Front Line Response Grantees

  • Empower Yolo ($30,000): Empower Yolo’s mission is to promote safe, healthy and resilient communities. Its centers offer programs that improve health, social, educational, and economic outcomes; and promote stability, and self-sufficiency for families. It has remained open throughout this difficult time to support survivors of abuse, families in need, the homeless, and immigrant communities.
  • Fourth & Hope ($20,000): Fourth and Hope provides food, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, and treatment services programs in Yolo County. During the COVID-19 crisis, programs and services have implemented additional health and safety measures for its staff and those it serves in order to continue to provide these essential services for the community.
  • Meals on Wheels Yolo County ($20,000): Meals on Wheels Yolo County provides and delivers nutritious meals directly to the homebound elderly. In response to COVID-19, the organization brought onto the program all on the waiting list, and continues to deliver five+ meals weekly, in addition to extra groceries, paper products, and personal care items as needed.
  • Mutual Housing California ($10,000): Mutual Housing provides safe and affordable homes to individuals and families who are economically disadvantaged; it works together with residents to build strong and inclusive communities that promote leadership opportunities. Its COVID-19 relief work includes ensuring its residents retain housing stability, have access to food and essential items and feel continued community connection.
  • Northern California Children’s Therapy Center ($10,000): Northern California Children’s Therapy Center provides free developmental, environmental, and mental health screenings for any child/family; and multidisciplinary therapeutic and educational intervention for children with disabilities. Its COVID-19 relief work focuses on creating solutions for: access to healthcare and education, child safety, caregiver mental health, and identification of at-risk children.
  • RISE, Incorporated ($30,000): RISE, Incorporated is the hub for social services in the rural communities west of 505, serving children and families 0-5 through senior citizens. During COVID-19, it has provided resources and referral, enrollment services, and professional Mental Health Counseling, as well as emergency direct support to Farmworkers and the undocumented residents in the rural communities.
  • Short Term Emergency Aid Committee ($10,000): The Short Term Emergency Aid Committee, STEAC, helps low-income Yolo County residents with food, rent/utilities, education, job readiness, legal documents and more. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, STEAC recruited new volunteers and reconfigured procedures to safeguard clients and volunteers, increased referral agency coordination, broadened program reach, and increased fundraising efforts to meet a prolonged increase in demand and make up for shortfalls in food donations.
  • Suicide Prevention of Yolo County ($10,000): Suicide Prevention has provided crisis prevention, intervention, and education services for over 54 years. During this COVID-19 pandemic, callers are dealing with greater amounts of stress, resulting in more high-level de-escalation and active rescues. SPYC’S hard-working volunteers deal with COVID-19 effects in their lives while remaining compassionate for callers.
  • Winters Farm to School ($10,000): Winters Farm to School provides healthy, locally grown foods for Winters’ school meal programs. With COVID, hunger became a real issue for many families in Winters; Winters Farm to School is currently distributing over 3,500 meals per week and a weekly CSA box to anyone under 18 who needs food assistance.
  • Winters Healthcare Foundation ($30,000): Winters Healthcare supports people in their health journey by providing high quality primary, dental and behavioral health care to individuals on the West side of Yolo County. Winters Healthcare will be using grant money to help support patients infected with COVID via disease monitoring and contact tracing as well as prevention education via public advertising and social media.
  • Woodland’s Dinner on Main ($20,000): Woodland’s Dinner on Main is a California non-profit organization that promotes Yolo County’s agricultural bounty with an annual farm-to-fork chef-prepared meal celebrated in downtown Woodland in the middle of Main Street for three blocks. Yolo Delivers HOPE was created by Woodland’s Dinner on Main and has provided 10,000 locally-sourced meals for families in need and home-bound seniors that are prepared by Yolo County restaurants.
  • Yolo County CASA ($10,000): Yolo County CASA is a volunteer-based organization whose mission is to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system to ensure their voices are heard and their needs are met. During the time of COVID-19, 8 staff members and over 140 volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure that children in the foster care system continue to have a connection to adults who are looking out for their best interests and ensuring that they are receiving the support and attention they need to feel safe and secure in an even more isolated world.
  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance ($30,000): YCCA helps families and vulnerable populations to access health care, pregnancy and parenting support, food, and economic supports while developing the overall social fabric of our communities. Its COVID-19 relief connects people to the specific resources and information they need for their situation – from activity kits or diapers for parents to $25 food vouchers for use at the local Grocery Outlet.
  • Yolo Crisis Nursery ($30,000): The Yolo Crisis Nursery is a safe haven for young children and families in crisis. It remains open, with respite care programs running 24/7. It has seen an increased need for childcare essentials care packages. In addition, it continues to provide its parent education classes and wrap-around services for families.
  • Yolo Diaper Bank ($1,500): Yolo Diaper Bank keeps babies clean, dry, and healthy by distributing diapers to community agencies that are serving families in need in Yolo County. During COVID-19, Yolo Diaper Bank has responded to the needs of families by more than doubling the number of diapers distributed to its partner agencies.
  • Yolo Food Bank ($30,000): Yolo Food Bank (YFB) reduces poverty with free nutrition for low-income families, seniors, migrants, college students, and other vulnerable Yolo County residents. YFB’s COVID-19 response meets a more than 60% elevation in food assistance requests with more distribution locations, a home delivery service, and support for temporarily sheltered at-risk homeless.
  • Yolo Hospice ($10,000): Yolo Hospice provides compassionate, community-based hospice, palliative, and bereavement care to the communities of Yolo, Colusa, Sacramento, Solano and Sutter Counties. Yolo Hospice is a front-line pandemic organization, caring for COVID-19 patients as well as its other vulnerable patient and caregiver populations and enhancing services with an extensive telemedicine program.
  • Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network ($20,000): Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network (YIIN) serves and advocates for immigrant and migrant neighbors in Yolo County. YIIN‘s collaborative initiative is ApoYolo (Spanish for “support” Yolo), a community-based team of culturally competent, trained bilingual volunteers who work with immigrant families affected by COVID-19, helping them connect with community resources and offering cash assistance to meet essential rent and utility needs during this pandemic.

