Planned Gifts and Bequests


Make a difference today and tomorrow

Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) helps families and individuals rebuild their lives when they are at risk of homelessness or hunger. Your legacy gift will be a stepping stone to a more secure future for SCS so we can create more secure futures for the people we serve.

Retirement Funds

Leaving money to SCS from an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) can be as simple as filling out a beneficiary form. Links to online forms for several financial institutions are provided below; check with your plan administrator if your institution is not on the list.

Wills & Trusts

If you would like to make SCS a beneficiary of your will or trust, please download our Sample Language document to help you specify your intentions as you work with an attorney to complete your documents.

Life Insurance

There are multiple ways to transfer funds to SCS through a life-insurance policy, including naming SCS as a beneficiary, adding a charitable gift rider, and donating the policy. Please contact your insurance broker to explore these options.

Already designated a gift to SCS?

We would appreciate knowing about any planned gifts you have already designated. Please fill out this form and send it to us. Thank you for caring about the welfare of your Sunnyvale neighbors!


If you’d like more information about how any of these options can benefit Sunnyvale Community Services, please contact our Development Team at 408 470 3023. We look forward to speaking with you.

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1160 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Main: 408.738.4321


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


Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday of the month
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TAX ID 94-1713897

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.