About the VMC Foundation

The Valley Medical Center Foundation (VMC Foundation) is an independent, community-driven 501c3 nonprofit organization founded to support and protect Silicon Valley's most vital public healthcare institution – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospital & Clinics. In partnership with SCVMC, the VMC Foundation raises philanthropic dollars to improve existing services, pioneer new models of care, and advance the cause of high quality healthcare for all.

Each year, thousands of former patients, SCVMC staff and community champions make a gift to the VMC Foundation to support vital healthcare programs and services.  Some do it to honor a doctor, nurse or staff person.  Others want to help a particular unit or program.  All – no matter the amount – make a difference. 

Founded in 1988, the VMC Foundation is the only hospital foundation in California accredited under the Standards for Excellence Institute® : Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, the nation’s highest level of accreditation for nonprofit governance and ethics.

There are many ways to give.   As the donor, you can direct your dollars to a specific program or service, or tell the VMC Foundation to use it for our most pressing needs.  Together, we can keep the doors of SCVMC open to all.


We are calling on the community to support our care providers with donations of funds and supplies. We thank you for your support. It will take of all us coming together to meet this challenge. For information on how to donate, click here.​


If you or a loved one has been a patient at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, you understand the importance of having a very special caregiver by your side – someone who combines medical expertise with compassion and respect that goes above and beyond. Say “thank you” in a very special way by making a gift in honor of the department, doctor, nurse or other caregiver who made a difference to you.  To do so, select the box on the main donation page to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone.  We will gladly pass along the news of your gift to your honoree, and they will receive a special pin to commemorate your recognition. To make a gift, click here .


The VMC Foundation offers special recognition and engagement opportunities through our Cory Society Donor Club. Membership in the Cory Society is based on total donations within a calendar year. “Friends of VMC” are donors whose annual giving is between $100 and $999. Donors in the “Leadership Circle” make annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Each level of giving has corresponding benefits for donors. Click here to learn more about the Cory Society.


Donate your car, truck, RV or boat to the Valley Medical Center Foundation and help the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center continue their commitment to providing high quality health care to our community. We’ll make it easy for you to donate with your free scheduled pick-up, and you may even qualify for a tax deduction! The VMC Foundation accept all types of vehicles, including trailers, boats, recreational vehicles and more. To donate your vehicle, click here.

To learn more, visit or call (408) 885-5299 to speak to a VMC Foundation representative. You can also visit the Foundation in person on the campus of SCVMC at 2400 Clove Drive anytime between 8am to 5pm.