Cupertino community briefs for the week of Feb. 26

Community services in Cupertino

Of the 989 new clients at West Valley Community Services in fiscal year 2019-2020, 251 were from Cupertino. According to the WVCS annual report, Cupertino residents made up 22% of the client base using its rental and food assistance programs. Based in Cupertino, the nonprofit also serves residents living below the property line in Los Gatos and West San Jose.

Cupertino-based clients were 56% single adults, 23% households with children and 21% households with adults only.

According to the report, 2019-20 marked the first fiscal year that WVCS distributed more than $1 million in emergency rental and utility assistance. Of the households receiving assistance, 67 were in Cupertino.

From March 2020, when Santa Clara County issued its first “shelter in place” order due to the coronavirus, WVCS saw a 42% increase in overall clients and an 86% increase in new clients.

WVCS’s revenues for that fiscal year were a little more than $8.5 million; expenses were a little over $5.6 million.

Community Action Grants

Applications are being accepted for Community Action Grants from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The grants support organizations led by people of color that “foster greater creativity and help build community and power to promote a just, equitable and inclusive Silicon Valley.”

Applications for Neighborhoods Community Action Grants are due Friday, Feb. 26. Applications for Faith Community Action Grants are due Friday, March 5.

For application information, visit, email or call 650-450-5400.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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