Shop with a Cop of Silicon Valley

About Us

Our Mission

Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley or SWACSV is an ethnically led, 100% volunteer driven, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide innovative academic motivation, charitable relief and assistance to at-risk, disenfranchised children in need, ages 5 to 12 and children who have suffered a traumatic crisis or loss of a parent due to violence or domestic violence in the home.

Also, SWACSV’S philosophy is to provide a positive interaction with local police officers and to change perceptions that children and families may have towards police in hopes of having safer communities tomorrow.


Board Members

Darrell Cortez-Founder/Executive Director
San Jose Police Department-(Ret.)

Alicia Cortez-Secretary
Educator/Community Volunteer

Raymond Ortiz-Treasurer
Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation-retired

Virginia Ortiz-Board Member
Elementary School secretary-retired

Mark Lopez-Board Member
Assistant Director-Healthy Kids Foundation

Elena Villagomez-Board Member
Educator/Fitness Instructor

Nitzya Cuevas-Macias-Board Member
College Access Coordinator

Cecilia Barrie-Board Member
Retired Elementary School Principal