The number of people affected by the COVID-19 virus in the Bay Area continues to grow, and many of us are grappling with sudden changes to our everyday lives. For some, the effects are particularly dire. There is a tremendous amount of need in our region—and we are especially concerned about the most vulnerable people in the community such as seniors, people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and undocumented people, to name just a few. We understand this is a dynamic and changing situation; the following highlights our best thinking to date on how we as a community foundation can support impacted communities.
How We Will Help
Direct Funding for Nonprofits from SFF:
Through the SFF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, SFF will make a limited number of one-time grants ($3,000 – $25,000) to nonprofits addressing the following four issue areas, described in greater detail below: racial bias, worker protection, homelessness and renter protection/housing security, and food security. If approved, grants will be processed within 10-15 days of application receipt. We also acknowledge that the needs of low-income communities, particularly the impacts for communities of color, related to COVID-19 will continue to evolve and grow over time. As a result, we anticipate having multiple waves of funding over the next several months to meet these needs. For more details on funding priorities and how to apply, see the bottom of this post.