Emergency Grant Opportunities

A listing of crisis grant opportunities to help nonprofits respond and recover during this uncertain time.

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The Grants Plus team began compiling a list of special grant opportunities and resources available in selected communities where our clients and partners are most concentrated. We will continue to expand this list as our team's time and resources allow. Please contact us if you are a foundation with grant resources to add to this list or if you are a nonprofit in search of grant opportunities in a community not represented here.

Ohio

Akron, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

The Community Response Fund for Nonprofits of Akron Community Foundation will support area nonprofit organizations who are assisting individuals directly impacted by this health crisis with basic needs. The funding is meant as a one-time investment to nonprofits who are providing food, clothing, shelter, as well as other necessities for everyday survival. Grants will not exceed $5,000 to any one organization.

Crisis Funding Update:

Stark Community Foundation has joined with the Sisters of Charity of Canton Foundation and other local funders to activate the Immediate Impact Alert Fund. Applicants are expected to provide care for seniors, childcare for first responders, emergency financial assistance, access to food and shelter, and/or critical menthal health services. Contact Anne Savastano, grants and operations manager at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, at asavastano@scfcanton.org or (330) 454-5800, ext. 304. for specific application instructions.

Crisis Funding Update:

United Way of Summit County has partnered with the County of Summit, the City of Akron, Akron Public Schools, the Summit County Health Department, the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank and the Department of Jobs and Family Services to create the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund. The Knight Foundation has also donated $500,000 to the fund. The fund will be used to provide food assistance; medical bill support; housing, rent and utility assistance; and childcare assistance to local residents.

Athens, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has issued a statement reassuring grantees and the broader community that it is working with its partners to shape an appropriate and timely response as the COVID-19 crisis develops. Nonprofit organizations responding to the effects of the current crisis are encouraged to contact the Foundation for more information.

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation has established the Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund to support nonprofits across the region who are facing a strain on resources during the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund is not currently hosting a formal application process, however, nonprofits can share their needs with the Foundation at listening@ffao.org.

Barberton, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation's Emergency Response Fund will work with the local school district and nonprofit organizations to protect basic needs and social services, and invites potential fund recipients to contact the Foundation's Executive Director Dr. Suzanne Allen directly to learn more, at sallen@barbertoncf.org.. The Foundation also welcomes financial support from the community.

Cincinnati, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

In partnership with Fifth Third Bank, the Scripps Howard Foundation, Kroger, bi3, and Proctor and Gamble, the Foundation has launched the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. The Fund will support organizations addressing food insecurity, housing and shelter, medical response to the crisis, and child and elder care, and will work with community partners to proactively identify potential grant recipients. Applicants can contact the Foundation directly or submit a LOI online. Additionally, the Foundation has extended its Education tRFP deadline.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Federation is working with partner agencies to determine emergency measures. Its website hosts a number of articles for residents, parents, and travelers.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way has formed a $500,000 relief fund for its agencies while loosening grant spending policies and reporting. It has also contributed dollars to broader community efforts to support nonprofits and neighborhoods during the outbreak.

Crisis Funding Update:

ArtsWave announced on March 17 that it would be fast-tracking funding to 44 arts agencies in Greater Cincinnati as they struggle to remain financially viable in the face of event cancellations and postponements.

Crisis Funding Update:

In a letter to the community on March 13, Impact 100 announced the cancellation of several public events and the extension of its next deadline to March 20. Additional upcoming deadlines may also be postponed.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Yellow Springs Community Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Community Support Fund and is seeking donations from area residents to grow its resources. The Foundation has not yet released Information regarding applications to the Fund.

Greater Cleveland, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

The Cleveland Foundation is spearheading a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund that will disperse $5.73 million raised from 28 foundation, government, and corporate funders. The Fund will make weekly grants to support emergency needs of human service organizations with budgets smaller than $20 million, with a preference for supporting food security, housing stability, and “other essential human needs.” Eligible organizations should email covid19response@clevefdn.org to receive a link to the inquiry form.

The Fund partners are:

  • The Abington Foundation 
  • The Bruening Foundation
  • Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • Cleveland Indians Charities
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • HealthComp Foundation
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
  • Reinberger Foundation
  • Saint Luke's Foundation
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • Third Federal Foundation
  • The Thomas H. White Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland

Crisis Funding Update:

The Federation has provided thorough guidance to the community and its partner agencies regarding coronavirus, and has assembled a resource page for Cleveland's Jewish community.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has activated its Crisis Assistance Program to address the pandemic; applications are reviewed with 48 hours. Grants are capped at $5,000 and are intended to meet basic needs.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has joined the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, and is also establishing a fund with $100,000 from its reserves and is working to match the funding.

Crisis Funding Update:

Seven Lorain County funders have established the Lorain County Cares COVID-19 Response Fund with initial contributions of $100,000. Community Foundation of Lorain County will award grants on a rolling basis. Initial priorities are: Emergency Assistance/Basic Needs (including assistance to our senior population), Education and Youth Services (including arts & culture programs), Infrastructure (including the need for digital inclusion).

Crisis Funding Update:

In addition to supporting the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, the Gund Foundation is allowing all current grantees to use its funding for general operating expenses if needed. It has also extended all reporting deadlines by three months, and has extended the March 15th proposal submission deadline to May 1. Organizations that submitted proposals for the March 15th deadline is encouraged to update them and re-submit by May 1st.

Crisis Funding Update:

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture is tracking event cancellations across the region and plans to pay out grants in keeping with proposed expenses, even if an arts event or program has been canceled.

Columbus, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

While Cardinal Health Foundation has not taken steps to address the coronavirus pandemic, its business facilities are implementing containment measures.

