In this time of need, it is critical to support the organizations who are providing crisis care for our community. As of July 2, 2020, the Relief Fund has allocated $404,000 to 30 local nonprofits. As of that date, we have no additional funds to grant out. However, the Relief Fund continues to accept contributions, and while we are not expecting significant additional funding to become available, as long as we continue to receive funding, we will continue to grant funds. As such, we are not formally closing down new applications. We want new potential applicants to understand that we likely won’t have significant additional funding to grant out so it might not be worth their time to apply; however, we will review new applications, along with existing applications that remain under consideration, if more funding does become available. Please contact with any questions.


Application Process

Please review this additional information about the application process before completing your application. (Español)


Grant Criteria

Front-Line Response Grant Application
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Funding will be provided to organizations that are addressing critical community needs that have been created or increased by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants are estimated to range between $10,000 to $30,000.

Nonprofit Sustainability Grant Application
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The Relief Fund also seeks to support organizations at risk of closing or which have had to substantially reduce services due to COVID-19 and the circumstances it has created. Grants are estimated to range between $2,500 and $10,000.



Grants are open to 501(c)3 nonprofits serving Yolo County residents in good standing with the IRS (or programs fiscally sponsored by such organizations). If the program is part of a larger effort that extends beyond the county, grantee must demonstrate that all funds from this grant are spent for the benefit of Yolo County residents.


Relief Fund Contributions

While we encourage community members to contribute directly to local nonprofits, individuals may also donate to the Relief Fund.