 

Nonprofit Sustainability Grantees

  • Explorit Science Center ($5,000): Explorit Science Center has been supporting and inspiring tomorrow’s scientists in Yolo County for 38 years through hands-on programs that “ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery.” Explorit programs augment formal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education through mobile and on-site visits that connect science to everyday life for the public and K-6 grade students.
  • Friends of the Esparto Regional Library ($5,000): The Friends of the Esparto Regional Library is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization with a 9-member, volunteer board of directors dedicated to promoting life-long learning for residents of all ages. FERL supports the library’s programs and services, is responsible for the management of the FERL Endowment, and encourages library patronage by sponsoring programs that focus on the Arts and Sciences.
  • Friends of the Woodland Public Library ($2,500): The Friends of the Woodland Public Library is an association of persons interested in books and libraries, whose purpose is to enrich the cultural and civic life of Woodland and to support the Woodland Public Library in its mission.
  • Putah Creek Council ($5,000): Putah Creek Council, founded in 1988, protects and enhances Lower Putah Creek, its watershed and tributaries, through advocacy, education and community-based stewardship using the best available scientific information. It envisions Putah Creek as a thriving corridor of native riparian and aquatic habitats connecting the Coast Ranges to the Sacramento River and the Delta.
  • Mercy Coalition of West Sacramento ($5,000): The Mercy Coalition of West Sacramento serves unsheltered and low-income individuals and families with its lunch program and other important services. With the help of this YCF grant, the Mercy Coalition is preparing to resume its daily lunch program with modifications to allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • Shores of Hope ($10,000): Shores of Hope helps at-risk people navigate through life to stabilize their situation, strengthen their aptitude, and sustain their development with the hope that each person will discover their inherent self-worth.
  • Three Sisters Garden ($7,500): Three Sisters Gardens is an intersectional and Indigenous centered team of staff, interns, and dedicated volunteers growing food sovereignty, health and community in Sacramento’s Broderick neighborhood. Like the Three Sisters legend of companionship planting, Three Sisters Gardens believes that our communities can begin to heal and thrive when all components, the youth, adults and elders are working together as one.
  • Thriving Pink ($5,000): Thriving Pink is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and serving local breast cancer survivors in Yolo County. Thriving Pink’s core programs, Granting Pink and Mentoring Pink, provide free educational workshops, support groups, and individual financial grants to local survivors.
  • West Sacramento Friends of the Library ($2,500): The West Sacramento Friends of the Library is dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community by supporting library programming and services at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.
  • YMCA of Superior California ($10,000): The YMCA is dedicated to the positive development of youth, healthy living for people of all ages, and social responsibility in addressing the critical needs of the communities it serves. The Y’s Food and Care Program is part of a year-round effort to address child development and make sure every child is safe, healthy and fed.
  • Yolo Basin Foundation ($5,000): Yolo Basin Foundation’s mission is to expand the public’s appreciation and stewardship of the wetlands and wildlife in the Yolo Basin through education and innovative partnerships. It provides school field trips, wetland tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, a California Duck Days festival, bat experiences and many other programs.
  • Yolo Community Care Continuum ($10,000): Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC) is a nonprofit mental health agency that provides services to very-low income adults suffering from a mental illness. YCCC strives to assist individuals with a mental illness to live as productively as possible in the community and to avoid homelessness and involuntary services.