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

Donate today: you can choose to help individuals/families,
small businesses, non-profits or wherever the need is greatest.

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 four 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

Child Care:

Providing relief for licensed child care centers and family child care homes as well as license-exempt public recreation and school-district operated programs 

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.

Help the County of San Mateo combat the COVID-19 pandemic by donating to the San Mateo County Strong Fund. Your tax-deductible donation goes towards outbreak response efforts, including providing assistance to individuals, families, small businesses, and non-profits in San Mateo County. 
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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.

SMCU Community Fund is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization - Tax ID #85-0663372.
All Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Contact: SMCU Community Fund, ATTN: Support Services, 350 Convention Way , Redwood, City, CA 94063.