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The following is a working list of COVID-19 resources available to Oakland residents, families and organizations. Many of these funds are finite so we encourage you to apply ASAP. Please note that some the deadlines have expired. For possible extensions and second application rounds, click on the links provided for updates. Do you know more resources? Let us know! 

For individual relief & assistance

Bay Area Community Services / Catholic Charities of the East Bay

For individuals and families in need of emergency financial assistance, BACS and CCEB are offering COVID-19 relief. Click on the link for contact information. 


East Bay Community Law Center

The EBCLC offers free legal consultation and representation around immigration, unlawful evictions, youth justice, health and wellness. Click on the link for contact information. (Para más información en español, haga clic aquí.)


Keep Oakland Housed

Keep Oakland Housed works with individuals in need of supportive housing, health and wellness resources. 

FindHelp will show users a comprehensive list of basic needs and resources based on zip code.

For workers

COVID-19 Resources For Workers

Has your job been impacted by COVID-19? The following link provides a list of resources from unemployment insurance to housing assistance. 

Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund 

For individual assistance, click link to Southern Smoke’s application form. (Para mas informacion en espanol, haga clic acqui.)  

For non-profit organizations

The East Bay Community Foundation: Just East Bay Response Fund 

The EBCF is offering grants to non-profit organizations working with communities severely impacted both socially and economically by COVID-19. 


The Oakland Fund For Public Innovation COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Oakland Fund offers COVID-19 grants to nonprofit organizations working on the following areas: food, homelessness, community health & education and economic security. 


United Way Bay Area (UWBA) COVID-19 Community Relief Fund 

UWBA is offering grants to non-profit organizations working directly with communities affected by COVID-19. The application is now closed. Check back for any updates on next application rounds. 

For small businesses

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

The RWCF is offering financial relief and assistance to small restaurants affected by COVID-19. 


TMC Community Capital Small Business Grant Program 

TMC is offering $2,000 in small grants plus reimbursements for any physical damages up to $10,000 for eligible businesses. 


Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

Verizon is offering up to $10,000 in grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, especially those in underserved communities. The next application window opens July 27th.


Yelp COVID-19 Relief For Restaurants & Bars

Yelp announced $25 million in relief in the form of marketing and advertising help to restaurants and bars with Yelp accounts. 



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