Yolo relief fund grants provide rental, child care assistance

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In its latest round of grant funding, the Yolo COVID-19 Relief Fund has granted $237,500 to four local nonprofit organizations that provide direct support for rental assistance and childcare.

RISE, Inc., the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Empower Yolo all received money from the relief fund, which is a partnership between Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento and the Yolo Community Foundation.

The fund has raised more than $690,000 since the pandemic began with money used to address critical community needs created by the pandemic, including child care, healthcare, health education and safety and more. The fund has also assisted non-profit organizations at risk of closing or reduced services due to COVID-19.

“In the wake of challenging need, these funds are a lifeline to a host of local organizations engaged in vital work,” said Supervisor Gary Sandy, chair of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. “The funding promotes community resiliency and family stability. It’s an investment in our future.”

The Relief Fund has previously given over $400,000 to 30 nonprofits throughout the region, including Meals on Wheels, Northern California Children’s Therapy Center, Mutual Housing California, 4th and Hope, Winters Farm to School, Yolo Hospice and West Sacramento Friends of the Library. Yolo County has provided $500,000 in federal CARES Act funding to the Relief Fund.

“Need in Yolo County remains extremely high and these organizations, which are deeply immersed in their communities, are well-positioned to serve some of our highest-need households,” said Jessica Hubbard, executive director of the Yolo Community Foundation. “We are tremendously grateful to Yolo County for the donation that funded these grants and enabled the Relief Fund to serve more Yolo residents.”

For more information about the relief fund, visit https://www.yolocf.org/grants/yolo-covid-19-nonprofit-relief-fund/

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