Grants, loans, contracts and reimbursements for emergency response and recovery. CARES Act, SBA, CADRE Collaboration, SVCN, SVCF


CHILDREN - A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs
Early childhood programs play an important role in the lives of young children and their families. But in our current immigration policy climate, families across the country are questioning whether it’s safe to attend or enroll. Providers can take steps to protect families’ safety and privacy by implementing policies that designate their facilities as a safe space from immigration enforcement. This guide from CLASP explains federal agency guidance related to “sensitive locations,” provides information about designing and implementing “safe space” policies, and includes sample policy text that early childhood providers can adapt for their programs. Key Words: ALLIES7, RRN
EMPLOYMENT - Silicon Valley Council of Non-Profits (SVCN) Job Board
The SVCN is leveraging our job board to help nonprofits providing essential services connect with talented and passionate nonprofit staff who suddenly find themselves out of work or underemployed. If you have openings you need to fill right away, we'll post the positions on our website and share them with our nonprofit email list and on our social media feeds including LinkedIn. Not a member? No problem. We're waiving the fees for jobs that qualify as essential services under the current shelter-in-place order. Please choose the Member rate on the submission form. Key Words: Employment
FINANCE - CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)
4/1/20 Federal emergency legislation for worker protection, healthcare system enhancement and stabilization of the economy. Key Words: COVID-19, employment, business,
FINANCE - Census Incentives Mini-Grant Application
Grant opportunity for 2020 Census outreach for those working in communities experiencing homelessness. Homebase is offering grant funding to non-profit organizations to support purchasing incentives, such as socks, hygiene kits, and gift cards (up to $5 per item).?Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis, for amounts between $500 and $5,000, until funds are exhausted.
FINANCE - FAQs for Faith-Based Organizations Participating in the PPP and EIDL loan programs
4/27/20 The SBA has resumed accepting applications for PPP Loans.
4/3/20 faith-based organizations are eligible to receive SBA loans ...regardless of whether they provide secular social services. That is, no otherwise eligible organization will be disqualified from receiving a loan because of the religious nature, religious identity, or religious speech of the organization. Although 13 C.F.R. § 120.110(a) states that nonprofit entities are ineligible for SBA business loans (which includes the PPP program), the CARES Act explicitly makes nonprofit entities eligible for the PPP program and it does so without regard to whether nonprofit entities provide secular social services. Key Words: FBO
FINANCE - Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act
4/5/20 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Act (Pub. L. 116-136) defined a number of programs that charitable nonprofits will be eligible to apply for. The chart that follows provides information on those loan options, eligibility criteria, terms, and application information. This chart is neither financial nor legal advice for any specific organization. It is an analysis of the new law before any rules or regulations. Key Words: COVID-19
FINANCE - Open Road Alliance COVID-19 Grants and Loans for Non-Profits
OPEN ROAD ALLIANCE RESPONSE TO COVID-19: Charitable Grants - Charitable Grants will only be offered to organizations responding directly to COVID-19. Loans - Open Road will be offering four loan products to organizations affected by COVID-19: 1. Lost Event Revenue 2. Accelerating Incoming Emergency Funds 3. Co-investment to Support Social Enterprises 4. Deep Impact Loans
FINANCE - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
4/27/20 The SBA has resumed accepting new PPP applications.
SBA Fact sheet and link to application form for non-profits. The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms will be the same for everyone. The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as: * The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and ?*Key Words: Small Business Adminisration
FINANCE - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Lender Finder
4/27/20 The SBA resumed accepting new PPP applications. Use this tool from the SBA to find a nearby lender eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. Key Words: Finance, Small business, COVID-19
FINANCE - Regional Nonprofit Emergency Grant Application For San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nonprofit organizations in dramatic ways due to closures and event cancelations; a surge in demand for services; and challenges enforcing strict public health guidelines (including social distancing and self-quarantining). During this time of incredible need, SVCF is accepting applications for nonprofit organizations serving San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. It is expected that these funds will address loss of revenue and/or unexpected costs,
FINANCE - SVCF Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund
The Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund will be administered by community foundations throughout the 10-county Bay Area. Operating grants for nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, that SVCF has pre-qualified to provide emergency-related services: food, shelter, health and mental health services to affected communities. SVCF will also provide operating grants for other nonprofits that have experienced unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic as described below.Area region. The fund will be used to provide flexible operating support grants to nonprofit organizations serving one or more of the 10 counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma). Key Words: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, coronavirus, pandemic
FINANCE - Understanding FEMA COVID-19 Public Assistance Resources For Private Nonprofits (PNPs)
Slides from CADRE Workshop on potential FEMA reimbursement for Community Based Organizations participating in the Coronavirus Relief effort. Objectives: *To share currently available guidance regarding FEMA support for private non-profits (PNPs) who are responding to COVID-19 • To discuss what we know about the process for a nonprofit who is interested in seeking government assistance for costs incurred for COVID-19 work • To educate PNPs on what you need to know and have in place to make such a request
FOOD - Weekly Food Report for SCC Providers
Many Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, businesses and social groups have been helping to meet the need for food in their own ways. Those who are participating in the distribution or delivery of meals and groceries in Santa Clara County are asked to complete and submit this form each week. This information is being collected to assess the full need in the county and to project and plan for future need.
