Make a rewarding investment in Silicon Valley.

While approximately 90% of our services to clients are provided by volunteers, we need to maintain staff to recruit, supervise, train, mentor and coordinate the volunteers. To do that we need donations and financial support.

You and your firm or business can help:

  • Make a donation of any size.
  • Sponsor our annual volunteer events.
  • Donate equipment and services to support our work.
  • Designate the Pro Bono Project as the recipient of a cy pres award.

Make an unrestricted donation to the Pro Bono Project.

Checks should be made out to “Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley” and mailed to:
Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley,
25 N. 14th Street, Suite 506
San Jose, CA 95112

Did you know…
You can give to the Pro Bono Project through United Way Combined Federal Campaign or California State Employees Charitable Campaign payroll deductions or annual contributions!
Simply fill in the Pro Bono Project’s name in the agency designation spot on your pledge form. If your company or firm does not have a United Way program in place, please talk with your Human Resources Director about starting one.

Designate the Pro Bono Project as the recipient of a cy pres award.

In a class action unclaimed funds may exist, or a defendent’s conduct may have made restitution to those harmed impossible. Courts have often found the “next best use” is to direct the funds to an appropriate organization. Courts usually rely upon the parties to determine which organizations would be appropriate.

The Pro Bono Project will often be a great choice. Our volunteer attorneys make the courts and the protection of the laws accessible to the most vulnerable members of our community. We accept cases in all areas of civil law. For information contact Sandra Madrigal at (408-998-5298).

Who supports the Pro Bono Project?

We receive financial contributions from generous individuals and organizations.

We acknowledge and thank the following for their gifts between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

Georgia Bacil
Robert Baines
Beth Bangert
Gary Baum
Bilir Law and Mediation
Anthony Boskovich
James Bratton
Peter N. Brewer
Robert Brownstein
Allen Carkner
Frederick Chung
Frank Cliff
Patricia Coleman
Consumer Law Center
Melissa Davidson
Shane Dizon
Carla J. Dorow
Doyoulaw, A Professional Corporation
Leonard Edwards
David S. Flamm
Mark Foy
Mary Ann Grilli
Karen Guldan
Daniel E. Hanley
Barton Hechtman
John Hedges
Heather Hyde
Eugene M. Hyman
Saffren Julie
Stefan P Kennedy
Mary Jo Levinger
Rajeev K. Madnawat
Gregory McDonald
Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ane Murphy
Leslie C. Nichols
Richard Norat
Denis O’neal
Heng-Chen Pai
Stephen Penn
Joan M. Pfeifer
John Pinheiro
Donald Polden
Joseph P. Reader
Mark R. Reedy
Walter J Robinson
Robinson & Wood
Gary Rose
Victor Schachter
Sayuri Sharper
Lynne R. Snyder
Louis Spitters
Lisa Steingart
Margaret Stevenson
Gerald Uelmen
Robert Vantress
Brian Walsh
Dieter & Susan Walz
Richard G. White
Terry Woo

Making a Difference

Following her divorce, “Elizabeth” came to the Pro Bono Project for help enforcing the joint custody and visitation arrangements for her 10-year-old son, when her ex-husband sought to change the terms of their agreement.

“I cannot imagine a situation where it is more important for both sides to be represented than one like this. [We] got an agreement that really will help improve things for all involved, particularly the children.”
John Wehrli, Volunteer Attorney Latham & Watkins LLP