Why It’s a Great Idea to Give to Vida Verde

100% Of Our Programs are Offered Completely Free

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Currently in the Bay Area there are many high-quality, two to five day, environmental education programs serving thousands of third to sixth grade students every year. Unfortunately, many students and/or schools in the Bay Area cannot afford to pay for these programs.

Students from low-income, urban communities miss out on myriad important educational and developmental experiences. Those same experiences are the birthright of their middle-class peers. This lack of exposure means that the low-income, inner-city children tend to lack an expansive context for building their hopes, dreams and aspirations. We believe these are the very children who need experiences like Vida Verde the most!

Vida Verde is a very distinctive environmental education center because 100% of its programs are offered completely free, and are exclusively for students who would not otherwise have access.

All of our programs are free for students, and that means our entire budget comes from donations from individuals and grants from foundations.




Our Wish List

used items are welcomed and appreciated

  1. Mobile/Cellular Internet Service: We need high speed internet service at our rural site! We know that there are "pucks" or little mobile hot spots.  We would love help with this from anyone who is willing/able

  2. Maul (heavy-duty axe) for splitting wood

  3. Laying hens (6 months to 1 year old)
  4. Heavy Duty garden hose (x3), 30' to 40', with a spray nozzle
  5. 1 truckload redwood mulch from the Soil Farm in Half Moon Bay
  6. Native plants/shrubs in 5 gallon size (coffee berry, native fern, redwood tree, California Bay Laurel tree, deergrass, Anderson flowers, Coast live oak, Valley Oak, mexican sage, apple tree, manzanita, myrtle wax leaf, succulents, etc)
  7. 1 hive of bees with a queen, ordered online (details available)
  8. A working diesel tractor with a bucket loader in the front or brush mower attachment
  9. Stainless "palm tree style" propane outdoor heaters for events (up to 3)
  10. Wheelbarrow
  11. Heavy-duty John Deere riding lawnmower
  12. A small gas Honda generator (ex. EB3000c)
  13. Nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries (any size) AAA, AA, C, D
  14. First aid kits and/or supplies
  15. A 5 gallon tank of propane
  16. Green laser pointer, battery powered, handheld (We use it at night for stargazing with kids. Must be green. Up to 3)
  17. An 18-volt battery powered impact driver drill
  18. A shed or other storage building or garage
  19. Alfalfa bale(s) or orchard grass bale(s) for our llama and goats
  20. A kitchen knife block and knives, especially big chopping knives and paring knives
  21. A mineral goat lick block with selenium
  22. Shuttle bus or truck with a diesel engine (to run on renewable biodiesel!) for transporting students or site maintenance
  23. An electric car or a hybrid vehicle for kids to learn about and staff to use for meetings, conferences, school visits, errands and administrative work.
  24. Any running car or truck, old or new, for running errands and going to schools
  25. Raincoats in all sizes (preferably kids' sizes, but some are also needed for chaperones)
  26. Digital projector, 2000 lumen or higher with working bulb
  27. Magnifying glasses
  28. Wildlife and/or plant i.d. books: pocket size are best
  29. Walkie-talkies. Any will do, but if you're purchasing new, the ones we're using are Cobra Electronics CXT 1035R FLT Floating Walkie Talkies
  30. Warm sleeping bags
  31. Rubber Boots: kids' sizes
  32. Animal artifacts, display items, skeletal remains
  33. A small digital camera (We like Canon Powershots)
  34. Sports equipment: frisbees, kites, cones
  35. Sledge Hammer (x1)
  36. Hammer tacker (a type of heavy-duty staple gun)
  37. A post hole digger
  38. Warm coats in all sizes for students ages 8-13
  39. Wooden garden stakes at 8', redwood, 2" round or 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" (without chemical pressure treatment)
  40. A new garden greenhouse (Riga, Rhino, Essence, etc.)
  41. Floating row cover (Agribon, Remay)
  42. Chicken and goat feed (organic, Modesto Milling)
  43. Stainless steel milking pail
  44. Telescoping pole pruner





Interested In Volunteering?

Volunteering with Vida Verde is a fun and rewarding experience. Join our volunteer group and help contribute to the experiences that make Vida Verde so special. We welcome any level of volunteer opportunity from one-time to dedicated volunteer.

Please complete our form below.




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?

Capital Campaign

This generous community helped Vida Verde begin to put down roots in its own land. We are honored by their support, and excited for the legacy we are creating together.

