Ways to Donate


Every day, Sunnyvale Community Services helps people who are struggling to make ends meet in Silicon Valley. Your support is crucial to preventing homelessness and hunger in our community.

Donor Updates

COVID-19’s impact remains. Many SCS clients are still furloughed or working reduced hours. We’re helping them stay current on their rent so they won’t be deep in debt when eviction protections expire. Thank you for helping us help them!

2021 tax benefits for charitable contributions. You can take a $300 deduction ($600 for married couples filing jointly) even if you don’t itemize. Read more here. In addition, you can deduct cash donations up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Consult with your tax advisor about your specific circumstances.

Food donations temporarily suspended. We look forward to once again being able to accept food and other in-kind donations from our generous community. We’ll update this page when that happens.


We welcome your check or money-order gift. To donate by mail, simply follow the instructions in this link.

IRA Distribution

Are you 70.5 or over? You can make a qualified charitable contribution (QCD) directly from your IRA to SCS. You'll help your neighbors in need and possibly save on your taxes! 

Employer Match

Many companies will match donations or even pay for employees’ volunteer hours. Find out whether your employer has a matching program.

Donor-Advised Fund


You may reduce your tax liability by donating stocks. Download the form in PDF format.

Real Estate

Donating real estate benefits both you and SCS. Contact us to discuss a transfer.

Shopping & Selling

Are you shopping on Amazon or selling items online? Do you have a gift card balance you don’t need? Visit this page to see how these activities and items can help SCS.

Planned Gifts & Bequests

It’s easy to make SCS a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. You can also make planned gifts from your will or trust. Find out more.


Avoid the headache of selling a used car, boat, or other vehicle and receive a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction. Support SCS through the Donate for Charity website.


Please contact us.

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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

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.