Due to the rising impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) has launched an Emergency Response Fund to help our region meet the developing challenges linked with this virus.

Based on input from our nonprofit partners, we are identifying the highest priority community needs and have distinguished three key focus areas for the Fund:

 – Food distribution, particularly for vulnerable population

Urgent support for healthcare workers

Coordinated communication of reliable public information

Read more about the impacts of the virus and economic crisis on the San Joaquin Valley, and CVCF’s response.

We invite you to join with other local donors in supporting this work by:
  1. Contributing directly to the CVCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, or
  2. Giving directly to local nonprofits from your Donor Advised Fund at CVCF
100% of your contribution will be mobilized to support our community’s most vulnerable people.
CVCF is a 501c3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible as permitted by law

Support of the CVCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund has been made possible by individual gifts from local donors and with the support of:

The California Endowment
The James B. McClatchy Foundation
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
The Fresno Bee

About the CVCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

The Central Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will receive donations and make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that have deep roots and strong experience supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences.

Grant funding will focus on three critical areas: food security, support for healthcare workers, and coordinated communications strategies.

CVCF is working in close collaboration with local health agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and other community partners to identify needs. Funds will be directed to reliable institutional partners who can quickly deploy and leverage the funds for the greatest impact.

We expect the Fund to make an initial round of grants throughout March, with additional grantmaking as fundraising continues throughout this crisis.

As a community foundation, CVCF is uniquely built to attract and deploy resources quickly and to adapt to evolving community needs. For 53 years, we have been this community’s trusted philanthropic partner and we will continue to lead and serve throughout this crisis.

Thank you to our partners who have come together in this critical time. To join in the effort, please contact us or donate online.