November 30, 2020
$91,000 Granted in Non-Profit Relief
In response to the hardships facing Mendocino County as a result of the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County has created the Non-Profit Relief Program as part of our multi-sector COVID-19 Relief Program. We are pleased to announce that $91,000 in local non-profit relief grants were awarded to 19 countywide organizations in our first round of grant making.
Mendocino County relies on non-profit organizations for basic needs, arts, the environment, and so much more. However, these critical organizations are experiencing financial and programmatic impacts due to the pandemic and correlating financial crisis. Non-profits provide a critical safety-net to our communities, and will experience long-term implications directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased costs related to the outbreak, cancellation of fundraising events, and loss of fee for service income. These grants were provided to help mitigate some of the difficulties faced by the non-profit sector in Mendocino County as a result of the pandemic.
Grantees included:
  • Acorn Partners in Education
  • Alex Rorabaugh Recreation Center
  • Arena Theater Association
  • Caspar Community Center
  • Community Center of Mendocino
  • Leadership Mendocino
  • Mendocino Area Parks Association (MendoParks)
  • Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
  • Mendocino County Soccer Academy
  • Mendocino Land Trust
  • Mendocino Performing Arts Company
  • Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association
  • Noyo Center for Marine Science
  • Redwood Coast Medical Services
  • Temple of Kwan Tai
  • The Harwood Memorial Park, Inc.
  • Westport Volunteer Fire Department
  • Willits Center for the Arts
  • Willits Daily Bread
The grants awarded were for round one of the program. There will be two additional rounds of Non-Profit Relief open to eligible non-profits in Mendocino County. To find out more about the Non-Profit Relief grant program please visit our website at and view the guidelines.

  • Round Two: Applications due January 15, awardees announced by March 15
  • Round Three: Applications due by March 27, awards announced by May 15.

This program was made possible by the COVID-19 Non-Profit Relief Fund of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County.
Photo credit: Leadership Mendocino, Class XXVI
If you would like to learn more about the Non-Profit Relief Fund, or make a contribution, visit our website:

  • To learn more about The Community Foundation of Mendocino County's response to COVID-19 please visit
  • Resources available to the non-profit community can be found on our website HERE.
  • Resources available to Individuals and Families can be found on our website HERE.
  • To stay apprised of the latest information on the virus, we recommend following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for preventing the spread of the disease. While we still do not know all the facts about COVID-19, the CDC has collected frequently asked questions on their website which may answer many of your questions.
  • To stay informed of developments in Mendocino County, we recommend following the County of Mendocino updates.
Megan Barber Allende, CEO
John Hansen, Controller
Allison Findley, Program Officer
Amy Lutz, Grant Administrator
Michelle Rich, Special Projects Manager
Neil DiBernardo, Administrative Manager  
Rose Bell, Project Manager for Mendocino-ROC
and Communications Manager

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street · Ukiah, CA 95482 · (707) 468-9882