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Coronavirus news: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approves millions in relief funds

The county announced today its approval of $3 million to be dispersed in support of nonprofit and community organizations, vital services, and residents with low incomes.

The approval took place over webcam at today’s virtual Board of Supervisors meeting. 

Two of the $3 million will go to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund, to funnel financial assistance toward the county’s homeless population. The other $1 million is for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Nonprofit Support Fund. 

The $3 million comes as part of an emergency assistance program which has to date brought in or secured pledges for private and public funds exceeding $11 million—from the following:

$2 million from Cisco

$1.5 million from Western Digital

$1 million from Adobe

$1 million from Destination: Home

$500,000 from Zoom

$500,000 from Broadcom

$300,000 from Micron*

$150,000 from Facebook

$100,000 from Infosys

$100,000 from Silver Lake

$100,000 from Hewlett Packard Enterprise


*part of a $500,000 commitment to the Silicon Valley Strong Fund


Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.


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