Comcast California and the San Francisco 49ers joined community leaders and elected officials to help launch the Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund, a new fund created by Santa Clara County, to support Bay Area nonprofit organizations whose operations are being affected by the health crisis.
Participating in the launch of Santa Clara County’s new fund were Cindy Chavez, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, the 49ers and Comcast. The 49ers committed $49,000. Comcast contributed $50,000 to the fund, which will be administered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), and is designed to support nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties that are struggling amidst the current crisis.
“The county could not be a safety net for our residents without its nonprofit partners, from Meals on Wheels to mental health services. We need corporate donations to get us through this and the 49ers and Comcast were the first ones to contribute to the fund. In addition, Comcast is opening its Xfinity WiFi network nationally for free; providing unlimited data for free and offering two months of free Internet service at home to eligible low-income individuals and families,” stated Chavez on her Facebook page.
As a community foundation, SVCF is positioned to meet the ongoing needs of local communities and take on unexpected challenges.
To learn more or donate, visit https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/regional-nonprofit-emergency-fund
Photo credit: Cindy Chavez, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Facebook Page