Collective Action applications: February 11 and May 27, 2021
Geographic Focus: Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and rural areas
The Arts I Equity I Reimagined Fund seeks to respond to the unprecedented and ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Pittsburgh region’s arts and cultural sector. The Fund is intended to foster collective action and identify creative solutions to operating challenges as nonprofit arts organizations navigate these uncertain times. While the Fund is open to all arts and cultural organizations, in recognition of long-standing disparities in funding, it will prioritize small to medium-sized arts organizations and those that serve or are led by historically marginalized communities in southwestern Pennsylvania, whether they be urban or rural in location.
Through the Emergency Relief Funding program, the Chamiza Foundation is accepting applications that respond to direct threats from COVID-19. The grant awards range from $3,000 to $12,000. Specific areas of interest include food, medical supplies, and personal items; water; community relief and recovery needs; and internet access and connectivity.
The Youth COVID-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organizations, to help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open.
Safer + Stronger Grants seek to challenge the risk of rising gender-based violence in the pandemic. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 support organizations’ ability to help address, prevent, and reduce gender-based violence and deal with an influx of people seeking support due to an increase in gender-based violence in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Coquitlam
The Coquitlam Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, part of the Tri-Cities COVID-19 Community Response in collaboration with the Port Moody Foundation and the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation, provides support to registered charities benefiting the residents of Coquitlam, BC, to address community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grants program invests in local projects and organizations that work to build strong communities throughout the state. For the 2021 grant cycle, the focus will be on building community resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to projects and organizations that serve people at higher risk to be negatively impacted by COVID-19.
SoundON provides BC presenters and artists with direct support to get back to doing what they do best: creating unforgettable live music experiences. SoundON will provide grants to presenters and curating partners of $5,000 to produce live streamed concerts and other music programming featuring BC artists.
The Women Enterprise Recovery Fund looks to partner with private sector innovators to design and launch digital solutions that support women enterprises economically impacted by COVID-19 and to address their financial and other business requirements. Applicants can be based anywhere globally, however solutions must focus on women entrepreneurs in one or several of the following countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and/or Vietnam.
Geographic Focus: the state of Massachusetts; the state of Rhode Island; Eerie and Monroe counties, NY; Prince George’s County, MD; Rochester and St. Paul, MN; Madison and Milwaukee, WI; Columbus and Cincinnati, OH; Kansas City, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Anchorage, AK; Sacramento and San Diego, CA; Toronto, ON; Montreal, QC; and Vancouver, BC
DoorDash Local Restaurant Grants are designed to help offset the costs associated with running a restaurant amidst the ongoing pandemic, restaurant closures, and local indoor and outdoor dining restrictions. Support is provided in selected cities in the United States and Canada.Restaurants do not need to be on the DoorDash platform to be eligible.
Geographic Focus: Tulsa
The City of Tulsa has launched a request for proposals to award up to $6.5 million in grants from COVID-19 relief funding to help local nonprofits address the effects of the pandemic. COVID-19 Relief Grants should achieve at least one of the following purposes: support Tulsans’ personal and financial health, development, and resilience; enable the secure resumption of economic or community activity; and seed the creation, stability, and growth of emerging industries and occupations to build a stronger economic base.
Black Resilience in Colorado: February 19, 2021
Geographic Focus: Denver
The Denver Foundation is offering COVID-19 relief funding through two programs: The COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience program funds systems-level solutions developed by organizations in response to COVID-19. Support will be concentrated in the areas of Public Health, Social Systems, Economic Recovery, Education Equity, Public Policy Improvements, Systems Improvement, and Racially Healing and Equity, and assessed through an equity lens. The Black Resilience in Colorado program supports nonprofit organizations that are led by and serve Black communities.
The Community Fund supports that are focused on safety to address urgent and pressing needs in their local community. Support is provided to Canadian registered charities and nonprofit organizations addressing one or more of the following areas: improving community physical or emotional safety, supporting well-being and inclusion through community programming, and standing up for cultural diversity in their communities through programs, services, and funding. Grants of up to $25,000 are provided.
The Expanding Potential in Communities (EPIC) Grant program supports broadband initiatives in the southeastern United States, funded by Truist Financial Corporation’s Truist Cares initiative, a $50 million philanthropic pledge to help rebuild communities in the company’s markets affected by COVID-19. As the administrating partner, the Internet Society will support local broadband expansion by funding complementary Internet connectivity solutions to help alleviate disparities in education, employment, and social welfare that are exacerbated by lack of access to broadband. The $1 million Truist EPIC Grant will be distributed to as many as seven cooperative broadband projects in funds between $125,000 and $180,000.
Geographic Focus: Minneapolis
The Minneapolis LGBTQ BIPOC Business Capacity Fund offers support to Minneapolis LGBTQ+ BIPOC owned businesses impacted by the protests following the murder of George Floyd and the outbreak of COVID-19. The program provides a $5,000 grant and education sessions with complementary technical support to help reinvigorate impacted businesses.
Geographic Focus: Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott
The COVID-19 Response Fund—Capacity Building Grant Cycle offers support to stabilize, build capacity, and strengthen recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant requests may include technology or consultant services to support the delivery of virtual programming; equipment (laptops, cell phones, etc.) to facilitate staff working remotely or serving clients remotely; PPE, supplies, and office equipment (partitions, Plexiglass shields, etc.) to adhere to safety protocols and ensure a safe office work environment for staff and clients; and other services which will help organizations adapt their business models and practices in order to continue successful operations in the current climate. In certain circumstances, limited unrestricted operating support will be considered.
Geographic Focus: Mendocino County
The Safety Net Grant program seeks meet increased demands for basic needs services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be made for the purpose of creating or expanding safety net programs and services to assist individuals who have been affected by COVID-19. Safety net services include those that provide basic needs (i.e. food, shelter, clothing, necessary household items, communication, sanitation, health, employment, and education) as well as behavioral health services, information and referral, and domestic violence or child abuse and neglect intervention or prevention.
The Gender & COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program is focused on supporting on equal access to, public education, and awareness on COVID-19 vaccines for women and girls in South Africa.
Geographic Focus: Šumadija and Western Serbia, and the south and eastern Serbia regions
With the support of the Government of Switzerland the Swiss PRO Programme through the new public call will directly support up to ten local projects in Serbia that will be addressing the rights and the needs of Roma citizens living in substandard settlements alleviating the consequences of COVID-19.
Phase Two of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will help those impacted by the housing crisis. Through the fund, Beyoncé is giving $5,000 grants to individuals and families facing foreclosures or evictions.
Mental Health Research Canada has issued a call for proposals that aims to better understand how COVID-19 impacts the mental health of families and caregivers of children with special needs in British Columbia, and to identify evidence-based, promising programs and practices to mitigate these impacts.
COVID-19 Relief Grants support the core operational costs of local, grassroots, species conservation organizations which are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result face personnel or financial constraints in conducting species conservation work in 2021. Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 are provided.
The Innovation Challenge in Response to COVID-19 seeks innovative projects to help micro-enterprises pivot or adapt in order to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 in the south of Tunisia (Gabès, Gafsa, Kébili, Médenine, Tataouine, Tozeur). Eligible applicants include individuals, including entrepreneurs, and associations.
Nonprofit Reemergence Grants: March 31 and June 30, 2021
Geographic Focus: Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties
The Community Foundation of North Central Washington offers COVID-19 relief through two programs: Helping Hands Grants support nonprofits and public agencies providing critical safety-net needs for community members (including food security, housing support, physical and mental health, safety, and pre-K childcare) due to the socio-economic and health impacts of the pandemic in the region. Nonprofit Reemergence Grants support nonprofit organizations as they recover from the current public health crisis and adapt their operations for future viability.
The Faith-based and Cultural Facility Relaunch Grant program provides one-time reimbursement to relaunch facilities used for cultural, religious, spiritual, and ceremonial gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. Qualifying faith-based and cultural organizations are eligible for this one-time reimbursement funding of up to $5,000 to help cover a portion of their restart costs.
Geographic Focus: South West District
The 2021 Get COVID-Creative Fund provides funding to groups or communities (under 2,500 population) in the South West District of Saskatchewan. Grants of up to $500 support new or improved initiatives that develop community culture, recreation, and sports (within COVID safety guidelines).
Geographic Focus: Communities within a 15-mile radius of Winona, MN
The Winona Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Winona, MN, area, including communities within a 15-mile radius of Winona into Wisconsin. For the Foundation’s first grant cycle of 2021, the Foundation is focusing on mission-critical programming or projects identified as emerging needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as improving mental-health related impacts for clients or staff, projects identified as a need to help vulnerable populations, and support for equipment and tools needed to safely conduct programming or services due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.
The Immunization Partnership Fund seeks to increase confidence, acceptance, and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada.
The Community Business Renewal Fund provides grants to community businesses in England affected by the COVID-19 crisis to adapt, renew, and rebuild their business so they can remain financially viable. The Fund is aimed at organizations delivering services in their local community to support those who have been most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life Grants Program is designed to address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of enhancing connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes. Funds may support programs and projects to connect isolated individuals and remotely foster engagement and connection, adapt services or create new services to continue to support and engage family caregivers, facilitate connection through the use of technology, provide programs with online opportunities for volunteering, create strategies to strengthen and/or build social networks, and provide access to tools and resources to help people remain connected and engaged.
NALAC, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Intercultural Leadership Institute partners, offers the Actos de Confianza relief effort to support Latinx artists and arts organizations who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. NALAC will distribute $2,500 grants to Latinx artists and cultural workers and $5,000 grants to Latinx arts organizations facing critical financial emergencies.
Geographic Focus: national projects in the U.K. and pan-European level projects
The Power and Accountability program aims to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest. Support is provided in the following focus areas: 1.) strengthening corporate accountability; 2.) strengthening democratic accountability; 3.) encouraging responsible media; and, 4.) responding to the dual harms of COVID-19 and systemic racism. Support is provided for national work in the U.K., or elsewhere in Europe for work at a pan-European level.
Geographic Focus: Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties
The Zellerbach Family Foundation’s Community Arts COVID Response Grants program provides support to organizations suffering revenue loss due to the closure of venues and cancellation of events. Response grants will be for organizational stability/general operating support and will be awarded for $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000.
The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is a funding opportunity for small U.K.-registered charities and not-for-profit organizations. SCCF project grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years, for U.K.-registered organizations working towards addressing the Global Goals, to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized. Priority is given to applications that can demonstrate that they are responding to longer term impacts of COVID-19. Applying organizations or their downstream partners also need to be registered in the country of delivery.
CIBC’s Canada Emergency Business Account CEBA offers a $60,000 interest-free loan to new eligible applicants. Companies with an annual payroll of between $20,000 and $1.5 million are eligible to apply. Applicants must use CIBC as their primary bank. (Otherwise, companies may apply through the financial institution that holds their primary Business Operating Account.)
Geographic Focus: The east coast of Vancouver Island
Through its Annual Foundation Grants Program, the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of the residents in its communities. During the COVID-19 health crisis, the Foundation will also consider emergency response projects, especially projects that improve the capacity of homelessness service providers.
Geographic Focus: some emphasis on Illinois
The Emergency Grants Fund supports poetry and affiliated art organizations struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund is open to national and Illinois-based poetry organizations and organizations that use poetry as an expression of their missions, located in the United States. This includes organizations fighting for social justice and working to advance racial equity in poetry and affiliated art.
The Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund is focusing its current round of funding on proposals that concentrate on a range of capital requests to address COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
The Restoration and Resilience COVID Recovery Fund is providing grants to support public lands, including parks, nature areas, and other green spaces, that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on supporting agencies and organizations responsible for maintaining public lands by distributing resources and mobilizing volunteers to help keep up with increased human presence in these delicate ecosystems. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded. Nonprofit organizations, state or federal government agencies, federally recognized tribes and local governments, and educational institutions are eligible to apply.
Emergency Assistance Grants: none
Geographic Focus: Montgomery County
COVID-19 Operating Support Grants address the operating needs of organizations affected by the pandemic. COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grants address emergency needs related to the pandemic, with emphasis on food insecurity, child care, and health.
The goal of the USAID Bangladesh and the Private Sector: Partnering to Fight COVID-19 program is to provide a medium through which organizations can work with USAID and the private sector to build Global Development Alliances (GDAs) that will: a) respond to the current outbreak of COVID-19 in Bangladesh; b) address important business interests and objectives; and c) advance USAID’s strategic priorities and objectives.
The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lose their lives because of COVID-19. The grants will provide basic and continuing financial support for common needs, such as funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses of children and other dependents currently in school, mortgage or rent payments, and immediate living expenses, as these family members manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and begin to move forward.
Through the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) Guarantee program, businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 can access guaranteed, low-interest loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs.
The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) has announced an open competition for funding to address the impacts of COVID-19 on efforts to combat human trafficking and support government measures to counter human trafficking. Applicants may submit applications for no less than $100,000 to work in one or more countries. Organizations eligible to apply include U.S.-based and foreign non-profits, non-governmental organizations (including faith-based organizations), for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and public international organizations.
Through the COVID-19 Response Fund, the Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the U.K. and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered.
Geographic Focus: Winnipeg
The One-Time Community Grants program provides short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in the Winnipeg community, including those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding priorities include children, youth, and families; literacy, education, and employment; health, wellness, and recreation; environment and animal welfare; and arts, culture, and heritage.
The Documentarian Emergency Relief Fund was established to give up to $1,000 each month for a period of 10 months to documentary producers and directors facing “dire financial emergencies” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#RisingYouth supports young people who are inspired with ideas and ready to take action through youth-led community service grants. Grants are awarded in the amounts of $250 for simple ideas like community events or gatherings; $750 for bigger ideas such as building a community garden, or distributing care packages; and $1,500 for projects that involve a larger group of people to drive impact. #RisingYouth is currently prioritizing grant applications that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Abbotsford
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Responsive Neighborhood Small Grants program has shifted to help fund small-scale projects that reduce social isolation. Supported projects should tackle and address social isolation, build community strength and resilience, and foster community creativity and well-being. Grants will range from $50 to $1,000.
Action Against Corona, an initiative of the Norrsken Foundation and Dagens Industri, supports organizations and individuals that can help fight coronavirus or mitigate its effects on people and society. Action Against Corona is a platform that connects initiatives with grants or investments.
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund assists new programs in British Columbia to ensure students continue to receive food during the COVID-19 crisis school closures.
The AFC provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Canadian entertainment industry professionals working in all aspects of TV, film, music, theater, and dance. The AFC is currently focusing on making sure that people stay stable and basic needs are met for the next two to three weeks. Basic needs include rent or mortgage payments, food, utilities, phone bill, car payments, car and home insurance, or medical expenses. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund’s Coronavirus Relief Program awards up to $500 to nonprofits and faith-based organizations working to address health and human service needs in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts or to provide general health and human service support to low-income citizens.
Another Round Another Rally supports hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Support is provided through the following programs: The Nolet Family USA Relief Program offers relief in the form of eVouchers to nationwide retailers to help supplement groceries and other much needed essentials for those currently out of work that were employed by a bar or restaurant with a full liquor license. Radical Xchange Charitable Gifts for Black Mental Health Relief provide mental health relief to Black hospitality workers in need.
