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One Fair Wage Emergency Fund — Provides cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive.
Berkeley City Council has approved $3 million for emergency relief grants to small businesses, nonprofit arts organizations, and residential tenants, that are hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be used only for emergency grants, and managed by the City of Berkeley. Applicants in need will be able to apply soon.
California Community Foundation launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and mid to long-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals through its Pass It Along Fund.
No Administration Fee – CCF has waived its administration fee to manage the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund. Credit card contributions remain subject to third party fees.
FUNDING PRIORITIES – The fund will make grants on a rolling basis addressing emerging needs in the community with an initial focus on education, health, homelessness, and individual assistance through our nonprofit partners:
The Center for Disease Control is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans against coronavirus, COVID-2019, and we need your help to mobilize quickly. Funds raised by the CDC Foundation through our Emergency Response Fund will be used to meet emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus. These include additional support for state and local health departments, support for global response, logistics, communications, data management, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.
Due to the rising impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) has launched an Emergency Response Fund to help our region meet the developing challenges linked with this virus.
Based on input from our nonprofit partners, we are identifying the highest priority community needs and have distinguished three key focus areas for the Fund:
Over the last 34 years, Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has stepped in to provide help and hope to households facing unexpected crises throughout the nine counties of the Bay Area — Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Our assistance keeps thousands of individuals and families in their homes and puts food on their tables as they get back on their feet.
How is Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?
We have expedited over $1.9 million in emergency assistance funds to our county partners to be used for housing and critical family needs between now and June 30, 2020. In this calendar year, we will provide a total of $7.8 million for housing and critical family needs and $1.3 million for food assistance. We expect that the need for emergency assistance will be overwhelming and are requesting additional donations from those who would like to support their neighbors in this pandemic.
The Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund will support community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus response in the Long Beach area. Grants will be made to support approved 501(C)3 nonprofit, educational, and governmental organizations working on these efforts. Funds donated to this Long Beach Relief Fund through June 5, 2020 will be used exclusively for assistance to Long Beach residents impacted by Coronavirus.
Donating to help San Franciscans most impacted by the coronavirus.
Your tax-deductible donations will help protect the health of San Francisco and support the most vulnerable, including individuals, families, and local businesses.
Donations will directly support:
Donations of any amount can be made. Donations over $100 will be acknowledged on the City of San Francisco website.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is already hurting San José’s residents, businesses, and community-based organizations. Particularly hard hit are those families and individuals who can least afford a medical or financial crisis, small businesses whose revenues have fallen off, and nonprofits that are seeing an increased need for services or have had to cancel arts, cultural, or fundraising events. Silicon Valley Strong Fund will help three key groups: residents, businesses, and community-based organizations.
Monterey County is a caring and generous community. The Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those affected by the impact of the Coronavirus in Monterey County. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will address the immediate and longer-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents.
In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Community Foundation has activated the COVID-19 Relief Fund to distribute resources to local nonprofits supporting those impacted by this crisis and the economic fallout that is likely to follow.
The Community Foundation has committed $50,000 to the Fund, and we will continue to solicit additional resources from corporate partners and generous donors. In essence, this emergency fund is the fastest, most efficient way to get dollars into the hands of nonprofits serving our neighbors and friends who are most affected. It will address the immediate and long-term needs of San Benito County.
We at The Community Foundation of Mendocino County have been closely following the novel coronavirus, and are taking necessary precautions. While no positive cases have been reported in Mendocino County to date, we realize the very real threat this virus poses and the possibility of widespread infection, as well as the economic impact it can make on our small community.
For individuals who are experiencing undue hardship due to COVID-19, our Angel Fund is available on an emergency basis.
We at The Community Foundation of Mendocino County have been closely following the novel coronavirus, and are taking necessary precautions. While no positive cases have been reported in Mendocino County to date, we realize the very real threat this virus poses and the possibility of widespread infection, as well as the economic impact it can make on our small community.
We are anticipating the economic impact of the virus on our non-profit community as they cancel or postpone fundraising events and/or respond to increased community need or unforeseen operational costs. Non-profits may access our Save-the-Day grant program here.
