The Friends of Human Relations of Santa Clara County is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 by Jim McEntee.  (The Jim McEntee Legacy Committee is now completely incorporated into The Friends of Human Relations.)  The mission of  Friends today is to continue Jim’s vision and spirit in the community.  The Friends board currently oversees the Jim McEntee Legacy Art Project, raises funds for the McEntee Legacy College Scholarship Awards, and serves as the fiscal agent for the County’s Office of Human Relations and the Institute for Nonviolence.

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2016 Scholarship Application Now Available

This year we will be offering fifteen (15) $2,000 scholarships to Santa Clara County community college students transferring to a four-year university with junior year status or to previous scholarship recipients. Click here for an application.

2016 Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us for the fifth annual Jim McEntee Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, scheduled for Friday, April 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at MACLA, 510 South First Street, San Jose.

We are very grateful to the outstanding community leaders who are generous donors and who have agreed to serve on the Honorary Committee for this year’s event: Carmen & Alcario Castellano, Hon. Cindy Chavez, Hon. Kansen Chu, Judge La Doris Cordell (Ret.), Hon. Dave Cortese & Hon. Pattie Cortese, Adam & Laura Escoto, Mary Ellen & Michael Fox, Carol Garvey, Bishop Patrick McGrath, Steve Preminger, Wiggsy Sivertsen & Hon. Susie Wilson

See event flyer. Program highlights include:

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to our generous donors, in 2015 we were able to award $23,500 to thirteen community college students who have transferred to a four year university to complete their undergraduate studies. Click here for additional information about our 2015 scholarship recipients and our generous donors.

2015 Scholarship Recipients


Make a Donation

The Friends of Human Relations/Jim McEntee Legacy Committee projects rely on generous support from the community. Please make a donation by clicking on the link below for a donation form that can be completed and mailed in with a check. Thank you for your support!

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