Arts Administrators of Color has created the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants.
Geographic Focus: Battle River area
The Battle River Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Grants and Fund are intended to respond to challenges faced by local organizations, support the recovery of those organizations, and assist in maintaining the well-being of citizens and communities. The Foundation serves an area that stretches from Camrose west to Gwynne, south to Bashaw and Alliance, east to Hughenden and north to Highway 14 in Alberta.
Behind the Scenes Grants are available to anyone working in the entertainment technology industry who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need. Applicants should be directly involved with production behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, behind the camera, or on the road.
The Coronavirus Fast Response Fund aims to mobilize civic initiatives in the wider Black Sea region meant to help limit the coronavirus crisis and counter its negative impact on society, good governance, democracy, rule of law, and access to free media.
The purpose of the Rapid-Response Covid Relief Grants program is to help nonprofit organizations in Arkansas lessen the impact of the Covid-19 virus on the individuals, families, and communities they serve. Grants will range from $5,000 to $150,000. The application process will be open as long as the Foundation deems appropriate to assist with Covid-related needs.
Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations, Destination Tomorrow’s TRANScend Community Impact Fund, and Third Wave Fund are announcing the launch of the COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities to get financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Priority will be given to trans-led organizations across the U.S. with a strong racial justice focus and youth/intergenerational leadership, with particular consideration for those who lack access to national and/or local funding streams. The application will be open as long as funds are available.
Geographic Focus: Greater Boston
The Boston Herald is offering assistance to the Greater Boston community during this time, in the form of free community bulletin boards and matching advertising grant programs.
Geographic Focus: Bow Valley region
The Bow Valley Emergency Fund, a collaborative effort of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, the Canmore Rotary Charitable Foundation, and the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, provides support to organizations providing direct response and support to those affected by COVID-19 in the Bow Valley area, particularly those who are most vulnerable and those who may be facing social isolation. Key priorities are programs or projects that focus on keeping Bow Valley residents fed, sheltered, safe, and connected.
Geographic Focus: Bowen Island
The Bowen Island Community Foundation’s Resiliency Fund is the Foundation’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects should provide impact in the following areas: the systemic availability of food, hygiene, or other basic needs (excluding housing and income benefits); providing relevant information to promote resiliency and mitigate fear and confusion; and mobilizing citizens to assist their vulnerable neighbors with the challenges they are facing from isolation.
Geographic Focus: Branch County and Colon
The Emergency Relief Grant provides support for needs such as housing assistance for homeless, food insecurities, rental and utility assistance, gas cards, hygiene products, minutes for phone plans (especially for people with mental health needs working with telehealth or telephonic care), and operating funds for nonprofit organizations.
Geographic Focus: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Camden counties
The Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing is providing emergency grants of up to $10,000 to grassroots community organizing groups in the Philadelphia region, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Camden counties. Priority will be given to new or existing groups that are launching organizing campaigns around issues directly related to the COVID-19 crisis as well as established grassroots community organizing groups that need funding to be able to keep organizing, need resources to organize virtually, and/or need to replace lost revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the U.K. that are losing revenue, and seeing their cash flow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Geographic Focus: Brown County
The Emergency Response Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on the community, including immediate basic needs, gaps in service, and operational challenges. Preference will be given to the provision of direct services.
Geographic Focus: Burlington
Burlington Foundation’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund provides grants to registered charities serving Burlington, ON. The initial focus is on emergency response grants supporting community members most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including those experiencing food insecurity, isolated seniors, childcare supports, disability, mental health, and safe housing. In coming months, as the pandemic subsides, the Fund will move into addressing recovery and rebuilding needs in the community.
The Bush Foundation has adapted its Community Innovation grant program to be responsive to needs and opportunities related to COVID-19. Applications related to COVID-19 are given expedited consideration. This includes immediate response efforts and longer-term rebuilding efforts. Grants must be used for projects located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.
Geographic Focus: Calgary area
The Calgary Foundation’s Pandemic Recovery Program supports registered charities in Calgary and area, as well as First Nations communities in Treaty 7 region. The Pandemic Recovery Program will have three phases of support, rolled out over time: Phase 1, the relief phase, will support the immediate needs of charities to connect with staff, board, and other stakeholders; Phase 2, the recovery phase, will focus on activating strategies to get charitable operations back to pre-pandemic levels; and Phase 3, the resilience phase, will support strategies and technologies for strengthening organizations for the operational future. (This program is for charitable organizations who do not meet the criteria of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund hosted by the United Way Calgary and Area.)
The CIRM has allocated $5 million in funding for peer-reviewed regenerative medicine and stem cell research that could quickly advance treatments for COVID-19. Support is provided for promising discovery, preclinical, and clinical trial stage projects.
The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: The area of School District 72, which includes Sayward, Quadra and Cortes Islands, the City of Campbell River and all regional areas within School District 72The Campbell River Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund provides support to registered charities for community initiatives that combat the effects of COVID-19 in the greater Campbell River Community.
Geographic Focus: Trent Hills
The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation is launching COVID-19 Community Response Grants in partnership with the municipality of Trent Hills. These grants are intended to support the work of community organizations that are at the forefront of the COVID-19 issue and striving to ensure vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Key priorities are programs or projects that support front line workers of community-based organizations that are directly supporting local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts. Also, organizations that are keeping community residents fed, sheltered, and connected, especially vulnerable residents, are supported.
The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund aims to help small Canadian businesses with their recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. Relief grants of up to $5,000 support local businesses of all kinds from across the country (from retailers to barbershops to farmers). Relief grants can be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), renovate physical space to adhere to guidelines, or develop or improve e-commerce capabilities for a business.
Geographic Focus: Cape Cod and neighboring islands
The Cape Cod and Island Major Crisis Relief Fund is providing support to those organizations hit hard by COVID-19. Grant priorities include lost income, food, and a broad spectrum of related needs.
Geographic Focus: Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties
The COVID-19 Nonprofit Support Fund assists nonprofit organizations in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties that are struggling financially due to the pandemic. Currently, the priority is to support nonprofits whose mission is to provide direct human services in the areas of food, shelter, medical and mental health care, and homeless support. The Fund supports staffing costs, technology, and other equipment needs that allow nonprofits to continue providing services or to meet increased demand due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic Focus: Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
The COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund provides support to small businesses and community-based organizations facing financial impacts and potential layoffs from COVID-19. Funds may be used for purchasing remote access equipment or software that allows employees to work from home (e.g. computers, printers, telephones, headsets, video conferencing software, etc.), paying for services or tools for restaurants or retail establishments to convert to online sales or delivery during shelter in place orders, purchasing cleaning and sanitation supplies or services that will allow an essential small business to maintain an on-site workforce by reducing exposure to COVID-19, supporting businesses that take advantage of the Short-Time Compensation Program (also known as work sharing) by supplementing employees’ income and benefits, and other creative approaches and strategies to reduce or eliminate the need for layoffs.
Through the Massachusetts Ready Fund, Catalyst:Ed is connecting school and system leaders in Massachusetts with customized, hands-on, and expert support as they plan and prepare to meet the needs of their students, families, and staff over summer and fall.
Geographic Focus: The River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass
The Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will support nonprofit emergency response and recovery efforts in the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs or health and wellness efforts related to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath.
Geographic Focus: Central Minnesota
The Central Minnesota Community Foundation offers a range of funds to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Central Minnesota Response Fund, the Foley Area Response Fund, the Paynesville Area Response Fund, the ROCORI Area Response Fund, and the Sauk Centre Area Response Fund.
Geographic Focus: Fergus, Garfield, Judith Basin, Petroleum, and Wheatland counties
The Central Montana Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund supports nonprofit organizations working on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Grants will be available until the Relief Fund is depleted.
Geographic Focus: Centre Wellington
Centre Wellington Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund provides rapid response funding of up to $1,500 to front-line organizations in Centre Wellington, ON, cooperating to ensure the most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Initial grants are focused on addressing immediate needs in the following three main areas: food, transportation, and technology.
CEPI issues calls for proposals and requests for information inviting applicants to submit proposals for projects to develop vaccine candidates and support clinical trials involving vaccine candidates. Recent calls have focused on COVID-19.
Geographic Focus: Charlevoix County
The Urgent Needs Funds offers ongoing support for nonprofit organizations dealing with unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund seeks to help Charlevoix County residents access food, shelter, rent, utilities, safety, healthcare, mental health services, and other basic and urgent needs.
Geographic Focus: Chautauqua County
The Chautauqua County Crisis Response Fund: COVID-19 supports nonprofit organizations that address immediate basic human needs, mental health services, and the economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to the outbreak. Priority will be given to requests that indicate high levels of collaboration.
Geographic Focus: Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Chester, and Warrington
COVID-19 Response grants provide vital support to charities helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Priority areas include increasing capacity for organizations providing emergency support, such as food banks or benefits advice, and to provide funding to help charities which coordinate community response and to support volunteers.
Geographic Focus: Chester County
The Chester County Nonprofit Innovation and Resiliency Fund provides grants to cover unforeseen financial needs and risks created by the COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes grants to implement and publicize the safe resumption of programs and services.
CJI’s SOS Rapid Response Fund has always provided flexible and immediate funding to organizations responding to changing political landscapes and working to build collective power at critical junctures. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 currently support organizing that responds to opportunities or dangers affecting the health, safety, or human rights of incarcerated and directly impacted people based on Covid-19 policies or practices.
Geographic Focus: greater Boston area
The Boston Resiliency Fund is the City of Boston’s effort to help coordinate fundraising and philanthropic efforts to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Priorities of the fund are to provide food to Boston’s children, families, and seniors; provide technology to Boston Public Schools students for remote learning; and provide support to first responders, front-line workers, and healthcare workers so they can effectively do their job and promote public health.
Geographic Focus: Philadelphia
This program, administered by the Philadelphia Department of Commerce and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, helps Philadelphia businesses maintain payroll obligations and preserves jobs impacted by the spread of COVID-19. Due to extraordinary demand and limited resources, this program is currently only accepting applications for microenterprise grants of up to $5,000.
Geographic Focus: The City of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista
To help businesses be resilient amid the economic challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the City of San Diego has established a Small Business Relief Fund to provide grants, loans, and other resources to businesses located in the City of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista. This fund is designed to provide economic relief and support job retention.
Geographic Focus: Clemmons and Lewisville
The COVID-19 Response Grants of up to $2,500 will provide funding for agencies who are providing direct emergency relief for individuals and families experiencing crisis. The grants can be used to assist hardships resulting from unpaid leave due to stay-at-home directives, care of a vulnerable or infected relative, or loss of wages due to involuntary cancellation of work.
Co-Creation Hub has issued a call for projects to fund and provide research and design support, via their Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects in a particular African country, the African continent, or the world at large. Examples of supported projects include last mile communication that educates the public and ensures the right information reaches even remote locations; support for the infected and the most vulnerable in society; local production of essential medical supplies; and support for the food value chain, from producers to consumers, in the event of movement restrictions.
Geographic Focus: Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands communities
The Coastal Community Credit Union’s Relief and Resiliency Fund provides support to Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands nonprofit community organizations to deal with the effects of COVID-19, and help them through the pandemic. There are two categories of funding, Relief and Resilience, both with the intent to provide one-time funds to community organizations who have extraordinary needs as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Requests must be for $1,000 or more.
The COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund will provide flexible resources to entities working to support the food and nutritional needs of communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Funding may be used to cover operating funds, including food, staff, packaging, safety supplies, food storage and transportation equipment, client communications, etc.
The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. General operating grants of up to $25,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations, local government, school districts, and small businesses who are serving areas of the state with limited nonprofit capacity, or serving a community need resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic Focus: Columbia Valley region, including communities from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats
The Columbia Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide support for programs addressing immediate needs and priorities related to the impact of COVID-19 including, but not limited to emergency supports and response, basic needs (food and housing), vulnerable populations at great risk, mental health, and domestic violence. Registered charities or organizations with a formal sponsorship agreement with a registered charity are eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: Detroit
The Bridging the Gap Rapid Response Grant recognizes that leaders and groups throughout Detroit are especially equipped to understand the unique challenges experienced in the community. The grant provides resources to grassroots and community groups to respond to immediate needs, implement activities, and design bridges to quickly address gaps faced by Detroit families as a result of the pandemic. Interests include, but are not limited to, arts/culture, education, health, social services, and children and youth.
The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Covid-19 Community Fund is aimed at the immediate needs of organizations impacted by Covid-19 and focused on the following: people over 60, people with respiratory illnesses or cancer, people experiencing domestic abuse, isolated vulnerable people and families, and mental health issues for those affected by Covid- 19. Grants ranging from €1,000 to €10,000 are available.
Geographic Focus: Monterey County
The COVID-19 Relief Fund addresses the immediate and longer-term needs of Monterey County’s most vulnerable residents. Nonprofits assisting those impacted by the coronavirus are invited to apply for a grant.
Geographic Focus: Nantucket
The Community Foundation for Nantucket’s Fund for Emergency Relief provides operational assistance to the Island’s nonprofit human service providers. The goal of this fund is to sustain critical care and services during this pandemic. Priorities include access to food and nutrition services, housing-related support, behavioral health and addiction services, access to healthcare, essential services for the elderly, and groups/agencies that provide critical services to the community who are unable to do so due to mandated closures.
Geographic Focus: Northeast Michigan
The Community Foundation has mobilized resources from the Urgent Needs Fund to respond to the developing COVID-19 crisis that is impacting and will continue to impact the residents of the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Presque Isle. Funds are currently being directed toward projects directly affecting basic human needs for people experiencing hardship due to the economic consequences of COVID-19. The grant cycle is ongoing and grant awards will be based on the merit of the proposal and the availability of funds.
Geographic Focus: San Benito County, CA
The COVID-19 Fund supports nonprofits that serve vulnerable populations with basic needs (food, housing, living expenses, transportation costs, etc.) related to job layoffs or unemployment and those that experience staffing or volunteer gaps due to quarantines and social distancing. The application form is available here.
Geographic Focus: Pima County and Santa Cruz County
The COVID-19 Community Support Fund provides flexible resources to southern Arizona nonprofit organizations that are serving individuals and families impacted by this outbreak. Support is provided to organizations serving Arizona’s most vulnerable with a focus on providing basic human needs and access to healthcare to affected populations. Target populations include low-income individuals, residents without access to healthcare, older adults, healthcare workers, first responders, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled residents, and communities of color.
Geographic Focus: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes counties in Georgia, and Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick counties in South Carolina
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations for programs serving the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations. Programs should address one or more of the following: food insecurity, emergency shelter or rent, utility assistance, medical supports, and child care. Applications are reviewed on a two-week cycle.
Geographic Focus: Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties
The COVID-19 Response Fund aims to deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of a coronavirus spread in Illinois’ greater capital region. The application is available here.
Geographic Focus: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler, WV; and Belmont and Jefferson, OH
The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley’s Emergency Impact Fund is accepting applications from organizations that have been directly impacted by the coronavirus in an unexpected loss of revenue or unexpected increase in expenses. Priority will be extended to organizations providing basic human needs.
Geographic Focus: Burke County
The Community Foundation of Burke County’s Community Emergency Response Fund focuses on funding emergency human service programs, i.e. food, medical/mental health services, and shelter/housing.
