Your Gift Can Help Transform Lives
Your gift to StarVista will enable us to provide treatment, education, and support for children, youth, and adults who are facing homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health issues, and outreach within the community to inform people of resources that are available to assist them.

  • $50 can buy art supplies for art therapy to help children overcome trauma.

  • $100 can buy reading and educational play materials to help low income families prepare their children for kindergarten.

  • $500 helps buy linens, or cooking utensils, or text books and other necessities for a former foster youth moving into a shared apartment

  • $1,000 helps us with the costs of providing a safe home, food and counseling for a homeless youth.

Ways to Give:

Personal Gifts Your donation helps transform lives, right here at home! Most gifts to StarVista qualify for Federal Income Tax deductibility, as we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization (Federal Tax ID # 94-3094966.) Click here to start making positive changes in our community and in the lives of men, women, children and families in San Mateo County by making a secure donation through PayPal.
Tribute Gifts Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday or special occasion with a gift to StarVista in the name of a friend, colleague or family member. You can also make a gift honoring the memory of a loved one -- and if you wish, we can send a special card informing the person being honored, or their family.
Matching Gifts Increase your personal philanthropic power: ask your company about matching gift contributions to double your gift. Pick up a matching gift application, fill it out and send it to us -- we'll take care of the rest.
United Way Campaign If your workplace participates in the annual United Way campaign for community change, you may direct your contribution to us by noting "StarVista, 610 Elm Street, Suite 212, San Carlos, CA 94070" on your pledge.
Gifts of Stock are an easy way to make a lasting contribution to StarVista while realizing significant tax benefits. By donating appreciated securities held for at least one year, you can take a tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift and avoid paying capital gains taxes.
Planned Gifts Make a lasting contribution towards improving the lives of children and families by carefully considering a gift to StarVista as part of your estate and financial planning.


If you want more information about any of these options, please contact the Development Office at 650-591-9623 ext. 142