About Us

YWCA Silicon Valley is on a mission.

We are on a mission to empower by working to end racism and violence.
We are on a mission to achieve solutions for survivors of violence facing homelessness.
We are on a mission to inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap.

This mission means we work for real change at the intersection of violence, race and gender. It means working every day to deliver life-changing services in communities throughout Silicon Valley; to transform society through education and create upstream solutions through public policy and advocacy. This combination of direct service, education, and advocacy is how the YWCA drives impact and real change for people and communities.

Who are we:
YWCA Silicon Valley employs 115 people and has an outstanding and passionate Board of Directors who are business and community leaders.

What we do:
YWCA Silicon Valley calls itself a movement, not an organization. YWCA Silicon Valley helps change the destiny of women, children and families, offering hope for self improvement and resources to make success a reality.

Who do we serve:
YWCA Silicon Valley is a local agency. 100% of the donations received stay here. Last year, the YWCA Silicon Valley assisted 18,000 individuals in Santa Clara County.

When did we start:
Since its founding in 1905, YWCA Silicon Valley has served this community promoting a world free of inequality and hate. Every generation of leaders remakes the YWCA to meet the needs of the day, but always with an unwavering focus on empowering women and eliminating racism.

Why:
Serving the needs of our clients is our driving force. The mission of the YWCA Silicon Valley has remained steadfast: to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. As a local association of the national and world YWCA’s, the YWCA of Silicon Valley shares in the long history of advocacy for women and girls. Click here for the YWCA USA website and here for the YWCA World website.