During these unprecedented times, the Community Foundation of San Joaquin stands prepared and ready to work alongside our county, civic, and community leaders to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the health of our community. In partnership with United Way of San Joaquin, our organizations have established a San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund, which we have seeded with an initial $75,000 investment. The Fund is intended to be responsive to the changing, long-term needs of our community, with an immediate focus on supporting nonprofit organizations serving the most vulnerable populations and to provide financial assistance to individuals and families most directly impacted by COVID-19. The San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund will provide a flexible vehicle for philanthropic funding to help our community during these difficult times.
With a generous matching gift of $50,000 from the Wolf Family Foundation and a grant of $50,000 from the Weingart Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Valleys (CFV) is soliciting donations from individuals, businesses and other foundations to raise another $50,000 or more for a combined total in excess of $150,000. These funds will be distributed by the Foundation to established pre-screened nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys that are providing critical services to vulnerable individuals and families who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19-related economic downturn.
The Community Foundation Santa Cruz County's COVID-19 Fund aims to protect the health of the public and giving to the most vulnerable in Santa Cruz County and will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in Santa Cruz County.
The communities of El Dorado County are committed to the place we live. We meet challenge with strength, adversity with kindness, and need with an outpouring of support. We will make it through this, and with your help, we will ensure all our neighbors will as well. 100% of what you give will assist our children, our families, our older adults and the places we call home.
EIF, through its disaster response program, Music for Relief, has established the COVID-19 Response Fund to address the ongoing and evolving challenges presented by this emergency. Funds will primarily provide relief to people in the entertainment industry who are most vulnerable to the effects of this economic crisis. Additional funds will support the public health response to the threat posed by this virus including the prevention, detection, and treatment of new cases of COVID-19.
The IE Funders Alliance Rapid Response Fund has been established by the Funders Alliance of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties to provide critical and timely support for nonprofits providing services in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the negative impact it will have on vulnerable people and communities.
Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego, a collaborative of San Diego Grantmakers, has established a fund to pay for hotel rooms for homeless seniors and others who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. There are over 2000 homeless people in San Diego who are age 65+ living on the streets and in crowded shelters. The County of San Diego, and other government entities, are securing hotel rooms for people who have already contracted COVID-19. This fund expands upon those efforts by targeting people who are high-risk but have not yet gotten sick.
Your donation to this fund will help stop the virus's spread and give communities on the front lines of the crisis the resources they need to act quickly and protect the most vulnerable. Donations are already helping to:
As the situation evolves, the fund will transition to support longer-term recovery and education efforts run by local, vetted organizations in affected regions. We will work with our partners on the ground to allocate funds where they're most needed.
This fund is an initiative coordinated by Great Public Schools-Now in partnership with several Los Angeles community organizations. Donations will go directly to Los Angeles families to meet basic needs such as food, rent, medical care, childcare, gas, and transportation. Funds contributed through this site will be administered by Great Public Schools-Now, a Los Angeles based 501c3 non-profit foundation, and distributed through our partner network funds directly to families in need during this crisis.
The Civic Participation fund addresses the critical issues at stake for a fair and accurate 2020 Census to ensure Latinos are counted. COVID-19 has forced organizations to quickly shift from field operations to remote digital efforts. To expedite these new efforts, HIP announces a rapid response grant pool for grassroots nonprofit organizations to help ensure Latinos are counted.
In 2018, HIP launched the Latino Civic Participation Grant in key southern states to provide funding to grassroots groups and nonprofit organizations that are using diverse strategies to build political power within the Latino community in places with limited financial and electoral influence to advance supportive policy change. HIP deployed $160,000 in grants that leveraged more than $1.25M in contributions and matching funds and HIP works with an extensive network of organizations on these critical civic participation issues. HIP encourages funders committed to racial equity in civic participation to contribute to HIP’s pool and/or match our funding as it is deployed.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges throughout the SF Bay Area and the nation, as well as in the Bay Area’s LGBTQ community.
These challenges come in the form of threats to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people living in the nine Bay Area counties, including those most at risk for COVID-19-related illness. The pandemic and related economic shutdowns also threaten to overwhelm the capacity of critical LGBTQ community nonprofits, as well as pose near- and long-term financial hardship.
