COVID-19 Relief Fund Fund
About This Fund
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County's COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide basic needs to individuals and families countywide through our trusted non-profit partners. Funding will primarily be awarded to family resource centers, senior centers, community dining rooms or other non-profits with experience providing safety net services to vulnerable populations, or disaster relief and recovery services to households impacted by a disaster.
The fund will provide two types of funding:
(1) Assistance for Individuals and Families: Examples include short-term housing assistance, food, utility bills, medical needs, and assistance with mitigating social isolation or mental health issues due to COVID-19 (phones, computers, therapeutic tools). This will include a small percentage for necessary staffing and overhead expenses to allow our non-profit partners to serve these needs.
(2) Assistance for Non-Profit Organizations: Non-profits are already letting us know they will have long-term implications directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These come from increased costs related to the outbreak, cancellation of fundraising events, and loss of fee for service income. This funding will allow them to work effectively during this crisis, while addressing emergency or urgent relief needs.
About The Host Organization
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County is a county-wide nonprofit organization that administers permanent charitable funds established through gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations. Our mission is to offer people effective ways to engage in advancing the well-being of our communities.