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.

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.

If I become a monthly donor, when is my credit card charged?

When signing up, monthly donors can select to give on the 5th or 20th of every month. Your account will be charged automatically, starting on the next interval (5th or 20th of the month) based on your selection.

When do monthly donors receive a gift statement?

Monthly donors receive one annual statement every February, unless otherwise requested. If you prefer monthly statements, contact our donor relations team at or 1-866-234-3663.

How do I update my monthly gift?

Update your monthly gift here. The information you submit will replace your current monthly gift.

How do I cancel my monthly gift?

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.