Responding to Severe Winter Storms

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

This page offers resources and guidance on how you can provide support during moments of emerging crisis and afterward. 

Fundholders with Donor Advised Funds: You can make a grant to support these efforts from your fund at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation or Yolo Community Foundation through the donor portal. Please contact Chelsea Fahr, Senior Director of Philanthropy, with any questions at or (916) 921-7723 ext. 2021.

Storm Relief in Monterey County

Winter storms and the Pajaro levee breach have caused widespread destruction and hardship for many Monterey County residents and their families due to heavy rains, toppled trees, power outages and flooding. Our colleagues at the Community Foundation for Monterey County are collecting donations to disburse in close collaboration with organizations that are deeply embedded in the communities affected — so that those impacted most are able to get through and recover from this disaster.

Give to the monterey county storm relief fund

While Pajaro residents live in Monterey County, many go to schools, get services, and identify with Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, so Community Foundation Santa Cruz County has also activated its emergengy fund, recognizing that it’s essential that organizations and governments coordinate across county lines to meet needs.

Give to the Santa Cruz County Disaster Fund

The impacts of disasters like these cascade long after the storms end. Thank you for taking action to help these communities respond now — and have the resources needed for recovery.

It's important to prepare for emergencies. Listos California, a program of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, offers disaster preparedness guides in multiple languages to help you and your loved ones prepare for emergencies like severe storms, floods, and power outages. Please amplify these resources with your networks to promote disaster preparedness. 

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