Geographic Focus: Portage and Waushara counties
The COVID Relief Funds for both counties support nonprofit organizations that provide resources for individuals and families negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Geographic Focus: Chippewa County
The Response – Recovery – Rebuild Fund supports nonprofit organizations by providing flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis throughout Chippewa County. The focus is on preparedness, response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. Preference will be given to organizations providing services to those impacted by this public health crisis and to those serving vulnerable populations.
Geographic Focus: Frederick County
COVID-19 Emergency Grants support local organizations impacted by COVID-19. Organizations can apply for grants to support increases to demands in services or grants to support general operating expenses when revenues have been impacted by COVID-19-related closures.
Geographic Focus: Greater Huntsville area
The Community Foundation is accepting Emergency Relief Fund grant applications from local nonprofit organizations who are on the front line of this crisis providing basic needs and health services to those affected by the COVID-19 situation. To apply for the Emergency Relief Fund grant, click here.
Geographic Focus: Greene County
The Community Foundation of Greene County’s Emergency Response Fund provides funds that may be used for operating support so organizations have the capacity to provide services in a quick and orderly fashion, as well as provide direct relief of individuals and families. Grants made to health and human service organizations will help ensure that basic needs are met, including food, housing, and healthcare.
Geographic Focus: Henderson County, NC
The Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in Henderson County, North Carolina. Interests include, but are not limited to, health, social services, and children/youth.
Geographic Scope: Teton County
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s Community Emergency Response Fund supports local nonprofits providing essential front line services and protecting at-risk populations.
Geographic Focus: Johnson County
The Community Foundation of Johnson County’s Emergency Response Grant program provides continuity of operations support due to increased expenses or decreased revenue and provides new, increased, or changed support to affected people, organizations, businesses, or communities.
Geographic Focus: Iroquois and Kankakee counties
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund focuses on nonprofit organizations providing vital basic needs, services, and resources to disproportionately impacted individuals, families, and vulnerable populations. Requests to support other nonprofit organizations experiencing financial hardship or providing support services to individuals and families will also be accepted.
Geographic Focus: Bobcaygeon area
The Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes, provides assistance for people affected by COVID-19 in the Bobcaygeon, ON, area. Support is provided to patients, families, or health care workers in need of financial assistance, including food supplies, transportation, technology, and mental wellness counseling.
Geographic Focus: Lorain County
The COVID-19 Community Response Grant aims to reduce the economic strain on local nonprofit organizations from this pandemic.
Geographic Focus: greater Louisville
The Community Foundation of Louisville’s COVID-19 Response Fund offers funding to provide services to individuals most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and fill gaps for nonprofits providing critical services while facing loss of revenue due to event cancellations, lack of volunteers to assist with providing services, lack of access to necessary supplies, and lack of equipment to comply with public health measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, including remote work and social distancing.
Geographic Focus: Jefferson County
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant program helps nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County, or who service the Jefferson County community, that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application is available here.
Geographic Focus: Mississauga
The Community Foundation of Mississauga’s Mississauga Emergency Relief Fund distributes emergency assistance funds to charities in Mississauga to support COVID-19 community responses. Support will be provided to charities experiencing an increase in need or to assist with an emerging need. Areas of interest include basic needs, seniors, housing, homelessness and shelter support, mental health supports, capacity for community services, low-income populations’ needs, socially isolated populations, children and youth, support for volunteers, and arts and culture. Grants will be made up to $5,000.
Geographic Focus: Black Hawk County
The Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations serving Black Hawk County that are assisting in the response and recovery efforts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The focus is on organizations that are providing basic needs services and organizations working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Northwestern Alberta
The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta’s Better Together COVID-19 Response Fund provides support to registered charities serving those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Northwestern Alberta.
Geographic Focus: Pulaski County
The Pulaski County Care Fund supports local nonprofit organizations, schools, and public entities responding to COVID-19. Priority will be given to organizations working to meet basic needs.
Geographic Focus: Calaveras and San Joaquin counties
The Community Foundation of San Joaquin is providing COVID-19 related funding through two programs. The San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund is focused on supporting nonprofit organizations serving the most vulnerable populations and providing financial assistance to individuals and families most directly impacted by COVID-19. The Stockton Children’s Fund aims to mitigate the disruptive effects caused by the COVID-19 health crisis in the City of Stockton related to food insecurity, childcare services for essential workers, and education challenges resulting from school closures.
Geographic Focus: Shelby County
The Recovery Fund assists organizations that serve Shelby County residents in the areas of food, shelter, healthcare, or other basic needs. Organizations may apply for a grant to offset costs due to increased need for services or the ability to safely serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties
The South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund will support nonprofit organizations providing critical services tied directly to the economic security of South Jersey residents. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis.
Geographic Focus: South Lake County
COVID-19 Relief funding provides support to address food insecurity, rent/mortgage and utilities assistance, and services specifically for the elderly. Program and operational funding are available. The application form is available here.
Geographic Focus: Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties
The COVID-19 Response Funds support community-based organizations at the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, with a focus on communities that are disproportionately impacted. Grants support immediate basic needs, health, and economic needs related to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Southeastern Alberta
The COVID-19 Response Fund for SE Alberta supports charities and nonprofit societies who are working on the front lines to support vulnerable populations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority focus areas consist of food security, shelter, and healthcare (physical and mental health). Grants ranging up to $25,000 support the communities of Medicine Hat and area, Forty Mile, Brooks and District, and Prairie Crocus.
Geographic Focus: Clark and Floyd counties
The COVID-19 Relief Fund assists nonprofit organizations that work in support of seniors, children, immigrants, workers, and other vulnerable populations that have been stressed by the outbreak. The Fund is currently focused on providing support grants to address the basic needs of vulnerable populations under additional strain due to the pandemic as well as to small businesses adversely impacted by cancellations and closures due to COVID-19. Grants also support operational needs exacerbated by the pandemic (lack of fundraising events, need to hire more staff, using more resources to address needs, etc.).
Geographic Focus: Gunnison Valley
The COVID-19 Recovery Fund assists nonprofits and eligible public entities in addressing the health and safety needs of the people of Gunnison County, especially its most vulnerable populations. As the pandemic crisis evolves, the Fund maybe used to meet longer-term issues that work toward broad community recovery with a focus on equity
Geographic Focus: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Japser Counties
The Lowcountry COVID-19 Response Fund supports health and human services nonprofits addressing food and housing insecurities and the economic impact of reduced and lost work. Support is also provided for education to benefit children who have increased educational needs related to COVID-19.
Geographic Focus: the Springfield metropolitan area
The Mother’s Industry Support Fund helps unemployed hospitality workers in the Springfield metropolitan area who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through loss of employment. The Fund assists with immediate needs for assistance with basic living expenses such as shelter, utilities, or other bills.
Geographic Focus: the South Okanagan Similkameen region
In response to COVID-19 the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen will be accepting applications for COVID specific projects and programs from registered charities and qualified donees in the South Okanagan Similkameen region only. Support is provided for charities facing economic impact of reduced and lost work, children and youth, families facing economic impact of reduced or lost work, the food insecure, seniors, socially isolated people, addressing information needs, and low-income populations dealing with access to food, hygiene, housing, and other basic needs.
Geographic Focus: Tazewell County and Mercer County
The Community Impact Project supports nonprofit organizations providing vital services to the Mercer County and Tazewell County area due to the coronavirus crisis. Services provided by the nonprofits could include childcare, elder care, patient care, emergency response services, financial assistance to people out of work, nutritional assistance, and other similar services.
Geographic Focus: Tompkins County
The Community Foundation of Tompkins County’s COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to basic needs nonprofit organizations in the region and works within local communities to address how they and their participants are impacted by this crisis. Interests include, but are not limited to, children/youth and social services, including hunger.
Geographic Focus: West Chester and Liberty Township
The Community Health Fund seeks to efficiently address local needs during the COVID-19 health crisis. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or other qualifying organization (schools, religious organizations) and funds must be used to serve the residents of West Chester and Liberty Township.
Focus: Trumbull County, OH, and Lawrence and Mercer counties, PA
The COVID-19 Community Impact Funds support organizations that serve either Lawrence or Mercer counties, PA or Trumbull County, OH. Funding priorities include hunger, shelter/housing, mental health, access to health services, and assistance to programs that do not have access to government funding.
The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF), delivered by Community Foundations of Canada, is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience. The IPRF seeks to support Indigenous communities in Canada through this current public health crisis. Funding is provided to Indigenous-led organizations running projects at the community level that serve vulnerable populations that have been especially affected by COVID-19. Support ranges from $5,000 to $30,000.
Geographic Focus: Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster counties
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley provide support in Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster counties in New York. The Dutchess Responds Fund provides up to $10,000 to organizations and groups serving Dutchess County that have increased demand for services due to COVID-19, or that are modifying their in-person service delivery modes extremely rapidly due to COVID-19, and need assistance to do so. The Putnam COVID-19 Response Fund provides up to $5,000 to nonprofits and groups serving Putnam County that have increased demand for services due to COVID-19, or that are modifying their in-person service delivery modes extremely rapidly due to COVID-19, and need assistance to do so.
Geographic Focus: Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties
The COVID-19 Rental Relief Program provides support to renters who have been impacted by job or income loss due to COVID-19. Priority will be given to applicants from industries with the highest rates of unemployment in local communities, including food production, food service, and hospitality.
Geographic Focus: Alexandria, Brainerd, Carver County, the greater St. Cloud area, Willmar
CommunityGiving unites foundations in Alexandria, Brainerd, Carver County, the greater St. Cloud area, Willmar and beyond under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of donors. CommunityGiving is offering a number of COVID-19 response funds to address needs in these areas.
The Con Alma Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project awards grants to nonprofits that are providing basic needs, including food, housing, and income assistance for some of the nation’s most stressed communities (lower-income workers, frontline and other essential workers, including those without basic benefits, communities of color, immigrants, indigenous communities, and people with disabilities). Grants range from $2,500 to $20,000.
Geographic Focus: Calgary, Banff National Park, Canmore, Rocky View County, the Municipal Districts of Big Horn, Foothills, Kananaskis and Wheatland, and the surrounding First Nations of Treaty 7 territory as well as any community served by a Connect First Credit Union, including First Calgary Financial, Legacy Financial, Mountain View Financial, and Chinook Financial
In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, ConnectFirst Credit Union has partnered with the Calgary Foundation to provide up to $40,000 to fund grassroots citizen-led projects in eligible communities. Local communities can apply for up to $1,000 for community building projects such as food hamper programs for vulnerable neighbors, grassroots outreach activities to isolated community members, and virtual gatherings (concerts, conversations, dinners) that help people feel part of their neighborhoods and communities without leaving their homes.
Geographic Focus: Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills
The COVID-19 Response Fund supports frontline community organizations that meet the basic needs of local residents in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. The Fund’s focus is on organizations serving high need, economically vulnerable populations, including seniors, low-income individuals, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, communities of color, and persons without health insurance or access to paid sick days. Requests for funding will be considered and released on a rolling basis.
The #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund will help grassroots organizations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including coping with the impacts of the coronavirus. Strategic themes include: Children Survive and Thrive, Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be (focused on homelessness), and Mental Health Matters.
Geographic Focus: Allegany and Garrett counties, MD, and Mineral and Hampshire counties, WV
The County United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is providing microgrants to local nonprofits in the social services sector, including those that provide basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, utility and rent assistance, and prescription and medical co-pays.
Geographic Focus: Central Alberta
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a partnership of United Way Central Alberta and The Red Deer & District Community Foundation, provides support to registered charities in central Alberta with a short-term urgent funding need created by the COVID-19 global crisis. Funding can be used for basic needs, addressing social isolation, transportation, and ensuring that community partners can continue to deliver services.
Geographic Focus: Chisago and Washington counties, MN, and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties, WI
The St. Croix Valley Foundation, United Way St. Croix Valley, and United Way Washington County East have partnered to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley. The Fund will support community organizations responding to COVID-19, with a focus on organizations working to meet the basic needs of those in our region most significantly impacted by this crisis.
Geographic Focus: Custer County
The goal of the COVID-19 Response Grant is to provide nonprofit organizations with flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis in the community, particularly to address immediate basic needs, such as food insecurity or eviction prevention.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund is a $1M relief fund in DataValidation services that supports small and medium sized businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofit, healthcare, or public institutions that are engaged serving the public may receive a free DataValidation account for the next six months. Support may also be available to businesses with less than 25 employees or companies in a business sector that is currently being impacted by the COVID19 pandemic (restaurants and hospitality, retail, travel and leisure, entertainment, health and beauty, wellness, etc) regardless of the size of the business.
Geographic Focus: Davie County
The Davie County COVID-19 Response Fund seeks to help combat the immediate needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic and support nonprofit organizations who find themselves on the front lines. Nonprofit organizations and agencies that provide a safety net for families in this very difficult economic situation may apply for grants. Grant funds may be used for organizational capacity or direct services.
The Delaware Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund supports Delaware nonprofits through two grant opportunities. The Community Needs Grants Program awards monthly grants up to $50,000 to enable nonprofits to better serve Delawareans by providing resources to help them shift to new or modified operating models, or restart or pivot programs in response to COVID-19. The Vision Grants Program invests in innovative solutions across a variety of topic areas that address the emerging and evolving needs arising from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will support bold solutions, innovative ways of delivering services and programs, addressing specific social problems, including key partners, and driving broader social or systems changes.
Geographic Focus: Denver
The Colorado Artist Relief Fund will provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual Colorado artists whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.
Geographic Focus: Detroit
The Detroit COVID-19 UndocuFund supports undocumented immigrants who are Detroit residents, ineligible to receive money from the coronavirus stimulus check, and in need of financial support.
The COVID-19 Emergency Grant program provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
Geographic Focus: Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is offering several COVID-19 funding opportunities, including the COVID-19 Northeast Minnesota Response Fund, COVID-19 Northwest Wisconsin Response Fund, Community Opportunity Fund, and Knight Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund (focused on Duluth).
Geographic Focus: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Hampshire, and Hardy counties
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund assists nonprofit organizations in the five-county region served by the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, with a focus on critical needs in these communities. Three types of grants are available: Front-Line Grants, for community-based nonprofits that have increased demand for services due to COVID-19; Service-Challenged Grants, for nonprofits that are modifying their in-person service delivery modes extremely rapidly; and Collateral Damage Grants, for nonprofits facing extreme difficulty because of lost revenue due to closures and cancellations, as well as other challenges. Target populations include communities of color, low-income workers, persons experiencing homelessness, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrant communities, survivors of domestic violence and other types of abuse, people at higher risk for COVID, and children who are at risk or with other unique needs.
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP) is a nonprofit organization that produces compelling journalism to raise awareness about income inequality and economic unfairness in America. The EHRP is offering grants to independent journalists for stories on the intersection of the coronavirus and financial suffering in America, with an emphasis on writers and photographers who are themselves experiencing significant economic hardship caused by the pandemic. EHRP is also offering emergency hardship grants between $500-$1500 to professional journalists based in the United States.
Geographic Focus: El Dorado County
The Coronavirus Relief Fund provides financial support for basic human needs to residents on the western slope of El Dorado County. Basic human needs include food, water, shelter, and clothing, and must be a direct result of sheltering in place or the inability to work or receive pay due to the coronavirus. Applications are accepted from nonprofits, agencies, and individual residents.
