SCF is still accepting grant requests for funding! The submission deadline has been extended through August 31, 2020 - or when fund assets are depleted.
Please note: For grant recipients who received funding in April and May, your Grantee Reports are due by September 30, 2020. For those grant recipients who received funding in June, and those that recieve grants in July and August, your Grantee Reports are due by December 31, 2020.
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. Their President and CEO stood up three COVID-19 related funds almost immediately. Their COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund support nonprofits in 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 would not have been able to make, and continue to make the number and size of grants we have already disbursed. Because of donor generosity SCF continues to provide COVID-19 funding support for Solano communities.
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. As of July 3, 2020, Solano Community Foundation has awarded 64 grants totaling $618,000 to nonprofits and faith-based charitable organizations to help county residents. These emergency response grants help address the immediate and continuing needs of Solano County residents.
We salute the hard work of our first responders, 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.
GRANT REQUEST FORMS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.