The UndocuFund continues to help the victims of the COVID-19 Shelter in Place orders in Sonoma County.

We are working to care for and protect our community, and we have decided to re-activate Undocufund as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies. Many of our undocumented community members work in temporary or low-wage jobs, without access to sick leave, unemployment or the ability to work remotely. Immigrants, many of them undocumented, do essential work that sustains us all. It remains unclear whether national relief plans will include immigrants in their plans for support. We cannot wait to take action. Your support for UndocuFund will provide relief and support to undocumented families and individuals. Please donate as generously as you can.

During the last 2.5 years you have contributed $7,683,924 and aided over 4,000 families to help with fire related losses. We are now calling on you again to help our undocumented family and neighbors face the barriers and challenges of the pandemic.


An estimated 38,500 undocumented immigrants live in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Even when they do qualify for services, many undocumented immigrants are unlikely to pursue those benefits due to fear of immigration enforcement, lack of familiarity with official institutions, and limited English proficiency. At every turn, our undocumented neighbors face barriers and challenges to recovering from disasters.

Read an analysis of our work:

Take a look at Diversifying Documentation with UndocuFund: An Examination of Post-Disaster Narratives by Susanna Pho. The research detailed in this document was conducted as thesis research through the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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