Horizons is making available $275,000 in immediate funding for LGBTQ organizations through our LGBTQ COVID-19 Response Emergency Fund. Horizons is contributing $200,000, and supporters have already contributed an additional $75,000 and counting. Will you contribute and help us provide even more emergency grants? 100% of contributions go to the community.
Humboldt Area Foundation and our affiliate, Wild Rivers Community Foundation, launched the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region's most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will support urgent community needs identified by our regional partners. The fund will make grants on a rolling basis to nonprofits, charitable organizations and public agencies meeting the immediate needs of residents in Trinity, Humboldt, Del Norte and Curry counties. The fund's initial focus will be on seniors, low-income families and tribal communities.
In response to the alarming spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and what this could mean for its two-county region, Inland Empire Community Foundation is accepting donations to assist local nonprofit organizations working to respond to this public health crisis.
COVID-19 has directly impacted funding for some of Mexico’s most vital Community Funds. As uncertainty heightens, we need to ensure the future of Mexico by addressing the communities’ most critical needs. Your support will allow us to continue to make weekly rapid response grants from a number of funds.
Across San Diego County, there is an ever-increasing number of people who are without a paycheck or with a significantly reduced paycheck, leaving these families food insecure and often unable to pay their rent. In addition, the needs of home-bound seniors and the homeless are growing and becoming more critical.
The scientific and health care communities need support to address the public health threat posed by the virus. This includes research, logistics, communications, and data management as well as efforts to acquire necessary equipment, and build appropriate, temporary facilities. Additional public health needs will undoubtedly emerge as our community weathers the COVID-19 challenge.
To provide grants to Kern County nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations and/or those who can present a clear case of direct impact due to the medical or economic effects of the pandemic.
The Latino Community Foundation established the Love Not Fear Fund to support Latino-led organizations that provide wrap-around services to the most vulnerable, especially undocumented seniors living in the Inland Empire and Central Valley and families that have already lost wages.
This emergency fund is designed to support immediate community organizing needs on the frontlines and fuel emergency advocacy efforts to protect the most vulnerable during this time of unimaginable upheaval due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The LA County Fire Department Foundation launched the LACo Fire COVID-19 Relief and Resiliency Fund to address the needs of first responders. This fund will support needs submitted by sworn and people in the communities the foundation serves through our We Hear You Program.
Grants will be funded on a rolling basis and donations to the fund will be used on the needs submitted through the program, no admirative costs will be added to any submissions.
UPDATE: As of March 23, 2020 the Foundation has spent more than $75,000 on requests received with more than $1,200,000 in need for additional resources for the telemedicine program and other critical needs being prioritized.
Organizations that rely on volunteers to deliver services are finding themselves woefully shorthanded. Older adults who need nutrition, medical assistance and socialization, are at great risk. And with Spring nonprofit fundraisers cancelled, many organizations are facing the daunting prospect of losing significant anticipated revenue for the year.
In addition, those that work in lower paying and hourly jobs - in hospitality, retail, services and the like - are forgoing pay during closures, placing enormous pressure on already challenging circumstances.
Because of these far-reaching effects, the Marin Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Fund of MCF. This quick-response Fund will be dedicated to directing financial support to nonprofit organizations serving those individuals and families most in need. Due to the ever-changing nature of this emergency, we feel that this is an effective and flexible method of response.
If you are interested in supporting vital nonprofits in your community, know that MCF staff are constantly assessing the situation and are in an excellent position to direct funding quickly to those who need it most.
As we keep our distance to stay safe, we must otherwise come together as a community to help those of us most in need. The Angeleno Fund will provide direct financial assistance for families experiencing extreme financial hardship, many of whom are immigrants or independent workers who will not qualify for other benefits.
The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has created the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. You can donate to this fund to help support families, provide critical services, and strengthen our emergency response.
We are excited to announce our Spring 2020 Grant Process. Designed to support healthcare organizations that provide services to coastal residents and visitors. Grants, totaling up to $100,000, will be awarded every spring. Typical grants will range between $10,000 and $25,000.
