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Beginning in March 2020, the Community Foundation began grantmaking to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our initial grants were emergency grants to support nonprofits serving those most vulnerable to the crisis. We awarded $6.7 million from March through August 2020.
In October 2020 we awarded $2 million to nonprofits that had been negatively impacted by the pandemic financially.
We have provided non-monetary support through trainings for nonprofits. In response to the deep impact on artists, our Valley Creates program has provided training and capital grants to artists.
In February 2021, grantmaking supported underserved communities, particularly immigrants and refugees and those with limited-English-speaking capacity, including undocumented immigrants. In addition, we expect to periodically provide additional emergency grantmaking for basic human services, as well as support for nonprofit resiliency, re-envisioning, and rebuilding. We recognize that our community depends on a healthy nonprofit sector and thus our approach will include monetary and non-monetary support.
Of course, we recognize that the pandemic may bring unexpected needs and require that we shift our plans. We pledge to remain nimble and ready to respond.