The City of San José is taking the lead in establishing a countywide food distribution system in response to County and State Orders to shelter-in-place. Through Silicon Valley Strong, the City is working with non-profit community partners, food delivery companies, faith-based and community-based organizations to ensure food security for our most vulnerable populations: **Seniors (those over 60); **Youth (18-and-under); **People, regardless of age or housing status, with **underlying health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or chronic lung diseases like COPD, as well as those with severely weakened immune systems; and **Anyone else in need.
Federal Law- Families First Coronavirus Respose Act (FFCRA)
3/19/20 The new federal FFCRA requires employers with 50-500 employees, including nonprofits, to provide their employees two weeks of paid sick leave, paid at the employee’s regular rate up to $511 per day, to quarantine or seek a diagnosis or preventive care for the coronavirus. It also requires payment at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate up to $200 per day to care for a family member for those purposes or to care for a child whose school has closed or child care provider is unavailable due to the coronavirus. These provisions expire at the end of December 2020. Key Words: Know Your Rights, KYR, ALLIES1
HEALTH - Best Practices for Telehealth During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
3/23/20 National Council for Behavioral Health members are on the front lines providing critical mental health and substance use treatment during an unprecedented public health emergency. Congress and the Trump Administration have changed federal guidelines so that more practitioners may use telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak. This document is intended to provide you with the background and resources necessary to help you begin or expand your use of telehealth.
HEALTH - CA Insurance Commissioner Lara directs health insurance companies to provide increased telehealth access during COVID-19 emergency
3/30/20 The Notice from Commissioner Lara directs that health insurance companies provide increased access to health care services through telehealth and encourages patients to use telehealth delivery options, so as to limit the amount of in-person health care they seek while continuing to receive the essential care that they need during this challenging time. Cost-sharing requirements for services delivered via telehealth should be consistent with, or no greater than, the cost-sharing requirement for services delivered through in-person settings.
HEALTH - CDC Guidelines for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations and FAQ
3/20 CDC Updated guidelines and resources for Homes, K-12 Schools, Childcare Settings, Colleges, Workplaces, Healthcare Settings, Faith Based Organizations, First Responders, Commercial Settings, and Large Mass Gatherings. Specific mitigation plans for Santa Clara County, CA, Seattle, WA, , New York (NY), MA and Florida (FL) Multi-language: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in English FAQ, Spanish FAQ , and Chinese FAQ Key Words: Pandemic, ALLIES4, COVID-19
HEALTH - COVID-19 Telehealth Program
4/21/20 $200 million in funding has been appropriated by Congress as part of the CARES Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. Note that the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is limited to nonprofit and public eligible health care providers that fall within the categories of health care providers in section 254(h)(7)(B) of the 1996 Act.
HEALTH - Operation Access (OA)
With support from the community, we bring together medical professionals and hospitals to provide donated outpatient surgical and specialty care for the uninsured and underserved. OA enables Bay Area health care providers to donate vital surgical and specialty care to people in need. While the Affordable Care Act has enabled many low-income individuals to qualify for Medi-Cal or subsidized insurance coverage, many people in the Bay Area remain uninsured. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese Key Words: COVID-19, Undocumented
HEALTH - WHO Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects
2/20 This briefing note summarises key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The brief was last updated February 2020.
LEGAL - Center for Employment Training (CET) Immigration Service
With the support of volunteers and collaborative partners, the Immigration and Citizenship Program is able to provide services in over 20 languages. Full-time staff speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. ICP offers immigration legal, citizenship, and English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance. Staff is accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES3, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration, SCC OIR List,
LEGAL - OneJustice
OneJustice was founded on a belief that lawyers and law students could be heroes by using their skills to bring equal justice to Californians in need. OneJustice continues to build a network, working with law schools and students, the private sector, and legal services nonprofits. OneJustice brings together resources on nonprofit management topics, including articles and sample policies, for the nonprofit legal organizations. Key Words:
RESOURCE - CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort)
COVID-19 Update Coordinating the network of Santa Clara County non-profit service providers in the relief effort. Weekly inter-agency zoom meetings with updates, resource development, information sharing and advocacy. Registration required. Contact with questions.
