Silicon Valley Community Foundation Launches Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund for Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

By Robert Haugh

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has started a SVCF Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund to help recovery efforts created by recent storms, wildfires, and acts of violence. 

The fund will prioritize efforts in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. SVCF will seed the fund with $50,000 and fundraise to increase the amount.

SVCF will use the funds to respond to the communities’ emergency needs like shelter, food, housing, financial assistance, and other services. 

“The incessant disasters pummeling our communities these past few years – from COVID and wildfires to now the devastating atmospheric rivers – have shown us that communities facing existing inequities are always the ones most disproportionately affected by catastrophic events,” said Nicole Taylor, President and CEO of SVCF.

“Our Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund prioritizes those in our communities already facing the harshest of circumstances – and who often shoulder the heaviest burdens caused by natural or human-driven disasters.”

To support the fund or find out more, check out their website.

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