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SOLANO COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND

Established: Mar 13, 2020

 The 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant cycle is now open.

SCF is accepting funding requests through June 30, 2021, or until grant monies are depleted. Qualified 501(c)(3) charitable and faith-based organizations serving Solano residents are eligible to apply.  Our nonprofit partners (as second responders) continue serving families and indiviuals who have been severely impacted due to illness, business closures, and loss of income.

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 contribute to how this pandemic has impacted our communities.   

 2021 GRANT FOCUS

These COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants will support Nonprofit partners as "second responders" who provide essential health care services and protect at-risk populations during a crisis. Eligible organizations are those currently providing emergency support services (basic needs, e.g., food, rent and utilities payments, and direct financial support) to vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families impacted by COVID-19 in Solano County.  Using SCF’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Application Form nonprofits may apply for funding up to $25,000.  There are two focus areas:

        Direct Basic Needs Support. SCF’s first priority is to provide funding to help low-income children and families, adults, and older adults struggling to secure basicneeds (i.e., food, shelter, financial assistance, medicine) due to the hardship causedby COVID-19. Grantees will use these funds to support individuals and families ingreatest need.

        Nonprofit Operating Support. SCF will also fund charitable organizations to helpthem continue operating and delivering services. Grantees will use these funds toaddress the hardships caused by COVID-19 (i.e., payroll, rent, I.T. support,implementing required social distancing measures).

GRANT APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS

Organizations in search of COVID-19 Emergency Response funding should first read the eligibility and application instructions below.  Download and save the blank application--this will allow you to sign the request digitally.  Send your completed application form via email to Ms. Valerie Rogers, SCF Grants & Programs Manager, at grants@solanocf.org. Grant monies are available for two specific purposes/areas: 

             SCIF Grant Eligibility & Application Instructions

             2021 SCIF COVID-19 Grant Application Form

GRANTEE REPORT FORM

For all grantees who received a SCIF grant in 2020, your Grantee Report is due by April 30, 2021.  Use the link below to access the report form. For grantees who receive a SCIF grant in 2021, your Grantee Report is due September 30, 2021, or when all grant monies have been spent, whichever occurs first.  Download, complete and return the fill-in-the-blank report form below to grants@solanocf.org.

            SCF COVID-19 Emergency Funding Grantee Final Report 

 INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Solano County - COVID-19 Updates and Resources

California - COVID-19 homepage     FAQ

United States (CDC) - COVID-19 homepage     FAQ 

 2020 SCIF GRANT AWARDS

During 2020 Solano Community Foundation awarded 105 COVID-19 Emergency Response grants totaling $1.099,898.  Small grants averaging $10,000 were made to more than 70 different nonprofits and faith-based charitable organizations.  These emergency response grants (for Basic Needs and Nonprofit Operating Support) have helped in addressing the immediate and continuing needs of Solano County residents. Click on this link to access the PDF List of 2020 COVID Grants made by SCF.

SCF is forever grateful to all of our donors who have made contributions to our Solano Community Impact Fund.  We are especially honored and thankful for the generosity and leadership of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  We also received funding from the League of California Community Foundations (made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) to support our grantmaking efforts.  Because of donor generosity SCF continues to provide COVID-19 funding support for Solano communities.  

 

 

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. 

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