News from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County

October 13, 2017
Disaster Fund for Mendocino County Updated Information 
Dear Friends,
As of this morning the Redwood Fire was at 34,000 acres with 10% containment. The Community Foundation continues to process donations to the Disaster Fund for Mendocino County. To make a tax-deductible contribution, please click here to make a gift
As of noon , $134,500 has been donated including grants from the George & Ruth Bradford Foundation and the following Community Foundation Funds: the Pearson Family Fund, the Hudson Family Fund, the Mabel Albertson Fund, and an anonymous donor-advised fund. Sponsorship from Aaron Obenyah LLP, CPAs is enabling 100% of donated gifts to go directly to fire victims.
The Disaster Fund for Mendocino County is managed by Community Foundation of Mendocino County and was created with a lead gift of $20, 000 in response to drought conditions in the spring/summer of 2014. Initial funding from the Disaster fund is designed to be awarded to family resource centers, senior centers, community dining rooms and other non-profits that provide disaster relief and recovery services to households impacted by a natural disaster, such as meals, temporary housing assistance, replacement of essential household items, and medical care or counseling.
The Community Foundation is working with North Coast Opportunities (NCO) for both immediate and short-term needs. To access short term-funds at NCO, visit their website (, or contact NCO Administrative Manager, Robyn Bera (707-467-3236, NCO will also be distributing funds for immediate needs. To receive those, please go to NCO (413 N. State Street). They will be open today as well as on Saturday, October 14.
Additionally, the Community Foundation is working with the Mendocino Coast Children's Fund to help meet the immediate needs of families who have evacuated to the coast.
To learn more about grantmaking from the Disaster Fund, please visit our website.
Megan Barber Allende

Megan Barber Allende, CEO
Neil DiBernardo, Administrative Coordinator 
Michelle Rich, Senior Program Officer
Holly Madrigal , Program Officer 
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street · Ukiah, CA 95482 · (707) 468-9882