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Rob & Gearl Adkisson
Mary Alberts
Ned & Jimi Barnholt
Marilyn Basham
Scott Beeman & Susanne Watkins
Gray Boyce & Thomas Bliska
Rachel Brand Lee & Stephen Lee
Kathy Burch
Steve & Anne Cunningham
Megan Derhammer
Jennifer DiBrienza & Jesse Dorogusker
Lori Duvall
Fielding Gallivan
Carlos Garcia & Lea Ross
Mary & Rick Gaston
Karen & Ned Gilhuly
Anne & Roy Gray
Mary Gregory
Katie Guffin
Elizabeth Haffenreffer
Hancock Family
Livinia Hong
Joshua & Ianthina Hugg
Miguel & Haley Knochel
Richard Koo
Laura Kretschmar
Lisa Krieger
Jill Kunishige
Vicki LaBoskey
Emma Laz-Hirsch
Susan Lockwood
Phyllis Louellyn Lower
Michael Matthews & Erica DeGarmo
Elaine McCarthy
Ash McNeely & Elisa Odabashian
Robin Merritt
David Messina & Jabeen Yusef
Tyler & Maureen Mintkeski
Elizabeth Morgenthaler
Justin Mrazik
Denny & Terry Norton
Kathy Nyrop & Stephen Koch
Brad & Jane Omick
Marcia & Bill Pade
Nancy Painter
Neil & Mary Panton
Julie & Will Parish
Robin Pickard-Richardson
Brooke & Scott Raymond
Steven Rein
Joanna Reynolds
Brandon & Maureen Roberts
Lenore Roberts
Jo & Rich Rudolf
Bob & Meryl Selig
Andrew Schapiro
Jim Sheehan
Ian Sherman
Deb Smith
Laura Sohn
Harn Soper
Emily & Kalin Stanojev
Don & Linda Sue Strand
Julie Stucky
Kia Sullivan
Anne Taylor
John & Sandra Thompson
Jean Torcom
Beebo & Tom Turman
Debbie Westheimer
Don Whipple
Jim Wickett
Judy Wilkinson
Jeff Whittle
Ben & Nikki Wright
Deborah Zierten

Granting Foundations & Corporations

Apple Lane Foundation
Associated Services
Atkinson Foundation
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Bothin Foundation
W. L. Butler Construction
Change Happens Foundation
Charisma Fund
John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
Hancock Family Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Katz Family Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Ludwick Family Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
New Priorities Foundation
Peery Foundation
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Quest Foundation/ Marin Community Foundation
Rabinovitch Family Trust
William Reller Charitable Fund
RHE Foundation
Sand Hill Foundation San Mateo County
Scott Family Foundation
Valhalla Charitable Foundation

In-Kind Donors

Arkin-Tilt Architects
John Chalik & Susan Chamberlain
Blue Oak Consulting
DPR Construction
Hanson Bridgett LLP
David Katzenstein
Maggie Kritzer
Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
Midland Cabinet Company
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Questa Engineering
Ryan Nonprofits





Who Supports Vida Verde?

General & Program Support

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 performance review and 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.

Granting Foundations & Corporations



Apple Land Foundation Associated Services Atkinson Foundation Bill Graham Memorial Foundation Borick Foundation
California Coastal Conservancy
Charisma Fund Charles B. Kuhn Memorial Fund
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation
Distaff Singers
Franklin & Catherine Johnson Foundation
George B. Storer Fund at The Miami Foundation
Heritage Bank of Commerce
John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Joseph & Vera Long Foundation
Kampe Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Los Altos Rotary Club
Moca Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation Morrison & Foerster Foundation
New Belgium Brewing Company
New Leaf Community Market
Organic Valley
Palo Alto Community Fund
Peery Foundation
Peninsula Open Space Trust Pisces Foundation
Quest Foundation San Francisco Foundation, Youth Access to Nature Fund
Sand Hill Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Save the Redwoods League Saw Island Foundation
Sing for America
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
The John & Kelly Hartman Foundation
TomKat Ranch Charitable Foundation Tosa Foundation
Woodside Atherton Garden Club
Youth Outside



