About Us

About Us

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More than six decades ago, Peninsula Family Service—then known as the Family Service Agency of San Mateo County—was created to strengthen and maintain local families. Over the years, our original staff of two has grown to 150 employees who support participants in four Bay Area counties: San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo. Together with the help of our board, advisors, donors, volunteers, and partners, we serve 12,000 individuals who need our help overcoming the barriers standing between themselves and a life of opportunity, financial stability, and wellness.

By supporting our region’s vulnerable and overlooked populations, we strengthen the entire community. We create a strong network of resources for older adults as baby boomers look to age in place. We provide tools that encourage personal and financial stability for the increasing number of families affected by our region’s widening income disparities. We prevent the income-achievement gap in our children through a comprehensive early learning program, and prepare them for enhanced scholastic achievement.

Our Mission

Peninsula Family Service strengthens the community by providing children, families, and older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives.

Our Vision

We envision a community where opportunity, financial stability, and wellness are secured for all.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Diversity
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability

Our Team

Executive Team
Board of Directors

Honorary Life Board Members: Steven D. Anderson, Jill Flynn, Todd Foster, William O. Hetts, Aron H. Hoffman, Roland Lampert, Jean M. Leonard, Pat Martel, Gwendolyn V. Mitchell, Kenneth E. Olivier, Austin Sellery, Robert Spence, Judy Swanson, Kirk Syme, Ruth Wisnom

Advisory Council: Robert Binn, John Carver, Jean Davidson, Denise de Ville, Frank Espina, Barbara Evers, Bob Falkenberg, Diane Kounalakis, Doug Magowan, Al Royse, Dayna Sumiyoshi, Elizabeth Stern, Tom Vocker, Bob Webster, Golnar Yazdi

Community Partners
  • Bank of the West
      Bank of the West
    • Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
      Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
    • First Five
      First Five
    • Gilead Sciences
      Gilead Sciences
    • Intero Foundation
      Intero Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
        Kaiser Permanente
      • Mills-Peninsula Health Services
          Mills-Peninsula Health Services
        • Peninsula Health Care District
            Peninsula Health Care District
          • SanDisk Corporate Foundation
              SanDisk Corporate Foundation
            • Second Harvest Food Bank
                Second Harvest Food Bank
              • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
                Silicon Valley Community Foundation
              • Union Bank Foundation
                Union Bank Foundation
              • Wells Fargo Foundation
                  Wells Fargo Foundation

                Our Team

                Executive Team
                Board of Directors

                Honorary Life Board Members: Steven D. Anderson, Jill Flynn, William O. Hetts, Aron H. Hoffman, Roland Lampert, Jean M. Leonard, Gwendolyn V. Mitchell, Kenneth E. Olivier, Robert Spence, Judy Swanson, Kirk Syme, Ruth Wisnom

                Advisory Council: Gail Alberti, Robert Binn, John Carver, Denise de Ville, Frank Espina, Barbara Evers, Bob Falkenberg, Diane Kounalakis, Elizabeth Stern, Bob Webster, Golnar Yazdi

                Community Partners
                • Bank of the West
                    Bank of the West
                  • Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
                    Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
                  • Gilead Sciences
                    Gilead Sciences
                  • Intero Foundation
                    Intero Foundation
                  • Kaiser Permanente
                      Kaiser Permanente
                    • Mills-Peninsula Health Services
                        Mills-Peninsula Health Services
                      • Peninsula Health Care District
                          Peninsula Health Care District
                        • SanDisk Corporate Foundation
                            SanDisk Corporate Foundation
                          • Second Harvest Food Bank
                              Second Harvest Food Bank
                            • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
                              Silicon Valley Community Foundation
                            • Union Bank Foundation
                              Union Bank Foundation
                            • Wells Fargo Foundation
                                Wells Fargo Foundation

                              Reports

                              Annual Reports

                              2015
                              2014

                              Early Head Start

                              2014
                              2013

                              Audited Financials

                              FY15
                              FY14
                              FY13
                              FY12

                              Tax Returns

                              FY15
                              FY14
                              FY13