In response to the unprecedented economic, health, and community wellness impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak and related shelter-in-place directives, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is distributing grants to more than 45 nonprofit organizations across Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, and Sonoma Counties. A list of these grantees is available on RCU’s website at redwoodcu.org/nonprofit-grant-recipients.
The grants will serve the most pressing needs of vulnerable populations in one or more of RCU’s core funding priority areas of:
• Food and housing security (basic needs)
• Health and financial wellness
• Education and workforce development
“We know people are struggling right now because they have lost jobs or had hours reduced, and don’t know how they’ll make ends meet,” said Brett Martinez, president and CEO of Redwood Credit Union. “We hope these grants make a difference in helping our nonprofit partners who are working hard to meet a significant surge of need due to this crisis.”
In addition to the grants, RCU is honoring dozens of sponsorship commitments for fundraising events that have been cancelled due to the need for social distancing. “Nonprofit organizations rely on event proceeds to fund core programs and keep the lights on,” says Matt Martin, senior vice president of community and government relations. “We understand the impact of these cancelled events and want to do our part to make sure these organizations can continue providing vital services to our community.”
RCU is also posting frequently updated information and resources for their members and the community at redwoodcu.org/coronavirus.