RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation) offers resources that will help the community thrive.

Assistance for our Neighbors

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Under SB 91, the State of California provides emergency rental assistance to households & landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters with income at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI), have experienced a decrease in income as a result of the COVID pandemic, or are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing stability are eligible to apply. Learn who can help you HERE  or learn more about the CALIFORNIA COVID-19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAM



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Richmond Rapid Response Fund (R3F)
The City of Richmond, Richmond Rapid Response Fund (R3F), and Richmond Community Foundation (RCF) have partnered with CHDC, RNHS, and SparkPoint Contra Costa to assist in administering funds to eligible households who are unable to pay their rent due to a COVID 19 – related job loss or loss of income. SparkPoint Contra Costa, CHDC, and RNHS will be the organizations collecting applications for Richmond residents. Funds are available one time per household. A household can receive up to 3 months rent, not to exceed $5,000. Rental check amounts will be paid directly to the landlord.

To learn more and apply (click here):

EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Utility District)

The CAP program provides water bill reduction or payment plans for those who qualify.  We can help our neighbors reduce their water bill up to 50%, “because water is life”.

Enroll in the CAP program by
(1) becoming a SparkPoint client by calling: 925-252-2300, or by
(2) clicking here (link)


Fiscally sponsored projects


NewLife Movement – Click Here for info

NewLife Movement, a California state-recognized non-profit organization serving our community by: “Engaging criminal and disadvantaged minds and helping them become successful law-abiding citizens.” We believe we can achieve our mission by meeting those in need in the very streets we mean to change.


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ECCCA – East Contra Costa Community Alliance

The East Contra Costa Community Alliance (ECCCA) is a collaborative of nonprofits dedicated to strengthening policies, services, and resources in East County.

MFAC – Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition

We are a coalition of Contra Costa County residents representing some 50 faith communities across the county. Members work together to address the root causes of poverty through advocacy and public policy change

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Contra Costa Budget Justice Coalition

The Budget Justice Coalition sponsors workshops to educate community organizations, residents, and local leaders about Contra Costa County’s budgeting process.  Join us to learn about how the County gets and spends its funding.