Philosophy of Giving
Charitable Giving Program
The Boardwalk Charitable Giving Program is committed to addressing the life challenges facing individuals and families in our community by giving to organizations that have a significant, positive impact on the local community. We like to partner with organizations that seek to improve the health, resources and overall well-being of our community and its members. Our STAR Award Program is founded on the same principles as our business. We strive to be a valued community partner that has a supportive, positive impact on our neighbors.
Each Fiscal quarter a STAR Award recipient is chosen to receive an initial monetary gift in the amount of $500.00. In addition, the recipient will be featured on our STAR Award Bulletin Board in our restaurant for a full month. This will give your organization an opportunity to display brochures, flyers, photos and other written, appropriate material about your cause to the community we serve. During the STAR Award Month, 10% of all restaurant sales for each Thursday of that month will be donated to the STAR Award charity recipient. STAR Award recipients are encouraged to spread the word and promote each Thursday's fundraising event so as to maximize your STAR Award gift.
The following guidelines outline our STAR Award Giving Program Criteria:
Qualifying organizations should:
- Be actively striving to improve and/or positively impact aspects of our local community.
- Be able to demonstrate its ability to use our gift in a way to produce a positive outcome.
- Not be discriminatory on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, nor should the organization be based on a specific religion, fraternal, or veteran affiliation unless they benefit the community at large.
- Be a small, local non-profit organization which has minimal administrative costs.
- Have an IRS exemption letter verifying 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status.
STAR Award Giving applications may be received year round. Applications are available The Boardwalk or you may download an application below.
An Award recipient is selected once per quarter or four times a year. Deadlines for submission are ongoing and applications may be submitted anytime. Once received, you will be notified either in writing or via telephone whether your organization has been selected.
Download the Star Awards Application
To apply for the STAR Award, please download the STAR Awards Information Packet and the STAR Awards Application (these are .pdf files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader). You may complete the Application online, save it and email back to us at the email address provided. Otherwise, please print the Application, complete and send to the postal address below.
Email completed applications to:
Send printed applications to;
4940 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022