Published December 3, 2014



Hacienda Helping Hands

Hacienda Helping Hands would like to extend this invitation to you to participate in our annual campaign. Please join Hacienda's owners, investors, businesses and other affiliates in our efforts to address critical needs in the Tri-Valley.

Helping the Community
Hacienda Helping Hands has had a productive year since our campaign recommenced at the end of 2013. Our hope is that you will take this opportunity to help grow our Hacienda Helping Hands fund so that we can continue making grants to locally-serving community organizations and non-profits with missions to work in six key philanthropic areas: youth development and education, family strengthening, senior assistance, access to healthcare and healthy living, affordable housing and solutions to homelessness, and arts and culture. Over the last six years, Hacienda Helping Hands has been able to distribute thousands of dollars to those committed to these causes. Past recipients include: Axis Community Health, Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, Buenas Vidas Youth Ranch, Open Heart Kitchen, Sentinels of Freedom, Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center, and many more.

Hands With a Purpose
Annually, Hacienda receives many requests for support so Hacienda Helping Hands was created as a means of helping the Tri-Valley community in a number of ways. Hacienda Helping Hands fundraising and granting have provided direct financial contributions to deserving organizations. Participation in the Pillars of the Tri-Valley has established a means to help strengthen ties between businesses and community organizations. Hacienda Helping Hands networking functions allow participants to collaborate directly with local elected officials and civic leaders to further community goals. Special initiatives provide help and support when it is most needed.

Key Accomplishments in 2014
2014 saw Hacienda Helping Hands making direct community contributions. Here are a few of our key accomplishments:
  • A $10,000 impact grant was made to Axis Community Health in support of their capital campaign to bring much needed medical facilities to the Tri-Valley.
  • In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the East Bay Community Foundation and the East Bay Leadership Council, Hacienda Helping Hands supported two forums designed to bring attention to poverty in the region and to help craft a long-term anti-poverty strategy.
  • Hacienda Helping Hands continued its nearly two decades old tradition of assisting the Alameda County Community Food Bank with its annual holiday food drive.
Help Grow our Fund
We hope that you will continue this spirit of participation by contributing at whatever level you can give to our Hacienda Helping Hands fund. Your welcome contribution to this effort can be made as follows:

Payee:        Hacienda Helping Hands Fund at East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)*

Memo:        For the Hacienda Helping Hands Fund

Mail: East Bay Community Foundation (EIN #94-6070996)
        Attention: Giles Miller, Director of Development
        200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, California  94612

*Management of contributions to and donations from our Hacienda Helping Hands campaign are performed under the auspices of the East Bay Community Foundation (www.EBCF.org), one of the largest sources of philanthropic support for the East Bay. Donations to the Hacienda Helping Hands Fund are tax exempt. An acknowledgment and appropriate documentation pertaining to the tax exempt status of your contribution will be sent on receipt of your donation.

Join Local Contributors
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those we work with for their participation in our Hacienda Helping Hands community giving initiative. Companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Chamberlin Associates, Walmart, First United Services Credit Union, Ellis Partners LLC, Colliers International and many more have been instrumental in making our past work a success and have helped our campaign to make substantive contributions to the Tri-Valley. This thanks extends to you as well. Perhaps you have been a part of one of our events, given of your time or talent to support a locally based non-profit organization through one of our programs, or donated money that has, in turn, helped dozens of local community groups through a Hacienda Helping Hands grant to do the work they do to enrich Tri-Valley life.

Looking Forward
As we look forward to 2015, we hope that you will continue to support this special effort. Over the years, we have found that the alliance formed between Hacienda’s owners, investors, businesses and affiliates has been a powerful way of making a real difference. That difference directly translates into the vibrant quality of life that makes the Tri-Valley so attractive as a place to live and work. Look for announcements soon about upcoming Hacienda Helping Hands events and activities or feel free to contact us should you like additional details about our current initiatives. We wish you all the best in the coming year.

Additional Information
Additional details are available on Hacienda Helping Hands. Please refer to the contact information below.

Contact Information
Hacienda Owners Association
4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California  94588-2738
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org  WWW