Geographic Focus: City of St. Thomas, the county of Elgin, or Oneida of the Thames
Elgin – St. Thomas Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund assists local charitable organizations which face operating challenges in the short, medium, or long term. Support will be provided in the following areas: emergency funds, to provide support for pressing or immediate relief for an organization or its clients; general support for the day-to-day operating costs of a charity or to further the purpose of that charity; and capacity building, to support building a better or brighter future for the charity. Registered charitable organizations operating within the boundaries of the city of St. Thomas, the county of Elgin, or Oneida of the Thames are eligible.
The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund has allocated a portion of its funds toward emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of eligible efforts include collaboratives, networks, or other affiliations coordinating policy or emergency response actions; community organizing and advocacy to ensure most vulnerable have access to resources and care; coordination and implementation of state and federal relief funds and services; technology or communications needs (including technical assistance or training) for remote work; and translation of materials to reach all populations.
In response to COVID-19, Enterprise Community Partner’s Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability program is working to ensure that vulnerable, low-income families and individuals can remain in their homes and access support during this crisis. The program offers nonprofit community partners a broad range of support, including: emergency grants to allow organizations to stay afloat through payroll support and other assistance, as well as meet the immediate needs for families and individuals they serve; immediate and long-term guidance on resilience planning and financial strategies, as well as other technical assistance and training to help community-based nonprofits remain viable; and support to organizations seeking critical government relief funds and other interventions that can help address residents’ and communities’ needs. Owners or operators of affordable housing that are interested in learning more about the program may submit an inquiry.
Through the Eos Foundation’s Community-Wide Emergency Children’s Meals Grant Program, school districts are eligible to apply for emergency grants of up to $10,000. Monies may be used for equipment and supplies necessary to increase the numbers of meals served, including mobile and delivered meal solutions.
The Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation supports Canadian animal welfare organizations working at home and abroad. Currently, the Foundation is focusing all support on matters involving animals and their well-being and rescue relating to situations that have arisen due to the circumstances around COVID-19. Canadian registered charities are eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: Erie County
The Emergency Response Fund Grant accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations that incurred unexpected expenses working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The Fund will consider supporting expenses incurred after March 18, 2020. Priority areas include immediate basic needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by closures and cancellations related to COVID-19, the elderly and other high-risk populations who are experiencing a COVID-19 impact, and residents who are food insecure.
Geographic Focus: Essex, Southend, and Thurrock
The Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme aims to get help quickly to voluntary and community organizations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep their vital services running. Priority will be given to those delivering vital services to older and vulnerable people, organizations helping to relieve pressure on public services, and those co-ordinating a local community response.
Geographic Focus: Europe and Central Asia
The EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community (EL*C) is offering EL*C Emergency Grants to lesbian groups that are in urgent need of financial support due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Grants of €500 to €3,000 are available for lesbian led groups in Europe and Central Asia that are working primarily on supporting and advancing the position of lesbian communities. Grants can be used in response to the COVID-19 crises, including for direct support and services to the lesbian community (such as food, shelter, psychosocial support, etc.); advocacy activities (such as advocating for COVID-19 response measures that are inclusive of lesbian needs and interests); communication and campaigning activities; and operating costs.
Geographic Focus: Pittsburgh
The Foundation is currently accepting requests for relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation’s primary focus is on promoting human kindness and social justice.
Geographic Focus: Fairfield County
The COVID-19 Relief Fund supports organizations that are directly supporting residents whose basic needs are going unmet due to COVID-19. Interests include immediate, basic human needs such as food and water, shelter, and clothing; mental health services; and addressing the economic impact on individuals as a result of employment changes due to COVID-19.
Geographic Focus: Fairfield County
The COVID-19 Resiliency Fund supports nonprofit organizations that meet the basic needs of local residents in Fairfield County. The Fund’s purpose is to help alleviate the social and economic consequences of this global pandemic and to prevent the widening of disparities in education, employment, housing, and health. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Geographic Focus: Clay County, MN, and Cass County, ND
The Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund Grants support nonprofit organizations directly involved in addressing needs in Cass-Clay, particularly for vulnerable populations, such as people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, people with physical and mental disabilities, senior citizens, people with limited English proficiency, people facing hardships due to lost or reduced work, etc., and organizations developing community well-being for coping and healing, including youth development and mental health services.
Emergency Mini-Grants for Livestock and Poultry Farmers of up to $500 will be awarded to livestock and poultry farmers who are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers can request support for materials, services or equipment that would help them to transition to an online or alternative sales strategy (e.g. home delivery, on-farm sales), or for other projects that would help their farm business to maintain sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis to eligible farmers until funding is depleted, after which time farmers will be placed on a wait-list in the event that additional funding becomes available.
Geographic Focus: Framingham
The Foundation for MetroWest’s Feed Framingham COVID-19 Fund provides critical financial support to nonprofit organizations who are helping to ensure access to food and basic hygiene necessities to vulnerable populations across the city.
Geographic Focus: Montreal
The COVID-19 Collective Fund at the Foundation of Greater Montréal provides support for priority needs in the healthcare, education, culture, environment, or social development sectors, particularly those of children or vulnerable persons. Strategic projects aiming to improve the immediate situation and planning the recovery and reconstruction in the aftermath of the crisis will also be supported.
Geographic Focus: National Capital region, Chaudière-Appalaches, and the surrounding area
The Fondation Québec Philanthrope is offering financial assistance to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Registered charities and qualified donees in the National Capital region, Chaudière-Appalaches, and the surrounding area who act in all sectors of activity are eligible to apply.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s Coronavirus Rolling Grant for U.S. Freelancers program provides grants ranging up to $10,000 to U.S. freelance journalists to write stories on the coronavirus that break new ground and expose wrongdoing—such as corruption, malfeasance, or abuse of power—in the public and private sectors. FIJ encourages proposals written for ethnic media as well as those submitted by journalists of color and involving the impact of the coronavirus in U.S. ethnic communities. Grants may cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, equipment rental, and small stipends.
Geographic Focus: Southwestern New Brunswick
The Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island’s COVID-19 Community Impact Fund will support registered charities and qualified organizations whose work helps provide relief for those whose lives have in some way been impacted by the coronavirus.
The COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund has two pillars of support: emergency assistance and grief support. The Fund will provide grants for immediate needs within funeral service including emergency response to significant loss of life; grants to organizations providing services and resources to families with unresolved and complicated grief due to loss during this crisis; and grants for other important needs as funeral service continues to serve families during this rapidly evolving crisis. U.S. nonprofit organizations and Canadian registered charities are eligible to apply; non-exempt organizations may apply through a fiscal sponsor.
Geographic Focus: Gaston County
The Gaston County Virus Relief Fund, a partnership between Gaston Community Foundation, United Way of Gaston County, and the City of Gastonia, supports nonprofit organizations impacted by the coronavirus outbreak that are offering services for Gaston County residents.
The GENYOUth: COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Funding program provides grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19.
Immediate Needs Community Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to Georgia Academy of Family Physicians members to address immediate local needs. Some examples of these grant solicitations could be housing, transportation and/or food and medicine for individuals that are in a fragile or dangerous situation. (The application guidelines are available in the Calendar of Events section of the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance website.
Geographic Focus: Gladwin County
The COVID-19 Relief Grant supports the work of nonprofit agencies that provide services within Gladwin County. The focus is on organizations providing needed services for vulnerable populations most impacted by the pandemic.
Small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus crisis can sign up on GoFundMe to start a fundraiser to benefit their small business. If the business raises $500 on their GoFundMe and meets certain eligibility criteria, they may be considered to receive a $500 matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund.
Geographic Focus: Golden
The Golden Civic Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports frontline nonprofit organizations in Golden, CO, that are addressing basic and urgent needs such as food, housing, and other financial burdens that are a direct result of the pandemic.
The North Carolina COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending program supports North Carolina small businesses and family farms as they recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. This rapid recovery loan helps small businesses bridge the gap between when crisis strikes and when federal loans and other relief funds are approved, or businesses have time to recover. Loans are available for up to $50,000, based on the business’s current revenue.
Geographic Focus: Greater Cedar Rapids
The COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund seeks to minimize impact of COVID-19 in the community by supporting efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19, including promoting social distancing and good hygiene practices and supporting healthcare workers in their ability to do their jobs. The Fund also seeks to address human service needs that result from COVID-19, with a focus on children, older adults, and the homeless population. Examples of early intervention needs include food delivery to vulnerable populations, childcare for essential workers, stability of remote work environments for human service providers, and homeless shelter services and related unexpected staffing needs.
Geographic Focus: Key and Gig Harbor peninsula region
The Peninsula Community COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will support community-based organizations that are serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. Priority is given to community-based organizations serving the greater Key and Gig Harbor peninsula region.
Geographic Focus: Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has activated an Emergency Response Fund and the Green Bay Packers have established the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (Brown County only) to provide nonprofit organizations with flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on the community, including immediate basic needs, gaps in service, and operational challenges.
Geographic Focus: greater Lowell
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund supports the unanticipated needs of those nonprofits serving the community during these uncertain times. A current priority is supporting frontline nonprofits serving vulnerable populations that have pressing needs related to the COVID-19 crisis response, including low-income individuals, the elderly, and the homeless.
Geographic Focus: Poweshiek County
The Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund (NERF) supports local nonprofit organizations and public entities in Poweshiek County. The program covers needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic or the derecho natural disaster. Grants may be used to help to cover programmatic, operational, and equipment costs.
Geographic Focus: The White Bear Lake area
The Community Recovery Fund seeks to address immediate basic needs relief, short-term response, and longer-term recovery during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Grants will be made to community organizations that focus on meeting food, shelter, or other human services needs for individuals and families.
Geographic Focus: Guelph and Wellington County
The Guelph Community Response Fund, a partnership of the Guelph Community Foundation and the United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin, supports charites doing critically important work and those put under immense pressure as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis in Guelph and Wellington County, ON. Grants focus on the areas of: essential services (food), supports for seniors, housing and homelessness, mental health, community services and ongoing supports for volunteers. The application form is also available on website of the United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin.
Geographic Focus: Sarasota County, its immediately surrounding communities, and Boca Grande
The COVID-19 Response Initiative seeks to ease strains on lead health, human-service, and safety organizations serving those hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Interests include basic needs, healthcare and mental health, jobs and financial stability, first responders, education and childcare, and youth services.
Geographic Focus: Haida Gwaii
The Haida Gwaii COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant provides support to local governments and nonprofit organizations serving those affected on Haida Gwaii by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key priorities are programs or projects that focus on keeping Haida Gwaii residents safe, healthy, fed, sheltered, and connected, especially residents that are vulnerable or have financial need.
Geographic Focus: greater Hartford
The Hartford Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund deploys flexible resources to nonprofits in greater Hartford that support residents who are most vulnerable to the health-related and economic impacts caused by the pandemic. The fund will also support grants to stabilize nonprofit organizations experiencing lost revenue during the crisis.
Geographic Focus: Kent County
The Kent County Coronavirus Response Fund will support the nonprofits who are serving vulnerable populations during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Hall, Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick county. Sherman county organizations may also be considered.
The COVID-19 Community Compassion fund provides nonprofit organizations with flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis in the community, including immediate basic needs, gaps in service, and operational challenges. Preference is to the provision of direct relief services.
Geographic Focus: Bartholomew County
The COVID-19 Organizational Resiliency Grants Program supports local nonprofits with organizational needs identified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program funds needs that ensure the long-term sustainability and resilience of local nonprofit organizations. Grants range up to $10,000.
Geographic Focus: Hillsdale County
The Hillsdale County Emergency Relief Fund seeks to address the immediate needs of the most vulnerable community members. Grants may be used to provide flexible dollars to local organizations that are helping the community’s most vulnerable residents with increased or unexpected needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic that, if unmet, could result in a crisis situation for those individuals and their families.
Family grants: December 26, 2020 or until funds are exhausted
Geographic Focus: Sacramento County
Hmong Youth and Parents United is offering a number of funding opportunities through its COVID-19 Response Grants program. The Emergency Assistance Relief Fund for Families is intended to address the impacts of COVID-19 and to quickly provide financial support and community resources to Hmong and other underserved children, youth, seniors, and families in Sacramento County throughout this public health and economic crisis who are facing financial distress/ hardship. COVID-19 Business Response Grants are intended to address the impacts of COVID-19 and to quickly provide financial resources to Hmong and other underserved businesses in Sacramento County that are facing economic distress/loss. COVID-19 Response Grants are intended to provide funding for nonprofit organizations serving Hmong children/youth and families to enable them to retain staff and continue to deliver services related to COVID-19 prevention and education.
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund dedicated to helping young Canadians return to hockey during and after COVID-19. The Fund will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association. Applicants should currently receive the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and/or Canadian Child Benefit (CCB).
Geographic Focus: The Homer area
The COVID-19 Response Fund focuses on providing human services and emergency assistance (for example, food, shelter, transportation, living expenses, rent/utility assistance, etc.) and serving vulnerable populations, including children who are out of school and families without childcare, people who have lost a source of income due to the pandemic, people who are at high risk medically, people who are homeless, veterans, and individuals who lack paid sick leave or health insurance, etc.
Hope For The Young’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund seeks to help support in the immediate health and well-being of the most at-risk and socially isolated young people. The Fund will support young refugees or asylum seekers aged 16 to 28 based in the UK who are assessed as vulnerable and in need of immediate support to help in the relief of social isolation and financial difficulty made worse by the pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Hudson
The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grants program focuses on food insecurity, support for students in the Hudson City School District, and human services.
Geographic Focus: the Bronx
Humanity Forward is committing to delivering one-time, and recurring, basic income payments to individuals and families who stand to be most impacted by the coronavirus crisis. The initial target populations will primarily consist of Americans in lower income brackets who depend on wage work to support them and their families. The first program will be launched in the Bronx, NY, and the organization aims to roll out similar initiatives in the coming weeks.
Geographic Focus: Curry, Del Norte, Humboldt, and Trinity counties
The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund seeks to address immediate and emerging needs of the region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The current focus is on organizations and service providers serving first responders and healthcare providers, seniors, low-income families and youth, low-access residents, individuals with underlying conditions, people with disabilities, veterans, the homeless and the housing or food insecure, Native Americans, at-risk communities of color, and those with limited or no healthcare resources.
Geographic Focus: Huntington County
Emergency Relief Grants support organizations serving Huntington County that have emergency funding needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Huron County
The Huron County Community Foundation is providing emergency assistance funding to local organizations that are going above and beyond their typical operations to assist the community during this time. These grants can be used for operations costs.
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) has announced the $200,000 ICESCO Prize for Fighting Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). The Prize will reward anyone who has discovered an efficient cure or vaccine against Coronavirus, including independent researchers, groups of researchers, and research institutions.
Geographic Focus: Conflict or post-conflict areas
ALIPH’s COVID-19 Emergency Grants aim to support the heritage sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is provided to local operators in the heritage sector in conflict or post-conflict areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial support is provided for the most vulnerable organizations to assist them overcome the crisis, adopt digital tools, or implement urgent preventive protection measures and to allow the staff of these organizations to access online academic or professional trainings.
