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Non-Profit COVID-19 Economic Impact Grant

El Dorado County recognizes the COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic interruption for community-based non-profit organizations. These organizations have been called upon to assist individuals and families in crisis and at the same time have been unable to continue their normal revenue-raising activities.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds have been allocated to El Dorado County, and the Board of Supervisors has directed staff to launch a Non-Profit Grant program with the intent to assist the County's non-profit organizations. The grant is designed to provide financial relief to El Dorado County non-profit organizations that have suffered revenue loss or increased expenditures attributed to COVID-19, which resulted in a reduction in net income in 2020.

Program Description

El Dorado County is committed to providing support to the many non-profit organizations residing in El Dorado County that serve the County's more vulnerable citizens. Non-profits normally rely on various fundraising activities to provide the funds needed not only to provide assistance to the community but also to cover administrative costs. To control the spread of COVID-19, social distancing guidelines were implemented in March 2020 that caused the cancellation of the vast majority of those events, resulting in decreased fundraising revenue.

The El Dorado County Non-Profit Organization COVID-19 Economic Impact Grant will provide grants that non-profits can use as a replacement for net income losses in 2020 based on 2018 and 2019 revenue as reported on organizational tax returns.



Who is Eligible to Apply?

If you're able to answer yes to all the bullets below you are eligible to apply:

·         The applicant must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code and be in a valid secretary of state status.

·         The applicant must be physically located in El Dorado County and providing the majority of their services to El Dorado County residents.

·         The applicant must demonstrate business interruption due to COVID-19, including reduced revenue of at least 10 percent from the average of 2018 and 2019 organizational tax returns.


How to Get Started


Application materials should be emailed to or delivered to:

                                    County of El Dorado

                                    Kyle Zimbelman, Economic and Business Relations Manager

                                    2850 Fairlane Court

                                    Placerville, CA 95667


  1. Verification of 501(c)3 valid secretary of state status in the form of your IRS determination letter
  2. Verification of physical address of business in El Dorado County
  3. Federal tax returns from 2018, 2019 and 2020
  4. Requested amount of funding
  5. Please note that unrelated business income loss cannot be counted towards loss of funds from fundraising


Timeline:  Please submit all documentation by Friday, February 11, 2022.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

Are there any conditions or limitations on the use of the funds?

These grants are as a result of revenue impact and may be used to support operations at the discretion of the organization.

What kind of documentation is required?

IRS Form 990s from 2018, 2019 and 2020.


When will the decision be made on the grant?

After review of the application and verification of documents the applicant will be contacted by El Dorado County. If the request is approved, an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) will be sent to the applicant to finalize the grant.

What are the reporting requirements?

The funds are subject to federal reporting requirements and will therefore be incorporated into the MOU's.


Kyle Zimbelman, Economic and Business Relations Manager