Our Listings for “That Little Bit Extra”

Here are some opportunities to help our Philanthropy Partners outside of our usual volunteer and donation outreach as well as other community organizations in need. 
These opportunities are open to anyone, not just our members.

From the San Jose Mercury News today:

With nearly everything closed, many people out of work and food pantries and homeless services nonprofits struggling with a drop in donations and volunteers, coronavirus shutdowns are hitting the Bay Area’s low-income residents hard.

The East Oakland Collective, for example, had to suspend its regular meal distribution services for the homeless after its caterer closed. And with grocery stores all but cleaned out of shelf-stable food items and sanitation supplies, feeding vulnerable residents and keeping them safe from COVID-19 is becoming a challenge.

Here are some organizations that need help:

— West Valley Community Services, which serves low-income residents in Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos and parts of San Jose, needs cash for rental assistance, food donations and volunteers.  Go to

— Silicon Valley Strong, an effort launched by local leaders Wednesday, is coordinating donation and volunteer efforts in the community. You can sign up to volunteer on the city of San Jose’s website. Or support the San Jose-based fund here:

— Silicon Valley Community Foundation has launched a Bay Area-wide COVID-19 relief fund. Visit to donate to the fund or to county-specific programs.

— Destination: Home in San Jose has launched a fund to help people suffering a coronavirus-related loss of income pay their rent. Visit to help.

— Second Harvest of Silicon Valley provides food to those in need. To help them feed vulnerable families during the COVID-19 crisis, visit

— The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an “unprecedented” number of blood drive cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak. Find out how to give blood at is about people. We are a community that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich our lives and the world around us. We believe that in order to be strong, a community must be constantly evolving, increasingly active and evermore diverse. We are proud to be supporting a community that grew to over six million users in 2008.


Q: Who can take advantage of these opportunities? 
A:  Anyone! You don’t have to be a btc member. These events/happenings are outside of our League’s purview.

Q:  What if I know of something that should be posted here?
A:  If you have a Greater Good Opportunity, please contact the league’s VP of Philanthropy.