The ValleyCare Charitable Foundation's pandemic recovery efforts are getting a big financial benefit from a Bay Area foundation known for funding organizations that work on food insecurity, early brain development, postsecondary success and serious-illness care.
Earlier this month, VCCF announced that the Stupski Foundation had "committed to match donations" to VCCF of up to $50,000, "to support the Tri-Valley community's health." Financial contributions will be used to support "a variety of critical clinical and social care services for patients and staff" including care capacity as well as support providers and staff.
“We are honored by the Stupski Foundation’s support,” said Shaké Sulikyan, executive director of ValleyCare Charitable Foundation. “The negative financial implications of this pandemic on nonprofit hospitals will be felt long after the emergency orders have been lifted. Thanks to this matching gift, we can continue funding programs and services that foster health, build community, and save lives.”
Dan Tuttle, Stupski Foundation’s director of health, said that his group was "inspired by the pandemic response across the Bay Area, in particular from healthcare providers like Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare that are implementing a variety of services to keep patients and staff safe."
Tuttle also encouraged more donors to come forward, adding, "We hope that others who are able to donate will contribute to ValleyCare Charitable Foundation, so that our communities facing the greatest challenges from COVID-19 can receive the safe, high-quality care they need locally now, and into the future.”
To donate, visit givevalleycare.org, call 925-373-4560, or mail a check payable to ValleyCare Charitable Foundation to ValleyCare Charitable Foundation, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore 94550.
Those interested in hosting an online fundraising event as part of the cause can contact VCCF at 373-4560 or [email protected]