Foundation Activates Emergency Response Fund

Resources will support nonprofit organizations impacted by coronavirus pandemic

SACRAMENTO—The Sacramento Region Community Foundation (the Foundation) recently announced it has activated its emergency response fund, the Sacramento Region Disaster Fund, and seeded it with an initial investment to help quickly address acute funding challenges nonprofits in the capital area are encountering due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

“This outbreak will have cascading effects on the nonprofits that serve the capital region, the very organizations so many in our community rely on to provide essential services in times of crisis,” said Linda Beech Cutler, the Foundation’s chief executive. “We’ve heard from many nonprofit leaders who report they’ve lost revenue due to canceled events and programs, and we expect it will worsen. We need to provide support to these organizations now, rather than later, to help in this uncertain time.”

The Foundation will deploy resources from its Fund to nonprofits working in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties in the coming weeks. Cutler encourages individuals interested in contributing to the Fund, and organizations interested in learning more about receiving funding, to visit the Foundation’s website,

According to Cutler, the Fund has already received generous gifts from area donors.

“The teams at the nonprofits that will help our community through this crisis need our help now,” she said. “It’s so heartening to see our community respond generously,” she said.

For more information about the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, visit or call (916) 921-7723.