COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $1.3 Million
April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $1.3 Million in First Month
Fund at Community Foundation for Monterey County Helps Meet Community Needs
Monterey County, California — Just one month ago on March 16, 2020, the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund, created in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, provides grants to nonprofit organizations addressing the immediate and longer-term needs of Monterey County’s most vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus. One hundred percent of the fund will be used for grantmaking.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund has had a tremendous impact. The first grant was made to the Food Bank for Monterey County just two days after the fund was established. As of April 16, more than $1.3 million has been granted through 56 grants for food banks and meal delivery, emergency medical supplies, mental health, child care, homeless services, financial assistance, technology for students and seniors to stay connected, help accessing unemployment benefits and expanded services to meet increased need for programs and support.
To see a full list of grantees or apply, visit www.cfmco.org/CovidGrants. The CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence also offers a curated list resources and webinars at www.cfmco.org/COVID19NonprofitResources.
Thanks to the Community Foundation’s swift action, our local nonprofits have received much needed resources to respond immediately to the pandemic. I believe many lives will be saved as a result.” – Robin McCrae, Chief Executive Officer, Community Human Services.
The need is great but individual donors, CFMC fund holders, companies and private foundations have responded. The COVID-19 Relief Fund has raised $2,289,303 as of April 17.
Those wishing to give can make a secure online tax-deductible donation at www.cfmco.org/CovidRelief, mail a check to the Community Foundation for Monterey County, 2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940 with “COVID-19 Relief Fund” in the memo, or call 831.375.9712. To contribute stock or make a gift of an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution, please contact Christine Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Private foundation and company donors include: Aera Energy, L/G Anderson Family Foundation, Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, California International Airshow, The California Wellness Foundation, Church in the Forest, Claire Giannini Fund, The James Irvine Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey County Bar Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Scott and Kim Negri Family Foundation, Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel, PG&E Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, J. Miles and Rosanne Reiter Family Foundation, Sunlight Giving Foundation and United Way Monterey County.
We thank Community Foundation for Monterey County for the generous grant from the COVID-19 Relief Fund that allowed us to purchase more masks and other emergency supplies,” said Jill Allen, Executive Director, Dorothy’s Place.
“We have seen a dramatic increase in demand. This grant will enable us to significantly increase the volume, quality, and nutritional value of VTC’s pantry. We’re very grateful,” said Jack Murphy, Deputy Executive Director, Veterans Transition Center.
Government officials and businesses have instituted sweeping measures to halt the spread of the virus. Work and school closures, travel and event cancellation and physical distancing are disrupting lives physically, socially and economically.
We’re concerned about community health, and the potential for people to face economic hardship and food insecurity in the coming months. This fund allows us to help one another through this challenge.” – Dan Baldwin, CFMC President/CEO
The COVID-19 Relief fund began making grants to Monterey County nonprofits just five days after the fund opened. As of April 16, 2020, $1.3 million was granted, with more grant requests under review.
|ACTION Council of Monterey County||$15,000||COVID-19 direct support for families|
|Alliance on Aging||$10,000||COVID-19: iPads for resident/family communications|
|American Red Cross of the Central Coast||$30,000||Support for Blood Drive and relief programs due to the COVID-19 crisis in Monterey County|
|ARIEL Theatrical||$15,000||Support for program and staffing gaps due to the COVID-19 crisis|
|Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.||$12,000||Support for program revisions due to the COVID-19 crisis|
|Breast Cancer Assistance Group of Monterey County||$20,000||Increased special needs grant requests due to COVID-19|
|California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc||$30,000||Increase access to unemployment benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19|
|Carmel Foundation||$20,000||Low-income housing for seniors|
|CASA of Monterey County||$15,000||Operating support – foster youth advocacy program impacted by COVID|
|Castroville Coalition||$10,000||Direct support for North Monterey County residents|
|Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey||$30,000||Direct financial assistance|
|Center for Community Advocacy (DBA CCA)||$20,000||COVID-19 Community Outreach Support|
|Central Coast VNA & Hospice||$12,000||Emergency medical supplies for clinicians|
