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


CATCHAFIRE - Bay Area Capacity Building Collective
Strengthen your organization with the help of pro bono volunteers. This program connects you with talented professionals looking to give back, allowing you to access expertise in areas such as marketing, web development, operations, strategy, and more. Catchafire's menu of 120+ pre-scoped projects, each with specific deliverables and project steps, makes it easy to find what you need and match with a volunteer with the right skills for the job. And if you aren't sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas. Key Words: CBO,
COMMUNICATION - California Teleconnect Fund (CTF)
The CTF is a program run by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that provides a 25% discount on select telephone services and 50% discounts on broadband services to schools, libraries, hospitals and about 7,000 Community Based Organizations (CBOs). Money for the discount comes from a surcharge paid by telephone customers (“ratepayers”) on their monthly phone bills. 501(c)3 and 501(d) nonprofits can apply for the Fund as a Community Based Organization.
DISASTER - CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort)
COVID-19 Update Coordinating the network of Santa Clara County non-profit service providers in the relief effort. BI-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.
DISASTER - SVCF San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Wildfire Relief Fund for CBO'S
In response to the August 2020 wildfires that are endangering communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established a charitable fund that will benefit those affected by these destructive fires and their aftermath. The Wildfire Relief Fund is now accepting applications from nonprofits, faith-based organizations and public entities for disaster response, relief and recovery services to help people who live or work in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that have been adversely affected by the fires. Organizations may apply for grant amounts of up to $50,000. Only one application may be submitted per organization.
DISASTER - SVCF San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Wildfire Relief Fund for Non-Profits
9/20 The Silicon Valley Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund is currently focused on providing grants to organizations working on Response, Relief and Recovery phases of the fires as explained below. At this point, we are not yet processing requests from organizations supporting the Rebuilding and Resiliency/Preparedness effort. Apply On Line
DISASTER - Town Hall for Nonprofits Sponsored by CA Association of Non-Profits - Recording
5/19/20 CalNonprofits leaders were joined by lawmakers representing Santa Clara County for a Town Hall discussion about nonprofits and COVID19 relief efforts. Speakers Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and Santa Clara County Board Supervisor Dave Cortese (District 3) Key Words: Coronavirus, Budgets, Disaster Relief
DISASTER - United Policyholders joins 1500 other non-profits to help solve an insurance crisis hitting our sector
6/20 A record number of Americans are in dire financial straits and relying on charitable sources for their meals. The food banks and meal delivery services providing those meals are non-profit businesses. So is United Policyholders and the many partners we work with to provide free services to disaster survivors. Like all businesses, we non-profits need liability and property insurance in order to operate legally and safely. We need insurance to protect our facilities, workers, drivers, assets and the people we serve. But even before the pandemic, liability and property insurance options for non-profits had sharply decreased with a dwindling few companies left for us to buy from. This has been particularly impacting non-profits that serve and deliver food. Nonprofit Property Protection Act Key Words: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster
EMPLOYMENT - 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,
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 - CA Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program — COVID-19
Small Businesses located in California with 1-750 employees that have been negatively impacted or experienced disruption by COVID-19 and Eligible Nonprofits that experience capital access barriers are eligible. . The loan guarantees provided for the Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program help to mitigate barriers to capital for those small businesses that do not qualify for federal disaster funds, including businesses in low-wealth and immigrant communities. Key Words: Coronavirus, Spanish
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 - 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 - 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 - Request for Proposals: Immigration-Ensuring the Safety and Security of Immigrants thru 9/30/20
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.
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
FOOD - Peninsula Food Runners
Our recipients include soup kitchens, shelters, low-income residences, affordable housing centers, schools, senior centers, family centers, homeless programs and group homes. Peninsula Food Runners delivers over 70,000 healthy nutritious meals weekly to agencies on a regular or rotating basis. We have over 400 organizations receiving free prepared and non-prepared food in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. We can support many more organizations, so please contact us now! SIGN-UP - We've partnered with ChowMatch to manage our food donations. To receive free surplus food, please sign-up on the ChowMatch application and we will do our best to bring you free healthy meals that meet your needs.
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.
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 - 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,,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.
