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How to Help

Silicon Valley Strong

The COVID-19 pandemic is already hurting San José’s residents, businesses, and community-based organizations. Particularly hard hit are those families and individuals who can least afford a medical or financial crisis, small businesses whose revenues have fallen off, and nonprofits that are seeing an increased need for services or have had to cancel arts, cultural, or fundraising events.


Silicon Valley Strong – a partnership between local cities and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation – will work to address these impacts.

Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is leading an effort with other Bay Area philanthropic partners on a regional response to this public health crisis. The COVID-19 Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund will be used to provide flexible operating grants for nonprofit organizations that SVCF has pre-qualified to provide emergency-related services: food, shelter, health, and mental health services to affected communities. SVCF will also provide operating grants for nonprofits that have experienced unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic as detailed here. Applications are now open, with a maximum request of $50,000 per applicant.

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