I Am Family Philanthropy: Carmen Castellano and Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Every day we see committed and generous families making positive impacts on the communities and issues they serve. We want to share their stories and are delighted to announce our new I Am Family Philanthropy video series. Each month, we will share a new compelling profile in their own words. In this inaugural video, we are delighted to share the dynamic mother-and-daughter tandem of Carmen Castellano and Carmela Castellano-Garcia of the Castellano Family Foundation.

Alcario and Carmen Castellano are the Founders of the Castellano Family Foundation, established in December 2001. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $3.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara County. Here, Carmen and her daughter Carmela discuss what the foundation has meant to them.