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.

Do you have other online donation options?

Yes, you can make your gift using PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Venmo, or ACH transfer.

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 acknowledge your gift.

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 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 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 866-234-3663.

Is there a match available so my gift is doubled?

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

What’s your refund policy?

We are grateful for your donation and support of Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Refunds are only granted if the selected charity was not that intended by the donor i.e., another food bank. A request for refund must be completed in writing within 30 days of the donation date by emailing We are unable to accommodate refunds for any other reason.

What is Classy?

Classy is an online fundraising platform that makes managing your giving quick and simple.

I still have questions.

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