Donation FAQs

How do I donate by mail?

Mail your check payable to Second Harvest to:

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
ATTN: Donation Department
4001 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134

What is Second Harvest’s tax identification number and how can I get a copy of your W-9?

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s federal tax ID, also known as an employer identification number (EIN), is 94-2614101. If you need a copy of our W-9, or any other financial or governance information, you can find that here.

How do I donate with PayPal?

Donate with PayPal at

I made a mistake while making my donation. How can I fix this?

Email us at or call 1-866-234-3663 – we are happy to fix the problem.

How do I donate to Second Harvest through my donor-advised fund (DAF)?

Contact your charitable fund, tell them you would like to donate to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley and provide them with our tax ID: 94-2614101. Include your name and address with your donation so we can thank you.

How do I donate to Second Harvest from my IRA?

Use our online tool to create a qualified charitable distribution request. Once complete, sign and mail the form to your financial institution.

How can I wire funds to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley?

If you would like to donate by wire transfer or EFT, contact us at or 1-866-234-3663 and our team will provide the information to complete your wire.

What information do I need to include when sending my donation?

Be sure to include your name and address so we can provide you with a tax receipt.

I need someone to sign an agreement before I can send you a donation or grant. Who can help?

Send your agreement, along with any instructions or questions, to or call us at 1-866-234-3663.

How do I make changes to my monthly gift?

To access and edit your recurring donation, log in to your account on Classy. If you haven’t logged in to Classy before, create a login by using the same email address that is associated with your recurring donation. Have further questions about managing your donation? We’re happy to help. Contact us at or 1-866-234-3663.

Is there a match available so my gift is doubled?

For information on current matching opportunities, email us at or call 1-866-234-3663.

I still have questions.

We are always happy to help! You can reach us at or 1-866-234-3663.