County Announces Nonprofit Grant Recipients

A total of $1 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds will be distributed to several Stanislaus County nonprofit organizations by early 2022.

A total of $1 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds was approved for distribution to approved Stanislaus County nonprofit organizations by the Board of Supervisors on November 23rd. This funding will assist critical nonprofit work throughout Stanislaus County. Priority was given to nonprofits that did not receive funding from the 2020 Nonprofit Support Grant Program, as well as nonprofits that serve veterans and seniors, and local nonprofit organizations that are new to the community.

"Our County provides a variety of community-centered causes and nonprofits." said Stanislaus County Board Chairman, Vito Chiesa. "It's more important now than ever that we support the work of nonprofits and I'm proud of our Board for recognizing that with a new round of grant funding."

The Stanislaus Community Foundation was contracted to manage the grant application and review process on behalf of Stanislaus County. The Foundation received more than 70 applications from nonprofits that indicated a need for support. The efforts of nonprofits that have continued serving local residents, even through the pandemic, is remarkable. Most have struggled financially due to impacts of COVID-19.

Requests totaling approximately $4.5 million were received, far exceeding the $1 million available to award. This was a competitive process and applications were prioritized based on the approved tiers and for organizations that demonstrated the greatest financial need and impact of COVID-19 on their operations.

A total of 33 nonprofits were awarded funding in this round, including:

Nonprofit Funding
American Red Cross 15,000
Aspiranet 10,000
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. 45,000
Camp Taylor, Inc. 15,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton 59,000
Central Valley Center for the Vision and Hearing Impaired 25,000
Central Valley Hispanic Foundation 2,500
Central Valley Opportunity Center, Inc 75,000
Community Hospice Foundation of Stanislaus County 10,000
Community Impact Central Valley 75,000
Faith Home Teen Challenge, Inc. 15,000
Greater Modesto Interfaith Hospitality Network 15,000
Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus 20,000
Healthy Aging Association 40,000
Hughson Community Project 1,000
Improve Your Tomorrow, Inc. 10,000
Legacy Alliance Outreach 10,000
MoPride 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education 10,000
Parent Resources Center 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties 75,000
Self-Help Enterprises 50,000
Senior Advocacy Network 40,000
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services 20,000
Stanislaus County Youth Empowerment Program 10,000
Stanislaus Multi Cultural Health Coalition West Modesto King 30,000
Stanislaus Senior Foundation 7,000
The Food Initiative of Greater Stanislaus, Inc. 75,000
The Salvation Army, a California Corporation (Turlock) 30,000
United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc. 40,000
United Samaritans Foundation 50,000
Without Permission, Inc. 20,000
World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals 50,000
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The Stanislaus Community System of Care (CSOC) needs volunteers to conduct the 2023 Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count.

The PIT Count is an unduplicated count of all people in Stanislaus County experiencing homelessness. It provides a "snapshot" of what homelessness looks like on a single day of the year.

The Count is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2023. The deadline to register is January 6, 2023.

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In partnership with the cities of Ceres, Modesto, Oakdale, Riverbank, Turlock, and Waterford, Stanislaus County has contracted with TPH Architects to develop complete, pre-approved Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) building plans that are going to be available, free of charge, for property owners living in any of the partner jurisdictions; this is to help streamline the permitting process and reduce the costs for property owners to add ADUs to their properties.

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