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Community Resiliency and Preparedness Fund

Grants to Mendocino County, California Nonprofits and Public
Entities for Post-Disaster Recovery and Community Resilience

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Mendocino County (CFMC) - Field-of-Interest Funds

Deadline Date:

01/15/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 to Mendocino County, California nonprofit organizations and public entities for post-disaster recovery programs and to improve resilience within the community. Funding is intended for projects and activities that build preparedness, improve resiliency, and help affected communities recover physically, emotionally, and socially.

The goal of the Fund is to support effective, realistic, and coordinated planning, reduce duplication of efforts, and increase the overall effectiveness of disaster preparedness activities in Mendocino County communities. These efforts can help minimize the impact of disasters on the community and result in saving more lives and safeguarding livelihoods during any disaster situation, enabling affected residents to return to a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible, and for the community to be stronger and more resilient afterwards.

Examples of resiliency grants include:

- Activities that offer long-term benefit in supporting emotional, physical, or social recovery;
- Supporting a community study to allow a Municipal Advisory Council (or other local governing bodies) to develop a long-term plan for the community;
- Establishing or further developing local Volunteer or Community Organizations Active in a Disaster (COAD) teams;
- Assisting with a community resilience assessment to specifically evaluate the physical, economic, and social implications of community decisions (either active or passive) made with respect to recovery needs following a disaster.

Disaster preparedness projects should support concrete steps to mitigate disaster hazards, such as fire-safe building and landscaping.

Examples of Disaster Preparedness Grants include:
- Workshops on fire-safe construction and landscaping for homeowners throughout the region;
- Organizational collaboration to work with homeowners, and city and county organizations to assess and prevent wildfire threat to the Western hills of the Ukiah Valley; and
- Funding for local emergency response organizations to be fully equipped and better prepared to respond in case of a disaster.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184729

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant range: $1,000 - $7,000

Term of Contract:

Projects and/or activities supported by a Field-of-Interest grant should be concluded by April 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In 2019, the Community Foundation is accepting proposals from non-profit organizations and public entities.

To apply, organizations may not have an open Field-of-Interest grant and all previous reporting must be successfully completed. In addition, applicant organizations must:
- Serve residents of Mendocino County. Applicants not headquartered in Mendocino County must ensure that all grant dollars requested are spent within the County;
- Be legally chartered in California and in possession of determination letter from the IRS declaring the organization a public charity that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3); or be a school district, tribe, or special district (e.g. community services, recreation, fire protection); or have an aligned mission with a fiscal sponsor;
- Have two years of operational history;
- Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or religious affiliation.

Applicants may not use grants for:
- Political contributions or to support political campaigns or lobbying;
- Influencing the outcome of or participate in any public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive;
- Purposes other than those which are religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational within the meaning of Section 170 (c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code;
- Purposes other than those stated in the grant award.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Submission: January 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least 5 days in advance of the deadline to resolve any technical difficulties or unforeseen internet connectivity issues.

Grants recipients will be notified of award by April 5, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

Please email your questions to:
Michelle Rich, Director of Grants and Programs
Or call: 707-468-9882

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 S. Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 468-9882

Grant Coverage Areas:

Western hills of the Ukiah Valley

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Mendocino County