Associated Services
California Coastal Commission, Whale Tail Grants Program
California Coastal Conservancy
Charisma Fund
Clif Bar Family FOundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation
Distaff Singers
Element Real Estate
Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Gliffy Charitable Fund
John and Kelly Hartman Foundation
John and Marcia Goldman Foundation
Kampe Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Los Altos Rotary Club
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Midland Cabinet Company
Moca Foundation
Moca Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
New Belgium Brewing Company
New Leaf Community Market
Organic Valley
PaperSeed Foundation
Patagonia Palo Alto
Peery Foundation
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Quest Foundation
Sand Hill Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Saw Island Foundation
Sing for America
Strong Foundation for Environmental Values
Ten Strands
The Cleaves and Mae Rhea Foundation
The Morrison Foerster Foundation
TomKat Ranch Charitable Foundation
West Star Foundation
Western Digital
Westly Foundation
Woodside Atherton Garden Club
Youth Access to Nature Fund, San Francisco Foundation
Youth Outside



Prior Years

As You Sow Foundation
Barrios Trust
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bothin Foundation California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grants Program
C.E. and S. Foundation
Chez Panisse Foundation
Christensen Fund Cleaves & Mae Rhea Foundation
Cleo Foundation
Coastside Women's Club
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
David B. Gold Foundation Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
Dean Witter Foundation
Douglas Family Gift Fund
East Tennessee Foundation Facebook Local Community Fund Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Girls Inc. 
Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation
Grand Rapids Community Foundation Gratitude Giving Circle Hancock Family Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Hartman Foundation
Intero Foundation
JiJi Foundation
June and Julian Foss Foundation Koret Foundation Louis L. Borick Foundation Mary A. Crocker Trust Michael Lee Foundation Midland Cabinet Company
Mountain Hardwear's Send a Kid To Camp
New Priorities Foundation
Omidyar Network Fund
Potrero Nuevo Fund
RBC Wealth Management Foundation
Robert S. and Helen P. Odell Fund
Rogers Family Foundation
Rudolf Steiner Foundation
Sam Mazza Foundation
Stone Soup
Taube Foundation
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 Barrios Trust
The Fred Gellert Family Foundation
The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values
Thomas J. Long Foundation
The Van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western Digital Foundation
William H. and Mattiew Wattis Harris Foundation
Yahoo! Employee Foundation

Vida Verde's Nourishment Circle - 2017


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

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Scott Beeman and Susanne Watkins
Rob and Sue Boynton
Sy Kaufman and Kerstin Edgerton
Julie and Will Parish Mike and Gabrielle Rabinovitch
Issie and Rhoda Rabinovitch
Amy Rao
The RHE Foundation Andrew Schapiro
Dana Wentworth and Rob Schroeder

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


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Bruce Arthur & Carrie Coltman
Associated Services
Caroline & Mark Bauhaus
Teri Behm & John Clawson
Anne Bazancon Kerry Bitner & Jim Taschetta
Carolyn Blatman
Sarah & John Burroughs
Cheye Calvo & Trinity Tomsic
Tim & Cindy Condon
Kate Cook
Carolyn Cozart
Jenna Cushner
Phillippe & Martha Daniel
Kristin & Craig Donato
Karen & Mike Fee
Bob Felderman & Eve Schooler
Darrow Feldstein
Liz & John Fowler
Mike Frazier
Carlos Garcia & Lea Ross
Miranda Garcia & Mike Williams
Nancy Griffin & Bryce Kranzthor
Jill Habig & Addisu Demissie
Noble & Lorraine Hancock Stephen Henkenmeier
Jason Hirschhorn & Stephanie Carter
Joshua & Tina Hugg
Stefan Hura & Lilia Fulton
Susie Hwang & Matt Glickman
Emma Jagunich
Carl Johnson & Kim Overton
Frannie Kieschnick & Michael Hall
Miguel Knochel & Haley Ashton
Richard Koo
Laura Kretschmar
Maggie Kritzer & Larry Biehl

Pattie Litton & Peter Ralston
Poorti & Michael Marino
Michael Matthews & Erica DeGarmo
Fraser & Alice McAlpine
Florence Melander
Midland Cabinet Company
Jason Mousel & Brendan Sherer
Jackie & Eric Mowat
Aditi & Deb Mukhopadhyay
Novo Construction
Kathy Nyrop & Stephen Koch
Kay O’Neill & Peter Sharer
Simone Otus Coxe
Ellen Paisal
Rachel Porzig & Ranka Milojkovic
Lydia Puhak & Scott Fortlage
Jon Putnam
Chris & Kate Rea
Ron & Jill Richards
Janine & Keith Rocha
Alexei & Beth Rudolf
Eric & Katie Ryan
Regina & Souheil Saliba
Gretchen & Patrick Salyer
The Scott Foundation
Sandy Sherwin & Andy Kalt
Deborah Smith
Preston & Liz Smith
Harn Soper
Don & Linda Sue Strand Roland & Anngi Strick Kia & Dave Sullivan Luke & Megan Terra Victoria & Robert Tomkinson Jean Torcom Orit Vogel Bart & Nancy Westcott Judy Wilkinson



