How to Donate


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Sunnyvale Community Services receives support from a variety of sources, including government grants, corporate donations, foundation grants, and individuals throughout Santa Clara County who want to help make a difference for their neighbors in need.

Your donation will make a significant difference in the life of someone who is facing urgent need for financial assistance or food aid. Some of the many kinds of donations we accept include:

Financial Support

Your financial contribution to Sunnyvale Community Services is fully tax-deductible and can be made by check, online, or in the form of stock.

Join us in our work to prevent homelessness and hunger by establishing a recurring monthly or quarterly donation when you make your gift online.

Sunnyvale Community Services, 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Stock Donation

Food Aid

Sunnyvale Community Services runs several food aid programs for qualified clients. In addition to generous donations each week from Second Harvest of Silicon Valley we also rely on donations from individuals and organizations.

We accept any non-perishable items that are within one year of the best by date, but especially items that do not require cooking and are easy to open. Items such as canned tuna and meats, peanut butter, jelly, and dry cereals are always needed.

We accept fresh produce from gardens and fruit trees as well as perishable food that is in commercial packaging and within the use by date.

For a more complete list of requested food items, please visit our Wish List page.

In-Kind Donations

Our client families need many things to help make their lives just a little easier. Families with children need new backpacks each year for school, and new school supplies to start the school year right. Families and individuals also need new household items like coffee makers, blankets and dishes.

Please visit our Wish List page for a complete list of unused items you can donate.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Planned Giving: Leave a Bequest

From the beginning, we have worked to create the belief that tomorrow will better. Your gift will be a stepping stone to a better future, for both the agency and for the clients we serve.

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Amazon Smile: Donate to SCS without spending an extra dime!

AmazonSmile lets you shop on Amazon as you normally do, and gives 0.5% of every qualifying purchase to SCS. No extra expense to you, but a welcome contribution to us! The only requirements are that you have an Amazon account, that you do your shopping at, and that you nominate us as your chosen charity.

Donate in just 3 easy steps!

  1. Go to and sign in using your normal Amazon account.
  2. Type Sunnyvale Community Services in the charitable organization search box; select us.
  3. Do your shopping and Amazon will automatically donate to SCS. To make it easier, bookmark for quick and easy access!

Donate a Car

If it’s time to replace an older car, or if you have a boat and trailer that are just taking up space in the garage, Donate For Charity arranges a free vehicle pickup, handles all the DMV issues, sells the vehicle at auction, and distributes the net proceeds to Sunnyvale Community Services.

You’ll avoid the headache of selling a used vehicle and receive a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction. When you’re ready to donate, simply call Donate For Charity toll-free at (866) 392-4483 or complete their online donation form.

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725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Main: 408.738.4321


Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:30 AM  |  12:30 - 4:00 PM


Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:30 AM  |  12:30 - 4:00 PM

TAX ID 94-1713897

Donations are accepted at the side door in our parking lot.

Important: Please note that we do not accept used items, or packaged food donations that are opened or past their expiration date. Thank you!

Donor Privacy Policy

Sunnyvale Community Services will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. In our twice-annual newsletter, we list names only of donors giving $1,000 or more annually, and we honor all donor requests for donations to be anonymous.