NAMI Santa Clara County is a 501(c) (3non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy. NAMI Santa Clara County is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI California.

Tax ID number is: # 94-2430956




Click HERE to learn about the impact of your donations

NAMI Walks Silicon Valley —

Nami Walk is the largest fund raising event of NAMI SCC. It represents a powerful chance to leave a significant mark on the local mental health landscape.

Event Date: Saturday October 7, 2023

Location: History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose 95122

Register to Join NAMI Walk

See Previous Walk Videos and Photos



Donate Your Vehicle —

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, to NAMI Santa Clara County by simply completing the form below, and CARS will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You’ll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up and then our team will work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Once your vehicle is sold, we will provide you proper tax forms in time to file. The friendly Donor Support Representatives from CARS are here 7 days a week to assist throughout the process. Ph.855-550-4483


Learn More About Vehicle Donation



Join ESCRIPS, Donate while You Shop —


  • Food 4 Less
  • Lunardi’s
  • Save Mart
  • Lucky
  • Foodmaxx


Join Escrips, It’s Free


Easy fundraising for NAMI Santa Clara County:
eScrip is the best way to raise funds for the organizations you want to support. After you’ve signed up, earning is easy – just shop at thousands of eScrip merchants online, and grocers and drug stores in your town.

Our generous merchants pay it forward:
Our merchants care about community and they also care about having your business. By shopping with them they get great customers, and they pay it forward by contributing funds to the organizations you care about most.
Earn more by participating more.

Make sure you’ve registered any or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards on the secure site to make earning automatic at more places you shop. Book travel and shop Amazon through eScrip, and share eScrip with everyone you know! Card information is always kept secure and is not accessible to NAMI Santa Clara County.


Planned Giving —

Giving to our organization helps us sustain our future as well as grow and develop our programs and services.

Planned  giving provides an additional source of funds so that the programs and services that NAMI provides here in Santa Clara County will continue to be available in the future.  A planned gift is one that you make by way of a will, beneficiary designation, charitable trust or charitable gift annuity.
There may be tax benefits to you now or to your estate in the future depending on the type of gift that you make.


What to Give

Cash: It is a simple and always a great way to give to NAMI Santa Clara County.

Stocks/Bonds/Mutual Funds:  Gifting these assets to NAMI Santa Clara County avoids capital gains taxes for your survivors.

Retirement Assets:  By designating our charity as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other  tax deferred plan (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.

Insurance:  Consider a gift of an insurance policy that is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors.

Land/Real Estate:  A gift of real property (home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland/ranch or commercial property) can be a valuable gift to NAMI Santa Clara County.

How to Give

Beneficial Designation
A simple way to give a future gift to NAMI-SCC is to place a beneficiary designation on any financial asset (bank account, retirement account, brokerage account, mutual fund account, annuity, insurance policy, etc.) indicating how the funds should be distributed at your death. Consider naming NAMI Santa Clara County as a beneficiary, partial beneficiary or contingent beneficiary on one or more of your financial assets.  You can obtain the form to designate NAMI Southern Arizona from your financial institution.
Example of an IRA beneficial designation with NAMI Santa Clara County as a partial beneficiary:
45% to John Doe, son
45% to Mary Doe, daughter
10% to NAMI Santa Clara County
A bequest is an easy way to make a future gift to NAMI Santa Clara County.  With the help of an advisor such as your attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to NAMI Santa Clara County as part. You may bequeath a specific asset, a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after all other gifts have been distributed of your estate plan.
Examples of a Bequest
Bequest of cash
“I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Santa Clara County, a California nonprofit corporation, Santa Jose, CA.”Bequest of a percent of the estate
“I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Santa Clara County, a Califonia nonprofit corporation, San Jose. CA”
Contingent Bequest
“If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Santa Clara County, a California nonprofit corporation, San Jose, CA.”


Charitable Trusts
There are various types of charitable trusts (Charitable Lead Trust, Charitable  Remainder Trust) that structure a gift to NAMI Santa Clara County that may also provide a  charitable tax deduction, reduction of income/estate tax, and income to the donor (or a beneficiary) over his/her lifetime. Consult your attorney and tax advisor to discuss a charitable trust.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity allows you to make a gift of cash or property to NAMI Santa Clara County, get immediate tax benefits and ensure that you or another beneficiary receive fixed quarterly or annual income payments for life.  Charitable gift annuities can be structured through the Community Foundation.


For cash donation, go to Donate Now page.

If you wish to become a member of NAMI Santa Clara County, go to How to become a member page.

To volunteer, go to Volunteer ay NAMI SCC page.