Project Ayuda

In partnership with The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Central Valley Community Foundation is excited to support Project Ayuda. Project Ayuda provides disaster relief payments to undocumented residents and their households affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the San Joaquin Valley counties of Tulare, Kern, and Fresno.

In the first part of 2020, many Americans received stimulus payments from the federal government, a program for which undocumented residents were ineligible. Meanwhile, undocumented residents have faced equal or greater danger from continued work during the coronavirus pandemic — work that is as essential as ever to our Valley’s economy.

To implement Project Ayuda, CVCF is pleased to team with the UFW Foundation, a §501(c)(3) public charity that manages critical services for immigrant communities. (This includes disbursing relief funds to undocumented residents through a similar but separate State of California program this year.) For Project Ayuda, the UFW Foundation is issuing preloaded debit cards to recipients determined eligible. Each participant receives $500, with a maximum of two per household.

The Packard Foundation provided initial support of $1 million for Project Ayuda. Despite this generosity, the need is so vast that many eligible recipients must be turned away. Additional contributions from donors like you are necessary to extend the impact of Project Ayuda to more Valley families who remain vulnerable to economic disruption, food insecurity, and housing displacement as well as infection.

On behalf of our partners and communities, thank you for your interest and support.

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To support this fund, make your checks payable to Central Valley Community Foundation.
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Central Valley Community Foundation 
5260 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 122
Fresno, CA 93704

Central Valley Community Foundation us a 501c-3 non-profit, tax ID# 77-0478025, any contribution is considered a tax-deductible gift.