker Trust
Michael Lee Environmental Foundation
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Moca Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
Palo Alto Community Foundation
PaperSeed Foundation
Patagonia of Palo Alto
Philanthropic Ventures Fund
Quest Foundation
Sam Mazza Foundation
Sand Hill Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Save the Redwoods League
Saw Island Foundation
Strong Foundation for Environmental Values
SV2
Taube Foundation
The Barrios Trust
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The JiJi Foundation
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
TomKat Charitable Trust
TOSA Foundation
West Star Foundation

2014

Apple Lane Foundation
Atkinson Foundation
Charisma Fund
Change Happens Foundation
Cleaves and Mae Rhea Foundation
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Community Foundation For Southeast Michigan
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
David And Lucile Packard Foundation
Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation
Distaff Singers Ida Altenbach Grant
Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation
Intero Foundation
John And Marcia Goldman Foundation
Katz Family Foundation
Los Altos Rotary Club Endowment Fund
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Ludwick Family Foundation
Michael Lee Environmental Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
New Priorities Foundation
Palo Alto Community Fund
PaperSeed Foundation
Quest Foundation
Robert S. and Helen P. Odell Fund
Sam Mazza Foundation
Sand Hill Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Save The Redwoods League
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Donor Advised:
    Anonymous Donor Advised Fund
    Charles B. Kuhn Memorial Fund
    Hancock Family Fund
SV2/Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund
The Barrios Trust
The Fred Gellert Family Foundation
The Moca Foundation
The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values
Thomas J. Long Foundation
TomKat Charitable Trust
Tosa Foundation
West Star Foundation
Western Digital Foundation
William H. and Mattiew Wattis Harris Foundation

Prior Years

As you Sow Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
Bothin Foundation
C.E. and S. Foundation
CA, Inc.
Chez Panisse Foundation
Christensen Fund
Cleo Foundation
Coastside Women's Club
David B. Gold Foundation
Dean Witter Foundation
Douglas Family Gift Fund
East Tennessee Foundation
Girls Inc.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Hartman Foundation
June and Julian Foss Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Mountain Hardwear's Send a Kid To Camp
Omidyar Network Fund
Potrero Nuevo Fund
RBC Wealth Management Foundation
Rogers Family Foundation
Rudolf Steiner Foundation
Stone Soup
Ten Times Ten Foundation
The McCarthy Family Foundation
The Oakland A's Community Fund
The Palo Alto Community Fund
The Peninsula Community Foundation
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Donor Advised:
    Hammond Family Fund
    Crittenden Family Fund
    K&M Gift Fund     
The Van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Yahoo! Employee Foundation


Vida Verde's Nourishment Circle

 

Oak Level - at least $25,000/year for 3 or more years

Selig, Bob and Meryl

Bay Laurel Level - At least $5,000/year for 3 or more years

Anonymous
Chalik, John & Chamberlain, Susan
Rao, Amy
Watkins, Susanne & Beeman, Scott

Walnut Level - At least $1,000/year for 3 or more years

 

Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Beach, David & Ingram, Carolyn
Boynton, Rob & Sue
Brownell, Bill
Carter, Pamela
DeGarmo, Erica & Matthews, Michael
Dickerson, Jim & Sue
Felderman, Bob & Schooler, Eve
Garcia, Carlos & Ross, Lea
Goddard, Chris & Blanco, Cristina
Griffith, Kathryn
Habig, Jill & Demissie, Addisu
Haggarty, Heather
Hancock, Noble & Lorraine
Kritzer, Maggie, & Biehl, Larry
McAlpine, Alice & Fraser
Messina, David & Yusuf, David
Midland Cabinet Company

Miller, Jason
Moison, Jerry & Carol
Nyrop, Kathy & Koch, Stephen
O'Neill, Kay & Sharer, Peter
Pade, Marcia
Palter, Alan & Catherine
Parish, Julie & Will
Porzig, Rachel
Pratt, Stephen
Puhak, Lydia & Fortlage, Scott
Quimby, Hannah & Klein, Zak
Rudolf, Alexei
RHE Foundation
Ryan, Katie & Eric
Smith, Deborah
Smith, Preston & Liz
Soper, Harn
Steuber, Thomas & Virginia
Strand, Donald & Linda Sue
Torcom, Jean
Torres, Rosie


Vida Verde's Current Pledging Donors

 

Anonymous
Alvaro, Susan & Wagner, Bill
Anderson, January
Antonopoulis, Georgia
Ardoin, Nicole & Hawkins, Greg
Arkin, David & Tilt, Anni
Barnes, Hailee
Barua, Gautam
Beck, Morganne & Chapa, Cesar
Beronio, Dave
Bousquet, Michele
Boyer, Ken
Brown, Stephanie & Steve
Bryan, Scott
Bullard, Karen
Burdett, Bonnie
Burgess, Briana
Capsuto, Tara & Eaton, Dave
Castello, Jenny
Chalot, Melissa
Choi, Cindi
Cobb, Salima
Cohen, Whitney & Haddow, Tod
Conahan, Matt
Cook, Matthew
Costello, Toby
Del Castillo, Paul
Diedrich, Todd A.
Dietrich, Scott & Capello, Emily
Dodson, Elizabeth J.
Dolese, George
Ferriot, Julie
Field, Nancy
Florez, Tiffany & Costello, James
Fowler, Jaime-Alexis & Borelli, Adam
Fowler, John & Elizabeth
Furnal, Nicholas
Garcia, Galo
Gauci, Phaedra
Graves, Ben
Gregory, Peter & Ann
Griffin, Nancy
Griffith, Kathryn
Gruhn, Thomas
Haffenreffer, Lisa
Haigo, Saori & Angstadt, Pete
Hancock, Lorraine & Noble
Hanlein, Robert
Hardy, Natacha
Henry, Alison
Holzman, Jack
Huayllasco, Joseph
Ibarra, Luciralia
Johnson, Barbara
Johnson, Nina & Mike
Johnson, Shannon
Joy, John
Klebe, Kathy
Kretschmar, Laura
Krieger, Lisa
Landis, Sally
Landor-Yamagata, Jonah
Lane, Jonathan & Suzanne
Lankford, Ashby & Brosamer, Mark
Lebon, Evan
LeCoy, Kelly
Leitz, Maureen
Linger, Eli

