Our Vision and Mission


Neighbors helping neighbors in need through local parish conferences.


In the spirit of love and justice, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Santa Clara County provides person-to-person services of time, talent and resources to help our neighbors in need.

There are families and individuals throughout Santa Clara County who right now are in desperate need of our love and suppor. Many of them feel no one is listening and that is why the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is here. We listen as well as respond to people in crisis. We offer them hope when they feel all but forgotten by society, and we make certain all who contact us are helped in every way possible.

Together we can make a vast difference for them. Please partner with us to share resources with the men, women, and children in our community.         

Santa Clara County Council of SVDP
is a member of the National Council of the United States'
Used car donations are turned into money to provide critical items such as food, shelter, housing, and utility assistance.
Your tax deductible donation is used at the parishes within Santa Clara County that have Saint Vincent de Paul Conferences. That means your car donation will help someone in your community.



On July 12, 2014 a basic training class for 70 SVDP volunteers was held at St. Lawrence Parish. This once a year orientation to the history, mission, goals, spirituality of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was presented by the Western Region Vice President, Brian O'Donnell and the Western Region Formation Director, Catalina Miller. The training is named after our founder, Frederick Ozanam. Conference members from the following parishes in the Dioceses of San Jose attended: Christ the King, Holy Korean Martyrs, Most Holy Trinity, Our Lady of Peace, Resurrection, St. Elizabeth, St. Lawrence the Martyr, St. Lucy, St. Martin (Sunnyvale), St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Victor.



2014 NEWS
San Jose EarthQuakes and LA Galaxy

The Santa Clara County Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been desigated as the non-profit of the Major League Soccer match between the San Jose EarthQuakes and the LA Galaxy to be held at noon on September 14th at Buck Shaw Stadium on the Santa Clara University campus.

Tickets may be purchased by credit card or by downloading a ticket request form and sending us a check by September 10th. Tickets are $25.00 each for Corner Flag (Section F) seating. $5 from each ticket sale is a donation to help us help others.

2013 EarthQuakes Fundraiser

Rent and Utility Grant Received for our "Keeping People in Their Homes" program
We want to thank our donors for the $18,285 raised between April 15th and June 1st for providing shelter and utility assistance for needy families in our community. A special appeal was sent out in April to current and former donors to see if we could match a donor's $10,000 for this program. Last year the Council spent $25,000 for rent and utilities. This year the Council will be able to double that amount. The funds from the Council are combined with funds from our Conferences and our clients. Additional funds for this program are always welcome.

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