John Chalik and Susan Chamberlain
Beth & Brian Grossman
Chris & Adrienne Ludwick
Ludwick Family Foundation
David Messina & Jabeen Yusuf
Patrick & Cathy Norton
Marcia & Bill Pade Stephen Pratt
Nancy Schaub
Joan Strand

Additional 2018 Vida Verde Donors

Steve and Carlene Abbors
Neetu Ahluwalia
Nelly Alcantar
Cynthia Almers
Alex Almore and Alexander Diaz
Susan Alvaro and Bill Wagner
Leland Anderson
Douglas and Jenny Anderson
Nicole Ardoin and Greg Hawkins
Juan Miguel Arias
David Arkin and Anni Tilt
Laura Bagnato
Hailee Barnes
Marilyn Basham
Kathy Batt and Nicholas Helfrich
Kayla Bauhaus and Jake Ness
David Beach and Carolyn Ingram
Morganne Beck and Cesar Chapa
Sara Becker
Valerie and Mel Behrendt
Barbara Benzwi
Jennifer Berger
Dave Beronio
Carrie Bishop
Fred Bitter
Amy Bono
Katie and Jeffrey Bramlett
Rachel Brand
Scott and Kathleen Bryan
Karen Bullard
Briana Burgess & Manu Sharma
Patricia Calaway
Amua and David Camargo
Paul Campbell
Helen Casabona
Eun Young Choi
Michael Coren
Michelle Cox
Catalina Coz
Franca Cozzitorto
Marie Crawford
John Crowell and Vicki Martell
Stephen and Anne Cunningham
Michael Daly
Nina Damato
Carol Day
Claudia and Richard Deffenbaugh
Tricia Dell and Dan Bernstein
Todd Diedrich
Lilian Dignan and Mischa Hedges
Morgan Dill
Nadza Direkova and Barney Pell
Gina Donoghue & Tommy Predovich
Michael Donovan
Susan Ford and Michael Dorsey
Marci and Brian Dragun
Peter Drekmeier and Amy Adams
Liz Dressel
Maxine Drexler
Marilee Dunn
Susan Dunn
Claire Elliot and Doug Kent
Jennifer and Sean Everhart
Andrew Fenselau and Suzanne Koch
Frederick Ferrer
Nancy Field
Charlotte Fisken & Frank Marcantoni
Laura Flowerree and Eric Jeske
Correna Fong
Carol Frost and Jeff O’Connell
Chris Garcia
Mary and Rick Gaston
Theodore and Sissy Geballe
Lisa and Rich Gerould
Ari and Brooke Gilder
Doug Gonzalez
Eric Gordon
Jennifer Gravern
Lisa Haffenreffer
Jim Hancock
Gary Hanes
Rob Harrell
Krassi and Andrew Harwell
Karen Harwell
Timothy Hatfield
Megan Hatschek
Laura and Keith Hatschek
Dorothie and Martin Hellman
Jonathan Helman
Joshua Hippanf
Jason Hirschhorn & Stephanie Carter
Lavinia Hong
Mark and Anna Hurty
Emily Hurwitz
Gina Iannitelli
Aaron Imholt
Betty and Mark Irvine
Luther Jackson and Cecilia Deck
Jill Jacobs
Nick James
Erwin and Marcine Jansen
Laurie Jarret
Adrienne Johnson
Barbara and Charles Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Linda Judd
Cindie Jue-Leong
Amy Kacher
Jess and Lisa Kahlman
Jeanne Kearsley
Chris Keller


