Contribute to CSA
Contribute to CSA, Where Every Gift Truly Makes A Difference.
Donate to CSA
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.
Questions? Contact [email protected]
Here Are Some Examples Of What Your Gift Can Do
$5,000 helps pay for one month’s rent for two families facing eviction, many of whom have small children and are applying for the first time.
$2,500 pays for hotel stays for up to 20 nights for homeless seniors and other fragile individuals to heal safely after a medical emergency.
$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 keeps the community healthy by helping three households exposed to COVID-19 safely quarantine at home with the delivery of groceries and essential supplies.
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: Erin Akrobetu: (650) 988-5073, extension 149.
Make your check payable to:
Community Services Agency
Mail your check to:
Community Services Agency
204 Stierlin Road
Mountain View CA 94043
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 call Brandon Sheirich at (650) 988-5073; ext 149, or email [email protected] to provide this information.
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.
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 – FridayCommunity Services Agency
9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm
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.
In an effort to keep everyone in our community safe during this holiday season, we are minimizing in-person events. Therefore, instead of a traditional holiday food distribution, we will be providing $50 Safeway gift cards so that our clients can purchase their own holiday food items. These cards are in addition to the $50 Target gift cards provided to families with children (for each child) to help them purchase holiday gifts. Our unhoused clients also will receive $50 Target gift cards this year so they can experience a more joyful holiday season.
The need is significant—we expect to serve 2,800 individuals this winter. Click here to purchase Target and Safeway gift cards for those in our community who are struggling to get by during this challenging year.
Please note that due to storage and safety concerns, we are no longer able to accept toys, clothing or any other in-kind donations.
Questions? We have answers! Please contact us at (650) 988-5073, ext. 149.
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.
Support Community Services Agency with Crypto
Your donation will be made to Every.org, a tax-exempt US 501(c)(3) charity that grants funds to charities on your behalf. They immediately sell the cryptocurrency and transfer the US dollars to CSA’s bank account. When you donate, please check the box to share with us that you contributed so we can acknowledge your gift.
Questions? We have answers! Please contact us at (650) 988-5073, extension 149.
- 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) 988-5073, extension 149. For more information, please contact [email protected] to request our donor privacy statement.
Watch Our Video
Mountain View, California
A Day at CSA
(Video Transcript begins in English)
(A woman walking into a building and entering a collection room for donations)
(music begins in background)
(staff seen sorting donations as Tom Myers, Executive Director, CSA, begins speaking)
We started out serving farm workers
(video background scene changes to older black and white photos of farm workers riding into the area in the back of trucks to work)
who were coming through the area to work the apricot orchards and other agricultural businesses in the community.
(video background changes to interview of Tom Myers speaking)
Today though our impacts are really significant. And over the last few years things have changed immensely. And the gap between those that have and those that have not has grown which has made the services we provide so incredibly important. Ahhh… Primarily because those that have not in this current economy are really having a tough time
(video background scene changes to community neighborhood scenes)
(As the video background flashes through different community neighborhood scenes a CSA Client – a young woman – begins speaking)
I would love for people to learn about the different programs that they offer ..umm.. Everything from pre-screening diabetes to ..um.. to helping before school with the backpacks .. ahh.. Christmas time helping with gifts – food pantries – sometimes it’s art and there’s been times where I don’t have money to buy eggs and milk and bread. And it’s the basics – and they are there – it’s the vegetables – there’s different types of food
(video background changes to food baskets being browsed by CSA Clients)
And it’s not old food like people think it is – it’s – it’s good helpful food.
(video background switches to another CSA Client speaking in spanish)
(translated to English)
What I love most about this agency is the people that have been chosen to do this work.
(video background switches to another scene with a CSA Staff sorting groceries into baskets to a young woman, Simone Berkowitz, answering a call)
(video background changes to another young woman, Simone Berkowitz, Challenge Diabetes Program Coordinator, speaking)
I run the Challenge Diabetes Program which provides food and nutrition education to the clients that qualify. We also do a blood screening every August to enroll new clients and then in May we have a test where we see if clients have improved their blood sugar numbers.
(video background changes to typing on keyboard and another CSA Client, an older woman begins speaking)
I’ve been in my house since 1955 approximately
(video background scene switch to the CSA Client speaker)
And if it wasn’t for CSA I would not have been able to live in my house and my family wouldn’t have been able to live in that house either.
(video background scene changes to another CSA Client, an older man)
You can go to a lot of folk around – not they don’t want to help you – I don’t know – it’s just – it’s just different. You know what I’m saying. You can feel the love.
(video background scene changes to an older woman, CSA Staff, sitting in front of a computer smiling up to people, CSA Clients, behind her desk as she hands them a card with information as she’s speaking to them about it)
(video background scene changes to another scene with various CSA Staff members working with CSA Clients in a food pantry, another CSA Client, an older woman, begins speaking)
CSA has allowed me to be more independent and fill more
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empowered. It’s a great service and it’s free. I can’t believe it you know.
(video background scene changes to a CSA Staff Member, a young man, speaking on a telephone behind a desk. Tom Myers, Executive Director, CSA, begins speaking. Young man stands up and greets CSA Clients.)
Every single day we are having an impact on peoples’ lives. But an important impact that can really help improve their lives. And that’s our goal is to make sure that we are making lives better for people in the community. Everyone who is dealing with poverty, whether they are low income, or are homeless, or a senior .. ah.. It’s to make life better for them.
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For 60 years, Community Services Agency (CSA) has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.
We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so that independence and self-sufficiency can be restored and maintained.
Film developed by Google
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