Over $100,000 in 21 Grants Awarded Supporting 14 Local Non-profits
We are pleased to announce that the MHCF Disaster Relief Program has now completed four grant cycles totaling over $100,000 in 21 awarded grants supporting 14 Morgan Hill area non-profits. These grant recipients received disaster relief funds ranging from $2,000 up to $20,000 per grant. In turn, these local non-profits use the grant funding to provide essential resources and services to individuals and families of greatest need during this ongoing economic and health crisis.
4 Grant Cycles Completed and More to Come
In December 2020, the Morgan Hill Community Foundation (MHCF) announced that we received a challenge grant from the Sobrato Family Foundation of up to $50,000 to catalyze local giving for the MHCFs COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund.
The Sobrato Family Foundation’s challenge grant provided a one for one match of all donations received for the Disaster Relief Fund. Doubling our ability to give these grants has enabled the MHCF to extend our COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant Program into the new year.
“On behalf of our entire Board of Directors and the greater Morgan Hill Community, we are honored and privileged to be awarded this matching opportunity which, with the generous help of our community donors, will serve as a fund multiplier in our efforts to deliver impactful relief to the neediest of our neighbors in these still dark hours of the pandemic,” said Morgan Hill Community Foundation President Nick Gaich.
We’re Not Done Giving Where We’re Living
The greater Morgan Hill community is still experiencing the long-tail effects of the pandemic. We recognize the many, many needs in our community that local non-profits are still struggling to meet. We also acknowledge that the depressed economy in our region disproportionately impacts small business owners. Likewise, essential workers need services and support as well.
Our MHCF Board and volunteers continue to partner with local community groups and non-profits to extend the reach of this Disaster Relief Grant Program and Funding. We look forward to helping many other non-profits in the coming weeks and months until we, as a broader community, emerge from the long-lasting socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please Consider a Donation Today So We Can Keep Giving Tomorrow
Your donation in any amount will go directly back into the community to those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, our grant awards have gone to provide support and services such as:
For more information about this special grant program and to contribute, visit our Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund information page.
Local Morgan Hill Non-Profit? Apply for a Disaster Relief Grant
We highly encourage local non-profits to apply for a Disaster Relief grant. To be eligible, an organization must be a registered 501(c)3 non-profit serving the Morgan Hill Community.
Non-profits may apply to help fund a current project already underway or fund a newly created project. Project proposals must provide services or support specifically addressing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awarded grant amounts may be for a portion or all of the requested grant amount, and non-profits are eligible to re-apply multiple times for future disbursement rounds.
For information and to complete an application, visit our Disaster Relief Grant Program page.
The Morgan Hill Community Foundation (MHCF) is a philanthropic non-profit organization supporting the local Morgan Hill Community. We raise money to support local non profit organizations, provide grants to local schools, and act as a 501c3 partner organization to help new non-profits grow.