In 2020, we are soliciting grant proposals in two areas: Access to Healthcare & Education
In response to a declared emergency in Napa County, the Napa Valley Community Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Fund that will support efforts to help slow the spread of the virus within Napa County. It will deploy additional financial resources to best meet evolving needs. The Foundation will pay special attention to populations in Napa County that may be particularly susceptible to becoming seriously ill, like the elderly, the medically frail and those living in close quarters. It is paying special attention to community health, the potential for working families to face economic hardship and food insecurity in the months ahead.
For many in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners the threat from Coronavirus is especially severe. Without access to health care, paid sick leave, or job security, they are being forced to navigate this crisis alone — without a safety net.
The money you donate to the Coronavirus Care Fund will provide immediate financial support for domestic workers, and enable them to stay home and healthy — protecting themselves, their families and their communities while slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.
To help local nonprofit organizations and government agencies on the front lines prepare, rapidly respond to and deploy resources for coronavirus response in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties.
The number of people affected by the COVID-19 virus across the country continues to grow. We are proud of the steps we are taking in Oakland and across the Bay Area to flatten the curve and to support our most vulnerable communities, such as seniors, children, people experiencing homelessness, first responders, local businesses and low-wage workers, to name a few.
You can help by donating to the Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund. Your tax-deductible donations will go to non-profit community organizations or public agencies who are diligently working to protect the health of Oakland and support our most vulnerable community members.
The OC Community Resilience Fund is a collaborative response by the Orange County philanthropic community seeking to strengthen and support community-based organizations that serve vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 presents tremendous challenges for already struggling refugee families. The majority of San Diego’s refugee workers are in the restaurant, hotel, and transportation industries hardest hit by the pandemic. Even with the City of San Diego taking action to halt evictions, foreclosures, and utility shut-offs, people already struggling to make ends meet are now managing reduced work hours or furloughs, school closures, childcare challenges, and food scarcity.Community members have lost their jobs, drivers are facing major disruption with Uber and Lyft, and families have children that need to complete school assignments online, but don't have internet connectivity at home.
To meet these immediate needs, PANA and its partners are launching the San Diego County Refugee Families Emergency Fund. In close collaboration with trusted partners like the United Woman of East Africa Support team and others, we plan to provide small, one-time grants to cover rent, utilities, childcare, food, and other emergency needs. PANA has already dedicated one of its team members to triage COVID-19 emergency support.
The PCF COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to Pasadena-based organizations as they respond to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus and quarantines. PCF has made an initial commitment of $100,000 to provide local relief, and donors may make charitable gifts to the fund that will benefit both urgent and long-term community needs.
The COVID-19 Response Fund will offer flexible resources to organizations in our area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
The fund will help support the increased demand that Placer County nonprofit service providers are facing related to the impact of COVID-19. PCF is communicating and coordinately closely with local government and social services organizations to understand where charitable dollars are needed most and have the greatest potential for impact. This includes Placer County Health & Human Resources, family resource centers, senior services organizations, food banks and others. Because of the flexible structure of this fund, the grant-making process will be fluid, timely, and nimble to act on opportunities and need.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation established a Restaurant Workers COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund to: 1) Immediately direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, 2) To bolster our impact investing budget to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed; 3) To establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.
As the capital region’s community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to respond to local emergencies. We have activated our Sacramento Region Disaster Fund, which we have seeded with an initial investment which has grown with the support of fundholders, individual donors, and other regional partners. We are preparing to rapidly deploy this funding to help address the challenges area nonprofits are encountering due to the virus. To inform our grantmaking, we hosted a webinar for over 400 capital region nonprofits and have surveyed hundreds more to assess the immediate- and long-term impacts the coronavirus will have on their operations and client populations.
