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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Anonymous (2)
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
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



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



Atkinson Foundation
Bothin Foundation
California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grants Program
California Coastal Conservancy
Charles B. Kuhn Memorial Fund
Cleaves and Mae Rhea Foundation
Clif Bar Family Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation
Distaff Singers Ida Altenbach Grants Program
Facebook Local Community Fund
Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Gratitude Giving Circle
Hancock Family Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Heritage Bank of Commerce
John and Kelly Hartman Foundation
John and Marcia Goldman Foundation
June and Julian Foss Foundation
Kampe Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Koret Foundation
Los Altos Rotary Club
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Mary A. Crocker Trust
Michael Lee Foundation
Midland Cabinet Company
Moca Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
Namaste Foundation
Organic Valley
Palo Alto Community Fund
Peery Foundation
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Pisces Foundation
Quest Foundation
Sand Hill Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Save The Redwoods League
Saw Island Foundation
The Morrison and Foerster Foundation
TomKat Charitable Trust
TOSA Foundation
West Star Foundation
Youth Access to Nature Fund
Youth Outside



Prior Years

Apple Lane Foundation
As you Sow Foundation
Barrios Trust
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
Bothin Foundation
C.E. and S. Foundation
Charisma Fund
Chez Panisse Foundation
Christensen Fund
Cleo Foundation
Coastside Women's Club
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
David B. Gold Foundation
Dean Witter Foundation
Douglas Family Gift Fund
East Tennessee Foundation
Girls Inc. 
Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Hartman Foundation
Intero Foundation
JiJi Foundation
June and Julian Foss Foundation
Kimball Foundation
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

Anonymous (2)
Scott Beeman and Susanne Watkins
Rob and Sue Boynton
Sy Kaufman and Kerstin Edgerton
Julie and Will Parish
Issie and Rhoda Rabinovitch
Michael and Gabrielle Rabinovitch
Amy Rao
Jennifer and Will Sousae
Dana Wentworth and Rob Schroeder

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


Anonymous (1)
Arik Anderson
Caroline and Mark Bauhaus
Anne Bezancon
Carolyn Blatman
Jon and Sarah Burroughs
Cheye Calvo and Trinity Tomsic
Stephanie Carter and Jason Hirschhorn
Tim and Cindy Condon
Jenna Cushner
Phillippe and Martha Daniel
Kate Ditzler and Stuart Gasner
Bob Felderman and Eve Schooler
Darrow Feldstein
Scott Fortlage and Lydia Puhak
Mike Frazier
Carlos Garcia and Lea Ross
Miranda Garcia and Mark Williams
Nancy Griffin and Bryce Kranzthor
Beth and Brian Grossman
Karen Grove and Julian Cortella
Jill Habig and Addisu Demissie
Heather Haggarty
Stephen Henkenmeier
Charlotte and John Henry
Tina and Joshua Hugg
Jaime Huling and Darren Delaye
Shannon Hunt-Scott
Stefan Hura and Lilia Fulton
Susie Hwang and Matt Glickman
Emily Jagunich
Frannie Kieschnick and Michael Hall
Laura Kretschmar
Maggie Kritzer and Larry Biehl
Pattie Litton and Peter Ralston
Poorti and Michael Marino
Michael Matthews and Erica DeGarmo
Alice and Fraser McAlpine
Midland Cabinet Company

Desiree Miles
Ranka Milojkovic and Rachel Porzig
Kate Monroe and Gabe Westheimer
Eric and Jackie Mowat
Aditi and Deb Mukhopadhyay
Novo Construction
Kathy Nyrop and Stephen Koch
Peter Sharer and Kay O'Neill
Ellen Paisal
Alan and Catherine Palter
Brooke Pleasanton
Jon Putnam
Chris and Kate Rea
Jill and Ron Richards
Alexei and Beth Rudolf
Eric and Katie Ryan
Souheil and Regina Saliba
Brendan Scherer and Jason Mousel
Sandy Sherwin and Andy Kalt
Deb Smith
Preston and Liz Smith
Harn Soper
Thomas and Virginia Steuber
Roland and Anngi Strick
Luke and Megan Terra
Victoria and Robert Tomkinson
Jean Torcom
Orit Vogel
Bart and Nancy Westcott
Judy Wilkinson



John Chalik and Susan Chamberlain
Kayla Cushner and Thomas Dickson
Seth and Sarah James
Ludwick Family Foundation
David Messina and Jabeen Yusuf
Patrick and Cathy Norton
Marcia and Bill Pade
Stephen Pratt
Nancy Schaub
Donald and Linda Sue Strand
Joan Strand

