The work of first responders is more important than ever, and they have been on the frontlines from the beginning of the pandemic performing life-saving work to help the most vulnerable populations. Our nonprofit partners (as second responders) continue helping those who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need direct assistance (sick, elderly, low-income, homeless) due to illness, business closures, and loss of income.
The purpose of grants made from this fund is to support our "second responders" during this crisis, (i.e, charitable nonprofits and faith-based organizations) that are providing essential health care services and support to help our most at-risk and marginalized populations. As the coronavirus and ensuing economic fallout have ravaged our country, we’ve seen firsthand how this crisis heightens social and systemic inequalities. Structural racism, disparities in the labor market, and differences in citizenship status are contributing to how this pandemic impacts our communities. Although we do not know the full extent of the near-term and future impact this pandemic will have on our communities, we do know that immediate needs are substantial and ongoing. The hardest hit communities are those of color, and especially those considered impoverished prior to COVID-19.
SCF is forever grateful to our donors, especially the Silicon Valley Community Foundation who stood up their COVID-19 Regional Response Fund immediately in support of all 10 Bay Area counties. We also received funding from the League of California Community Foundations (made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) to support our grantmaking efforts. Without the support, guidance, and leadership of these two organizations, SCF could not have made the large number and size of grants we have already disbursed. And, because of their generosity SCF is able to continue providing support for Solano communities.
As of June 4 2020, Solano Community Foundation has awarded 49 grants totaling just over $500,000 to nonprofits and faith-based charitable organizations. The emergency response grants made from the Solano Community Impact Fund help address the immediate and continuing needs of Solano County residents.
Organizations in search of COVID-19 Emergency Response funding should first read the eligibility and application instructions below. Then, complete and submit the application form and Wire Transfer form.
Grant monies are available for two specific purposes/areas:
1. Direct Assistance/Basic Needs Support. Funding to help low-income, impoverished, and marginalized populations (children and families, adults, and older adults) struggling to secure basics needs (i.e., food, shelter, healthcare, and medicine), and those who need financial assistance.
2. Nonprofit Operating Support. Funding to help nonprofits continue operating (i.e, payroll expenses, IT equipment, etc.). and thus able to continue providing support and delivering essential services to their communities
COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants - Eligibility & Application Instructions
COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Application Form
SCF Grantee Bank ACH & Wire Transfer Information Form
Please send your completed Application Form and related documents via email to Valerie Rogers, Grants & Programs Manager, at email@example.com.
GRANTEE REPORT FORM
All grantees are required to submit a written grantee report to SCF when all awarded monies have been spent, or no later than September 30, 2020, whichever occurs first. Download, complete and return the fill-in-the-blank report form below.
SCF COVID-19 Emergency Funding Grantee Final Report
INFORMATION & RESOURCES
California - COVID-19 homepage FAQ
United States (CDC) - COVID-19 homepage FAQ
The Solano Community Impact Fund was originally created to further SCF’s mission to support and cultivate sustainable and long-term resilient communities in Solano County. Emergency response grantmaking efforts from this fund will focus on vulnerable and under-served populations (e.g., seniors, homeless, unemployed, marginalized) during times of crisis.