Children in low-income and first-responder families across our region will experience hardship as a result of the Coronavirus crisis and recent school closures. From more limited access to school breakfast and lunch to a shortage of reliable childcare, families already struggling to make ends meet are disproportionately affected by the current situation. This fund will help ensure local children have access to food assistance, childcare, and remote learning opportunities during these unprecedented times. San Diego for Every Child established the San Diego COVID-19 Children's Fund in partnership with Jewish Family Service of San Diego, San Diego Unified School District, YMCA Childcare Resource Service, Child Development Associates, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation to respond to the urgent needs now facing San Diego’s most vulnerable children.
A coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners has joined together to create the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund held at The San Diego Foundation to rapidly deploy flexible resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in San Diego County.
A coalition of North County San Diego regional foundations, Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, have established the North County COVID-19 Response Fund to direct crucial resources to nonprofits in North County San Diego. The Fund will immediately make grants for general operating support for organizations based in North County San Diego and/or directly serving the basic needs of vulnerable populations in North County San Diego in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations are encouraged at www.rsffoundation.org/COVID19.
Through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the San Francisco Foundation will make capacity building grants ($3,000 – $25,000) to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties addressing the following four issue areas, described in greater detail below: worker support, preventing homelessness and providing renter protection/housing security, ensuring food security, and addressing racial bias.
On March 24, 2020 the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved $3,000,000 in emergency funding to support those most impacted in San Mateo County in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. This fund was created to allow people from San Mateo County and beyond to join the County’s relief effort and make directed donations that will specifically benefit San Mateo County residents, small businesses and non-profits.
United Way of Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and Hutton Parker Foundation are leading a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This joint effort allows these organizations to coordinate funds and rapidly meet the needs of their community as they arise through collaborative decision-making.
The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC), a project of Alliance San Diego, has launched the SDIRC Immigrant Relief Fund to provide grants of up to $500 to immigrants in San Diego County who have lost all or part of their income due to the coronavirus pandemic, along with other emergencies that may arise in the future. Many immigrants across San Diego County have had their hours reduced, are temporarily not working, or have lost their jobs altogether. Some immigrant workers are ineligible for certain federal and state benefits such as unemployment and food stamps. While some resources are available to help people pay bills and rent, there is little or no monetary support going directly to families who are left without money to cover their basic needs. The SDIRC Immigrant Relief Fund aims to help fill the gap, providing assistance to people in need..
This fund will address the needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents who will be impacted by the Coronavirus.
The fund will provide a trusted repository for philanthropic assets to be directed specifically for this purpose. Government officials and businesses have instituted sweeping measures to halt the spread of the virus. School closures, travel and event cancellation, remote work and social distancing have the potential to disrupt our lives physically, socially and economically.
The fund will support community needs identified by staff, our partners and requests from local nonprofits. Grants will be made to nonprofit agencies that are providing direct aid to impacted individuals and families in Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties. Foundation leaders will be closely monitoring how the Coronavirus impacts our communities and will deploy resources to best meet evolving needs.
In the days and weeks ahead, the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will continue to present enormous challenges to the personal and professional lives of all who call the Sacramento region home. What has become clear in the first days of this national health emergency is that some of us are better positioned to manage these unprecedented changes than others. We know the crisis will have an even more challenging impact on small businesses, lower-wage workers and their families, and nonprofit organizations.
Public, private, labor and nonprofit leaders throughout the Sacramento region have joined forces to raise both awareness of what we as a community are confronting and resources that will be dedicated to help vulnerable populations and small businesses.
Our goal is to raise $1.5 million in private contributions to support the City of Sacramento’s $1.5 million investment. Our mission is to ensure families, individuals and businesses receive assistance for essential supplies, food, rent, utilities and other needs. In short, we plan to do what Sacramentans always do in times of crisis – pull together and demonstrate the incredible power of a community that cares for all of its members.
We call on you to join us by becoming a supporter of Donate4Sacramento.
Over the coming weeks and months, everyone in Northern California will continue to experience the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet, what we have learned over the past several weeks confirms that the health, economic, educational and social impacts will be felt most acutely by the most vulnerable populations and the organizations that serve them. This includes older adults, low-wage workers and their families, communities of color including Tribal communities, people who are living in poverty and/or rural isolation, under- and uninsured, unemployed and/or non-English-proficient residents and the nonprofit organizations who work with them.
