About Us

Our Mission

We serve as a resource and action center for progressive activism, seeking to develop and nurture the growing community of people who work to create and participate in a just, peaceful, and non-violent society, one that ensures human rights for all people and ensures the continuation of, and respect for, all life on earth.

Founded in 1957

The San Jose Peace and Justice Center was founded by individuals profoundly concerned about peace and justice issues, especially the growth of nuclear arsenals and atmospheric nuclear testing.

More than sixty years later, the Peace and Justice Center, along with our affiliated organizations continues to empower the local community and work towards a more peaceful and sustainable world.

We Provide


Space and resources for individuals and organizations to meet, mobilize and organize. Our space is available for groups up to 30 people. Additional resources, whiteboards, TVs, audio equipment, etc, are available and setup can be arranged.

Publicity mechanisms such as a community calendar of progressive events in the South Bay, presence on social media and a website.

​Public forums for education and creative action, including teach-ins, film showings, book discussion groups, and mass demonstrations.​

See Our Resources

The Collins Foundation

Dan Mayfield

Dan Mayfield | Board Chair

Charlotte Casey | Treasurer

The Collins Foundation was founded in 1985 to support the San Jose Peace & Justice Center by providing its non-profit status and by owning and maintaining the Collins House at 48 S. 7th St. in San Jose, California where the Peace & Justice Center has its office.

The Collins Foundation provides a movement home for diverse progressive groups and community members striving to build solidarity and create a more equitable, sustainable and just society.We are a grassroots organization committed to providing infrastructure and support for social movements for peace, human rights, an equitable economy, and racial and gender justice.Our principal projects are the San Jose Peace and Justice Center and the Collins House that we maintain as a gathering place for all progressive groups. (Jaunaury 2021)

The Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations as well as volunteers. Both are needed to maintain the interior and exterior of the building. Please help to provide a space to promote peace and justice in the Santa Clara Valley. With your help we can continue to foster the vital work that makes the world a better place.

To reach someone for Collins Foundation, please call (408) 297-2299 or email coordinator [at] sanjosepeace [dot] org. You can also email the board directly at collinsfoundation [at] sanjosepeace [dot] org.

Collins Foundation is an California nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Federal Identification Number (EIN): 77-0083506.

Download the W-9 form for The Collins Foundation here.