COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund

Help for Individuals and Families

Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will work with trusted lead partner organizations in the 10-county Bay Area region. The fund will provide operating grants to the organizations listed below, which have deep roots in the community. These lead organizations, in turn, will support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO: Neighbors we expect to serve include some of the most vulnerable in our community, such as:

  • Residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days
  • People with limited English language proficiency
  • Healthcare and gig workers
  • Communities of color

WHAT: This regional fund will provide flexible resources and focus on basic needs: housing/shelter, food, clothing, financial assistance (determined by need).

WHERE: A network of trusted and effective lead agencies are collaborating with their community-based partner organizations to meet the needs within each county.

HOW: Funds can be directed to specific counties. Undesignated funds will be distributed based on a calibration of needs (determined by input from local partners). Fund transfers will take place weekly once any designated county reaches a balance of $10,000 or more.

As of August 2, the Regional Response Fund has granted $17,306,032 in funding to Bay Area counties.

IMPACT: This new fund expects to reach tens of thousands of Bay Area residents. Ongoing monitoring of progress and impact will ensure that funds are deployed as per strategic and public health guidance.

Donate

Contributors can choose to support any of the ten Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma) in their efforts to address issues associated with COVID-19, or national response efforts managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation.

Current SVCF fundholders may make contributions to the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund directly from their charitable funds via the donor portal. Fundholders may also email donorservices@siliconvalleycf.org with questions.

Give through your SVCF advised fund

If you would like to send a check, please write "6013 – COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund" in the memo line and mail to:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation - Gift
Coronavirus Regional Response Fund
PO Box 399235
San Francisco, CA 94139-9235

If you're utilizing overnight delivery by courier, please mail to:
Lockbox Services Box #399235
Silicon Valley Community Foundation – Gift
Coronavirus Regional Response Fund
3440 Walnut Avenue, Bldg A, Window H
Fremont, CA 94538

Learn More

Please read our FAQs for common questions. For additional information, contact Avo Makdessian, SVCF’s vice president of strategic initiatives and partnerships, amakdessian@siliconvalleycf.org.