The Northern California COVID-19 Response Fund will deploy grants to nonprofit organizations in our network as they work to meet needs in disproportionately impacted communities. We are accepting applications from our nonprofit community partners by invitation only, and we expect to begin making initial grants by mid-April. Please check back to find out which organizations will receive funding.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund will support lead organizations representing each of the nine Bay Area counties and their immediate efforts in addressing COVID-19 related challenges in their respective counties. Contributors can choose to support any of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma) in their efforts to address issues associated with COVID-19 coronavirus, or national response efforts managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation.
Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund will be administered by community foundations throughout the 10-county Bay Area region. The fund will be used to provide flexible operating support grants to nonprofit organizations serving one or more of the 10 counties.
The economic and personal impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are growing and potentially devastating for small businesses in California and beyond. Due to drops in consumer demand, small businesses—more likely owned by immigrants, women and people of color— and their employees are affected more quickly and severely versus large firms. Even before a crisis, a significant portion of self-employed and small business owners had low and inconsistent incomes and were financially stressed. When small businesses fail, the owners, their families, their employees and whole communities suffer.
The Tahoe Truckee Emergency Respond Fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations that are working within our community and are impacted by COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.
In coordination with public authorities and healthcare experts leading the response to this health crisis, along with community organizations and funding partners, TTCF is responding to local needs. One hundred percent (minus credit card processing fees) of contributions to this fund will be distributed to nonprofit organizations swiftly as needs arise.
TTCF has intentionally established this fund with flexibility in mind to ensure that these resources may support our community as conditions, circumstances, and needs change throughout this crisis.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization serving everyone working in performing arts and entertainment. The Actors Fund emergency financial assistance program helps eligible applicants in need. It is not income replacement, but limited funds for basic living necessities. The Actors Fund is also administering COVID19 Assistance programs for performing arts and entertainment unions including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists and Musicians Local 802. For information about contributing, contact Keith McNutt, Director of the Western Region.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Foundation has opened its Disaster Support Fund and will waive all administrative fees to provide urgent assistance to organizations working in the impacted communities. Foundation grants will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are impacted by the Coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation, COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations addressing the economic impact of the broader COVID-19 outbreak, including the immediate needs of communities and organizations affected by coronavirus-related closures. The Fund helps expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
The J. Paul Getty Trust has initiated a relief fund to support Los Angeles-based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations in response to the coronavirus crisis.
The fund will provide emergency operating support and recovery grants to small and mid-size museums and nonprofit arts organizations that contribute so significantly to the region’s cultural and artistic diversity and are struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis.
CCF and Getty invite individuals and organizations to contribute to the LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Fund aims to have an efficient and expedited review process so that recipient organizations receive funds in a timely fashion.
To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund. Checks should be mailed to:
California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The UC San Diego COVID-19 Response Discretionary Fund has been established to support our students, patients, caregivers, and community at this unprecedented moment for our university and the world. The fund will allow us to address the greatest needs in this evolving situation including critical supplies, expanded testing and diagnostics, supporting displaced and impacted members of the UC San Diego community, and research efforts to better understand and respond to COVID-19.
Today in the Bay Area, 1 in 5 people have less than $400 in savings. COVID-19 is only intensifying this financial strain due to loss in wages. For hourly workers, losing a shift can mean the difference in stable housing and eviction. Our grantees are already seeing the impact on the people they serve and are feeling the effects themselves. Tipping Point is committing $1 million in addition to this year’s core funding to support our network of grantees working on the frontlines. 100 percent of donations to Tipping Point go directly to its non-profits on the ground supporting vulnerable communities.
Low-income + unhoused people are relying on Bay Area non-profits more than ever before.
MEETING THE URGENT NEED
Tipping Point’s grantees connect with over 250,000 people annually, with most of these clients earning less than $32,000 a year. Demand for services has increased – and will likely skyrocket – as individuals and families struggle to get by due to loss of work and wages, increased need for childcare, inadequate health benefits, housing insecurity, and homelessness.
RESPONDING IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS
Our aim is to stabilize non-profits on the frontlines + get cash to our neighbors who need it the most.
