Greater Bay Area Central Coast Wildfire Relief Fund

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The Greater Bay Area Central Coast Wildfire Relief Fund was created to provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to Bay Area and Central Coast residents affected by the August 2020 wildfires that have spread throughout the region.

Working together, United Way Bay Area, United Way of the Wine Country, United Way Monterey County, and United Way of Santa Cruz County will assist the residents and community agencies in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties that have been adversely affected by the August 2020 wildfires.

 

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The collected funds will be applied to immediate and long-term recovery assistance for residents affected by the wildfires, with an initial focus on providing housing assistance (vouchers or cash), cash assistance to displaced families and other identified immediate needs.

Please help us support our neighbors affected by the devastating wildfires.

 

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Greater Bay Area Central Coast Wildfire Relief Fund FAQ

What counties will be covered by Greater Bay Area Central Coast Fire Relief Fund?

United Way Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano counties)

United Way of the Wine Country (Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt & Del Norte Counties)

United Way Monterey County 

United Way of Santa Cruz County

How will wildfire relief funds be distributed?

The four local United Ways will share resources based on mutual assessment of local needs and the opportunity to fill gaps in services and leverage other philanthropic resources. We will make decisions on fund distribution with equitable insights from our community members and partners.

What will wildfire relief funds be used for?

The collected funds will be applied to immediate and long-term recovery assistance for residents and community agencies in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Solano, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, Del Norte, Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.

Relief efforts may include providing basic needs services to individuals and assisting non-profit agencies serving vulnerable populations with new or expanded roles in disaster relief. Long-term recovery support may include food and rent assistance to help people who have lost employment, case management services, and mental health counseling.

Will there be an administrative charge applied to wildfire relief fund donations?

Yes, the partering local United Ways (United Way of the Wine Country, United Way Monterey County, and United Way of Santa Cruz County), may use 5% of grant dollars toward core capacity and operations in service of the wildfire fund.

How do I get information about additional resources?

Contact 2-1-1 for phone and text services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 150 languages through phone interpretation services. Text services are available in English and Spanish. 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information about local social services, including disaster assistance, food, health care, housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, childcare, and family services. 211bayarea.org