other ways to give

GIVE by Check

With checks, we skip the credit card processing fees and you can be assured Breakthrough Silicon Valley is receiving 100% of your contribution! Send checks payable to Breakthrough Silicon Valley to:

Breakthrough Silicon Valley
c/o Hoover Middle School
1635 Park Avenue #138
San Jose, CA 95126


In-kind Donations

This is a list of items we typically need to replenish on an ongoing basis.  If you have something to spare, and it’s not on this list, please don’t hesitate to call us at (408) 287-6357. 

  • Art Supplies

  • Athletic Equipment

  • Books, Curriculum Resources, and Teaching Materials

  • Food Store Certificates and Gift Cards (Safeway, Target, Walmart, etc.)

  • Frequent Flyer Miles

  • Games and Costumes

  • General Office Supplies: paper, post-its, binders, folders, etc.

  • Music Equipment

  • Technology Equipment: printers, computers, cameras, pen drives

  • Test Prep Books (HSPTC, SSAT, ACT, AP Exams)

  • Tickets for Enrichment Activities (museums, cultural or sporting events, etc.)


Matching Gifts

Many companies will match employee contributions. Click here for a list of companies who participate, or check with your HR or community relations department for details.



When you shop at AmazonSmile and designate Breakthrough Silicon Valley as your charity of choice, Amazon donates 0.5% of all eligible purchases.


Giving Assistant

Giving Assistant is a fast, free, easy way to donate to Breakthrough Silicon Valley on a consistent basis while shopping online!


For any further questions about making a gift to Breakthrough Silicon Valley, please contact DeAndra Hicks, Director of Development, at dhicks@breakthroughsv.org or (408) 287-6357.