Entries by Michael Elliott

VMC Foundation announces $10 million County of Santa Clara-funded grant program for local nonprofit organizations based in Santa Clara County.

Following a vote by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, the Valley Medical Center Foundation announced today that it will be the organization charged with administrating and providing ongoing oversight to a new grant program that could be a lifeline to local nonprofits organization struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Nonprofit […]

President and Executive Director Chris Wilder Hospitalized, Interim Executive Director named by Board

Statement by the Board of Directors March 8, 2021 The Valley Medical Center Foundation announced today that President and Executive Director, Chris Wilder is on medical leave after having a stroke this past weekend. Wilder is currently hospitalized and receiving care. The Foundation is in direct contact with the Wilder family and will provide further updates […]

Why I Give – Keeping Rose On Her Feet

At 89 years old, Rose lives a full and vibrant life. She’s a life long resident of the Valley, and is part of a community she loves. Several years ago, when her husband had an accident — a woodshop project gone awry — he received care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. So Rose has been a kind donor […]

Google donates 49,000 face shields for local healthcare workers

Will protect frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers throughout Silicon Valley. “We’re feeling lucky,” says Valley Medical Center Foundation CEO Chris Wilder. SAN JOSE – Responding to a national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, the Valley Medical Center Foundation announced today a donation of 49,000 face shields designed and assembled by teams at […]

The County Hospital: When the Community Needs Us

Charlie and his brothers In 1945, the Santa Clara valley was living through sharp incongruities. While the country had just succeeded in protecting democracy in World War II, domestically, communities were still reconciling with injustice and the human costs of Japanese internment. While the vast stretches of land in Santa Clara County were filled with […]

VMC Foundation achieves highest certification for nonprofit ethics

Read full press release here. SAN JOSE – The Valley Medical Center Foundation has become the only nonprofit charity organization in California to achieve the Standards for Excellence Institute® “Seal of Excellence”, the nation’s highest level of accreditation for nonprofit governance and ethics. The designation comes after a year-long process to test compliance with Standards for Excellence®: An […]

30 Years, 30 Good Things

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the VMC Foundation.  To celebrate, we spent the month of April (and a bit of March) sharing 30 of our favorite memories from the past 30 years on social media.  You can see the entire campaign in the slideshow below.  Enjoy!  

A new look for a new year

Since you’re reading this post, we probably don’t have to say the obvious: the VMC Foundation has just launched a new website alongside a new logo.   Planning started nearly a year ago, and on the way we engaged with dozens of champions and experts on how to best execute a new look.  We’re very pleased […]

Get your name in the Sobrato Pavilion

Cutting-edge, environmentally friendly and aesthetically beautiful, the Sobrato Pavilion at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a marvel.   The new main hospital building will provide essential healthcare services to the entire region for generations to come. Funded by the taxpayers of Santa Clara County, the construction of the Sobrato Pavilion was supported by an unprecedented […]