The San Mateo County Strong Fund:
We Are in This Together

The California statewide Shelter in Place order, including San Mateo County, is critical to keeping us healthy, but it means schools and many businesses have closed and non-profits are facing increased demand for services with fewer staffing resources.


We are San Mateo County — we know how to help and support each other. We’ve done it before, and together, we will get through this and come out even stronger as a community.

On March 24, 2020 the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved $3,000,000 in emergency funding to support those most impacted in San Mateo County in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

This website has been developed to allow people from San Mateo County and beyond to join the County’s relief effort and make directed donations that will specifically benefit San Mateo County residents, small businesses and non-profits.

ALL money donated will stay inside San Mateo County and not one penny will go elsewhere, so you can have confidence that you are helping your neighbors. 

You can direct your donation to one of the three categories below by selecting the appropriate drop-down on our donate page. If you’d prefer that your donation go to the area of greatest need, do not select anything on the drop down and we will make sure your generous contribution is put to good use.


Helping to cover basic household expenses

Small Local Businesses:

Helping them avoid layoffs and stay open or reopen once feasible



That provide services to our most vulnerable populations like seniors, homeless individuals or people with disabilities

In challenging times like these, it’s more important than ever that we all pull together.
Thank you for visiting this page and for your generosity.

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to charitable activities within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Financial information about Silicon Valley Community Foundation can be obtained by contacting us at 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View, California 94040-1498, 650.450.5444.