COVID-19 Response Resources

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is deeply concerned about how the spread of the coronavirus- COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting communities that are already experiencing economic insecurity, discrimination and instability. We also understand that the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting nonprofits in many ways, including increased demand for services, lost revenue due to closures and cancellations, and other challenges.

In order to assist in supporting nonprofits during this time, we have compiled a list of resources from a variety of organizations, including the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and the San Francisco Foundation, for nonprofits that have been, or will be, affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Emergency Response Funds

Here are some local emergency response funds that are offering assistance to non-profits at this time:

  • The Silicon Valley Community Foundation and San Francisco Foundation have partnered to create a COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund, which “will support lead organizations representing each of the ten Bay Area counties and their immediate efforts in addressing COVID-19 related challenges in their respective counties.”
  • The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County currently has a COVID-19 Local Response Fund that will deploy “disaster-related grant funds to local community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in Santa Cruz County.”
  • The Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation have spearheaded a COVID-19 Relief Fund “to help those affected by the impact of the coronavirus in Monterey County.”
  • United Way California has developed a statewide COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will supplement relief funds sponsored by local United Ways to “relieve hardship for vulnerable working families (due to quarantine or disruption of income), support the coordination of community relief efforts, and ensure equity in the distribution of philanthropic resources across all of California.” This fund will also provide support to individuals assistance with bills, rent, and food; please call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code. They will provide individuals with a list of local agencies that can provide direct assistance.
  • The East Bay Community Foundation’s COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund “will rapidly deploy resources to organizations addressing the economic impact of the broader COVID-19 outbreak” throughout the East Bay.
  • For grantee partners of the Women’s Foundation of California, the Community Power Fund will offer rapid response funding to “help off-set costs incurred to maintain operations or adapt to health and financial impacts caused by COVID-19.”
  • The Latino Community Foundation has established the Love Not Fear Fund to “support Latino-led organizations that provide wrap around services to the most vulnerable, especially undocumented seniors living in the Inland Empire and Central Valley and families that have already lost wages.”
  • The San Francisco Foundation also has a rapid-response fund that is awarding grants to nonprofits work with communities that are being targeted for harassment due to the spread of coronavirus, such as Asian American communities. Although COVID-19 is not a disease that is specific to any racial or ethnic community, racism and discrimination against these communities have increased due to its spread.

Additional Emergency Response Funds