Since April 2020, we have distributed over $325,000 back into our communities. These grants have provided the necessary funds to cover rent, food, bills, medical expenses, and childcare. We are so proud to provide this service. This program is dependent on funding and our guidelines are changing to better assess need so that we can continue to offer this program or something like it on a long-term basis.
Our September 2021 round begins on September 1st. For this round, we will be prioritizing first-time applicants, who will be eligible for a $500 grant. If you have received funding before, please note that the maximum amount that you will qualify for in July is $250. To qualify, you must complete a new application (see links below). Note priority will be given to seniors, single-parent households, families with children 6 years old or younger, and those without any employment or income. If you have been granted before it does not guarantee that your application will be granted again. Applications are due on September 15th.
Application instructions: Please click the application link and download the document. The downloaded document can be filled out on the computer and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application can also be printed, filled out, scanned, and returned by email. We will also be accepting applications by mail at PO BOX 194, San Geronimo, CA 94963. Please remember to include your proof of residency with your application. Additionally, over-the-phone assistance is available if you do not have access to a computer, printer, or email address. Please call (415) 488-8888 ext. 250.
Application in English
Aplicación en Español
If you are not in need of financial assistance and would like to make a donation to the fund to support your neighbors, please click here to our DONATION PAGE.
If you are experiencing financial hardship because of reasons outside the Covid-19 pandemic or you need additional financial support, the San Geronimo Valley Emergency Fund is still accepting applications as normal. Please see their San Geronimo Valley Emergency Fund Application.
Financial Support During Shelter in Place
Those unable to work during this time are able to apply for unemployment insurance.
Those infected by COVID-19 may apply for disability insurance. The California Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
Public Assistance Services
This site has information on County Medical Services Program, CalFresh/SNAP, CalWorks and Medi-Cal Benefits.
This is the most up-to-date link to the places where clients can use their EBT cards in-person. Type in your address and stores in the area pop up.