Sixty-five nonprofits in San Mateo and Santa Clara county will receive $1.3 million in grant money from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to further efforts to help provide food, shelter and emergency assistance to their communities, the foundation announced today.
Foundation CEO Emmett D. Carson said the need for vital services persisted in the area.
“Nonprofit organizations that experienced record levels of demand last year are seeing still more people in need of help,” Carson said in a release. “They simply cannot meet the region’s needs without additional support.”
All of the 65 organizations are set to receive at least $4,000, and five will receive a top amount of $50,000 — EHC LifeBuilders, InnVision The Way Home, Samaritan House, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, and Shelter Network of San Mateo County.
Grant money will mostly be used for support of organizations in their existing activities, including 23 groups that focus on food, 23 that provide shelter, 15 that offer some form of emergency assistance and four that address homelessness, according to the foundation.
For a full list of the recipients and how much money they will receive, visit www.siliconvalleycf.org/grantmaking-strategies/grantees-safety-net-7-7-10.html.
Contact Eric Messinger at 408-920-5719.