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Hidden Villa Timeline

1924

Josephine and Frank purchase Hidden Villa for their family home

1933

Co-found Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

1937

Build first West Coast Hostel

1942-45

Host Japanese-American families returning from internment camps

1945

Start first residential, multi-racial Summer Camp

1960

Incorporates as a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit

1965

Cesar Chavez and friends make plans at Hidden Villa for the first farm workers strike and grape boycott

1970

Environmental Education programs begin on the very first Earth Day

1980

First Executive Director

1990

Public Programs begin

1991

Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) begins, contributing to the local food shed

2005

Partnership with Community Services Agency forms increasing access to high-quality produce for low-income neighbors

2009

Year-round programming for middle and high school aged youth begins

2014

Camp expands to include a Sierra Backpacking and Kinder Camp

A heartfelt thanks to our sponsors.

Visionary

The Brin-Wojcicki Foundation
Richard Peers & Allison Butler 
Lynn & Susan Orr

Luminary

Chuck & Nan Geschke
Craig & Sally Falkenhagen
Whole Foods Market

Collaborator

Steve & Diane Ciesinski
Jerry & Linda Elkind
Ken & Jennie Ebbitt
Harry & Diane Greenberg
Jane and Pat Kalish Real Estate Services
Rick & Liz Kniss
Charles & Stephanie Knowles
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Lee & Kitty Price
Randy & Amanda O'Salim
Peter & Judie Wolken

Additional Sponsorship Support

Accretive Wealth
Synopsys, Inc. 

 

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