Additional 2017 Vida Verde Donors

Anonymous (2)
Steve and Carlene Abbors
Rob Adkisson
William Adkisson
Mary Alberts
Susan Alvaro and Bill Wagner
Leland Anderson
Siddika Angle
Marty Aufhauser
Pennie Bacon-Sackrin
Laura Bagnato
Mike and Sara Bank
Hailee Barnes
Elisa Batista
David Beach and Carolyn Ingram
Morganne Beck and Cesar Chapa
Beebo and Tom Turman
Valerie Behrendt
Vero and Natalee Bello
Benefit Merchandise Sales
Kathleen Bennett and Thomas Malloy
Barbara Benzwi
Kristen Berlacher
Camille Bhalerao
Deborah and Gregory Blackburn
Gray Boyce and Thomas Bliska
Jeb and Katie Boynton
Katie Boynton
Nate Bride
Rob Brill
Robert Brock and Brenda Touhy
Harvey Brockman and Emily Reenders
Steve and Sylvia Brosamer
Diana Brown
Larkin Brown
Jane Bruno
Laura Brunow Miner
Scott Bryan and Kathleen Hannon
Elinor Buchen and Evan Miller
Karen Bullard
Kathy Burch
Michaelyn Burnette
Shawn Byers
Trey Byrne
Patricia Calaway
Melissa Chalot
Allison Charkins
Charles B. Kuhn Memorial Fund
Gordon and Nichole Clark
Sean and Liz Coffey
Julie Cornfield
Toby Costello
Michelle Cox
Kate Coxon
Carolyn Cozart
Franca Cozzitorto
Creative Health Network
Jeanine Crider
John Crowell
Cathi Cullop
Joanna Dagum
Lynne Dal Poggeto and Burton Edwards
Elizabeth Dalton
Michael Daly
David Arkin and Anni Tilt
Tim Decker
Claudia and Richard Deffenbaugh
Megan Derhammer
Chelsea Dewitt and Bryant Cannon
Jennifer DiBrienza
Todd Diedrich
Lillian Dignan and Mischa Hedges
Morgan Dill
Kalie Dove-Maguire
Julia Drachman
Peter Drekmeier and Amy Adams
Maxine Drexler
Marilee Dunn
Susan Dunn
Lori Duvall
Christopher Edgette
Isako Egawa
Shelley Egger
Francisco Elias
Christina Elliott
Doug Kent and Claire Elliot
Thomas Erginsoy
Jennifer and Sean Everhart
Arthur Faro and Eileen Cassidy
Irwin and Ceppie Federman
Frederick Ferrer
Laura Field
Nancy Field
Amy Foster
John and Elizabeth Fowler
Mary Freund
Carol Frost and Jeff O'Connell
Fielding Gallivan
Chris Garcia
Sarah Golden
Eric Gordon
Anne Gray
Mary Gregory
Peter and Ann Gregory
Ben Gribstad
Alyssa and Nils Griffin
Katie Guffin
James Hancock
Lorraine and Noble Hancock
Elizabeth Hand
Gary Hanes
James Harlow
Everett Harper
Emily Harris
Karen Harwell
Timothy Hatfield


Megan Hatschek
Nate Hausman
Dorothie Hellman
Ryan Henderson
Allison Henkel and Melanie Forter
Alison Henry and Joe Custodio
Bosco Hernandez
Erik Holm
Lavinia Hong
Naomi and Rick Hunter
Mark and Anna Hurty
Gina Iannitelli
Luciralia Ibarra
Aaron Imholt
Betty Irvine
Luther Jackson and Cecilia Deck
Jill Jacobs
Julia Jahn
Jeff & Carol Bierach
Derek  Jernstedt
Adrienne Johnson
Barbara Johnson
Nina Johnson
John Joy
Cynthia Jue-Leong
Julie Stuhr and Conrado Dominguez Charitable Fund
Jess and Lisa Kahlman
Patricia Kalvass
Jill Kaplan
Karen and Mike Fee
Jennifer Kawaja
Chris Keller
Nancy and Andrew Kho
Rachel Kiene
Devin Kinney
Jenni Kipfer
Joanne Klebe
Roy Klebe
Miguel and Haley Knochel
Charlie Koch
Chip Koch and Tricia Stone
Michelle Kreger
Lisa Krieger
Jill Kunishige
Vicki LaBoskey
Jeffrey Labowskey
Maria and Bill Lambert
Sally Landis
Ashby Lankford and Mark Brosamer
Lynette Larsen
Janet Larson
Emma Laz-Hirsch
Kelly LeCoy
Michelle Lehman
Kevin and Lynn Leslie
Shelly Lewis
Elizabeth Little
Jackie and Jason Long
Louis Swaim
Phyllis Lower
Gina and Jan Lozito
Adrienne and Chris Ludwick
Toby and Stef Lukins
Walfre Macha
Laurie Hunter and Jonathan Macquitty
Jennifer and James Makol
Brian Malone and Susan Ko
Zia and Michael Manekin-Hrdy
Kyle McAndrews
Elaine McCarthy
Elizabeth McDonald-Zwoyer
Louise McGuinness
Amy McIntosh
Sam and Christine McMillan
Christine McQueen
Mary McQueen
Rebecca Mcqueen
Florence Melander
Chell Mendiola
Robin Merritt
Susan Miller and Larry Lyons
Alex Miller
Linda Miller
Randolph Miller
Vijay Mohan
Diane Moore
Mike Moore
Carla-Ruth Morgan
Betsy Morgenthaler
Barbara Mowry
Josh Mukhopadhyay
Candace Myers
Ashish Naik
Gilbert and Marta Navarrette
Neil and Mary Panton
Roy Newman
Ruth Norris and Jonathan Pharazyn
John Novembre
Maddie and Ben Olson
Dave O'Neill
Carlyn Osmonson
Linda and Gary Ottoboni
Chris and Shannon Page
Mary Paine
Nancy Painter
Nate Parish
Daniel and Karin Parodi
Daisy Parra-Padilla
Avani Patel
Paul and Zena Mason
Sarah Perez-Sanz
Michael Perlmutter and Alicia Moore
John and Carol Peterman
Sam Petty and Dulce Torres-Petty
Deb Peyton


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
Fred Gellert Foundation
Kampe Foundation
Moca Foundation
Organic Valley
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Saw Island Foundation
Westly 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.