Support Our Ministry

Thank you to the many supporters of Vallombrosa Center!  Through your continued generosity we are able to provide scholarships to those who otherwise would not be able to attend a retreat or workshop and we are able to sponsor the many noteable Catholic speakers as a part of The Catholic Church in the World program.

Vallombrosa Center welcomes gifts in many ways:

Volunteer Opportunities

Vallombrosa Center welcomes volunteers to help with any of the following:

  • Assist in the giftshop/bookstore
  • Watering the grounds in the evenings
  • Adopt a garden – help plant flowers and weed
  • Be a host at our prayer services or concerts
  • Grant writers

On-Line Giving

If you would like to Donate directly to Vallombrosa, please use the PayPal button and let us know under “Special Instructions” where you would like us to apply your donation.




Matching Funds

Many corporations offer a Matching Gift program which allows employees to increase the amount they give to a charitable organization.    Each corporation or corporate foundation has specific qualifications for eligible charities. To find out more about your employer’s Matching Gift program, ask your Human Resources representative for a Matching Gift Program application form and the company’s guidelines for participation.

Cash Gifts

Vallombrosa Center welcomes cash gifts of any amount.  Please send your donations to:  Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 95035. Vallombrosa Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which means your donation may be tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting Vallombrosa Center.

Stock Transfers

Please call David Fencl at (650) 326.5615 or email him at david@vallombrosa.org.

Gift Certificates

Do you know someone who could use some time away to refresh, renew and reflect?  Vallombrosa gift certificates can be used for half day workshops, one-day retreats or Private Retreat weekends. For more information about Vallombrosa Center gift certificates please contact David Fencl, david@vallombrosa.org or 650-325-5614.