Oakland CARES Nonprofit Grant Fund Application

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The Oakland CARES Nonprofit Grant Fund provides unrestricted grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofits that demonstrate that COVID-19 has impacted their program service delivery, or general business operations and that meet the eligibility requirements listed in the Program Guidelines.

Before completing this application, please review the Program Guidelines at

https://communityvisionca.org/oaklandcares and a full PDF verison of the application here.

Materials can be found in Spanish at communityvisionca.org/oaklandcares/spanish.

We’re here to answer your questions about the Oakland CARES Nonprofit Grant Fund application. Click here to schedule an appointment in English. Click here to schedule an appointment in Spanish. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact oaklandcares@communityvisionca.org.

NONPROFITS WHO RECEIVED MORE THAN $20,000 IN FUNDING FROM THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING FROM THE OAKLAND CARES NONPROFIT GRANT FUND.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5PM P.T. ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020.


















The following service areas are eligible:
  • Health & Human Services
  • Economic & Workforce Development
  • Legal Support
  • Food Security
  • Homeless and Renter Support Services 
  • Education


The following documents are required unless otherwise stated. If you are eligible to proceed, you will submit a copy of these documents at the end of this application. If you have questions or need assistance with collecting these documents, please reach out for technical assistance prior to submission. 
  • The last three years of your organization's 990 tax forms 
  • Most recently audited financial statements or, if audited financial statements are not available, unaudited financials for your most recently completed fiscal year. 
  • If you received a management letter with your most recent audit, please provide the letter. A management letter is not required.  
  • Your organization’s most recent year-to-date unaudited/internal financial statements (i.e. income statement and balance sheet)
  • Documented proof your nonprofit is based in Oakland. For example: a City of Oakland business license, a current lease agreement, a current bill mailed to the organizational name and address, or other legitimate documentation.
  • A copy of your organization's IRS Determination Letter confirming your 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsorship agreement
  • A copy of your organization's current budget

The full application will appear below once you indicate your eligibility above. 

Please review your selections to ensure you have accurately answered each question. If you have any questions about eligibility, please reach out to oaklandcares@communityvisionca.org.

You may also review the Program Guidelines at https://communityvisionca.org/oaklandcares for more information. 






Please select 'Yes' if your organization provides programs and services in the following categories. If you select 'Yes', please briefly describe the programs and services you provide to vulnerable populations (including Black; immigrant; senior citizens; children; homeless; low and very low-income) in that respective area:



















Please upload copies of Form 990s for the past three years

Your organization's audited or unaudited financial statements as of your most recent fiscal year end

If you submitted an audit and received a management letter with your most recent audit, please attach the letter here. A management letter is not required.

Your organization's most recent year-to-date unaudited/internal financial statements, i.e. an income statement and balance sheet

Documented proof your nonprofit is based in Oakland. For example: a City of Oakland business license, a current lease agreement, a current bill mailed to the organization name and address, or other legitimate documentation.


Please upload a copy of your organization's current budget.

The following section is not scored. Successful applicants will be required to comply with federal grantmaking requirements by affirming the certifications below before receiving grant funds. Community Vision is willing to provide technical assistance to support competitive applicants in passing compliance with these certifications where possible. Please indicate which certifications you are currently compliant with so we can assess your needs.