On Tuesday, May 5, SVCF will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving to raise funds to respond to needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis has exacerbated inequities on a global level, and it is up to all to respond to the growing needs in our communities.
SVCF is appealing to our nonprofit, local government and corporate partners to spread the word as well. Just as with the Giving Tuesday online events held in December for the past several years, we hope individuals and organizations will come together to create a wave of generosity that will help support our communities.
Contribute to one of SVCF’s COVID-19 Regional Response Funds to reach those most severely impacted by this public health crisis:
Helping Low-income Individuals & Families
The virus outbreak and “shelter in place” directives are inflicting severe financial hardship on many Bay Area residents already living paycheck-to-paycheck. The COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund, hosted by SVCF in partnership with other Bay Area community foundations, supports low-income individuals and families in the ten Bay Area counties.
Supporting Local Nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations providing vital services to our communities are struggling to keep up with demand for their services during this pandemic. The Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund is now accepting applications for operating support grants to nonprofit organizations serving one or more Bay Area counties.
Lending Financial Assistance to Small Businesses
Small businesses are facing plummeting sales and closures due to the “shelter in place” order. When small businesses fail, the owners, their families, their employees and whole communities suffer. The Small Business Relief Fund, hosted by SVCF in partnership with Opportunity Fund, will support struggling self-employed and small business owners.
Please give generously on #GivingTuesdayNow to help our neighbors!
Other ways to get involved:
For information about how you can support your community through volunteer efforts and other avenues, please visit SiliconValleyStrong.org and click on Give Help.
Learn more about SVCF’s response funds: