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Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in | Comments Off on Financials

For 20 years, we’ve been supporting children, organizing families, and connecting neighbors to uplift the dreams, power, and leadership of community. We stand for accountability and transparency. Below you will find our financial statements.   IRS Form 990 SOMOS 990_FY14 SOMOS 990_FY15 SOMOS 990_FY16   Audited Financial Statements SOMOS AUDIT_FY14 SOMOS AUDIT_FY15 SOMOS...

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The State of Silicon Valley Non-Profits & Philanthropy

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The State of Silicon Valley Non-Profits & Philanthropy

Alexa Cortes Culwell and Heather McLeod Grant recently released a report titled “The Giving Code: The State of Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy”. Funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the report illustrates the ecosystems between nonprofits and philanthropic giving in Silicon Valley. According to The Giving Code, corporations and foundations are giving at record rates, yet funding to community-based organizations has plummeted in the last decade. The report attributes this disconnect to gaps in knowledge, social network, experience, mindset, and empathy. We are...

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Family Resource Center Opens Its Doors

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 in Front Page, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Family Resource Center Opens Its Doors

1-2-3, You Can Count On Me   On December 14, thirty-five children opened our ribbon cutting ceremony with a song telling over 200 guests, “1-2-3, You Can Count On Me.” For the past 20 years, parents and residents have counted on Somos Mayfair to uplift the dreams, power, and leadership of community. And the grand opening of our new flagship Family Resource Center is a testament to our steadfast commitment to the children and families of Mayfair. This new center, located at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, is a hub for Alum Rock Union School District families and positions...

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Program Highlight: EMPUJE

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Front Page, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Program Highlight: EMPUJE

Program Highlight: EMPUJE

When Somos’ In Our Hands campaign commenced, we never imaged that community would take an active role in holding their school district accountable to community needs. However, after a few house meetings it became clear that parents were going to be strong advocates for their children’s education outside of the home… and EMPUJE (push) was born. The parent-led committee’s first priorities included having access to a bilingual liaison at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and space. Fast forward two years and parents in Alum Rock Union School District have not only championed a...

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SV2’s Newest Grantee

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Old Posts | Comments Off on SV2’s Newest Grantee

SV2’s Newest Grantee

Somos Mayfair is SV2’s newest grantee. The Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) is a vibrant giving network of more than 200 Partners who come together to learn about effective giving and pool their money and talent to support promising social ventures throughout Silicon Valley and the world. As a grantee, Somos will receive a three-year unrestricted capacity building investment totaling $150,000 to close the opportunity gap faced by Mayfair children. In addition, Somos will benefit from “beyond-the-dollars” advising to help build their capacity and scale programs. Somos...

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