The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives and created widespread and long-term challenges in Sonoma County communities and throughout the world. As with previous disasters, the impact is not distributed evenly. The Latinx population has been disproportionately affected with almost 80% of all cases and 98% of cases in the 0-17 population. Our older adults, particularly those on a fixed income that may not have social support, are also over-represented in COVID cases, especially in death rates. A third population, those who are experiencing homelessness, have an increased risk of contracting COVID as well.
Community Foundation Sonoma County is launching a competitive grants program to bring more resources to these three populations—Latinx communities, seniors, and the homeless.
Our funds will support nonprofits directly serving these populations and, by doing so, we will be investing in creating a more equitable recovery from the pandemic.
Grant applications open on August 10 and will be due by 5pm on August 28. Grant recipients will be notified the week of October 5.
To determine whether your program is a fit for this new grants program, please review the full funding priorities, eligibility criteria, and timeline for this grants program here.
If you’d like to learn more, we welcome you to join us for one of our grant workshops, where our Community Impact Team will be on hand to answer questions you may have.