Make a Donation

While our "Donate" page is under construction, please contact Marguerite Sinnett, msinnett@charter.net, for questions about making a donation.

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation addresses community needs by furthering a culture of giving in the greater Morgan Hill area. We do this by identifying and acquiring resources to provide support to nonprofit groups and programs that benefit the local population.

We believe that collectively through the generosity of our donors and the Foundation’s stewardship, we can affect change, create new opportunities, enrich lives and secure a strong and healthy future for our community and its residents.

The Foundation has six funding areas to meet the breadth of diverse community needs.
  
Arts & Culture
   Recreation
   Education & Lifelong Learning
   Science & Technology
   Health & Human Services
   Agriculture & Environment

Donors Benefits
Donors are guaranteed these benefits through their involvement with the Foundation:

  • As an affiliate member of Community Foundation Silicon Valley, a 50-year-old institution with assets of $2 billion, professional investors safeguard your investments for the maximum impact of your funds
  • Foundation’s tax-exempt status
  • Our knowledgeable board of directors, along with our financial advisors, will provide as much professional council as desired with your investment strategy and help align your interests with the appropriate organization (s) and program(s)
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Donor Options
The Foundation has established four donor options to meet your philanthropic goals. These programs offer you the flexibility to address a specific area of need or to rely on the Foundation’s stewardship to effectively meet the challenges of our service area. Each gift is significant, will indeed make a difference in the lives of our grantees, and will help build a lasting legacy into the future.

Types of Funds

Unrestricted Funds: Contributions to this fund are added to the pooled income funds. The funds are dispersed by the Board of Directors and offer the most flexible response to meeting community needs.

Field-of-Interest Funds: This fund allows donors to support one of the Foundation’s nine program areas. Program areas are determined by the Foundation, and donor funds are dispersed to activities within the area(s) chosen by the donor.

Designated Funds: This fund allows donors to support a specific charity or organization. Donors can target certain amounts and direct their giving in a very personalized way. (Minimum $2,500)

Scholarship & Award Funds: This fund gives donors the opportunity to recognize outstanding students and to support their academic careers. (Minimum $2,500)

Alliance Funds: Contributions to this fund supports nonprofit organizations and programs that fall under the umbrella of the Foundation and help fullfill their mission. Some examples of these funds include:

  • The Morgan Hill Dog Owners Group's
  • Teacher's Aid Coalition
  • The South Valley Athletic Association
  • The Morgan Hill Wind Symphony
  • The San Pedro Trail Volunteers
  • Morgan Hill Library Foundation
  • Morgan Hill's Sister City Committee
  • Kirk's Kids
  • Friends of Morgan Hill Senior Center

Types of Donations
Accepted donations include cash, marketable securities, life insurance, real estate, foundation/corporate grants and goods and services.   
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