“I never knew a program like this existed for someone like me.”
– 2022 Sonoma County UF Recipient.

Since 2017 UndocuFund has disbursed:

$9,630,400 – COVID 19 Pandemic and 2023 Winter Storms: 7,221 households $7,515,000 – Wildfire Recovery : 2,874 households


UndocuFund is a mutual aid project for Sonoma County’s undocumented community members. It was founded in 2017 as the Tubbs wildfire burned across Sonoma County and continues to support our communities six years later in 2023. An estimated 42,000 undocumented immigrants live in Sonoma County. Unlike other disaster 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.

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. National relief plans have failed to include them in support efforts. At every turn, our undocumented neighbors face barriers and challenges to recovering from disasters.

For some, UndocuFund is their only source of relief


Your support for UndocuFund provides relief and support to undocumented families and individuals.

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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