Economic Development

Save Our Non-Profits Grant Program

Save Our Non-Profits Grant Program

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The Grant Program is Now Closed

Fresno’s non-profits have provided essential services during the COVID-19 crisis including those the most impacted by this public and health crisis. For many, their normal activities to raise money and support their operations have also been interrupted by the shut-down. In recognition of their importance to our community and the economic disruption that they too have suffered, the City of Fresno City Council has allocated $500,000 in grant funding for Fresno non-profits.

Guidelines for Save Our Non-Profits Grant Program

Applications were accepted through 11:59 PST on November 29, 2020. After a random selection of eligible applicants, recipients of Save Our Non-Profits funding have been notified of their grant awards.

Instructions for Grant Recipients

Prior to disbursement of funds, each recipient organization must provide qualifying documentation that meets the requirements of the CARES Act. All documents should be signed and submitted by the person currently registered as the Principal Officer of the non-profit with the IRS.

Each grant recipient must provide the following prior to the deadline of 5 pm PST December 9, 2020:

  • a copy of the principal officer’s driver’s license
  • a copy of a canceled check from the organization’s checking account or a bank account verification letter including the routing number and account number
  • a completed and signed Save Our Non-Profits Grant Recipient Statement Form
  • a completed Direct Payment Authorization Form
  • a signed W-9
  1. Download Your Blank Forms
  2. Use ShareVault to Securely Upload Your Documents

If you are a grant recipient, you’ve been emailed an invitation to create a ShareVault login; you need to create a login and use ShareVault to successfully upload your documents. If you don’t have a computer or are having trouble using ShareVault, please contact our team immediately for assistance.

The City of Fresno is providing the ShareVault secure document storage system to facilitate the transfer of your financially sensitive documents while City Hall is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. NEVER email these kinds of documents, even to people who you trust.

Step-by-Step ShareVault Instructions (in English and Spanish)

Need Help?

If you have questions about your grant or your grant application, need technical assistance, or if you have questions about other available programs to help your organization recover from the COVID-19 crisis, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development at:

Call (559) 621-8350

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