Our steadfast philosophy is to provide flexible funds to the most promising organizations with proven leaders. We are distributing emergency funding as quickly as possible, with grants being given every two weeks. The majority of funding will be allocated to the non-profits in our portfolio with the greatest need. We are also looking into groups outside our portfolio to ensure we’re reaching as many people as possible who need support in this unparalleled time.
Donate to assist families impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Your support for Undocufund will provide relief and support to undocumented families and individuals.
UWCCR will partner with local nonprofits who will work with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds will be provided to those whose level of need has been amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners will identify and qualify affected low-income households to receive funds. Once a family is approved, they will be given access to Family Independence Initiative (FII) UpTogether online platform.
This platform will allow qualified low-income households to receive a one-time $500 allocation within 48 hours of applying. The platform also provides access to its long-term social networking component that has routinely demonstrated success in helping families achieve financial stability. UWCCR and FII will provide all of these services for free, allowing 100% of donations to go to those households who need help.
As the nation responds to the coronavirus pandemic, United Way of Greater Los Angeles has announced the creation of the Pandemic Relief Fund to support L.A. County’s unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students, and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.
The United Way Bay Area COVID19 Community Relief Fund contributions will support local Bay Area organizations and their short term and long-term response services in four key impact areas: 2-1-1- information and referral, technology infrastructure, direct assistance funds, and worker support.
The Direct Assistance Fund is used to meet basic needs of the families most affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 spread prevention measures such as assistance with rent, housing, food, utilities, healthcare costs, or unpaid sick time. Please see uwiv.org/covid19 for additional information
California United Ways have established a statewide relief fund to help those impacted by COVID-19. This goal of this fund is to relieve hardship for vulnerable working families, due to quarantine or disruption of income, to support the coordination of community relief efforts, and to ensure equity in the distribution of philanthropic resources across all of California. This statewide fund will complement regional United Way funds.
The 805 UndocuFund is a collective effort among Ventura and Santa Barbara County-based grassroots organizations to assist local undocumented immigrant individuals and families who are excluded from federally funded safety net programs; that have been economically impacted by the loss of their homes, wages, and/or employment due to disasters in our community like wildfires, mudslides, and the coronavirus.
This fund has been reactivated in light of the serious consequences related to COVID-19 social distancing and the impacts these efforts are having on our undocumented neighbors. The 805 UndocuFund, based on a successful model after the Tubbs Fire in Northern California, will be overseen by immigrant rights groups including CAUSE, MICOP, and FLA, with funds managed by the Ventura County Community Foundation.
The purpose of the Rapid Response Fund is to support those organizations providing basic human needs to individuals and families in Ventura County. Funding can be used by these organizations to provide cash assistance to those they serve, which can allow for families to stay in their homes or address their needs. These organizations can also apply for funding to support their unrestricted operating expenses ensuring that these nonprofits may continue to fulfill their missions and serve Ventura County.
During this time of uncertain impacts on the health, safety and economic security of our communities, the Women’s Foundation of California will offer rapid response funding to current grantee partners through the Relief and Resilience Fund. Relief grants will help off-set costs incurred to maintain operations or adapt to health and financial impacts caused by COVID-19.
Congress is poised to finalize the adoption of a $2 trillion public health and economic relief package, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, in response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. Many of the details – how and to whom the money will flow – will remain uncertain as federal agencies will have to establish a framework to administer many of these programs. Congress will also consider additional relief bills with expectations of at least two more phases in the future to provide support. SCG will continue to analyze and update you on how such government dollars will be distributed.
Many of the social safety net programs critical to supporting vulnerable communities received increases in funding. However, because of the expanded public charge rules implemented by the Department of Homeland Security earlier this year, many immigrants—even if eligible and unaffected—may not access these programs for fear that it would affect their immigration status in the United States. While these expanded rules apply to people seeking visas entering the United States or those who make an application for lawful permanent residency, confusion around these rules will mean that those most in need will not benefit from these critical resources.
