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Nonprofit Grant Recipients

July 26, 2021

Redwood Credit Union has provided the following local nonprofits with grants to assist the immediate needs of people impacted by COVID-19, including those with reduced or lost income due to the shelter-in-place directive. If you need assistance, please review the services available, and contact the nonprofit directly for support. We’ve organized the information by county and type of service provided, and also provided contact information for each nonprofit providing services to those impacted.

 
Lake County

  • Good Farm Fund provides micro grants to small farms in Lake and Mendocino to promote food security through access to healthy foods and to ensure viability of these vital small businesses.
  • Lake County Family Resource Center provides comprehensive safety net and support services to low-income families throughout Lake County, including domestic violence services. During this crisis, 24-hour response services for domestic violence victims remain available.
  • North Coast Opportunities provides essential safety net services for housing, food security, child care and disaster response services.

 
Marin County

  • Buckelew Programs is a community-based mental health services provider in Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties with services including outpatient therapy and case management as well as supportive housing programs for people experiencing serious mental illness and homelessness. Buckelew provides training and support to suicide prevention hotlines in 5 north bay counties, which continue to be operational during this crisis.
  • Canal Alliance provides legal/advocacy services, health and wellness programs and educational/self-sufficiency services for low-income Latinos. They are currently raising funds for a Client Support Fund to assist immigrants facing financial challenges during this crisis.
  • Community Action Marin provides safety net (such as food and rental assistance) and other services for low-income people and families in Marin County.
  • Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB)provides at-risk transitional aged youth with job skills training and personal development support. Corps members are then paid to work on environmental preservation projects. Currently, CCNB is seeking donations to provide financial support to its Corps members that are not eligible for unemployment while they are furloughed as a result of this crisis.
  • Downtown Streets Teams (DST) is a model of serving those experiencing-or at risk of experiencing-homelessness by providing job and life skills services through an opportunity to work on neighborhood beautification projects. DST provides non-cash stipends to help homeless Team members cover basic needs while they rebuild their lives. Currently, DST is seeking support to continue providing basic needs support to Team members during this crisis.
  • ExtraFood addresses hunger through an innovative model of partnering with local restaurants, schools and farmers markets to collect food that would otherwise go to waste and distribute the food to local nonprofit organizations that provide food security to vulnerable populations. Extra Food is currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis by partnering with other food security organizations to provide food to low-income people sheltering in place.
  • North Bay Children’s Center provides comprehensive childcare, early education and after school programs, particularly for vulnerable and low-income populations. Currently, in partnership with Marin County, NBCC is providing limited childcare services for children of first responders and health care providers that must be at work during this crisis.
  • North Marin Community Services provides a continuum of safety net and family support for low income residents of Novato. Currently, all services are focused on providing critical safety net services such as financial assistance and food access.
  • Ritter Center provides critical safety net services for people experiencing-or at risk of experiencing-homelessness in Marin County. Services include permanent supportive housing, case management, and a health center. Currently, the Ritter Center is working to continue food services throughout this crisis.
  • Youth Leadership Institute provides youth leadership programming through education and empowerment to impact local and national issues.

 
Mendocino County

  • Action Network Point Arena is a family services agency providing essential resources to support at-risk families. Services include a pre-school, parenting classes, tutoring and career development and community engagement activities.
  • Ford Street Project Community Food Bank provides regular and emergency food distribution in Ukiah to low income people in Ukiah and surrounding communities.
  • Mendocino College Foundation Food Pantry provides weekly food pick-up for low-income college students at all four campus locations in Lake and Mendocino Counties.
  • Plowshares Peace and Justice Center provides Meals on Wheels and a Community Dining Room serving 60,000 meals each year to low income people. Other programs include homeless services and work release programs.

 
Napa County

  • American Canyon Boys and Girls Club provides after school and school break enrichment programs for children. During this time of school closures, offering Grab-and-Go afternoon snack and hot supper.
  • Community Action Napa Valley provides services in food security through their food bank, congregate meal sites, and meals on wheels program. During this time CANV continues to offer meals on wheels program and food bank services.
  • Mentis Mentis provides bilingual professional mental health services to all ages, stages and income levels across Napa County. Due to Covid-19, Mentis is now offering therapy sessions via phone/video.
  • Napa Valley Education Foundation supports teachers and students in the Napa School District to ensure all students are engaged and prepared for success in college, career and life. Providing programming in health and wellness, college and career readiness, and music and art.
  • NEWS provides safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. NEWS promotes safe communities and social change through prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy throughout Napa County. During this time the NEWS Emergency Shelter remains open and staff are providing additional services remotely.
  • OLE Health provides high-quality primary health care to Napa and Solono counties. During this time, OLE Health continues to serve their communities by providing primary care needs.
  • Puertas Abiertas CRC provides a variety of bilingual/bicultural health, social service and education services that have a significant impact on family interaction, financial stability, civic involvement, and educational success.
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    San Francisco County

    • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco provides after school and school break enrichment programs for children. During this time of school closures, some clubs are remaining open for limited hours to feed and care for children of parents providing “essential services” and children whose parents do not have paid sick leave.
    • Compass Family Services provides services to homeless and at-risk families to achieve housing stability, economic self-sufficiency, and family well-being. During this time, Compass is providing some services remotely but continues to offer drop-in services such as: Diaper Bank, mail pick up, referrals, meal pick up, and more.
    • Downtown Streets Teams (DST) is a model of serving those experiencing-or at risk of experiencing-homelessness by providing job and life skills services through an opportunity to work on neighborhood beautification projects. DST provides non-cash stipends to help homeless Team members cover basic needs while they rebuild their lives. Currently, DST is seeking support to continue providing basic needs support to Team members during this crisis.
    • Homeless Prenatal Program strives to break the cycle of childhood poverty through programming that is focused on infant health, stable housing, relationship building, and economic stability. During this time HPP remains operation in a remote capacity to provide on going support for families.
    • Huckleberry Youth Services provides San Francisco and Marin youth and their families with a network of services including a counseling, primary and reproductive health services, college and career training, crisis center, and more. During this time. Huckleberry continues to offer services in a remote capacity.
    • La Cocina provides services that cultivates low-income food entrepreneurs as grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance, and access to market opportunities. La Cocina has created the La Cocina Emergency Relief Fund to support entrepreneurs and employees during this time.
    • Larkin Street Youth Services provides safety net services to youth and transitional age youth. Services included health and wellness, street outreach and engagement, education, housing and more.
    • Project Open Hand provides 2,500 nutritious meals daily and provides 200 bags of healthy groceries every day to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. During this time, Project Open Hand will begin providing frozen 7-meal packs to Community Nutrition Program clients.
    • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank provides support for people struggling with food insecurity in Marin and San Francisco Counties. During this time, SF-Marin remains fully operational.
    • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp provides affordable housing and services for people with low incomes in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.

     
    Sonoma County

    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County provides after school and school break enrichment programs for children. During this time of school closures, they are providing “grab and go” lunches for low-income children (0-18).
    • Catholic Charities Santa Rosa provides services to those experiencing homelessness or struggling with poverty. Services include food distribution, shelter and housing, senior support, health and wellness, disaster support, and more.
    • Ceres Community Project provides primarily low-income people struggling because of a serious health challenge with free and low-cost, home-delivered organic meals. Ceres continues to provide meals for those in need, including potentially increasing from 7 to 14 or even 21 meals a week.
    • Chop’s Teen Club provides a safe, fun, and productive place where teens engage, connect and discover their true potential. Services include college and career readiness, culinary, leadership and development, and more.
    • Community Support Network provides supportive homes for homeless adults and transitional age youth. Services include short-term shelter, a long-term rehabilitative housing, and permanent housing with supportive programming.
    • Committee On The Shelterless (COTS) provides programming that assists people to transition from homelessness to a permanent home. During this time, COTS is still providing services including the Mary Isaak Center Shelter and Kitchen.
    • La Luz provides programming aimed to support families from early childhood through adulthood, an economic advancement program for skills and career attainment, and a community engagement program to promote community-wide events.
    • Northern California Center for Well Being provides chronic disease prevention through education, mobilization, and advocacy. Their classes include: the effects of diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and more. During this time, the Center for Well Being continues to provide services remotely.
    • Petaluma Peoples Services Center provides a wide variety of human services programming. Services includes senior services, homeless prevention, employment and training, food security, and more.
    • Redwood Empire Food Bank provides support for people struggling with food insecurity in Sonoma, Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, and Lake counties. During this time REFB has partnered with Santa Rosa City Schools and is providing drive-thru food distributions for families in need.
    • Social Advocates for Youth provides support, opportunities and hope to children, youth and families. Services include, counseling, housing, and career and life readiness.
    • Wallace House provides recovery services, transitional and support housing, homeless prevention and outreach, and more.