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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Sets Goal to Raise $500,000 by 4th of July

The Nevada County Relief Fund has set its sights on raising $500,000 by the 4th of July. Having received over $1,175,000 in funding requests from local nonprofits and small businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19, and disbursing $210,000 in grants last week, this new goal was set in recognition of the significant and ongoing need in the community.

Many residents have stepped up and donated to the fund—both large and small amounts. Local golf group, “The Duffers,” have gotten into the community spirit of the Relief Fund and have put forth a $35,000 challenge.  Through the month of June, The Duffers will match dollar-for-dollar all donations received up to $35,000.  That means if you contribute, your generosity will go twice as far.

“While we are absolutely thrilled to have granted relief to the tune of $210,000 to date, the first round of grant application requests far exceeded the funds available,” said Jennifer Singer, Relief Fund volunteer. “More is desperately needed to begin to restore our community.”

Donations support the frontline safety net nonprofits providing a lifeline to our neighbors most in need as well as small businesses and other nonprofits vital to our community. If you are inspired to contribute or want more information, visit  Or, checks can be mailed to Nevada County Relief Fund, c/o SNMH Foundation, PO Box 1810, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

With the current tally at $328,000 plus the $35,000 matching gift, the Relief Fund expects to quickly reach $400,000 with another $100,000 to hit that half-million-dollar milestone by the Nation’s birthday.

About the Nevada County Relief Fund

The Nevada County Relief Fund was created through a partnership between the County of Nevada, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation (SNMH Foundation, the Fund’s fiscal sponsor), Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF), the Sierra Business Council (SBC), Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL), and the Economic Resource Council (ERC). In conjunction with TTCF’s Emergency Response Fund, the purpose of this effort is to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis by directing vital resources to our most vulnerable neighbors, and support our small, rural businesses. The Fund was established in April with a $100,000 “challenge grant” from the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. Since then, it has gained traction as a reliable way to give back to our unique small businesses and nonprofits that have been stretched to meet extreme community needs. 

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today that goes directly to assist Nevada County’s invaluable nonprofits and small businesses. For more information and to make a gift, please visit, or email

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