The Yolo COVID-19 Relief Fund is a partnership between Yolo County, the cities of Woodland, Winters, West Sacramento, and Davis, and the Yolo Community Foundation. To date, the Yolo COVID-19 Relief Fund has granted out more than $640,000 to 30 local nonprofits. Grants have been made in two categories: Front-Line Response Grants (up to $30,000), which made up the large majority of funding to date, for organizations addressing needs created or exacerbated by COVID-19 and the resulting fall-out, and Nonprofit Sustainability Grants (up to $10,000), to support organizations whose funding was significantly disrupted by the crisis. These grants are unrestricted (within these broad purposes and to serve Yolo County specifically). In addition, we received a donation from Yolo County that was funded by the CARES Act; that funding went to support several larger grants focused on eviction prevention, childcare, and educational equity. You can learn more about the nonprofits funded so far here and here.
At this time, we have just over $30,000 left to grant out, and our local context is changing rapidly, with school back in session, the County moving between pandemic risk tiers, flu season returning, County CARES Act funding going out, etc. Furthermore, we recognize that this crisis will last considerably longer. As such, we are in the process of assessing how the Relief Fund can best support local nonprofits, and the Yolo community, going forward. We anticipate determining the next phase of our efforts later this year. Until we have finalized our direction, we have closed new applications to the Relief Fund. Have questions or feedback? Please email us at .
Relief Fund Contributions
While we encourage community members to contribute directly to local nonprofits, individuals may also donate to the Relief Fund.