Little, Sandra
Long, Jackie & Jason
Lopez, Lilia
Lucket, Anthony
Katz, Nancy
Kho, Nancy & Andrew
Makhija, Geeta & Grathwohl, Gretchen
Mancini, Jessica & Joe
McDonald-Zwoyer, Elizabeth
McMurtry, Richard
Mead, Brooke
Mendiola, Chell
Merced, Andrew Dela
Merritt, Bob & Robin
Miller, Alex
Miller, Charles H.
Milojkovic, Ranka
Minikes, Zoe
Monroe, Kate & Westheimer, Gabe
Morrison, Carol
Moss, Sean
Muchin, Andrea & Neil
Painter, Nancy
Pegu, Nilotpal
Peña, Aurora
Peña, Manuel
Perl, Jacqueline & Daniel
Pfeiffer, Joann & Gene
Pfluke, Paul & Jennings, Stephanie
Pollock, Sara & Cunningham, Ryan
Price, Cara & Drew
Rasmussen, Christine & Singer, Ricardo
Reese, David
Rehor, Jay
Rosenberg, Susan
Rudolf, Beth
Selsted, Erica
Shaheed, Kathleen
Sharer, Emma
Sharma, Briana & Manu
Sonneborn, Barbara & Greenberg, Ron
Sprague, Dawn & Zander
Stanfield, Sky
Steiger, Marty
Steplowski, Sophie & Ian
Stewart, Jessica & Jonathon
Sullivan, Barbara
Sullivan, Kia
Suvari, Tricia
Sweeney, Erin
Tafolla, Marc & Rosen, Lynne
Taleghani, Ramin
Thomsen, Jennifer
Tomkinson, Robert & Victoria
Torres, Deborah
Trevino, Joe
Turman, Beebo & Tom
Vito, Suzanne
Von Der Ahe, Robert
Weber, Sarah & Dale
Wehmeyer, Kendra & Rob
Wilkinson, Judy
Williams, Jayne
Wilson, Galen
Wilson, Joey
Wohlsen, Marcus
Zierten, Deborah


Businesses & Professionals Making a Difference
with Pro Bono & In-Kind Help

 

2015

At.dusk
Bi-Rite Market
Blue House Farm
Classic Party Rental
Cresco Equipment Rentals
Fly Girl Farm
Fifth Crow Farm
Hatfield & Walker Sound
Island Creative, LLC
La Nebbia Winery
Landsculpt
Mama Ganache Chocolates
New Leaf Community Market, Half Moon Bay
Numi Tea
Oat Cuisine
Optimist Volunteers For Youth,
Bay Area
Outland Java
Patagonia Palo Alto
Ryan Nonprofits
Senior Coastsider’s Thrift
Straus Family Creamery
Standard Party Rental
Tunitas Creek Kitchen
Video Equipment Rentals

2014

18 Rabbits
Classic Party Rental
Cresco Equipment Rentals
Fly Girl Farm
Hartmann Studios Rental
Hatfield & Walker Sound
La Nebbia Winery
Landsculpt
LRE Catering
Numi Tea
Oat Cuisine
Optimist Volunteers For Youth,
Bay Area
Outland Java
Patagonia Palo Alto
Phoebus Lighting
Ryan Nonprofits
Senior Coastsider’s Thrift
Straus Family Creamery
Video Equipment Rentals

Prior Years

18 Rabbits
A Festive Affair, Half Moon Bay
Arata's Pumpkin Farm
Cafe Classique
Coastside Peace
Comfort Inn, Half Moon Bay
Cunha's Grocery
Fengari of Half Moon Bay
Harley Farms Goat Dairy, Pescadero
Heidi Trainor, CPA
Horizon Organic Milk
Ken’s Coastal Paint, Half Moon Bay
LRE Catering
Mountain Hardwear
New Leaf Grocery, Half Moon Bay
Northern Energy
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Phoebus Lighting
Rainbow Grocery, San Francisco
San Benito House, Half Moon Bay
Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company
Simms Plumbing
Spectrum Organic Oils
The Firewood Farm, Half Moon Bay


 

Corporate Donations and Matching Gifts

Amazon Smile
American Endowment Foundation
Arkin Tilt Architects
Associated Services Co.
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Bright Funds Foundation
Chevron Matching
David and Lucille Packard Foundation
Frontstream
Genentech
Google
Humanity United
Lawrence Livermore Lab
LinkedIn
Local Independent Charities Of America
Midland Cabinet Company
Network for Good
Nonprofits' Insurance Alliance Of California
Organic Valley
Pacific Gas & Electric
POST
Salesforce
San Francisco Foundation
Schmidt Family
Survey Monkey
United Way Silicon Valley
Whole Foods Market, Los Altos
YourCause