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Friends of Hue is a San Jose-based nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and disaster preparedness education to both local citizens and residents of the Vietnamese city of Hue. Its goal is to uplift and empower the underprivileged through economic, medical and educational initiatives.

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Silicon Valley Bank Collapse Hits Nonprofits


The abrupt closure of Silicon Valley Bank has hit dozens of local nonprofits, raising concerns about making payroll and being able to provide direct services for the disenfranchised residents who rely on them.

Youth Nonprofit CEO has ‘Personal Stake’ in Change


Josh Selo—who last month took the reins at the Bill Wilson Center, which helps homeless teens—faced bullying and intimidation as a gay youth.

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Colibri Gallery donates to 6th Street Studios

Colibri Gallery in Morgan Hill recently donated $2,345 to a local nonprofit, 6th Street Studios & Art Center in Gilroy, to support its children’s art programming. Colibri Gallery hosted its second annual Morgan Hill Plein Air Paint Out in October. …

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Run raises $30K-plus for veterans

The Nov. 6 Veterans Day 1-mile children’s run, 5K and 10K runs raised a total of $32,550 for organizations that provide services to veterans. Specifically, the funds were donated to Operation Freedom Paws, DreamPower Horsemanship, Team Red White and Blue …

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Local orgs invited to apply for Rotary grants

Rotary Club of Morgan Hill is asking local organizations to apply by Feb. 28, 2023 for $22,000 in community grants to help fund philanthropic projects or programs. Grants providing financial assistance to help organizations fulfill their missions are offered in …

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Gilroy Foundation director announces retirement

Gilroy Foundation Executive Director Donna Pray recently announced her plans for retirement, effective April 28.  She has served in this position at Gilroy Foundation since 1995. “Donna has been the face of Gilroy Foundation since 1995,” Board President Karen La …

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Taking Back Information Control From Billionaires

Billionaires now own Twitter, Facebook and numerous other online and offline media outlets. But there are other information sources not run by the super-rich. We've found a few and listed them here.

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Children lead environmental project in Plaza Park

A few months back, neighbors Maggie Contro, an 8-year-old third-grader at Daves Avenue Elementary, and Arlo Britz, a 7-year-old boy a grade below, were sweeping her home’s porch, when they realized they were doing something worth scaling. Contro had been …

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Monument installation in Morgan Hill symbolizes global peace

Marty Cheek has a plan to achieve global peace by Christmas Day in 2040. He admits people will roll their eyes at this point, but he remains undeterred. “It’s ambitious, it’s audacious, it’s also 100% doable,” he said. Cheek, the …

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Local Company Hosts Donation to Ukraine’s Firefighters

Morgan Hill business owner Shawn Sahbari, President and CEO of Komodo Fire Systems, teamed up with firefighters and volunteers from throughout the Bay Area recently to donate crucial equipment to fire departments in war-torn Ukraine. Inc., became involved in the …

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Humanitarian Loses Fight with ALS

Doug McNeil was a vibrant Monte Sereno resident who helped bring solar lighting to thousands of youths across the globe. He died July 31 after a five-year battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Professionally, McNeil was an …

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Local Rabbi Volunteers With Ukrainian Refugees

Ilana Baird, 48, who works at the Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos, knows firsthand how traumatizing war can be for children. Back in 2006, she was living in Haifa, Israel, finishing her studies to become a rabbi, when a …

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