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SOLANO COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND

Established: Mar 13, 2020

 

SCF is still accepting grant requests for funding!  The submission deadline has been extended through December 31, 2020 - or until fund assets are depleted.

Please note:  For all grant recipients who received funding in April through August, the deadline for submitting your Grantee Reports has been extended until December 31, 2020.  For those grant recipients who receive funding in September through December 31, 2020, your Final Grantee Reports are due by March 31, 2021.

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, Nicole Taylor stood up their COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund almost immediately to fund all 10 Bay Area counties.  SCF is forever grateful for their support to help Solano nonprofits and vulnerable communities.

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 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.  

GRANT FOCUS

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.  Through August 31, 2020 SCF has awarded 81 COVID-19 Emergency Response grants totaling $916,483. 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 grants@solanocf.org

 

GRANTEE REPORT FORM

Please see the 'Please Note' paragraph above.  All grantees are required to submit a written grantee report to SCF when all awarded monies have been spent, or no later than March 31, 2021, 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

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. 

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