COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund
Silicon Valley Community FoundationSuggest an update
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County Show all
Location of residency: Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County Show allSave
About this funder:
As a community foundation, SVCF is positioned to meet the ongoing needs of our local communities and take on unexpected challenges, including response to the alarming spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. In recent weeks, SVCF has been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation and working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, local public health agencies, our community partners to prepare for a potential outbreak.
SVCF is leading an effort with our other Bay Area philanthropic partners on a regional response to this public health crisis. Our COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund provides the community an opportunity to help our region meet the developing challenges linked with COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Funds from SVCF’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund will support lead organizations representing each of the ten Bay Area counties and their immediate efforts in addressing COVID-19 related challenges in their respective counties. The counties and their lead organizations are:
- Community Initiatives will partner with the Alameda County Public Health Department and nonprofit partners involved in efforts to protect the health and economic security of vulnerable populations, particularly homeless communities and individuals and families that experience economic hardship due to COVID-19.
- Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation will partner with Contra Costa County Public Health Department and nonprofit partners involved in efforts to protect vulnerable populations, in particular homeless persons and those at imminent risk of homelessness who have been impacted by COVID-19.
- Adopt A Family of Marin supports low-income families in Marin County with short term financial assistance including rent, security deposits, utilities, car repair and food. In line with this mission, Adopt A Family of Marin will support families directly affected by COVID-19.
- Napa Valley Community Foundation will support front-line healthcare providers assisting the residents of Napa County, with special attention to populations that may be particularly susceptible to becoming seriously ill (e.g. elderly, the medically frail and those living in congregant settings.). The foundation will also make grants through trusted nonprofit partners to assist those who have lost wages or income because of the disruption caused by COVID-19.
- San Mateo County Core Agencies will provide emergency housing, rent and mortgage aid, utility assistance, and medical and transportation support for residents at-risk of facing homelessness due to coronavirus-related hardships.
- Destination: Home will work with its Homelessness Prevention System partners to provide rapid financial assistance and resources to individuals and households who would be at risk of homelessness if coronavirus-related disruptions worsen.
- Community Foundation Santa Cruz County will work with local agencies experienced in responding to disaster to offer financial assistance and resources to people who are severely impacted by financial hardship due to the coronavirus.
- Solano Community Foundation will work with the Solano County Public Health Administrator and nonprofit partners involved in efforts to protect the public’s health, especially vulnerable seniors and low-income populations. Support will be available for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of facing homelessness due to coronavirus-related hardships (medical and transportation support, and food).
- Community Foundation Sonoma County will work with local agencies experienced in responding to disaster to offer financial assistance and resources to people who are severely impacted by financial hardship due to the coronavirus.
Contributors can choose to support any of the ten Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, 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.