|Central Coast VNA & Hospice||$12,400||Emergency medical supplies for clinicians (second grant)|
|Central Coast YMCA||$50,000||Emergency child care for Monterey County essential workers due to COVID-19|
|Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño||$10,000||Support for program gaps due to the COVID-19 crisis|
|CHISPA||$20,000||COVID-19: Resident Relief|
|Coastal Kids Home Care||$25,000||Capacity building for COVID -19|
|Community Association of Big Sur||$30,000||COVID-19: Direct support for unemployed in Big Sur|
|Community Homeless Solutions||$30,000||Expansion of homeless shelter and housing services due to COVID-19 in Monterey County|
|Community Human Services||$30,000||Operating support – COVID-19 response|
|Food Bank for Monterey County||$50,000||Emergency food assistance for COVID-19 health crisis|
|Food Bank for Monterey County||$50,000||Emergency food assistance for COVID-19 health crisis|
|Food Bank for Monterey County||$50,000||Additional emergency food assistance for COVID-19 health crisis|
|Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra||$37,000||Serve homeless clients and provide special care and education for COVID-19|
|Gateway Center of Monterey||$10,000||Program support (equipment, games, personal protection equipment) – COVID-19 response|
|Gathering for Women-Monterey||$20,000||Wellness support for homeless women|
|Health Projects Center||$30,000||COVID-19 organizational and program support|
|Hollister Youth Alliance||$20,000||Direct support for low income San Benito County residents|
|Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services||$25,000||Emergency financial assistance for medically fragile children in Monterey County|
|Kinship Center, A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies||$10,000||Emergency fund to support kin caregivers and children – COVID-19 response|
|Learning Time, Inc.||$5,000||COVID-19 Remote based program support|
|Legal Services for Seniors||$15,000||Legal services and outreach|
|Loaves, Fishes & Computers||$18,000||Computers for low-income families|
|Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula||$25,000||Support for program gaps due to the COVID-19 crisis|
|Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley||$25,000||Support for program gaps due to the COVID-19 crisis|
|Monterey County Symphony Association||$25,000||COVID-19 Organizational Support|
|Monterey Peninsula College Foundation||$30,000||COVID-19 Student Relief Program|
|Natividad Medical Foundation||$29,500||COVID-19 emergency resources for limited English proficient/indigenous people|
|Outreach Unlimited||$15,000||I-HELP program on the Monterey Peninsula related to COVID-19|
|Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance||$15,000||COVID-19 relief to cover Related-Mental Health Impact|
|Planned Parenthood Mar Monte||$20,000||COVID-19 organizational support|
|Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps||$50,000||Direct financial assistance|
|Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps||$30,000||Additional COVID-19 family relief|
|Salvation Army, Salinas Corps||$50,000||Direct financial assistance|
|Santa Cruz Community Ventures||$25,000||Direct financial aid for undocumented workers and families in Monterey County|
|Sol Treasures||$5,000||Support for program gaps due to the COVID-19 crisis|
|Southern Monterey County Memorial Hospital dba Mee Memorial Hospital||$30,000||Emergency medical funding|
|St. Vincent de Paul Society, Sacred Heart Parish||$6,000||Increase food allocation and provide appropriate sanitation supplies|
|Sun Street Centers||$24,300||COVID-19 Food, safety, and communication supplies|
|The Marina Foundation||$5,000||Marina Seniors Emergency Fund|
|The Village Project, Inc.||$10,000||Direct assistance for After School Academy families affected by layoffs|
|This Club Saves Lives||$5,000||Weekly food boxes to families in Big Sur and Carmel Valley|
|UFW Foundation||$30,000||Staff assistance to aid farm workers in Monterey County|
|Veterans Transition Center||$30,000||Food pantry|
|YWCA Monterey County||$30,000||Adaptation of existing programs to ensure 24/7 safety of our Domestic Violence Shelter|
About the Community Foundation for Monterey County
The mission of the CFMC is “to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County.” Thanks to generous community members who have created charitable funds in their lifetimes or through their estates, the CFMC has granted more than $205 million to nonprofits working towards healthy, safe, vibrant communities. For more information visit www.cfmco.org, call 831.375.9712 or stay connected at www.facebook.com/cfmco or www.twitter.com/cfmco.
About the Monterey Peninsula Foundation
The mission of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation is “to enhance the quality of life in Monterey County and surrounding areas through the strategic disbursement of charitable funds generated by hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the PURE Insurance Championship.” Monterey Peninsula Foundation leverages the game of golf into positive community change. The mission is two-fold: To host the most remarkable tournaments for players, spectators, sponsors, and volunteers, and to focus the philanthropy made possible by the tournaments to enhance the quality of life across Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. www.montereypeninsulafoundation.org.
Media Contact: Amanda Holder, CFMC Director of Communications / 831.375.9712 x123 / email@example.com