Meet Our 2019 California Wildfires Recovery Fund Grantee Partners

The 2019 California Wildfires Recovery Fund provided funding to organizations working to help communities rebuild and recover from devastating wildfires.

Richard Toyfoya and Latonia Toyfoya,along with their grandson Gionee Guzman, and their case manager Wade Anilus tour their Kincade fire destroyed property. (Photo: © Erik Castro; courtesy of Community Action Partnership Sonoma County, a 2019 CDP grantee partner.)

Community Foundation Sonoma County received $250,000 to support ongoing disaster case management through the Kincade Wildfire Recovery Project. The project provides financial assistance to low-income Sonoma County households greatly affected by the Kincade Fire. Through a partnership with Community Foundation Sonoma County this grant will also support UndocuFund and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County on behalf of Rebuilding Our Community Sonoma County (ROC) was awarded $100,000 to shore up and extend ROC’s operations and their resource center, enabling them to continue to serve Sonoma County residents who have been directly impacted by the Kincade Fire. By strengthening the principle hub for Kincade Fire recovery coordination, the grant supports the work of other fund grantees who currently use the ROC resource center to collaborate and coordinate support for fire survivors.

Corazón Healdsburg received $250,000 for their Corazón Healdsburg Unity and Community Fund for Kincade Fire Victims, a program which supports the most vulnerable individuals and families affected by the Kincade Fire. The program provides direct financial assistance to cover expenses such as utility bills, food, medical care, shelter, repairs, transportation and other urgent unmet needs.

Latino Service Providers (LSP) received $100,000 for their LSP Youth Promotores program. The program seeks to counteract the stigma associated with addressing mental health issues. By engaging and educating the Latinx community on mental health and disaster preparedness issues, the program helps survivors access culturally appropriate mental health resources and create emergency preparedness plans.

United Policyholders received $100,000 for the 2019 Southern California Wildfires Roadmap to Recovery Program. The program provides pro bono legal services for disaster survivors to help them secure and maintain housing post-disasters through advocacy and education related to insurance claims.

United Way of the Wine Country was awarded $250,000 to continue providing financial assistance through disaster case management to Kincade Fire survivors. The grant will allow United Way to fill the unmet rebuilding needs of those who lost their homes in the fire.