Nevada County steps up to support our most vulnerable neighbors and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wildfire Recovery and Relief

If you were displaced as a result of the Jones Fire, the Nevada County Relief Fund is seeking donations to provide you and your household with short-term assistance to fill immediate needs such as temporary accommodations, groceries, gas, etc. or make repairs necessary to help get you rehoused. Grantmaking limited to funds raised; applications will be evaluated by County caseworkers.

Thank you for your interest in the Nevada County Relief Fund. Newly raised funds will be streamlined, flexible, and address small business and community needs. If you represent a non-profit or small business negatively impacted by COVID-19, please apply through the grant program below.

Round 3 Grant Applications are now CLOSED

If you would like to be notified about the next round of funding opportunities, please fill out the form on the right and we'll email you when applications are open.

Here’s how the application process will work:

While our initial focus is fundraising, we have developed grant criteria and a streamlined application and review process. We anticipate soliciting applications each time we raise $100,000. Our hope is to have multiple rounds of grantmaking for as long as there are funds to disburse. 

We’ve set up two ad hoc teams to manage the grantmaking process and make recommendations to the Community Advisory Committee; one for grantmaking to nonprofits serving western Nevada County, and the other for micro-grants to small businesses countywide. “Small businesses” include all businesses located in Nevada County (“bricks and mortar” and home-based businesses) including 501c3 nonprofit organizations.

If you have further questions, please email us and a representative will be in touch.