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Contribute to CSA, Where Every Gift Truly Makes A Difference.

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Every gift to CSA has impact, with eighty-one cents ($0.81) of every dollar donated going directly to client care and services!

CSA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax ID number is 94-1422465.

CSA has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This coveted rating is given to nonprofit organizations that exceed standards in adhering to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.

Here Are Some Examples Of What Your Gift Can Do

$5,000 helps pay one month’s rent for two families facing eviction and homelessness during these uncertain times.

$2,500 pays for COVID-19 hotel stays of up to 20 nights for homeless individuals or households who are medically fragile and/or were just released from the hospital.

$1,000 covers outreach supplies such as comfort kits, sleeping bags and warm clothing for homeless clients during the winter months.

$500 buys a week’s worth of high protein foods such as fish, chicken and dairy for 25 families.

$250 keeps the lights and heat on for a family struggling with an emergency financial situation for one to two months.

$100 covers out-of-pocket expenses for three prescription medications for an elderly client.

More Ways to Support CSA

Your support and active engagement is welcomed and encouraged in any number of ways to help us fulfill our mission to take care of the working poor, the unemployed, the homeless, and the elderly in our community.

For other inquiries (planned giving, real estate, automobiles, boats, etc.) please contact: Anita Grossman, Director of Development: (650) 968-0836, extension 115.

Make your check payable to:

Community Services Agency

Mail your check to:

Community Services Agency
Development Department
204 Stierlin Road
Mountain View CA 94043

Matching Gifts:

If your employer will match your donation include the matching gift paperwork with your check.

Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash; you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, and you may not be required to pay capital gains tax.

To make a stock gift, please instruct your broker to transfer your gift as follows:

Morgan Stanley for the benefit of CSA, Account Number 112-119947, DTC Clearing 0015.

You may also contact our broker, Alex Bianchi at (650) 328-8080.

For audit and acknowledgement purposes, we will need your (or the donor’s) name and address, along with the number of shares and type of stock. Please contact the Development Office at 650.968.0836 x115, with this information or send an email to Anita Grossman.

Community Services Agency distributes over a ton of food each work day to low income individuals and families. Our “food pantry” expands limited budgets so people don’t have to choose between putting food on the table or paying for unexpected medical expense and/or car repairs, as well as the basics: school supplies, transportation to a job, rent, and utilities.

We are in need of healthy and nutritious items, especially the following:

  • high-protein food (canned tuna, canned salmon, canned chicken or shelf-stable milk).
  • boxes of cereal, oatmeal, pop-top canned food items (fruits, vegetables, meat, etc.), pop-top fruits, vegetables, flour, oil, condiments, salad dressings, and so on.

See our full Healthy Food Wish List and Food Donation Policies.

Due to health and safety considerations, we can only accept non-perishable, unopened food. We regret that we are not able to accept unopened food left over from parties or events (e.g., cakes, sandwiches, salads, etc.).

To arrange a food drive or food drop-off, please contact us via our Contact Form.

Food Donation Drop-Off Hours*

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Community Services Agency
204 Stierlin Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

The Holiday Sharing Program is an opportunity for us to take a break from our own hectic lives and experience the true meaning of the season by sharing and helping others in our community.

This year’s Holiday Sharing Program has two components: 1) a special holiday food distribution for all clients and  2) a holiday gift program for seniors, unhoused clients and families with children. We are partnering with the community to secure gift card donations and philanthropic contributions to support the program. Our fundraising goal for this year’s program is $35,000. 

Holiday Food Distribution: This year, we anticipate serving 650 households during our holiday food distribution in December. For this program component, we are requesting $50 gift cards from Safeway to replace the special holiday bags we have given out in the past. This change is due to the safety protocols CSA has put into place to avoid virus transmission. Click here to make a donation to purchase $50 Safeway gift cards.

Also due to COVID concerns, we are no longer able to accept any perishable food donations. Click here for a list of non-perishable items that would make our clients’ year-end holidays a little brighter. We encourage community members to drop off food donations outside of regular food distribution hours to avoid parking challenges. You can also call us at (650) 968-0836, ext. 100 to arrange for a contactless drop-off. 

Holiday Gift Distribution: This year, CSA will be giving out $25 Target gift cards to nearly 1,800 children, seniors and unhoused clients. Please note that due to storage and safety concerns, we are no longer able to accept toys, clothing or any other in-kind donations. We encourage supporters to donate $25 Target gift cards directly to the agency or click here to make a donation toward purchasing them.

Questions? We have answers! Please contact us at (650) 968-0836, ext. 100.

Leave a legacy. Please remember CSA in your Will.

Bequests or Legacies are a testament to the programs and services provided by Community Services Agency on behalf of the working poor, unemployed, homeless, and elderly. It’s as simple as using the following language on an IRA, insurance policy, any beneficiary designated forms, or providing it to your attorney for inclusion in your Will or living trust:

“I leave (e.g. % of estate; $ amount, residue) to Community Services Agency, a not-for-profit corporation located in Mountain View California, to support them in the fulfillment of their mission to the community.”

Please let us know when you do this so we can thank you for your generosity.

  • Donate Target gift cards for our Back to School event in July.
  • Direct your United Way gift to Community Services Agency.
  • Shop on AmazonSmile and select CSA as the charitable organization to receive a percentage of your purchases!
  • Attend our Empty Bowls Soup Supper, Empty Glasses wine tasting and our Hometown Heroes celebration.

Donor Privacy Statement

Community Services Agency (CSA) respects the privacy of our donors. We protect personal information and do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. If at any time a donor wishes to be removed from our communications, s/he can do so by contacting us at (650) 968-0836, extension 115. For more information, please click here.

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Over 6,000 Unduplicated Individuals Received Assistance at CSA in 2020-2021