Hilary Teachout Grants offer artists relief during the coronavirus pandemic. One-time grants of $500 are provided.
The Nonprofit Recovery Fund assists nonprofits that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. Funds may be used to continue operations, provide increased services and supports, or to reopen the nonprofit following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund supports health-related nonprofit organizations around the world, with a focus on serving communities in the wake of COVID-19.
Geographic Focus: the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains as well as Washington D.C.
The JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that organize projects that will further the understanding of Japanese arts and culture within the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, plus Washington D.C. Successful projects generally take the form of performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and workshops. This grant also supports online projects related to arts and cultural exchange that incorporate issues pertaining to the COVID-19 global pandemic such as virtual exhibitions, virtual performances, film streaming, online conferences, as well as webinars. U.S.-based institutions and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
The Emergency Loan Fund provides operational cash flow relief for charities and nonprofits that are negatively impacted by COVID-19. Priority is given to registered nonprofit organizations or charities that are experiencing difficulties with cash flow due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations providing enhanced COVID-19 services to marginalized individuals, organizations that are keeping staff employed despite decreasing revenues, and organizations that have arranged for ill or self-isolating employees to continue to be paid a portion of wages through a government support program. Bridge patient loans of $1,000 to $5,000 are provided.
Junction’s COVID-19 Humanitarian Grants provide funds for humanitarian aid projects in Europe run by Jewish young adults for the greater community. Support is provided for the projects of Jewish young adult leaders throughout Europe. Applicants must be a registered organization or have a fiscal sponsor that is a registered organization, and there must be some connection to the Jewish community. Supported projects must be some kind of humanitarian or community rebuilding project, such as efforts involving volunteers, deliveries, hired consultants, training, morale boosting activities, essential worker aid, essential service providers, etc.
Geographic Focus: the Baffin region
The Kakivak Association is offering support through two programs. The Qikiqtani COVID-19 Business Relief Program is designed to provide short -term financial support to small Inuit-owned businesses that have been significantly negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Qikiqtani COVID-19 Wage Subsidy & Training Program is designed to provide short -term financial support to employers that have been significantly negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The program is open to all employers in the Qikiqtani Region that need this support to retain Inuit staff or that will hire new Inuit staff support the employer.
Geographic Focus: Kalamazoo County
The Community Urgent Relief Fund supports local nonprofits providing meals, shelter, childcare and other necessities for families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Kalamazoo County.
Geographic Focus: Kern County and Tulare County
The Kern County Community Foundation is administering a number of funds to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Kern and Tulare counties that are impacted by the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Kimberley area, including St. Mary’s Lake, Wycliffe, Meadowbrook, Ta Ta Creek, Wasa, and Skookumchuk, as well as the city of Kimberley
The Vancouver Foundation Community Support Fund will distribute $30,000 to assist local charities that are working on, or have been impacted by, the COVID-19 pandemic. Local charities can apply for grants to be used for a variety of purposes, including to cover staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance, and more. There is no deadline for the applications but funds will be given out on a first come- first served basis until the funding is exhausted.
The Sofina COVID Solidarity Fund wishes to address the adverse consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic on two key issues related to Sofina’s focus sectors: specific challenges in healthcare systems and services and the digital gap in education. The Fund will be active for two years and will fund projects which have clearly identified the root causes of a problem in one of the above fields and found a creative and innovative way to solve them in the long term. Selected projects will receive a minimum amount of €500,000. Nonprofit organizations setting up a project in Western Europe, India, or Singapore are eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: Mount Vernon and Knox County
The Knox County Foundation offers emergency one-time operational funding to nonprofit organizations to help expand current services or to minimize the consequences of curtailing services to reduce health risks to the community. Support is available to organizations focusing on immediate basic human needs (shelter, safety, etc.), mental health services, and addressing the economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to the outbreak.
Geographic Focus: Kosciusko County
COVID-19 Recovery Grants support 501(c)3 organizations, child care centers, preschool programs, and libraries that serve Kosciusko County residents. Organizations may apply one time for up to $5,000 to help cover expenses related to operating in the wake of COVID-19.
Emergency Survival Grants: January 15 and April 15, 2021
Geographic Focus: La Crosse County
The La Crosse Community Foundation is offering COVID-19 relief through two programs. The Emergency Response Fund supports charitable organizations working on the front lines of the pandemic providing direct support to individuals and families suffering the greatest economic impact. The Emergency Survival Grants program seeks to help charitable organizations in La Crosse County survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing unrestricted/general operating support to offset pandemic-related revenue losses and expenses.
The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based business to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.
Technical Assistance Grants: Every Sunday
Geographic Focus: Lake County
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds provide support to address the following interests: the elderly and other high-risk populations, low-income residents experiencing short-term financial crisis due to loss of work or missed work, residents who are food insecure, supplies to support emergency response, residents who have no medical insurance or are underinsured, healthcare and emergency response workers in need of protective gear and equipment, the physical and emotional well-being of children and youth, and heating, water, rent, and mortgage assistance. The CARES Act Technical Assistance Grant offers support to help cover the cost of hiring a professional to help organizations prepare and submit all necessary paperwork for loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Program.
Geographic Focus: Lincoln
The Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund supports nonprofits working with disproportionately affected communities, and that are working to address the economic impact of reduced and lost work, the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures (e.g., access to food, emergency housing, emergency financial assistance with rent and mortgage, among others), and the increased demand for medical information and support. Operating grants will be awarded to nonprofits in Lincoln that have strong experience with those most impacted by the crisis, including, but not limited to, residents without or with limited health insurance or access to paid sick leave; hourly, restaurant, and other service industry workers; healthcare workers; Lincoln’s senior-age population; citizens experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness; children and youth, communities with limited English language proficiency; communities of color; and other populations that may be vulnerable.
Geographic Focus: Winnipeg
LITE is providing registered charities in Winnipeg, MB, that serve inner city residents with grants to hire participants to aid in the delivery of the organization’s emergency COVID-19 response. The grants must be used to hire individuals living on low income that are not eligible for existing COVID-19 government assistance.
Geographic Focus: London and Middlesex
The COVID-19 Response Fund is currently supporting the recovery and rebuild phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery Phase funding assists in stabilizing nonprofit organizations in London and Middlesex where their funding has been reduced, or their operational costs have increased as a result of COVID-19. Funding may also be directed to organizations for specific initiatives to assist vulnerable populations. Rebuild Phase funding assists organizations in re-examining their current methods of operation, or to transform how they operate to more efficiently and effectively serve their clients, which may include new forms of collaboration and partnership. It may also include funds to assist in developing new business plans and models.
Geographic Focus: London
London Community Response aims to respond to the immediate needs of Londoners affected by the current crisis. Two types of grants are available: Crisis response grants of up to £10,000 aim to enable organizations to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs. Delivering differently grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 aim to enable organizations to change the way they deliver their work to ensure it continues to meet the needs of communities, from switching to digital channels to redeploying staff to boost the organization’s capacity at a time of increased demand.
Geographic Focus: Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties
The Los Alamos Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund provides unrestricted grants of $500-$1,500 to support the needs of nonprofits, with priority to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
Geographic Focus: Western Australia
Lotterywest is supporting organizations assisting people currently in crisis related to COVID-19 in order to avoid entrenched disadvantage. Support is provided through two streams: The Crisis and Emergency Relief stream aims to help organizations providing support to people experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, to meet their immediate basic needs. The Prevention and Early Intervention stream seeks to support prevention and early intervention programs that address the longer-term impacts and the social and economic consequences of the pandemic.
The LyftUp COVID-19 Community Grant program provides support through Essential Deliveries. Through this program, organizations that need delivery services for essential goods — such as groceries, medical supplies, auto parts, and home necessities — are quickly matched with Lyft drivers, who can carry the deliveries out.
Geographic Focus: Madison County
The Madison County Community Foundation is offering a limited funding opportunity for COVID-related needs, including funding for PPE in order to safely offer services, funding for expanded services due to increased needs of clients, and funding for technology needs to continue offering services. Support is available for new programming and projects, and to cover lost revenue from canceled fundraisers.
Geographic Focus: Manistee County
The Community Response Fund was activated to provide support to area nonprofit organizations, schools, and governments on the front lines serving those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Manitoba Cooperative Association is offering COVID-19 Relief Grants to Manitoba co-ops who are feeling the financial pressure of making changes to continue to safely serve their members and communities during the current pandemic. These grants are to help cover costs associated with changing operations in order to safely continue serving the community. Examples of covered costs include technology or software upgrades to allow e-commerce or online governance, installation of shields to protect front-line workers, and installation of hand washing or hand sanitizing stations to promote healthy habits. Typical grants will range from $500 to $1,000; in rare circumstances, grants of up to $2,000 may be provided.
Geographic Focus: Washington County
The Marietta Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports Washington County nonprofit organizations that are involved in frontline efforts to serve the needs of those most affected by the virus and contain the spread of COVID-19. Such organizations include area agencies on aging, community action programs, food pantries, and other organizations that address hunger and provide food.
Geographic Focus: Marshall County
The COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund gives initial priority to frontline human services organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations. The focus is on essential services, including, but not limited to, food access, housing and utility assistance, health and well-being and mental health services, and emergency childcare.
Geographic Focus: Mat-Su region
The Mat-Su Health Foundation s offering Coronavirus Prevention and Response grants of up to $50,000 to Mat-Su nonprofit organizations. These unrestricted grants are designed to support local nonprofits as they address unplanned expenses and/or lost revenue relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Monroe and Ontario Counties
The COVID-19 Relief Fund provides general operating support to nonprofit organizations located in Monroe and Ontario Counties, which is intended to invest in an organization’s mission and impact, and to help support the infrastructure and operational needs of an organization. Support is provided to organizations with a mission in one of the following areas: arts and culture, education, and entrepreneurship and workforce development.
The Max Bell Foundation seeks to improve Canadian society by encouraging the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment. In addition to these areas, the Foundation has added a new program priority: Development and implementation of strategies to help Canada and Canadians recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
The Medavie Health Foundation provides support in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. Areas of interest include adolescent mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, healthy living, and COVID-19 response. In the area of COVID-19 response, the focus is on addressing food insecurity, the mental health needs of adolescents, and frontline responders coping with pandemic-related anxiety and post-traumatic stress.
Geographic Focus: Miami County
The Emergency COVID-19 Grant Program will provide emergency COVID-19 funding to organizations supplying food, shelter, and other humanitarian needs.
Geographic Focus: Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, and Thomas counties
The COVID-19 Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the North Platte area that are providing basic needs to people impacted by the coronavirus and the consequences of the outbreak. Grants are intended to help nonprofits focusing on providing basic needs, such as food, shelter, healthcare and special needs of at-risk groups of people.
Geographic Focus: Midland County
The COVID-19 Response/Disaster Relief Grant are available to nonprofit agencies, public schools, and government entities located in Midland County and can be used for nonprofit operations, supplies, and client assistance. Priority is given to agencies providing needed services for vulnerable populations most impacted by this pandemic.
The Immigrant Families Fund provides grants of $500 to immigrants to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives. In order to be eligible, applicants must have experienced an income disruption due to COVID-19, earn less than $99,000 or have a household income of less than $198,000, and not be eligible to receive a CARES Recovery Rebate (coronavirus stimulus check) from the Federal government.
Geographic Focus: Oneida and Herkimer counties
The Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations responding to human service needs in Oneida and Herkimer counties resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Fund is designed to rapidly deploy flexible resources in the form of grants on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the crisis.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund aims to help those workers in the entertainment industry who are suffering COVID-19 related hardships. Applicants must be industry members that demonstrate financial need and meet minimum earnings or hours thresholds.
As charities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and face the possibility of reduced government funding and the uncertainty of donations, they may have to look at different ways of working. The Muttart Foundation may be able to assist charities to undertake the changes they feel they need to make. Eligible applicants include social-service charities that operate primarily in Alberta or Saskatchewan or are umbrella organizations for the voluntary sector or for a subsector, and have at least some member-organizations that operate in Alberta or Saskatchewan.
Geographic Focus: School District 68
The Nanaimo Community Response Fund is currently providing grants to charities within the boundaries of School District 68 for service delivery in the following priority areas: food security for vulnerable community members; assisting vulnerable seniors with the challenges they are facing from isolation; and housing needs of low-income families caused by COVID-19 related closures. The online application is available here.
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists will distribute support ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting. Beyond reporting on medical and physical health related to COVID-19, the Fund encourages reporting that covers social, emotional, economic, and equity issues. Eligible applicants include writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts.
The COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators will distribute support ranging from $1,000–$8,000 to individual educators (or to an individual educator working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers) to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. This funding opportunity is limited to the subject areas of science, social studies, and geography. Priority for this opportunity will be given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and who have not previously received National Geographic funding.
The NC Artists Relief Fund provides direct support to artists and arts presenters in North Carolina. Eligible applicants include musicians, visual artists, actors, DJ’s, dancers, teaching artists, filmmakers, comedians, and other creative individuals and arts presenters who are experiencing widespread cancellations due to this global pandemic.
The Artist and Entrepreneur Fund supports Indigenous artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses bracing from economic contractions and stresses to their daily business operations, solvency, and future growth.
The COVID19 Rapid Response Fund supports grassroots groups responding to local needs and building resilience in their community in response to the COVID19 pandemic and associated events. Support is provided to groups doing local, grassroots work in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, or VT.
Geographic Focus: Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, and Western Atlantic Counties
The Garden State Relief Fund offers working capital loans to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Emergency Community Law Grants provide one-time program support of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations as well as local and affinity bar associations that provide free legal education to the public on areas of the law that have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are intended to complement the work of legal service providers and the private bar, and expand capacity to address the acute needs of the public for accurate and timely legal information. Secondary priority will be for general support grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations that historically provide law related education to the public and are strained by the increased demand for services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vecino—Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund supports nonprofit organizations and tribal communities that are assisting those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The emphasis is on efforts to provide food, water, and other emergency needs to some of the hardest hit areas.
The Maurice Sendak Foundation (MSF) has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to launch an emergency relief grant program to support children’s picture book artists and writers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will distribute unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income as a direct result of the crisis. The program is open to children’s picture book artists and writers over the age of 21 in the United States and territories.
The Gender Equity Emergency Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations and programs in New Mexico serving self-identifying women and girls, and particularly the needs of women and girls of color, women and girls in low-income and rural communities, the LGBTQI community, and the immigrant community, in response to the emergency needs caused by COVID-19. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the fund is spent down.
NextFifty Initiative has created a dedicated fund and will distribute up to $2,500,000 in grants to support nonprofit organizations who have seen their operations greatly impacted by COVID-19. The Fund will offer general operating support for Colorado nonprofit organizations whose work primarily benefits older adults (those 50+) and any nonprofit organization who has previously received funding from NextFifty Initiative in any state. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the Fund is expended.
Geographic Focus: North Bay and area
This Fund supports organizations working in North Bay and area, ON, that require increased financial support in the wake of COVID-19.
Geographic Focus: North Georgia
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund was established to make strategic grants to nonprofits impacted by and serving those who are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time the Foundation is not hosting a formal application process for the fund; interested organizations can email the president and CEO directly to inform her of the impact this virus is having on their organization and how they are serving those individuals or families who are being directly impacted at this time.
