Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc.

  • San Jose, CA
  • http://wishbook.mercurynews.com

Mission Statement

The San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund Inc. encourages civic philanthropy by seeking reader donations to needy individuals, groups and organizations. Donations are solicited on behalf of these individuals, groups and organizations through an annual series of newspaper articles during the holidays. The San Jose Mercury News Wish Book is rooted in the basic values of excellent journalism and a desire to help the less fortunate. Categories of giving include -- but are not limited to -- education, job training, health and welfare, youth and families, food and shelter and community resources. Readers also are invited to make contributions online at www.mercurynews.info/wishbook/.

Service Areas

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California

The San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund encourages civic philanthropy by seeking donations to needy individuals, groups and organizations in the newspaper's primary circulation area of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties in California.

ruling year

1990

President and Publisher

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Ms. Sharon Ryan

Keywords

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Journalism, Newspaper, Media, Communications

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EIN

77-0229665

 Number

7399555468

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund encourages civic philanthropy by seeking donations to needy individuals, groups and organizations in the newspaper's primary circulation area of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties in California.

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SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS WISH BOOK FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc.

Leadership

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President and Publisher

Ms. Sharon Ryan

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sharon Ryan

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