The Stupski Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, has committed up to $50,000 to match donations to the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation in support of Tri-Valley community health efforts.

Donations will support ValleyCare’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts, including a variety of clinical and social-care services for patients and staff.

“The negative financial implications of this pandemic on nonprofit hospitals will be felt long after the emergency orders have been lifted,” said Shake Sulikyan, executive director of the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation. “Thanks to this matching gift, we can continue funding programs and services that foster health, build community, and save lives.”

The Stupski Foundation was formed in 2015 by Joyce Stupski, a former Bay Area school teacher and administrator, to honor her late husband, Larry Stupski, former president of Charles Schwab Corporation, who died of cancer in 2013. It is a spend-down foundation, committed to allocating all of its assets by 2029.

The foundation is focused on funding organizations in the Bay Area and Hawaii that address issues of food security, postsecondary success, early brain development, and end of life care for people with serious illnesses.

“We've been 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,” said Stupski Foundation health director Dan Tuttle. “We hope that others who are able to donate will contribute to the 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, go to givevalleycare.org, call (925) 373-4560, or mail a check payable to ValleyCare Charitable Foundation to 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore, California.