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

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

 

Evelyn Chua for City Council 2020 FPPC #1425324

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.

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