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COVID-19 Non-Profit Relief Grant

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc.

Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $7,500

Fields of work: Community Services Community Development & Revitalization Community Culture & Heritage Environmental Education Land/Habitat Conservation Community/Public Safety Emergency Medical Care & Services First Responders Senior Services Youth Services Horticulture & Gardening Trail Creation & Maintenance Parks & Public Spaces Poverty Alleviation & Services Alcoholism Drug Abuse Addiction & Substance Abuse Entrepreneurship Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Volunteerism & Philanthropy Economic Services & Development Civic Leadership Development Library Services Education Public / Community Art Humanities & Social Science Art & Culture Art Education Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Mendocino County, California

Location of residency: Preferred: Mendocino County, California Other eligible locations: United States

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Non-Profit Relief Grant

In response to the hardships facing Mendocino County as a result of the economic and social consequences of this emergency, the Community Foundation is offering the Non-Profit Relief Grant program to mitigate some of the unique difficulties faced by the non-profit sector in Mendocino County. The Community Foundation anticipates holding two rounds of funding at this time. Funds are provided by the COVID-19 Non-Profit Relief Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County.

Priorities and Types of Funding

Consideration is given to organizations who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a demonstrated reduction in funding and/or increased demand for services due to impacts from COVID-19; and
  • Have a plan for adapting or maintaining services now or in the future including adherence to applicable county or state guidance.

Grants will be made to eligible Mendocino County non-profit organizations in the following three areas:

Adaptation grants will assist organizations to adapt new technology or pivot programs to adjust to new demands. This could include, but is not limited to, equipment, technology, or software to change program delivery methods; improvements in physical plants to accommodate social distancing requirements; pilot projects that pioneer new methods or programs in response to current circumstances; training for staff in utilizing new technologies or protocols; or personal protective equipment for staff or clients.

Operations grants will assist organizations with fixed operational costs impacted by COVID-19 related facility closures.

Preservation grants will assist organizations of social, cultural, or historical importance to preserve their legacy into the future. Grants could include, but are not limited to, archiving records or organizational history; consultants to support key board or staff transitions; supporting new methods of volunteer recruitment; or, assistance for merging or closing organizations to ensure that the legacy of the work is maintained.

Additional guidelines can be found here.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Community Foundation will also consider geographic distribution and equity in serving special populations or historically underserved communities to ensure that the Non-Profit Relief program maximizes its capacity to benefit the whole of Mendocino County.


  • Additional preference will be given to organizations who have not received a Paycheck Protection Program loan.


This page was last reviewed August 15, 2021 and last updated August 15, 2021