Publication Date: March 26, 2020
Description of Position: Philanthropy California requested that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act (as proposed by Senate Majority Leader McConnell on March 19, 2020) include support for the nonprofit sector. Charitable organizations are a part of the frontline responders providing healthcare, food, shelter, and other critical services to those in need in our communities.
Publication Date: March 21, 2020
Topic: Disaster Response
Description of Bill: The second COVID-19 stimulus package ensured free coronavirus testing, including free testing for Americans without health insurance, provides $1 billion for food assistance programs, and waives federal work requirements for such government programs. It also requires employers to provide paid sick leave for employees and established a federal emergency paid leave benefits program to provide payments to employees taking unpaid leave due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Status: Signed into Law March 18, 2020
Description of Bill: HUD announced a rule to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single-family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days.
Status: Issued March 18, 2020
Topic: Public Charge
Description of Bill: The federal government has clarified that all persons have symptoms that resemble coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis.
Status: Interim Guidance issued March 17, 2020
Topic: Disaster Response
Description of Bill: This bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, including USDA, CDC, NIH. In addition, the bill provides supplemental appropriations for
the Small Business Administration. The bill also includes a waiver removing restrictions on Medicare providers allowing them to offer telehealth services to beneficiaries regardless of whether the beneficiary is in a rural community.
Status: Signed into Law March 6, 2020
Description of Bill: The President’s declaration of a national emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for the COVID-19 pandemic triggers the provisions of Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 139 which provides guidance to employers for providing “emergency relief payments” to staff without those payments being considered as taxable income to the employee and exempts such payments from being subject to unemployment insurance taxes to the employer.
Status: Existing Law
Description of Bill: This statewide Executive Order by Governor Newsom places a moratorium on evictions for renters who, due to COVID-19, cannot pay rent. This prohibits courts and law enforcement from enforcing evictions. The renters must notify their landlords and maintains that the full rent amount must be paid in a timely manner.
Status: Issued March 27, 2020
Topic: Medi-Cal Waivers
Description of Bill: The DHCS requests the federal government eases certain federal rules governing doctors and other health care providers who treat people covered through Medi-Cal, expands eligible telehealth coverage, and waive costs of COVID-19 related testing and treatment.
Status: Letter sent March 16, 2020; Waiver approved March 23, 2020 by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Description of Bill: Waive this year’s statewide testing for California’s more than 6 million students in K-12 school.
Status: Issued March 18, 2020; Authorized March 20, 2020 by US Department of Education
Description of Bill: Grants flexibility to local governments to spend their emergency homelessness funding on immediate solutions tailored to combatting COVID-19 and its impacts on the homeless population; also waives regulatory conditions for expanding housing options for unhoused individuals.
Status: Issued March 18, 2020
Topic: Social Safety Net
Description of Bill: This statewide Executive Order by Governor Newsom waives eligibility redeterminations for 90-days in light of COVID-19 ensuring that Californians who rely on Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks, or other TANF programs will not lose access to these social safety net programs.
Status: Issued March 18, 2020
Topic: Increase the delivery of life saving care and protect Californians during the COVID-19 health crisis
Description of Bill: The bill provides $500 million in funding, which can be increased in $50 million increments up to a total not to exceed $1 billion. The bill’s funding will enable: Leasing and activating two hospitals; Providing hotel beds for people experiencing homelessness, and helping local efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the homeless population; reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the homeless population; Funding In-Home Supportive Services/Adult Protective Services strike teams to support senior isolation.
Status: Signed into Law March 16, 2020
Topic: School Funding
Description of Bill: This emergency funding bill includes provisions to Increase protective equipment, supplies, and cleaning for schools It also ensures districts will not lose expected revenue over Coronavirus-related closures.
Status: Signed into Law March 16, 2020
Topic: School Meals
Description of Bill: This statewide Executive Order by Governor Newsom safely provides school meals through the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option, consistent with the requirements of the California Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Status: Issued March 13, 2020
Description of Bill: This statewide Executive Order by Governor Newsom waives the one-week waiting period for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19; Delays the deadline for state tax filing by 60 days for individuals and businesses unable to file on time based on compliance with public health requirements related to COVID-19 filings.
Status: Issued March 12, 2020