Equitably provides donated PPE to people and organizations with greatest need, including nursing homes, natural disaster areas, and rural communities. We also have initiatives to support PPE for Schools and PPE for Black Lives. Key Words: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Undocumented
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
8/25/19 A list of organizations frim the CA Dept of Social Services, that have indicated they can provide legal consultation and/or education and outreach services specifically related to public charge. The public charge regulation does not apply to lawful permanent residents (green card holders) applying for citizenship, refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant juveniles (SIJs), certain trafficking victims (T non-immigrants), victims of qualifying criminal activity (U nonimmigrants), or victims of domestic violence (VAWA self-petitioners), among others. Key Words: Health, Public Benefits,
INSURANCE - Nonprofit Insurance Alliance
NIA is a 501(c)3 serving over 20,000 nonprofit organizations in 32 states and the District of Columbia rely on us for their liability and property insurance. These nonprofits include animal rescues, children’s programs, group homes, senior organizations, art programs, food banks, community groups, foster family agencies and many others. These organizations are essential to the health of the communities they serve. Key Words: Disaster
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:
MENTAL HEALTH - American Red Cross Individual and Group Emotional Support for Frontline Workers
This ARC free service helps frontline workers cope with the stress of working with families affected by COVID 19. Individuals may call our tollfree number 833-492-0094. Groups may schedule a support session using the Psychological First Aid Training Request Form. Red Cross volunteers who are professional healthcare providers, mental health providers and spiritual care providers will work with the individual directly or can schedule a group support session. All services are free and confidential. You are not alone!
NON-PROFIT - Seeking Sustainability: How Can Nonprofits Survive the Pandemic?
6/19/20 Here in Los Angeles, leaders across the region are working to identify ways to safely reopen the economy. Some sectors are eager to get back to business, while others are worried about whether or not it is safe to return. But for the most part, the nonprofit sector has stayed in business out of necessity. Nonprofits are too often a lifeline for vulnerable communities during times of crisis, and, during the pandemic especially, unemployment rates have ballooned, disproportionately impacting Black and Brown communities.
RESOURCE - 2020 SCC Social Services Resource Guide
COVID-19 Update: SSA Service Centers are temporarily closed. We are still available to help you meet many of your essential service needs without interruption by phone and online. 6/20 Updated Resource Directory for SCC low income residents including food, housing, health care, mental health, children's services, transportation, employment, immigration, citizenship, education, emergency services, disaster and more. This guide is updated quarterly. If you want your organization included or you want to make a change, submit that information on this : change request form Key Words: Santa Clara County, CalWorks, DEBS
RESOURCE - CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund PPE Request Form
10/1/20 All nonprofit organizations in San Jose or serving residents of San Jose can apply for a wide range of PPE including masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, as well as signage and other office equipment that assists with social distancing. Key Words: SVCN, COVID-19, Pandemic
RESOURCE - CDC Communities, Schools, Workplaces, and Events
CDC guidance for community events, FBOs and also homeless programs. Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Korean Key Words: Disaster, COVID-19, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Children
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.
RESOURCE - is a free, multi-language, international site where non-profit, community, and government organizations can post jobs, internships, and volunteer needs and volunteers can look for opportunities. For non-profits, registration, event and volunteer postings are free. Small charge for job or internship listings. | Spanish | French |
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 Resource List
The Silicon Valley Council of Non-Profits, in partnership with CADRE, has created a site with Nonprofit Crisis Resources Helping the nonprofit community confront the public health crisis with actions, facts, and useful solutions. Including Health and Government Guidelines and updates, Reopening tips, IT support and technical assistance, PPE, and more. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
RESOURCE - Supply Bank
SupplyBank.Org operates like a food bank, but for supplies. That means we manufacture, procure and receive large quantities of basic needs material items and send them to 450 other local agencies that distribute them to their clients in locations throughout California. This is how we are supporting under resourced children and families during this unprecedented time. New Agency Partners: If you are a social service agency, WIC, First 5 (Children and Families Commission), school district, domestic violence shelter or other public assistance agency in need of basic material resources, please email or call 510.569.5862 Monday through Friday from 8AM-5PM.
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
Seeking Sustainability: How Can Nonprofits Survive the Pandemic?
6/19/20 ......The sector that is arguably the most needed is itself struggling to survive. “Sustainability” seems out of reach. What do we do? Is our work “sustainable”? Not in the traditional sense of generating your own revenue so you don’t need to rely on any outside support. But, there are some things we can do now to reposition our organizations—and in so doing, the nonprofit sector overall—to better, and more sustainably, serve our communities.