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The Sobrato Challenge is Back!

For the fifth time, The Sobrato Family Foundation has awarded Peninsula Family Service one of its coveted Challenge Grants. Instead of simply writing us a check, the foundation challenges us to raise $100,000 in new or increased gifts by matching those donations 2:1.  That means with your help, we could raise $300,000 over the next two years! Which donations are eligible for the match? All new and increased gifts are eligible for the match. New gifts…

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Introducing our New Nonprofit Management Intern!

For the second year in a row, we are proud to welcome a Nonprofit Management Intern into our family for the summer. Lisa Ngo joins us as a recent graduate from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s in Business Management. This year’s field of applicants was incredibly strong; each candidate demonstrating a genuine commitment to philanthropy and impressive maturity. As co-owner of Urbaners Photography, a well-established wedding photography business, Lisa’s experience in using…

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Staying Faithful: Old car becomes generous donation

One morning, after years of faithfully toting their family around, Betsy and Bill’s car refused to start. With the forlorn SUV sitting in the driveway, they prepared themselves for the time-consuming process of having it towed, repaired, and sold. Then, a light bulb moment: they would donate it to Peninsula Family Service through Cars with Heart. The process couldn’t have been simpler. They filled out a form on Peninsula Family Service’s website, scheduled a pick-up…

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Now Accepting Applications: Nonprofit Management Internship

Peninsula Family Service is currently searching for a wonderful college student to fill the big shoes left by last year’s summer intern, Emily. Through this eight week, part-time internship at our main office in San Mateo, students will gain hands-on experience in all the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a nonprofit. Interns will learn about fundraising, marketing, grant writing, and coordinating volunteers. If you–or someone you know–are a self-starter interested in a career in the nonprofit field and passionate…

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Mills-Peninsula Awards Landmark Grant

Peninsula Family Service is proud to announce a landmark donation of $200,000 from Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Health Services in support of our ongoing efforts to promote opportunity, financial stability, and wellness here in the Bay Area. Over the past decade, Mills Peninsula Health Services has collaborated with Peninsula Family Service to improve the health of our aging population. We have helped countless older adults transition home from the hospital as a Peninsula Circle of Care…

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Permanent IRA Charitable Rollover Signed into Law

President Obama has now signed into law a permanent IRA Charitable Rollover provision! The legislation retroactively reinstates the IRA Charitable Rollover provision–originally enacted into law in 2006–for all of 2015 and removes any expiration date, permanently extending the Rollover into the future. Here’s how it works: Individuals are required to begin taking distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) at age 70½. Normally, these distributions are subject to income taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals who…

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Introducing our 2015 Annual Report!

“Throughout this Annual Report you will see inspiring examples of the impact you have on the lives of those we serve.” Arne Croce, Executive Director Over the decades, Peninsula Family Service has been honored to welcome thousands of neighbors into our family. Now, in our 65th year of service, we celebrate all you make possible. Click here to read our 2015 Annual Report!

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Drum roll please….

Our 2014 Annual Report is here! Peninsula Family Service has undergone immense growth over the past year thanks to your support. We are incredibly excited to share our 2014 Annual Report with you and the rest of our stakeholders who have made the successes within it possible. At the beginning of each path to opportunity stands a person whose dedication to Peninsula Family Service made that life-changing program possible. That person is you. From the…

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