The Solano Community Foundation is pleased to launch a call for proposals for the Solano Disaster Relief Fund to help nonprofit agencies and faith based organizations provide direct services to individuals and families affected by disasters.
There are two funding areas identified:
- Urgent Needs. Requestors may apply for grants to provide relief and recovery support to meet the most urgent needs of those impacted (i.e., food,clothing, temporary shelter, counseling, and emergency medical needs).
- Disaster Preparedness. Limited funding is also available to support organizational disaster preparedness and planning efforts. These grants are for those agencies that must provide ‘first response’ in time of disaster, or those organizations that provide continued or ongoing support to those residents impacted directly by the disaster (i.e., case management, healthcare, transportation, mental health support, employment and training).
Grant monies will be available into the recovery-rebuilding phase as resources allow. Grants will support the direct relief efforts of nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations providing services and resources to those in need. Grants will prioritize reaching marginalized populations and those in under-served communities.
- SCF believes that disaster response and recovery work is short-term, intermediate-term and long-term, and they will provide funding for the longer term if possible.
- They believe in partnering with trusted nonprofits and generous donors to address the gaps that emerge; to reach those in need, and in supporting nonprofits to accomplish this important work that requires tremendous effort and focus.
- They believe in transparency and collaboration, and in helping others. They balance compassion with due diligence to ensure fairness.
- Funding is available for grant awards up to $50,000 each to support the recovery-rebuilding phase as resources allow.
- Grants awarded will support the direct relief efforts of nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations providing services and resources to those in need.
- SCF will prioritize requests that reach marginalized populations and those in underserved communities.
- SCF does not make grants directly to individuals and families.
Funding may not be used for
- Grants to offset revenues which may have been lost during the disaster (because of business interruption, for example) by nonprofits, faith-based organizations or government agencies
- To pay for structural damage to the property, plant and equipment of nonprofits, faith-based organizations or government agencies.
- Fundraisers or other fundraising events to benefit those affected by the disaster.
- Ongoing operating or program expenses not connected to the disaster.
- To help for-profit businesses who may have suffered physical damage or economic injury as a result of the disaster.
- An organization applying for a Disaster Relief Fund grant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, faith-based organization or government agency. Private, for-profit businesses are not eligible for funding. SCF does not make grants directly to individuals or families.
- Funding can only be used to pay for (or reimburse) ongoing disaster response efforts, or for relief and recovery services that will be provided (or that have been provided) to people who live or work in Solano County and who have been adversely affected by fires.
For more information, visit https://www.solanocf.org/Funds/Public/FundView.aspx?hFund=157&hFundCode=1&hFundType=1