Geographic Focus: North Texas
North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies that support individuals and families with access to food and/or healthcare; supplement lost wages and/or housing costs or serving vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or those experiencing homelessness; and support academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed. Applications from nonprofits are now being accepted on a rolling basis and will be evaluated weekly.
Geographic Focus: Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for Local Nonprofits and Agencies helps local nonprofit organizations and government agencies on the front lines prepare, rapidly respond to, and deploy resources for coronavirus response in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties. Particular attention will be focused on senior citizens, children, low-income residents, and people experiencing homelessness.
Geographic Focus: Northern Chautauqua County
Relief, Recovery & Re-imagine Grants provides funding needed as a result of COVID-19 and to strengthen nonprofit capacity to address new and emerging needs. Support is provided for direct COVID-19 recovery, and organizations that have a history of significantly impacting the community’s quality of life and well-being. Organizations working in the areas of arts, culture, humanities, health, human services, youth services, housing, employment, food, environment, and community development are eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: Northern Health’s region across northern BC
Northern Health’s Resilient Communities Grants provide funding of up to $5,000 for groups and organizations who need assistance adapting their practices or responding to new community health and wellness needs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund provides immediate resources to small nonprofit organizations with limited budgets serving the needs of residents impacted by COVID-19 in Bergen County as well as Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties. Funding in round two prioritizes organizations promoting racial justice by addressing the disproportionate economic, social, and health impacts COVID-19 has on communities of color.
Geographic Focus: Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties
The Community Support Fund supports nonprofit organizations that work to meet essential needs for thousands of residents of the region. Currently, priority is given to basic needs. The Foundation plans to respond to requests for support from the Fund quickly.
Geographic Focus: Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock counties
The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund has been established to support critical needs due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic Focus: 20-town region of northwest Connecticut
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations in northwest Connecticut working on the frontlines of the pandemic. Priority will be given to essential personnel and vulnerable populations (seniors, low-income individuals and families, immigrants, persons with disabilities, communities of color, persons without health insurance, and/or access to paid sick days). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Geographic Focus: Company communities in NJ, MA, CA, IL, NC, and NY
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund will support immediate response and recovery efforts related to the pandemic. Programs must support one or more of the following objectives: strengthening local and national healthcare infrastructure to meet increased demand and protect frontline health workers; establishing digital platforms for COVID-19 related data collection, remote delivery of healthcare, and effective dissemination of important public health information; and creating or enhancing new community health programs specific to the pandemic response. Priority will be given to efforts focused on geographies where Novartis has a physical presence and where there is an acute need, including, but not limited to, NJ, MA, CA, IL, NC, and NY.
Geographic Focus: Central Oklahoma, with emphasis on Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has created the 2020 Disaster Relief Fund that will assist those in the central Oklahoma community impacted by the virus, particularly those who are most vulnerable, including the elderly. Nonprofits, churches, government agencies, and schools are eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: Clallam and Jefferson Counties
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund aims to address the specific and unique needs of households across Clallam and Jefferson Counties, experienced suddenly as a result of the current COVID-19 public health crisis and its economic impacts. One-time grants are awarded to families and individuals. Eligible applicants include healthcare workers, those who have lost employment due to COVID-19 related closures, and those who are forced to quarantine due to recent travel, exposure to, or a diagnosis of the coronavirus.
The Omidyar Network India has announced a rapid response window to fund proposals that support the lower 60% of India’s income distribution in managing and mitigating the challenges that come with Covid-19. Support is provided for initiatives that strengthen containment, detection and treatment, support crisis management capabilities, and enhance resilience and recovery in the wake of Covid-19.
The Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund plans to infuse 501(c)(4) funding into national, state, and local advocacy and organizing efforts aimed at passing economic stimulus to address the immediate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on working people while reshaping our economic structure to ensure they are less vulnerable in the future. Omidyar Network will award $1.5 million to groups working to realign this nation’s economic policies and systems so that they work better for everyone. The majority of the grants from the Fund will be for $75,000 or less.
The One Fair Wage Emergency Fund is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. At the moment, the Fund is prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers and service workers in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. However, they are currently taking applications nationally and are actively raising money to support workers in all states as soon as possible.
The Ontario Government is offering COVID-19 relief through the following programs: The Ontario Small Business Support Grant will help small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the new provincewide shutdown. The Main Street Relief Grant for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) providing up to $1,000 for PPE costs to eligible small businesses across Ontario with two to nine employees. Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebate Grants support businesses that were required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures by providing a rebate to eligible businesses in respect of property taxes and energy bills.
The Open Road Alliance is offering grants and loan products to organizations affected by COVID-19. Grants are provided for discrete solutions that help projects overcome unexpected roadblocks. Loan options include Accelerating Incoming Emergency Funds, Co-Investment to Support Social Enterprises, and Deep Impact Loans.
Geographic Focus: Orange County
The Crisis Response Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations and tax-supported entities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that normal operation would not allow them to. The Tri-County COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Partnership seek to address issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as food insecurities; PPE, including cleaning and disinfecting supplies, masks, and gloves for vulnerable populations, nonprofits, and essential workers; mental health care; and connectivity for rural areas and low-income populations for educational purposes and teleworking.
Oranje Fonds has released € 2 million for this accelerated processing of applications aimed at poverty, loneliness, and the deployment of informal care during the corona crisis.
Geographic Focus: Oshkosh area
The Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund has been established to provide flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) organizations working in the Oshkosh community who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Priority will be given to nonprofits that are providing direct assistance to vulnerable individuals and families, including the provision of food and hygiene supplies, housing, childcare, or health services.
Geographic Focus: Nelson Area
The Osprey Community Foundation’s BETTER TOGETHER – COVID Community Response Fund will provide support to address the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Funding is provided to organizations whose programs and services benefit vulnerable populations, whose operations are jeopardized by financial cutbacks and fundraising challenges, or whose programming is adapting to recover from these challenges. The Foundation serves residents of the city of Nelson, BC, and RDCK Areas E and F.
Geographic Focus: Otsego County
The COVID-19 Response Fund provides funding for direct financial assistance to individuals or families, equipment or technology for capacity, food security, housing, mental health, physical health, and childcare or education.
Geographic Focus: Ottawa
Ottawa Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund supports front-line service-delivery agencies in Ottawa, ON, working on response efforts in the community. (See the “Frequently Asked Questions” on the Foundation’s COVID-19 webpage for information on how to apply.)
In response to COVID-19, the Otto Bremer Trust has established a $50 million emergency fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company subsidiary to provide financial support to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic. The fund will provide resources in the form of short-term loans, lines of credit, and emergency grants.
Geographic Focus: Dare County, Ocracoke, and/or the Currituck beaches
The Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Rapid Response Grants program’s primary goal is to enable nonprofits to adapt, expand, or initiate vital services to the Outer Banks during the coronavirus crisis. Programs must be related to the COVID-19 crisis, either directly (e.g., care for virus patients) or indirectly (e.g., assistance to working parents without childcare). The Foundation considers grants that would allow a nonprofit to adapt its existing programs in the face of the ever-evolving COVID-19 landscape (e.g., modifications to a food program to allow for community closures). Special emphasis may be given to efforts that help the most vulnerable and/or the most people in the community.
Geographic Focus: Owen County
The COVID Recovery Grant supports nonprofit organizations for internal needs and to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Communities served by the company
The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement has shifted the focus of its grants to better support organizations and communities impacted by COVID-19. The emphasis is on access to direct healthcare services for vulnerable populations and organizations serving vulnerable populations that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Geographic Focus: Park County
The Park County COVID-19 Resilience Fund will support organizations working on the front lines to ensure the health and wellness of those being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including: neighbors experiencing food insecurity, children and seniors, victims of the virus, and the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless
Geographic Focus: The Paso Del Norte region
The Paso Del Norte Community Foundation invites qualified 501(c)(3) public charities to submit proposals to address charitable needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in the Paso Del Norte region of Texas.
The PAF Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need. This assistance helps patients afford the out-of-pocket costs for these items that their insurance companies require. COVID-19 is one of the eligible diseases under this program.
As the outbreak of COVID-19 presents growing and unprecedented challenges for organizers nationwide, the De Colores Rapid Response Fund, designed for strategic intervention in movement moments like this, offers grants of $500 to $1,000 to grassroots organizations working to make positive community interventions through strategic, organizing-focused approaches, especially in marginalized communities of color and working class communities.
The Writers’ Emergency Fund supports the literary community at a time when the health and livelihoods of so many are at risk. Grants of $500 to $1,000 will be based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Fund is open to professional writers based in the United States, including fiction and nonfiction authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists.
The non-profit Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans of up to $3,000 for Pennsylvania-based small businesses. The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding. Pennsylvania businesses that qualify for assistance from the Fund are: for-profit small businesses that employ three to 30 people; based in Pennsylvania and have been operating for at least one year; and owned and operated by a Pennsylvania resident.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has been allocated $225 million for COVID-19 relief to small businesses through a distribution to Community Development Financial Institutions. DCED will distribute the funding to the Pennsylvania CDFI Network, which will then administer the funding in the form of: grants to cover operating expenses for the duration of the shutdown and the transition period to re-opening; grants to cover technical assistance, including training and guidance, for business owners as they stabilize and relaunch their businesses; debt payment relief for CDFI Pennsylvania borrowers; and loan loss reserves for CDFIs. Support is provided through a number of funds targeting different geographic areas.
Geographic Focus: Martha’s Vineyard
The Emergency Response Fund was launched in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to address urgent needs that face Islanders and their families. The Fund seeks to shore up the invaluable role of Island nonprofits when crisis hits. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: Pierce County
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations providing services to address urgent needs and the disruption of basic human services to Pierce County’s most vulnerable population due to COVID-19.
Geographic Focus: El Paso and Teller counties
The Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund provides support through two programs: the Nonprofit Fund and the Artist Relief Fund. The Nonprofit Fund supports nonprofit organizations impacted by the pandemic, with a focus on direct service organizations that address immediate and essential human needs. The Artist Recovery Fund is designed to provide emergency support for individual artists and creative professionals in the Pikes Peak region.
Geographic Focus: Monroe County
The Crisis Response Fund provides flexible resources to organizations in the region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Grants fund organizations that have deep roots in community and strong experience working with residents without health insurance or access to paid sick leave, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and tourism workers, and communities of color, among others. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
Geographic Focus: Port Moody
The Port Moody Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, part of the Tri-Cities COVID-19 Community Response in collaboration with the Coquitlam Foundation and the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation, accepts expressions of interest from charities working in Port Moody, BC. Grants of $250 to $5,000 are provided to address the following: the economic impact of lost work and increased precarious employment due to COVID-19 for arts, culture, and community benefit organizations, particularly those that support, engage, and work with equity-seeking groups; loss of revenue and confirmed prepaid and unrecoverable expenses due to mandated COVID-19 closures resulting in cancellations or postponed activities; and new and additional costs incurred to date due to COVID-19 to support operations and human resource needs such as work from home needs and the equity and access impacts of technology.
Geographic Focus: Pottstown Borough area
The COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund for Social Service and Micro Business at PAHWF has the dual purpose of sustaining social safety net organizations across the Tri-County area and supporting small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Priorities include nonprofits serving the most vulnerable in our community, those with increased service demand, and those providing basic necessities. Small businesses with fewer than five employees and less than $250,000 per year in revenue as well as those committed to community revitalization and employing local residents will be given precedence.
Geographic Focus: City Heights and San Diego
Price Philanthropies is providing COVID-19 emergency response grants to nonprofit organizations supporting the basic needs of the most vulnerable children and families in City Heights and San Diego. Organizations must have an existing funding or collaborating relationship with Price Philanthropies to be considered for COVID-19 related support.
Geographic Focus: Princeton
The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund helps organizations address the immediate and long-term needs of the Princeton, NJ, region. Emphasis is given to efforts targeting food and housing insecurity, health needs and childcare needs related to school closures, and low-income children, families, and seniors who will face increased struggles because of reduced or lost income. Interested organizations may email Nelida Valentin for information about applying for a grant.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. Funding is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.
Geographic Focus: Rock Island, IL, and Scott County, IA
The Disaster Recovery Grants program supports the effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infections in Rock Island and Scott County by helping the community follow public health recommendations, and helping address the financial impact of following those recommendations. Grants may be made to nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government.
Geographic Focus: The West of England, including Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire
The Coronavirus Recovery and Stabilisation program supports local charitable organizations whose work has been significantly affected by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown restrictions, so they can continue to deliver services that improve the lives of local people. Organizations must be addressing specific needs and disadvantages within communities living in the West of England. Interests include community resilience, at risk youth, and supporting people in crisis.
Geographic Focus: Carbon County
The Carbon County COVID-19 Relief Fund will support nonprofit organizations providing disaster relief efforts as well as individuals negatively affected by COVID-19 impacts. Applications will be reviewed daily.
Geographic Focus: New England and Lee County, FL
The Red Sox Foundation is currently focusing its giving strategy on supporting organizations directly responding to the immediate crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation encourages organizations that are making direct impact against the wake of COVID-19 to seek funding. The Foundation has an interest in the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families in need.
Geographic Focus: Rockingham County
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants support community-based organizations responding to the immediate needs of residents during the pandemic. Public charities, governmental units, and public institutions that serve Rockingham County residents are eligible to apply.
COVID-19 Emergency Meal Grants support organizations that are addressing rising food insecurity among children and families in New Jersey. A total of $450,000 in grants will be provided to help current Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) initiatives continue meal service in response to COVID-19 disruptions.
Reporting Democracy invites proposals for stories that reveal how the COVID-19 crisis is reshaping politics and society in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe. Grants range from 500 to 2,500 euros for in-depth feature and analytical stories. Applications are accepted from both freelance and individual journalists and teams.
Geographic focus: Specific communities
The Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants program supports small scale community projects from across the province of British Columbia that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other. Supported projects include those that ease social isolation of vulnerable people with social distancing in mind and projects that use, share, or exchange local assets or gifts online using platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype. Projects must stay within guidelines for physical distancing and may only be carried out by individuals or family members from one household. Individuals are eligible to apply for grants ranging up to $500.
Geographic Focus: Richland County, OH
The Richland County Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative provides grants for basic needs such as food and housing along with other essential health and human services to nonprofit organizations in Richland County, OH. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Geographic Focus: the Kansas City Area
The Rocket Relief Fund supports artists who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is open to all self-identifying visual, multi-disciplinary, and performing artists within an 80-mile radius of Kansas City. Support is available in the Missouri/Kansas bi-state region within 80 miles of Kansas City.
Geographic Focus: the Greater Denver community of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties
The Rose Community Foundation has committed the entirety of its remaining 2020 grantmaking to a multi-phased COVID-19 response. Grantmaking will be organized into three phases: Prevention/Containment/Emergency Response, Impact Mitigation, and Recovery.
The Community Action Fund supports community organizations directly reaching vulnerable Canadians and helping them access healthy and affordable food. Types of support include grants, product, and gift cards.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund supports SAG-AFTRA members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) to cover basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and other essential needs.
