The Gardens at Palmdale
On May 10, 2019 the Sisters of the Holy Family deeded the 5.5 acre meditative landscape area to the Gardens at Palmdale, Inc. as a private park open to the public. The mission of the Gardens at Palmdale Inc. is to preserve and maintain the land as open space in perpetuity, to insure it’s ecological and natural environment to provide an oasis of natural beauty. This act is also an expression of the Sisters commitment to living out the United Nations Earth Charter as a reverence and celebration of life on these sacred grounds.
Visit The Gardens at Palmdale website for an overview of the sacred grounds, historical perspective and beautiful gardens that encompass the magnificence and historical point of interest known as The Gardens at Palmdale.
Opportunity Fund with Abode Services
Sisters of the Holy Family Opportunity Fund was created for Abode Services for the furtherance of its mission to end homelessness.
The Opportunity Fund was created with a directive towards programs and projects that provide housing options and related services to residents of Santa Clara County as well as development of housing options and services for survivors of sex and/or labor trafficking, a specific area of interest of our Sisters.
Archives: Holy Family Treasures
Since 1872, the history of the Sisters of the Holy Family have been cared for by many of the Sisters in the Congregation, and stored at our Motherhouse. Archives for all religious communities are important treasures because of the story to be told as well as the knowledge that this story will live long beyond our time.
Sisters of the Holy Family Archives includes more than the Congregation’s history, as well as the pioneering work in daycare and religious education, along with the significant early history of San Francisco and the Church in California, Nevada, and Hawaii.
These community treasures will be permanently housed at Santa Clara University, Archives and Special Collection. Not only will they complement and strengthen the existing collection, but it is an opportunity to help advance the scholarship of the history of women religious in the west and beyond.
Early Childhood Education Scholarship
This Endowment provides scholarships for low income and immigrant students from Santa Clara County pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.