San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Wildfire Relief Fund

COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund

 

In response to the August 2020 wildfires that endangered communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, Silicon Valley Community Foundation established a charitable fund that will benefit those affected by these destructive fires and their aftermath. 

The Wildfire Relief Fund is now accepting applications from nonprofits, faith-based organizations and public entities for disaster response, relief and recovery services to help people who live or work in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that have been adversely affected by the fires. Organizations may apply for grant amounts of up to $50,000. Only one application may be submitted per organization. 

Framework for Phases of Disaster Relief

The Wildfire Relief Fund is currently focused on providing grants to organizations working on Response, Relief and Recovery phases of the fires as explained below. At this point, we are not yet processing requests from organizations supporting the Rebuilding and Resiliency/Preparedness effort. Apply for grant funds ›

  1. Response: Grants for needs between mid-August and mid-Sept. response. Examples: search & rescue, evacuations, well-checks, food, temporary shelter, emergency childcare, transportation, medical, animal services.
  2. Relief: Grants for needs between mid-August and mid-Sept. response. Examples: shelter, emergency financial assistance, emergency childcare, transportation, resource & referral, medical care, mental health services, legal s.ervices, animal services.
  3. Recovery: Grants for needs between September and Spring 2021 or longer. Examples: Case management, resource & referral, re-housing, mental health services, legal services.
  4. Rebuilding: Physical rebuilding of homes and structures, economic rebuilding, workforce development, long-term case management.
  5. Resiliency/Preparedness: When above activities have concluded, the Resiliency Phase may begin, including debriefing and codifying learnings and preparing for the next disaster.

 

Donate

Click one of the buttons below to make an immediate contribution to relief efforts. Donations to the San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund will support nonprofit organizations based in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that are working directly with individuals and families who have been harmed by this disaster.

 

Send a check
Please write "6050 – San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund" in the memo line and mail to:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation - Gifts Administration
San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund
PO Box 399235
San Francisco, CA 94139-9235

Send via overnight courier
Please write "6050 – San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund" in the memo line and mail to:
Lockbox Services Box #399235
Silicon Valley Community Foundation – Gifts Administration
San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund
3440 Walnut Avenue, Bldg A, Window H
Fremont, CA 94538

Send via wire transfer
Please write "6050 – San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund" in the memo field and wire to:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94104
ABA No.: 121000248
Account No.: 4122436637
Swift Code: WFBIUS6S
Beneficiary: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Gifts Account

Give through your non-SVCF DAF
Please designate your grant for "6050- San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund" in the memo field and direct to:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Tax ID: 2--5205488Address: 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94040-1498
For questions or additional information, please email donate@siliconvalleycf.org
 



In response to regional, national or global disasters, SVCF frequently establishes charitable funds to provide relief to residents in the affected regions. SVCF works to identify effective organizations providing disaster relief and recovery to the affected areas. Depending on the situation, these might include local, national and/or international agencies serving the needs of local residents affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. Grants are made from the charitable funds established by SVCF to the disaster relief organizations identified. SVCF performs due diligence on all disaster relief organizations to which funds will be granted.