Silicon Valley Community Foundation: COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

Friday, April 10, 2020

Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will work with trusted lead partner organizations in the 10-county Bay Area region. The fund will provide operating grants to the organizations listed below, which have deep roots in the community. These lead organizations, in turn, will support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO: Neighbors we expect to serve include some of the most vulnerable in our community, such as:

  • Residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days
  • People with limited English language proficiency
  • Healthcare and gig workers
  • Communities of color

WHAT: This regional fund will provide flexible resources and focus on basic needs: housing/shelter, food, clothing, financial assistance (determined by need).

WHERE: A network of trusted and effective community-based organizations are collaborating with lead partner organizations to meet the needs within each county.

HOW: Funds can be directed to specific counties. Undesignated funds will be distributed based on a calibration of needs (determined by input from local partners). Fund transfers will take place weekly once any designated county reaches a balance of $10,000 or more.

IMPACT: This new fund expects to reach tens of thousands of Bay Area residents. Ongoing monitoring of progress and impact will ensure that funds are deployed as per strategic and public health guidance.

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