Geographic Focus: Salt Spring Island
The Salt Spring Island Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Relief Fund provides support for community healthcare preparedness, relief or assistance for vulnerable people in the community, such as seniors, and other pressing community needs as they emerge. Applications are accepted from registered charities acting on their own behalf or acting on behalf of a nonprofit organization.
Geographic Focus: San Diego
The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that have deep roots and strong experience supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences. Grant funding will focus on these critical areas: food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, rent and utility payment support, and interest-free loans for nonprofit organizations.
Geographic Focus: San Juan Island
The San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are in need of emergency funding in the areas of health and human services as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic Focus: Sanilac County
The Sanilac County Community Foundation is providing emergency assistance grant funding to local nonprofit organizations that are going above and beyond their typical operations to assist the community during this time.
Geographic Focus: Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Mora counties
The Santa Fe Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund supports a diverse array of needs during the crisis. The fund is currently prioritizing support for nonprofits focusing on health and well-being, food insecurity, income insecurity, and groups that are facilitating education.
Geographic Focus: Saskatoon
The Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19, made up of over 50 agencies, is dedicated to meeting the needs of people who are especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic due to entrenched housing and food insecurity. Resources from the Saskatoon Community Foundation and United Way Saskatoon and Area response funds are directed through this coalition to organizations serving people who are especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic due to entrenched food insecurity and housing insecurity. The link to the online application is available on the Saskatoon Community Foundation’s website.
Geographic Focus: Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar
As a part of its SOS African Wildlife initiative, Save Our Species is inviting proposals for Rapid Action Grants targeting terrestrial or freshwater threatened species in continental Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. These grants are designed to enable immediate responses to new and emerging threats, and are now also open to projects responding to threats linked to the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences.
The SBHSN COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant is accepting applications from local education agencies (LEAs), charter school management companies, public schools, charter schools, and private schools to implement telehealth mental health program services for children impacted by short and long-term school closures. Grants will range up to $250,000. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, until funding is no longer available.
The Community and Third Sector Recovery program supports charities, community groups, social enterprises, and voluntary organizations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. The program has two components: 1.) Adapt and Thrive, which supports organizations to develop a plan so they can adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19, operate sustainably, and continue to have a positive impact in their communities; and 2.) Community Recoveries Fund, which supports the delivery of services in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID-19, or the creation of new services that tackle new challenges presented.
Geographic Focus: the greater Puget Sound region
The COVID-19 Response Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide the region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare. Target populations include low-income individuals, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, undocumented workers and families, people at risk of intimate violence, people with limited English language proficiency, and residents with greater health risks, including seniors. Interested organization may email the Foundation at email@example.com to make sure the Foundation is aware of the organization’s work supporting vulnerable residents and families.
The FoodRescue.ca Emergency Fund is an emergency response initiative that can provide both financial and food support through Second Harvest’s FoodRescue.ca. This funding and food support is available to Canadian non-profits and charities supporting people with food. Applicants will be eligible for financial grants of up to $20,000 in support.
Geographic Focus: Sarasota County and its bordering counties of Charlotte, DeSoto, and Manatee
The Selby Foundation is currently focusing its gifting on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is accepting grant requests for information and capital improvement projects that are specifically related to operational issues attributable to COVID-19.
The Flicker Fund provides support to stressed Indigenous communities worldwide on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Support is provided for Indigenous community generated and led initiatives in three areas: basic and urgent health, wellness, and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable, with a focus on elders, multi-generational households, and families with children under the age of 5 years old; traditional healing practices and remedies, food systems, and immune support; and historic and cultural teachings, stories, and lifeways that advance traditional knowledge systems that inform community members on health, healing, and moving forward with vitality.
Geographic Focus: Cuyahoga County
The Good Samaritan Grants Program will be prioritized according to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an organization’s target population or on the organization’s ability to provide necessary and immediate goods and services.
Geographic Focus: Greater San Francisco Bay area, Humboldt County, and Southern California
The Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund seeks to support community-based organizations who serve vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Target populations include children ages 0 to 5, low-income seniors, the homeless, households living under the poverty line, immigrants and refugees, persons with disabilities, the uninsured, and school-aged children, youth, and families.
Geographic Focus: Skagit County
The Skagit Valley Disaster Relief Fund supports nonprofit organizations that have a direct impact in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will be prioritized to support basic human needs such as shelter, food, and critical supplies.
Social Justice Fund NW (SJF) works to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The COVID-19 Crisis Fund provides grants of $3,000 to previous grantees working to respond to the crisis. Organizations that have not been previously funded by SJF can apply through SJF’s ongoing Rapid Response Fund.
Geographic Focus: Sonoma County
The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation is offering COVID-19 support through two funds: The COVID-19 Farmworker Family Resiliency Fund supports farmworkers working in Sonoma County whose spouse was recently laid off as a result of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Farmworker Resiliency Fund supports farmworkers working in Sonoma County who have suffered financial losses because of COVID-19.
The Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to restaurant and bar owners and employees, as well as restaurant supplier employees, who are facing unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.
COVID-19 Community Response Grants of up to $500 support neighborhood-based and local organizing efforts in response to COVID-19. Priority will be given to efforts led by workers, LGBTQ people, youth and students, black people and people of color, rural communities, disabled people, migrants, and families. The opportunity is open to grassroots organizations, groups of individuals, and individuals.
Sport England offers a number of coronavirus funding options. The Return to Play: Small Grants fund will make awards of between £300 and £10,000, from a total pot of £10m, to help sport and activity groups, clubs, and organizations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund will make awards of between £10,001 and £50,000 from a pot of £5m to help local sports clubs and organizations adapt and open important places and spaces to help their local community return to play safely. Return to Play: Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £1.5m. The Tackling Inequalities Fund has been set up to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.
The Personal Emergency Relief Fund helps artists in Minnesota recover from personal emergencies by helping pay an unanticipated, emergency expense. As a response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the guidelines have been expanded to include lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost.
Geographic Focus: Stark County
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stark Community Foundation is focusing its community responsive grantmaking toward emergency funding. Support is provided to local organizations in support of community-based programs and services. Interests include, but are not limited to, arts, education, environment, health, human services, and neighborhoods.
Geographic Focus: Seneca
The Seneca COVID-19 Fund provides individuals with assistance for rent, food, and utilities.
The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund will provide a total of $325,000 for disaster response grants over the course of two years. Funding is available for a wide variety of needs, including: 1.) nonprofits who have established new programs to help with COVID-19 related needs; 2.) nonprofits facing a reduction in operating revenue and general support; and, 3.) nonprofits who have canceled fundraising events which had a significant impact on their ability to carry out their mission.
Stop the Spread seeks to address the critical needs of the COVID-19 pandemic in four key ways: research, partnerships, investments, and hyperlocal support. Investments are provided in the form of grant or equity capital to nonprofit and for-profit organizations with novel solutions that uniquely address the needs of underserved communities. Organizations interested in exploring collaborations with Stop the Spread may contact them using the online form.
Geographic Focus: Southern Vermont, including Arlington, Danby, Dorset, Jamaica, Landgrove, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Sunderland, Townsend, Wardsboro, Weston, Windham, and Winhall
The COVID-19 Relief Fund for Vermont gives priority to requests that address the health and survival of children and families across the southern Vermont region.
Geographic Focus: Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation’s Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund provides emergency relief of up to $5,000 to charities serving the Sunshine Coast of BC whose operations, programs, or services are negatively impacted by the restrictions or other factors related to the COVID-19 situation. The Fund is particularly intended to support 1) charities that are addressing the needs of those with mental health issues, seniors facing isolation, youth and families living in poverty, and those in inadequate housing; or (2) charities in other sectors whose operations or financial stability are jeopardized because of the challenges of fundraising in the current environment.
Geographic Focus: El Paso and Teller counties
The Survive & Thrive COS Small Business Emergency Relief Fund provides recovery funding in the form of low-interest loans of up to $25,000, mentorship, and other resources to support resiliency and continue building healthy businesses and nonprofits. Eligible organizations for this program include for-profits and nonprofits, privately held small businesses that maintain a place of business in El Paso County and are incorporated with the State of Colorado. Small businesses must have the equivalent of 2 to 25 full-time employees. Applications are open only to those businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to, the food industry, cafes, hair and nail salons, barbershops, home childcare providers, and retail shops.
In response to the emergent needs of Black feminists who are living, caring, healing, responding, and beyond to COVID-19, Susu will be dispersing rapid response funds to Black feminists. One time support of up to $300 will be given to Black feminist organizers and organizations working to support themselves and others most impacted by COVID-19. (Due to overwhelming response, the application is currently closed, but will be reopening shortly.)
Geographic Focus: Taos and western Colfax counties
The Fund For Taos Recovery Grants program supports nonprofit organizations that are directly responding to the significant consequences of the COVID-19 crisis across the community in creative and collaborative ways, pivoting both their programmatic work and organizational management to enhance existing programming, develop new programming, and otherwise meet the demands of this new situation. Interests include housing, education, food systems, behavioral health, art and culture, and nonprofit and business support.
The Teck Community Response Fund is a community investment fund to support critical social and health initiatives in the areas where Teck operates in Canada, Alaska, and Chile, with dedicated support for Indigenous communities. Organizations directly engaged in local COVID-19 response or those experiencing significant organizational continuity impacts resulting from COVID-19 may apply. Support will be provided for community-level COVID-19 and emergency response preparedness and/or health interventions and support for frontline workers; immediate needs of vulnerable community members, including access to access to food, hygiene, housing, and other basic needs; access to information, tools, and support services to safeguard personal health, safety, and resiliency; and organizational continuity of charitable and nonprofit organizations, especially those delivering essential services. Typical contributions will range from $5,000 to $50,000.
Geographic Focus: San Miguel, Ouray, and west Montrose counties and Rico
The Regional Response Fund seeks to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the outbreak and vulnerable individuals and families directly impacted in the Telluride region. The Fund prioritizes the most immediate public health needs and economic impacts of the new disease, focusing on vulnerable populations and the service providers that support them. In addition, the Ouray County Response Fund has been set up specifically to support individuals residing in Ouray County.
Geographic Focus: Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant counties, and the immediate surrounding North Texas area
The Resilience Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that address the impact of COVID-19 for women and girls in economically vulnerable populations, particularly women and girls who have been victims of systemic racism and have been historically underserved.
To help the community during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. Support is provided through a number of funds to actors, dancers, film and television workers, musicians, theater workers, and Hollywood support staff.
Geographic Focus: South of England, including Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Wiltshire
The Blagave Trust aims to enable young people aged 14 and up to make a successful transition to adulthood. The Trust’s current priority is those that are making the biggest difference to young people dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 and its aftermath.
Geographic Focus: Franklin County
The Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Program helps Franklin County nonprofit organizations that are responding to the spread of COVID-19 and experiencing financial challenges by doing so.
Geographic Focus: Englewood, Tenafly, Englewood Cliffs, Cresskill, Closter, Haworth, Harrington Park, Demarest, Norwood, Northvale, Dumont, New Milford, Rockleigh, Bergenfield, and Alpine
The Community Chest’s Coronavirus Emergency Fund provides grants to assist agencies with covering immediate expenses incurred by the coronavirus pandemic.Priorities include the purchase of food or other home products (e.g. disinfectant, masks, gloves) for clients; funds to cover the cost of shelter (either the agency’s rent or support for clients’ rent); personal care products such as diapers for children; support for educational programming for children; and support to be used toward bringing furloughed employees back to work and resume programs.
Geographic Focus: Crawford County
The COVID-19 Response Grants support nonprofit organizations that are impacted as an organization or serve clients impacted by COVID-19, including organizations addressing basic needs and providing essential health and human services to those adversely affected in the community.
Geographic Focus: Martin and St. Lucie counties
The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie, in conjunction with multiple organizations, is providing funding through the COVID-19 Response Fund. Priorities include emergency food, shelter, and other basic needs, including cleaning supplies and services as needed; expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services; access to healthcare services for uninsured and underinsured clients; and technology and other resources.
Geographic Focus: Muscatine County
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine’s Community Continuity Grants have been established to assist nonprofits and support the immediate and emerging needs of those affected by the coronavirus containment efforts.
Geographic Focus: Harford County
The Harford County Cares programs supports local nonprofit organizations for programs and projects aimed at addressing the critical needs of the community’s most vulnerable individuals and families most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Geographic Focus: New River Valley
The COVID-19 Response Grant Program provides unrestricted funding to organizations as the region navigates the coronavirus pandemic. 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations serving the New River Valley (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford) or units of local government such as schools or libraries may apply.
Geographic Focus: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Emergency and Disaster Response Fund provides funding for human service organizations in addressing basic needs that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: San Luis Obispo County
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County’s Disaster Support Fund seeks to partner with nonprofit organizations whose mission is to serve the community’s most vulnerable populations (homeless, food-insecure, low-income residents, and farm workers) with basic needs (food, shelter, transportation, etc.) and have a broad reach in serving the community.
Geographic Focus: Delaware County
The Foundation’s Community Grants program is allowing organizations to apply for general operating support to allow for maximum flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Mahoning Valley
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation, and the Youngstown Foundation have created the Mahoning Valley COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants for Nonprofits, which provides assistance to local nonprofits directly impacted by the pandemic.
Geographic Focus: Dayton
The Dayton Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton provides grants to vetted community-based and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that are focused on immediate basic human needs (food, shelter, safety, etc.), mental health services, and the economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to the outbreak.
The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund is offering unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help small charities plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world. The Fore is looking to fund small organizations working with marginalized groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past. Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply.
Geographic Focus: Delaware County
The Foundation for Delaware County’s COVID-19 Response Fund supports and strengthens community-led efforts in the county related to the coronavirus pandemic. Priorities include health, economic, and social services for vulnerable citizens, particularly disadvantaged communities, including older adults, people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and the homeless.
Geographic Focus: Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and Northern York counties
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in partnership with the United Way of the Capital Region is offering the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to provide emergency funds to long-standing nonprofit organizations in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and Northern York counties that are responding to the spread of COVID-19 and experiencing financial challenges by doing so.
Geographic Focus: the greater Bel Air area
The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation is offering new COVID emergency grants for local nonprofits located in the greater Bel Air area that have been struggling due to COVID-19. Grants range up to $2,500.
Geographic Focus: the greater Cincinnati Region, which includes the following counties: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont and Brown counties in Ohio; Kenton, Campbell, Boone, and Grant counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana
The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, a joint effort by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, is designed to be responsive and flexible to address community needs of the most vulnerable during this pandemic. Current priorities include requests involving basic necessities and safety of families most impacted by COVID-19, such as food insecurity, housing/shelter, childcare, care of the elderly, and support for medical response.
The Greg Hill Foundation and Samuel Adams have teamed up to support individuals from the restaurant industry across the country who have been impacted by the COVID-19 closures. Qualifying individuals must have been a full-time employee (minimum of 30 hours total per week, can be multiple restaurants); employed for 3 months or longer at the same location; and worked in a restaurant, bar, café, or nightclub.
The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation’s mission is to prevent poverty by contributing to the educational success of young Quebecers (from conception through to age 17) and helping them develop their full potential. Organizations may submit a request for funding for an initiative aimed at meeting needs directly caused by the pandemic. Initiatives must be focused on improving conditions in disadvantaged areas with large numbers of underprivileged families, must help children/youth and families who are vulnerable or marginalized, and must meet fundamental needs that are directly caused by the current situation related to food, housing, etc.
