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Age Friendly Silicon Valley is a community-supported initiative and a non profit entity that is immeasurably helped by the individuals and organizations that have provided funding for our outreach and communications efforts.

Michael E. Fox, Sr.

Age-Friendly Silicon Valley is proud to announce that Michael E. Fox, Sr., is spearheading the effort with a generous donation that has funded the organization’s website and its communications outreach throughout Santa Clara County and its 15 cities.

Fox built and managed one of the area’s most successful beverage distributorships, M.E. Fox & Company. But it is as philanthropists that he and his wife, Mary Ellen Fox, are best known to thousands across Silicon Valley. This couple’s philanthropy has been broad, deep, focused and wide-ranging, including Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, History San Jose, Rotary Foundation, Santa Clara University, Mexican American Heritage Foundation, Tech Museum of Innovation, Children’s Discovery Museum, The Health Trust and foundations for the area’s leading hospitals, including El Camino Hospital and the Valley Medical Center Foundation, which was established with his initial gift.

Both Mike and Mary Ellen are passionate about helping Silicon Valley deliver on its promises of innovation, diversity and prosperity, working to solve problems in healthcare access and quality, animal welfare, faith-based community services, and historical and regional organizations. As founding sponsors of Age Friendly Silicon Valley, they have extended their generosity and energy to the important cause of aging in our communities.

Republic Family of Companies

A privately owned, full-service real estate investment, management and development enterprise. For more than 30 years, we have focused on institutional quality real estate, actively managing partnerships and other fiduciary relationships for successful real estate investments throughout the United States.

South Main Senior Lifestyles, LLC

The project is Phase 1 of a two-phase, 389-unit mixed income, age restricted (62 years and older), rental continuum-of-care senior retirement campus. Phase 1 is a 199-unit rental retirement community providing independent living, assisted living and memory care services to its senior residents. Phase 2 will be 190 apartments for senior citizens who desire to live independently with few, if any, services. Construction of the Phase 2 project will commence upon achievement of stabilized operations of the Phase 1 project.

The development concept for the Milpitas retirement community is similar to Heritage Estates (www.heritageestatesretirement.com), the rental retirement community three of SMSL’s partners developed in Livermore, CA, but with some key tweaks to improve the product and its performance. Heritage Estates consists of a 250-unit rental congregate care/assisted living community adjacent to 130 units of senior apartments. Occupancy at both the congregate care/assisted living community and age-restricted apartments have consistently exceeded 95% since each project converted to its permanent financing (in 2007 and 2009, respectively).