Amanda Kemp
Nancy and Andrew Kho
Jenni Kipfer
Andrew Kirchner
Emily Klebanoff
Joanne Klebe
Kathy and Roy Klebe
Bruce and Maeve Knoth
Susan Ko and Brian Malone
Chip Koch and Tricia Stone
George Koster and Carol Savary
Vicky LaBoskey
Ashby Lankford and Mark Brosamer
Athena Larios
Janet Larson
Lisa Lemke
Michael Leonardo
Kevin and Lynn Leslie
Alyssa Lew
Sarah Lisker
Oriana Lisker
Elizabeth Little
Alexander Litwin
Susan and Daniel Lockwood
Amy Luckey
Emma and Theo Ludwick
Helen Lummis and Aileen Lerch
Jonathan Macquitty & Laurie Hunter
Anni Makela
Marsha and Richard Manekin
Zia and Michael Manekin-Hrdy
Poorti and Michael Marino
Colin Maslan
Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto
Elaine McCarthy
Louise McGuinness
Daniel McLaughlin & Francine Miller
Ash McNeely and Elisa Odabashian
Rachel McQueen and Jacoby Puglisi
Mary McQueen
Rebecca McQueen
Christine McQueen
Marco Mena
Chell Mendiola
Robin Merritt
Christine and Rob Meyer
Susan Miller and Larry Lyons
Helen Miller
Linda Miller
Todd Mills
Laura Miner
Sam Modest and Ellen Young
Kate Monroe and Gabe Westheimer
Mike Moore
Ellen Moore
Betsy Morgenthaler
Noriko Morimoto and Trey Byrne Renata Mullen
Chris and Marisa Murphy
Margo Myers and David Cornfield
Richard and Masde Navarro
Ruth Norris and Jonathan Pharazyn
Terry and Denny Norton
John Novembre
Margaret O’Malley
Annie O’Connor
Ben and Madeline Olson
Stephanie and Nick Osborne
Signe Ostby-Cook
Nancy Painter
Neil and Mary Panton
Dan Parodi
Daisy Parra-Padilla
Avani Patel
Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise
Sam Petty and Dulce Torres-Petty
Debra Peyton
Susie and Jim Peyton
Paul Pfluke and Steph Jennings
Paulette Philpot and David Karkowski
Lili Polastri
Johnny and Sheryl Polk
Jalanie Polk
Emily Pomeroy
Denise Pope
Jarrett Poston
Carson Predovich
Bill Price and George Stigall
Christina Pu
Joshua and Peggy Ramey-Renk
Barbara Randell
Wynn Rankin James and Ryan James
Meena Ravella
Susan Reed
David and Esperanza Reese
Steven and Leslie Rein
Dennis Reis
Bill Reller
Joanna Reynolds
Sean Rhea and Lucy Almers
Curt Riffle and Karen Scussel
Bridget Rigby
Lennie Roberts
Austin Robey
Jo-Ellen and Richard Rudolf
Richard Rupp
Nancy Rupprecht
Elish Ryan
Rosemary Sanders
Quinn Sawyer
Ben and Peggy Schapiro


James and Susan Peyton
Sara Phillips
Lili Polastri
Sharon Pollard
Denise Pope
Jarrett Poston
Gina Donoghue and Tommy Predovich
Micah Press
Laura Prival and Matthew Gerhart
Christina Pu
Mike and Gabrielle Rabinovitch
Barbara Randall
Carolyn Rashby
Nancy Rasmussen
Brooke and Scott Raymond
Anne Redens
David and Esparanza Reese
Steven and Leslie Rein
Nancy Reyering
Joanna Reynolds
Sean Rhea and Lucy Almers
Jocelyn Rheem
Brandon and Maureen
Lennie Roberts
Christian Rodgers
Marlon Rosales
Jo-Ellen and Rich Rudolf
Ana Ruiz
Richard Rupp
Nancy Rupprecht
Jag Ruprell
Elish Ryan
Amy Sahn
Rosemary Sanders
Quinn Sawyer
Rachel Schneider
Robert Schroeder
Marie Sears and Gene Taylor
Kate Seely
Erica Selsted
Alisa Sharp
Ben and Amy Shefftz
Ian Sherman
Martha Sherwin
Catherine Shields and Carl Stromsness
Sheree and John Shoch
David Silver
Laura Simon
Rajeev Sivaram
Sophia Skoda
Allison Slater
Craig and Annelise Smith
Laura Sohn and Carlos Anderson
Sandy and Jeremy Sommer
Lynne Sopchak
Kalin and Emily Stanojev
Lisa Starr
Jessica and Jonathon Stewart
Nancy Stryble
Julie Stucky
Kia Sullivan
Karen Summerly
Erin Sweeney
Molly Tafoya and Michael Hunt
Emily Taplin
Ruthanne Tatum
Teresa and Robin Rourke
Tyler Thompson
Jennifer Thomsen
Noelle Thurlow
Charles Tomberg
Rosie Torres
Cindy Traum
Brenda Tuohy
Ronald Unger
Andrew and Annie Usher
Sonja and Greg Virgallito
Jennifer Wall
Mary Wall
Barbara Wallis
James Wanderer
Annie Watson
Elisabeth Waymire and Bradley Davirro
Sage Weaver
Kendra and Rob Wehmeyer
Diane Weiland
Debbie Westheimer
Don Whipple
John White and Claire Meehan
Jeff and Gwen Whittle
Jim Wickett
Kimberly Wicoff
Mike and Margaret Williams
Adrian Wilson
Galen Wilson
Kara Witalis
Sandra Wolff
Charmaine Wood
Sylvie Woolf
Ben and Nikki Wright
Heather Wu
Alisa Wynd and Larry Ginberg
Victoria Yeh
Robin Young
Avi Zellman
Deborah Zierten
Brian Zongolowicz

