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About Coastside Hope

Coastside Hope is chartered by San Mateo County to be a core human services agency. We are located at 99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1089, El Granada, CA 94018. Contact us by phone at 650-726-9071. Our Federal Identification Number is 51-0199747. We thank you for visiting our site and invite you to join us in our mission to provide hope to our neighbors on the Coastside.

Coastside Hope was established in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit human services agency to benefit the residents of the San Mateo County Coastside. The agency was previously known as the Coastside Opportunity Center but we changed our name in 2006 to better reflect what we bring to our clients ... hope for a better life and a more secure future.

Click here to download our 2012/2013 financial statements.

Our Mission

Coastside Hope's mission is to help our neighbors meet their most basic needs while helping every one of us reach our full potential. We accomplish this by providing: NECESSITIES – we help Coastside neighbors by providing food, clothing, housing assistance and support when they need it most; OPPORTUNITIES – we help neighbors connect with our own established programs and services and those of others so that they may have the chance to achieve more; COMMUNITY – Coastside Hope provides us all (staff, donors and volunteers) with the chance to grow by coming together to take care of our Coastside community through mutual giving and volunteering.

All aid and services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. Each year we touch the lives of over 3,000 people including more than 900 children.

Coastside Hope is governed by a volunteer Board that represents a cross-section of the Coastside community.

  • President: Robert Reilly
  • Vice President: Peter Lowenberg
  • Treasurer: Barbara Wright
  • Secretary: Dianne Baker
  • Members: Judith Guerrero, Pablo Jaime, Heidi Kuiper, Nicole McFadden, Laurie McKinney, Eliza Talbot Manchester, Mike Montgelas, Judy O'Leary, Shahrzad Pantera, Jeff Perls, Massoud Vossugh
  • Honorary members: David Pasternak, Rose Serdy, Dell Williams.

Almost 1/5 of our funding is provided by Coastsiders who choose to help their neighbors through Coastside Hope. Over 90% of every dollar given goes directly to goods and services for those in need. The agency receives funding from foundation grants, County funds, limited immigration client fees and the generous contributions of citizens of the Coastside. The agency is efficiently run by an experienced, full-time staff of five (four bilingual) with the assistance of many volunteers. Our volunteers give over 5,000 hours of service every year. Administrative expenses are kept low because volunteers provide reception services, do most of the physical labor for the food and clothing programs and do much of the fund raising work.

Every month at least 40 Coastsiders give us the gift of their time. Without them, we simply could not help so many.

Our Vision

Coastside Hope envisions a day when all Coastsiders are able to pursue their dreams without worrying about food, clothing, or safe shelter.

Our office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8-12 and 1-5.
Wednesday: 11-12 and 1-5.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

We are located at 99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1089, 99 Avenue Alhambra
El Granada, CA 94018