Geographic Focus: Montgomery County
The MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations with a successful track record of serving vulnerable populations in Montgomery County. The Fund is designed to complement the work of Montgomery County’s public health, state, and federal officials and expand local capacity to address the COVID-19 outbreak as efficiently as possible.
The National Lottery Community Fund is prioritizing funding for projects and organizations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the U.K. Priority is given to organizations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19, organizations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19, and organizations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19.
Geographic Focus: Benton and Franklin counties and the Burbank area
The COVID-19 Response Fund focuses on organizations that provide critical services in the areas of food insecurity, housing, health, child care, and mental health who are seeing an increase in demand for their services due to COVID-19, with second priority given to organizations who have experienced significant loss in revenue due to COVID-19 which has impacted their ability to deliver programs and services.
Geographic Focus: Thunder Bay
The Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a joint initiative between the United Way of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, provides support to registered charities to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19. The Fund provides emergency microgrants to agencies facing unexpected and dynamic challenges.
Geographic Focus: Shawnee County
The Live, Work & Give Fund supports Shawnee County nonprofit organizations working to address immediate community needs as a result of Coronavirus/COVID-19 quarantine measures. These emergency assistance grant awards are expected to be $2,500.00 or less, and will be awarded to organizations who are providing direct basic needs services.
Geographic Focus: Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pocahontas, Preston, and Randolph Tucker counties, WV, and Garrett County, MD
The Tucker Community Foundation’s Disaster Recovery Fund for Covid-19 was created to respond to emergency needs within local communities. This fund provides recovery support to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
In response to the outbreak, Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) has launched the TPF COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support containment, response, and recovery activities for those affected by COVID-19 and for the responders. Areas of interest include supporting healthcare workers, supporting quarantined individuals, and serving vulnerable populations. At this point, TPF is only accepting proposals from TPF partners in Turkey; however, TPF continues to do needs assessments to determine nonprofit organizations other than TPF partners both in Turkey and in the U.S. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.
Geographic Focus: Selected U.S. states and counties
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, applications are only being accepted from agricultural businesses.
Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
UK Research and Innovation has issued a call for proposals entitled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Slavery” for research that can generate evidence to improve understanding of the effects of the pandemic on behaviors, systems, and structures associated with modern slavery. This includes both the effects of the pandemic and the responses to it by governments, businesses, and organizations, which can affect people’s vulnerability to exploitation, and the systems underpinning exploitative practices. The projects must be hosted by an eligible institution in the UK, but may look globally in their scope and impact.
COVID-19 Relief Grants target individuals in the arts and smaller organizations in the Ukrainian Canadian community that are experiencing significant challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. One-time grants of $500 are awarded to smaller organizations (with an operating budget of less than $100 thousand dollars) and to individuals to help with creating and delivering programming, building capacity to meet financial challenges, or enhancing digital platforms to reach audiences and supporters.
Geographic Focus: Europe and Central Asia
UN Women has issued a call for proposals to fund a project to support women and young girls in vulnerable situations affected by the COVID-19 crisis to strengthen their business skills and capacities, which in turn will (i) improve their labor market fit, secure employment, and boost career development opportunities; and (ii) create business start-ups and support women to grow their own businesses and create new jobs.
Geographic Focus: Union County
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program supports urgent needs caused by the pandemic, including cleaning supplies, medical equipment, and protective supplies.
Geographic Focus: Calgary area
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund is a collaboration between the City of Calgary and United Way of Calgary and Area to support community agencies working to keep Calgarians safe and well during the public health crisis. Funds may be used for immediate needs and priorities related to the impact of COVID-19, including issues that develop in regards to emergency supports and response, basic needs, vulnerable populations at great risk, mental health, and domestic violence.
Geographic Focus: Bemidji Area
Responding to the coronavirus/COVID-19, the United Way of Bemidji Area has established an Emergency Fund to support local nonprofits with unexpected expenses. These funds will support access to food, emergency needs, and care to the elderly and most vulnerable in the community. Agencies with unexpected expenses combined with fundraising shortfalls due to event cancellations will be included.
Geographic Focus: Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay, and Logan counties
The United Way of Central West Virginia’s Community Response and Recovery Fund provides assistance to help expand the West Virginia 2-1-1 efforts, meet basic needs of those most vulnerable and impacted by the pandemic, and will be flexible to meet the emerging needs of people in this fast-changing environment. Current priorities include meeting increased service demand and operational capacity and business continuity.
Geographic Focus: Metropolitan Atlanta and surrounding counties
The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. Organizations should be located and providing services in one of these counties: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton, or the City of Atlanta.
Geographic Focus: Indian River County
The Community Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in the Indian River County region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this outbreak. One-time grants will fund organizations that have deep roots in community and strong experience working with under resourced residents, such as those without health insurance or access to paid sick leave, healthcare and hospitality workers, among others.
Geographic Focus: Marion and Taylor counties
The United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties’ COVID-19 Response and Recovery program provides flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in the region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. Target populations include vulnerable populations such as seniors, children, and low-income families.
Geographic Focus: Newton
The Newton COVID-19 Care Fund is providing support to individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Qualifying individuals include Newton residents, people who work in Newton, families with children receiving childcare services in Newton or enrolled in Newton public schools, and City of Newton First responders who incur new childcare expenses or expenses as a result of the crisis.
Geographic Focus: Northeast Florida
The First Coast Relief Fund is designed to provide resources to nonprofit organizations in Northeast Florida working to meet unmet critical needs of residents who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Priorities include food assistance, short term housing assistance, financial assistance, childcare support, technology support, and medical, safety supplies, and equipment.
Geographic Focus: northern British Columbia
The United Way of Northern British Columbia’s COVID-19 Relief Fund provides support to registered charities and nonprofit organizations for vital relief services in northern BC during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic Focus: northern Nevada
The Emergency Assistance Fund supports nonprofit organizations and units of government to provide emergency food, shelter, one-time rental/mortgage and utility assistance to people in need.
Geographic Focus: Palm Beach County and Martin County
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery Grants will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County and Martin County whose staff, services, and clients have been impacted by this disaster. Priorities include emergency food, shelter, and basic needs; expansion of service capacity for direct services; access to healthcare services; technology to enable organizations to provide services; and reimbursement of lost revenue.
Geographic Focus: Santa Barbara County
The United Way of Santa Barbara County provides COVID-19 financial assistance through several programs. COVID-19 Joint Response Grants support individuals and nonprofit organizations who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the pandemic. Rental Assistance grants support individuals and families in selected geographic areas. In addition, Financial Assistance for Seniors is available to seniors who are residents of Goleta.
Geographic Focus: Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, and Webster counties
The United Way of South Central Nebraska and Hastings Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund awards grants to organizations serving impacted populations or limiting the spread and impact of the virus. Grant funds are prioritized based on services that address needs and/or prevent the spread of the virus in south central Nebraska.
Geographic Focus: Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties
The COVID-19 Fund aims to help ensure families in need can access healthcare, financial resources, and other supports. The initial focus will be on rapid response in support of front-line agencies providing services to the most vulnerable populations.
Geographic Focus: Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties
The United Way of The Eastern Panhandle’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund supports the immediate and emerging needs of the Eastern Panhandle as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These needs may include, but are not limited to, food, emergency shelter, transportation, prescriptions, medical supplies, utility and housing bills, childcare, and mental health services.
Geographic Focus: Lawrence County, OH, and Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, and Wayne counties, WV
The United Way of the River Cities’ COVID-19 Relief and Recovery fund provides flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in the region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
Geographic Focus: Washtenaw County
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Washtenaw County, United Way has established the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support local nonprofits and community groups working with populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic faced with immediate, emergent and unanticipated community needs
Geographic Focus: Perth and Huron counties
The United Way Perth Huron’s COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund provides support to charities in Perth-Huron to increase program capacity, expand the reach of existing programs, and shift the way they provide support to local individuals and families in need. Support may also supplement programs that have experienced a loss of funding from other sources in relation to the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic Focus: Powell River and District
Danielle’s Helping Hand Fund is a one-time, supplemental fund to help local low-income individuals and families with emergency situations. Community members can apply directly to the fund for assistance.
Geographic Focus: Waterloo region
The United Way Waterloo Region Communities’ COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports the work of frontline organizations that are working to ensure that the most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. The Fund addresses urgent and emerging community needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for vulnerable populations. Urgent needs may include access to shelter, food, and crisis related supports. Applications are open to any registered charity based in Waterloo Region for initiatives in Waterloo Region.
This request for proposals aims to support rapid research focused on immediate outcomes and deliverables to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 disease severity, especially among those with cancer, HIV, and tobacco-related diseases, and it does so with a special focus on vulnerable populations.
Geographic Focus: San Francisco Bay Area
The Untitled, Art Emergency Fund will distribute funds of $250 per member of household in an effort to support the security and protection of San Francisco’s artists who, in “normal times” hold part-time or contract work to prioritize their art practice. Funds support basic human needs such as mental health counseling, healthcare reimbursements not covered by insurance, childcare, food, or rent, for example. Artist must have graduated from a Bay Area institution or have lived in the Bay Area for two years as a working artist.
The Collective Care and Healing call for applications supports the resilience and well-being of African women’s human rights defenders (AWHRDS) to think through and implement collective care and healing practices. The Fund is prioritizing collective care and healing as a direct and structured response to the collective distress that women and gender non- conforming communities face, which are caused by persistent forms of exclusion, violence, and marginalization. Support will go towards responding to the moment of crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
USAID’s priorities in the COVID-19 response are to protect the safety and health security of the global workforce, ensure that USAID can continue their life-saving mission across the world, and support partner countries in their response to COVID-19. USAID encourages potential partners to continue monitoring Grants.gov and SAM.gov for new grant and contract opportunities related to COVID-19. Partners may submit unsolicited proposals via email.
Geographic Focus: Ventura County
The Ventura County Rapid Response Fund will support nonprofit organizations throughout Ventura County who are addressing the needs of individuals and families with food and housing support, childcare, wage replacement, mental health care, and more.
The VT COVID-19 Response Fund aims to support nonprofits that are particularly equipped to address community impacts of the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont. The emphasis is on nonprofits working to address the most immediate public health and economic impacts of the disease.
The Virgin Money Foundation is supporting organizations in the U.K. through two COVID-related funds: The Community Anchors’ Fund supports community-led organizations that have been shown to be so important during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Fund offers grants of up to £30,000 to organizations from the North East of England. The Community Anchors’ Fund Glasgow supports independent, community-led organizations in Glasgow that want to make positive changes to their neighborhood. As the Fund launched during the pandemic, grants have initially focused on activity in response to COVID-19
Geographic Focus: Clark County in Illinois and Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties in Indiana
The Wabash Valley COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, launched by the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, will support provider organizations that offer services to local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Requests will be reviewed and disbursements made at least weekly.
Geographic Focus: Waco
Critical Needs Small Grants offer support to smaller organizations that have temporarily put more than 80% of their operations on hold or cannot act due to the nature of COVID-19 and engagement restrictions. Critical Needs Medium Sized Grants provide funds to address general operating and capacity building support needs, including some IT products that may be needed for remote work.
Geographic Focus: Butler County and Warren County
The Regional Recovery Fund supports local and regional nonprofit organizations that are addressing issues of food insecurity, housing and shelter, medical response, and childcare and eldercare. The Warren County Emergency Relief Fund provides short-term emergency relief funds to help address critical needs.
Geographic Focus: Wayne County
The Wayne County Emergency Response Fund provides one-time grants to nonprofit organizations whose work involves issues such as housing security, food security, and expanding access to medical services.
The Wales and Africa Small Grants Scheme will fund Welsh groups to work with African partners to respond to immediate issues arising from the outbreak of COVID-19. Thematic areas of interest include health, sustainable livelihoods, and lifelong learning.
Geographic Focus: West Vancouver and the North Shore
West Vancouver Foundation’s North Shore COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant provides support to charitable organizations serving those affected on the North Shore, with priority given to charities that serve West Vancouver, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key priorities include food security, safe shelter, health and connection, and modifying of operations to allow for continuation of a charity’s current services.
Geographic Focus: Whidbey Island
The COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island working with residents who are impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The focus is on organizations that are serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, food insecurity, economic insecurity, housing insecurity, healthcare and medication access, mitigating virus transmissions, and access to transportation and childcare.
Geographic Focus: Flathead County
The Whitefish Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Emergency Response Fund provides flexible resources to nonprofits helping those directly impacted by COVID-19, working to ensure food access and to assist nonprofits working on the front lines and dealing with critical needs affecting stakeholders.
Geographic Focus: Wichita and Sedgwick County
The Wichita Community Foundation’s Emergency Fund provides immediate organizational emergency relief assistance to nonprofit organizations in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas. Priority is being given to nonprofits directly dealing with the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The COVID-19 Emergency Grant aims to assist individuals who have worked in theatrical distribution, exhibition, or for a vendor exclusive to either sector and who have not secured a second job or new job since their furlough/layoff due to COVID-19.
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current events related to COVID-19. Support could include crisis response that addresses the physical, social, emotional well-being, and safety of those most affected by racism and poverty.
Geographic Focus: Windsor and Essex County
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The WindsorEssex Community Foundation has established the WECF Emergency Response Fund to support charities across Windsor and Essex County providing front-line services to vulnerable populations. The first phase of the fund will focus on food security and supports for vulnerable populations.
Geographic Focus: Ashburnham, Athol, Auburn, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westborough, Westminster, Winchendon, and Worcester
The Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Fund has been established by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, the City of Worcester, and a coalition of donors to rapidly deploy flexible resources. The Fund aims to provide resources for nonprofits that are authentically connected and providing coronavirus-related relief to Worcester County’s most vulnerable populations, including seniors, children, residents without access to paid sick days, healthcare and gig economy workers, communities or color, immigrants, and people with disabilities.
This Fund provides support to nonprofits and other organizations directly supporting vulnerable residents and families in Wyoming. Currently, priority is given to organizations that are currently serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. Grants are being reviewed every two weeks.
The XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance invites the world’s innovators to share solutions, learnings, and resources and allow the global community to: 1.) participate in the latest breakthroughs, research and solutions in development; and 2.) ask the network for help in scaling the impact of promising and vetted COVID-19 solutions. As part of this Alliance, XPRIZE will host and launch a series of rapid data challenges, which may include creating an early warning system for future pandemics, predictive modeling for public health resource allocation, and developing more efficient and affordable diagnostics, treatments, and cures that can be produced rapidly.
Geographic Focus: Yolo County
The Yolo COVID-19 Relief Fund provides two types of support. Front-Line Response Grants fund organizations that are addressing critical community needs that have been created or increased by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants are estimated to range between $10,000 to $30,000. Nonprofit Sustainability Grants support organizations at risk of closing or which have had to substantially reduce services due to COVID-19 and the circumstances it has created. Grants are estimated to range between $2,500 and $10,000.
Geographic Focus: Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor counties.
The Emergency Impact Fund provides support for unanticipated, additional expenses related to COVID-19. The current focus is on human services, including food, shelter, and other basic needs for the most vulnerable members of the community.