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



Alter Eco
Bi-Rite Catering
Blue House Farm
Cresco Equipment Rentals
Fifth Crow Farm
Fly Girl Farm
Hatfield and Walker Sound
Island Creative
La Nebbia Winery
Landsculpt Nursery
New Leaf Community Market
Numi Tea
Oat Cuisine
Organic Valley
Outland Java
Optimist Volunteers For Youth
Patagonia, Palo Alto
Philz Coffee, Berkeley
Primal Spirit Foods
Rigel Stuhmiller
Ryan Nonprofits
Senior Coastsider’s Thrift
Standard Party Rental
Straus Family Creamery
Think College Now Elementary
Tim Edmonds
Tunitas Creek Kitchen
Video Equipment Rental
Whole Foods


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
Mama Ganache Chocolates
New Leaf Community Market, Half Moon Bay
Numi Tea
Oat Cuisine
Optimist Volunteers For Youth,
Bay Area
Organic Valley
Outland Java
Patagonia Palo Alto
Paxti's Pizza
Ryan Nonprofits
Senior Coastsider’s Thrift
Straus Family Creamery
Standard Party Rental
The Pescadero Flowery
Tim Edmonds Catering
Tunitas Creek Kitchen
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


2017 Corporate Matching Donors

Amazon Smile
Apple Inc.
EBay Foundation
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Google, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
Oracle Corporation
Peery Family Fund
S.D. Bechtel Junior Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
United Way
Visa, Inc.
Yourcause, LLC

2017 Institutional Event Sponsors & Matching Funders

Associated Services
Heritage Bank
John and Kelly Hartman Foundation
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Moca Foundation
New Leaf Community Market, Half Moon Bay
Organic Valley
Peninsula Open Space Trust Saw Island Foundation The Kampe Foundation





There are lots of ways to give to Vida Verde

You don’t have to give dollars to make a lasting contribution. Below are some ideas of other types of giving, and please let us know if you have your own unique idea! Please email us if you would like to contribute in any of these ways.

  1. Corporate Giving
  2. Corporate Matches
  3. Donate Stock
  4. Spread the Word
  5. Honor Your Friends & Family
  6. Volunteer
  7. Give Stuff

Read More About How You Can Give to Vida Verde

Corporate Giving:

Find out if your company has a grantmaking program, and recommend Vida Verde for a grant. Many companies have giving programs, and they often encourage employees to recommend an organization that inspires them. Vida Verde can provide you with all the information you need for a nomination form.

Corporate Matches:

In 2015, we received $25,000 in corporate matches. If you are a Vida Verde donor please check with your business/corporation to see if they have a donation matching program and will double your gift to Vida Verde.

Donate Stock:

Vida Verde is able to accept donations of stock!  Please contact us for more information.

Spreading the Word:

Do you have any friends or family members who are looking for an effective and inspiring organization to donate to? Or maybe you know someone who works at a foundation, or whose company donates to nonprofits each year. The more you tell people about our mission, the better!

Honor your Friends and Family:

Sponsor a student’s trip to Vida Verde as a way of giving a gift for a birthday, wedding, or holiday. We can provide a personalized certificate for the gift recipient with pictures and a description of what your gift pays for. It’s a very meaningful and non-material way to give to others!


Sign up for our volunteer mailing list. We have several volunteer work parties each year, and some very specific weekly volunteer jobs that you might be interested in.

Give Stuff:

Choose an item off our wishlist that will help the program be the best it can be.