COVID-19 Nonprofit Resiliency and Sustainability Grant Program

VMC Foundation has concluded the evaluations of the COVID-19 Nonprofit Resilience and Sustainability Grant Program application.

This very competitive program resulted in a total of 240 applications for a total request of $27.8M.  We moved forward 180 eligible applications to panel review.  60 applications were determined to be incomplete or not eligible.

Below is a link to the Resilience score ranking and Sustainability score ranking.   The rankings  are from highest to lowest scores.   You can find your ranking using your Submission ID number sent via the February 17, 2023, Submittable email and by USPS mail. The applicant pool was exceptionally large and unfortunately not all eligible proposals can be funded.

The scores include the Evaluation Panel’s average score and preference points given to organizations with operating budgets below $2 million and/or those serving communities in Qualified Census Tracts.

CV-19 Grant Program Scores – Resilience Score List

CV-19 Grant Program Scores – Sustainability Score List

Application closed

  1. READ: Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals
  2. APPLY: Access the online application portal here

12/9 Updated FAQ Responses

Contact – please note the proper email address below. We noted a discrepancy in the email address provided on page 10 of the NOFA.


The COVID-19 Nonprofit Resiliency and Sustainability Grant Program aims to strengthen the sustainability and responsiveness of nonprofits in Santa Clara County that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on racial equity. Through this funding, we envision a stronger and more vibrant nonprofit sector, providing services to the most vulnerable members of our community in an equitable, diverse, respectful, and inclusive way.

This $10 million grant program is funded by the County of Santa Clara through the Federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act.

Funding Categories

  1. Resilience – to assist nonprofits in addressing the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.
  2. Sustainability – to assist nonprofits with planning or implementing organizational change to strengthen racial equity, diversity, and inclusion within organizational operations and/or in providing services or programming to the community.

For each funding category, the minimum grant amount is $25,000, and the maximum grant amount is $150,000. An applicant may apply for funding under both and be eligible for a minimum total grant of $50,000 and a maximum total grant of $300,000. No grant may exceed $150,000 within a single funding category per applicant.

Important Dates

The Valley Medical Center Foundation will begin accepting online applications for the COVID-19 Nonprofit Resilience and Sustainability Grant Program at noon on November 14, 2022. The application closing date is 4:00 pm on December 19, 2022.

For more information

Click here to view the November 9, 2022 information session.