Beneficiaries and Impacts in Our Communities

Children are the foundation and the future of our society. Just as a house needs to have a steady foundation, children need to be healthy in order to contribute their talents to our community, society and country.

“The Healthier Kids Foundation has now vision screened over 160,000 children and helped 7500 receive glasses. Many of these children might not have been diagnosed or at least would have had delayed care without our Turkey Trot funding. Thank you to all that support the health of children.” Kathleen King – Healthier Kids Foundation



The mission of the Housing Trust is to make Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live. We make loans and grants to increase the supply of affordable housing, prevent homelessness and assist qualified individuals and families to buy their first home. We are nationally recognized for providing the resources and leadership needed to make housing more affordable for those who want to live in the Silicon Valley. This is accomplished by leveraging voluntary contributions from local Silicon Valley companies with public funding to make a meaningful impact throughout the region.

From the Housing Trust:

“Housing Trust helps those experiencing homelessness or in danger of becoming homeless by making security deposit assistance grants. Grants are given when people have learned budgeting techniques, have a steady source of income, and have found an apartment. Proceeds from Applied Materials’ Silicon Valley Turkey Trot provide the critical final piece of assistance that help 400 people secure stable housing each year. This funding is imperative to continuing our efforts to fight homelessness in our community, and we thank the Turkey Trot on behalf of those we are able to serve.”


About Second Harvest 


Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to more than one quarter of a million people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted community-based organization that was founded in 1974. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than almost any other food bank in the country, through a network of 300 nonprofit partners at 905 sites. Second Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources as it seeks to feed additional hungry people each month. To reach more people, it connects those in need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources. To learn more about how Second Harvest is building a hunger-free community, visit

“Thanks to the support of Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the donation from the Turkey Trot, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties will be able to provide 2.9 million additional pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry families in our community.  Second Harvest already distributes more fresh produce than any other food bank in the U.S. and remains committed to ensuring that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.”



Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County joined as a beneficiary in 2013. One in four children in Santa Cruz County suffers from malnutrition. Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz is working to ensure that every child has the healthy food they need to thrive.

“Proceeds from the “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” has provided 300,000 healthy meals to children, families, seniors, veterans and the disabled in Santa Cruz County.”  Suzanne Willis – SHFB


About The Health Trust

Founded in 1996, The Health Trust mission is to build health equity in Silicon Valley. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be healthy – especially the most vulnerable. To that end, we provide direct services, fund community-based organizations whose work aligns with our mission, and advocate for policies and initiatives that help advance our mission.

“Proceeds from the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot directly benefit our Better Choices, Better Health program – an evidence based self-management program that provides people living with chronic conditions the tools to live healthier and more independent lives.”