COVID-19 Nonprofit Resiliency and Sustainability Grant Program

To Apply

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

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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.