A leading network of organizations that provide community services that are essential in times of disaster. CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster. CADRE works closely with Santa Clara County's emergency management community to build disaster resilience among service organizations through communication, coordination and preparedness training. CADRE is the official local Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD) for SCC under Northern California's State VOAD.
RESOURCE - COVID-19 Adaptive Leadership Checklist
Possible leadership priorities and sample actions responding to the COVID-19 outbreak are organized below. This document is intended to support leadership thinking and conversations and is by no means exhaustive. This is not intended to reflect current jurisdictional options or replace legal advice. From the ONE JUSTICE HEALTHY NONPROFITS PROGRAM.
RESOURCE - Friends of Hue
Community Support During COVID-19 CRISIS San Jose residents who are disabled, over age 65, or are a single parent living with a dependent child under 17, we will deliver food and essential items to your door, Contact us at 1-408-755-5189, email us at, or complete the COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOOD REQUEST. Friends of Hue has also donated thousands of units of PPE to Bay Area hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Professional Health Care Workers can submit a Emergency medical supply request online. We will do our best to support you during this difficult time. Multi-language: Vietnamese
RESOURCE - IT Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)
COVID-19 Update: The IT Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) is offering pro-bono INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, IT support, and hardware, With social distancing, internet connectivity has becoming even more critical, and we recently launched an effort called projectConnect to provide additional support to communities. Interested parties can contact us at Both organizations and individuals are welcome to submit to projectConnect, though we will prioritize communities.. As always, we continue to support EOCs, medical centers, and other responders with our usual IT hardware (e.g. tablets, laptops, and computers), IT support, and internet connectivity as well.
Links to Santa Clara County COVID-19 resources and programs including: How to Volunteer, Rent & Mortgage, Virtual Income Tax Support, Low Cost Internet, Childcare, Immigrants, Unemployment Insurance, Seniors, Stimulus Payments, Mental Health, Support for Homeless Residents, Find Employment, Donate Medical Supplies or Services. Multi-language: Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi Key Words: SCC, Coronavirus, Silicon Valley
RESOURCE - SVCN Non-Profit Request for Volunteers
SVCN is working with CADRE, SV Strong, and the Joint Venture Silicon Valley/Silicon Valley Talent Partnership. Submit volunteer requests on this form.
RESOURCE - SVCN Nonprofit Supplies Requests
The Silicon Vallley Community Foundation (SVCN) is tracking urgent supply needs--particularly for hard-to-purchase items-- for organizations in Santa Clara County. Requests will be rolled up to the City/County Emergency Operations Center in coordination with CADRE, as well as the potential donors. PLEASE INDICATE WHAT YOU WILL NEED IN THE NEXT WEEK. If you are in need of PPE (Personal Protective Ewuipment) to fulfill your organization’s mission and continue serving your constituents while staying protected and safe feel free to use this SVCN form to request PPE In Santa Clara donations are directed to Akemi Flinn at ALF, who schedules drop-offs at a storage site (Sobrato Center) and then distributes the donations to nonprofits. Sincerely, Leticia Gonzalez Family Engagement Manager Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real #300, Mountain View, CA Main: 650.450.5400 | Direct: 650.450.5558 | Fax: 650.450.5453
RESOURCE - Tech Soup Resources for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19
In difficult times, the world turns to civil society for support. At TechSoup, we're committed to equipping your nonprofit with the technology resources you need to meet your mission, serve your community, and support your staff. Key Words: coronavirus
RESOURCE- COVID-19 Adaptive Leadership Checklist
From the ONE JUSTICE HEALTHY NONPROFITS PROGRAM - Possible leadership priorities and sample actions responding to the COVID-19 outbreak are organized. This document is intended to support leadership thinking and conversations and is by no means exhaustive. This is not intended to reflectcurrent jurisdictional options or replace legal advice.
We are partnering across City departments and with trusted nonprofit service organizations to help guide you in this time of crisis. With fast changing information and new resources coming online daily, we recognize it can feel overwhelming. The sites highlighted below offer a comprehensive local focus to navigating COVID-19 resources: Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese Key Words: coronavirus, CBO
Request for Proposals: Immigration-Ensuring the Safety and Security of Immigrants
The intent of this grant opportunity from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, is to support responsive projects that help ensure the safety and security of immigrants in our communities. Grant applications must be submitted through our online application system, Apply SVCF. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 30, 2020, or until all funds are distributed, whichever comes first. If all funds have been distributed before September 30, the application will be closed for submissions and our website will reflect this.