Crisis Funding Update:

In acknowledgement of the current financial strain on arts organizations that have had to postpone or cancel events and performances, the Ohio Arts Council has begun issuing early partial grant payments to 2020 grantees. Additionally, DataArts funder report submission deadline extended to October 30, 2020.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has activated an Emergency Response Fund in partnership with city, county, and state officials. Nonprofit organizations in Franklin County that have been directly impacted by the Coronavirus may submit applications that document unexpected loss of revenue and/or unexpected increases in expenses directly related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way of Central Ohio and its partners are working together to identify the most critical challenges facing nonprofits in their region right now. They will offer emergency funds to organizations that are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and are inviting community members to provide additional financial support.

Crisis Funding Update:

Knox County Foundation is awarding one-time operational grants of up to $10,000 to organizations facing financial strain because of the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The simple application form is available on the Foundation's website.

Crisis Funding Update:

Nonprofits are invited to apply to the Foundation's $50,000 Coronavirus Emergency Fund using a simple form located on the Foundation's website. The Foundation serves communities in Franklin, Madison, Middletown, and Trenton.

Dayton, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has teamed up with the local United Way to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. Grants will support basic needs, mental health, and the economic impact of the coronavirus. Staff are working remotely, but remain accessible to grantees and applicants, who can submit their proposals to the Response Fund online.

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation has suspended grant making during the COVID-19 crisis as it focuses its attention on how it can meet the emerging needs of current grantees.

Toledo, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation launched its COVID-19 Response Fund to target nonprofits in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan facing financial hardships as they address the pandemic. Grants will support: Immediate basic needs of economically vulnerable populations, the elderly and high-risk populations, residents who are food insecure, residents who have no medical insurance. Applications will be accepted through the Foundation's web portal on a rolling basis.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way is asking residents to mobilize around its efforts to provide daily meals to children who would otherwise receive lunch during the schoolday. It is also raising dollars to launch an Emergency Response Fund.

Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation launched the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support organizations that have had to cancel fundraising events.

California

Los Angeles, CA

Crisis Funding Update:

The California Community Foundation launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to meet the immediate needs of residents and organizations most vulnerable to the spread of the virus. Grantees will be identified by partners working on the ground. The Foundation has also postponed events and instructed staff to work from home.

Crisis Funding Update:

On March 17, the California Endowment announced a $5M COVID-19 response plan. Grants are being made proactively to organizations poised to promote public health and provide immediate social and health services to the most vulnerable Californians.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way's L.A. Emergency Relief Fund will support public health efforts and the needs of populations most vulnerable to the pandemic's economic fallout, such as the homeless and students. Additional support for current grantees with emerging needs will also be provided.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has posted a list of resources on its website, linking organizations and individuals to health information and government agencies.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is now only accepting electronic applications.

San Diego, CA

Crisis Funding Update:

Leading a local coalition, The San Diego Foundation launched the $6.5M San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Grant awards will support food security, housing and utilities, and other emerging needs. The Fund will also distribute no-interest loans. Area nonprofits can apply online.

San Francisco Bay Area

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is contributing to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Rapid Response Fund and has its own fund to address harassment and prejudice against people of Asian descent.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way Bay Area has launched the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support basic needs assistance, nonprofit technology, worker support, and referral services.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is encouraging grantees to contact program officers to discuss ways it can help them address challenges associated with their current grants.

Crisis Funding Update:

Foundation has created a page of COVID-19 resources, noting it will be updated regularly, with links to ways to help, community resources, info for partner organizations, and operational updates.

Florida

Tampa, FL

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has launched the Community Rapid Response Fund to support organizations that work with the community's most vulnerable populations.

Crisis Funding Update:

United Way Suncoast is fundraising for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery fund, to help those experiencing financial hardships due to the coronavirus.

Idaho

Boise, ID

Crisis Funding Update:

 The Idaho Community Foundation, United Ways in Idaho and Idaho Nonprofit Center have established a statewide COVID-19 Response Fund for Idaho. The purpose of this fund is to assist low-income Idahoans impacted by COVID-19 remain financially stable. Immediate priorities include services focusing on housing stability, economic stability, food insecurity and child care. Applications are now being accepted.

Illinois

Chicago, IL

Crisis Funding Update:

The Jewish United Fund is proactively working to address the crisis within its community and has established a pool of additional funds to address COVID-19-related organizational expenses, provided $1 million in cash advances to its local agencies, and has created a volunteer database for those at low risk for the virus to volunteer at local agencies.

Crisis Funding Update:

This international funder has released guidance on how to protect its staff and partners throughout the world, and is monitoring developments of COVID-19. Foundation events have been canceled.

Crisis Funding Update:

Staff members are working remotely and the Foundation offices are closed.

Crisis Funding Update:

In partnership with the City of Chicago, the United Way of Metro Chicago, and several area foundations such as Crown Family Philanthropies and The Spencer Foundation, the Trust has established the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. Potential grantees should monitor the website for forthcoming application instructions.

Crisis Funding Update:

This funder is encouraging current grantees to apply to its Critical Response Fund. Dollars will support efforts to "protect, support, and empower" minority communities during the crisis. The maximum request amount is $5,000, and awards are designed to be spent within six months.

Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

Crisis Funding Update:

This higher education funder has collected resources about campus responses to COVID-19 on its website, and has assured grantees that it will work with them to manage their grants effectively and flexibly in the coming weeks and months.

Crisis Funding Update:

While Foundation offices are closed, staff are still available to help current and prospective grantees navigate the grant seeking process. The Foundation is working with other area funders to deploy resources to local organizations at the frontlines of the outbreak.

Crisis Funding Update:

Lilly Endowment has teamed with United Way of Central Indiana and other funders to launch a $16.5M Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund administered by the United Way of Central Indiana. The Endowment has also postponed the deadline for its Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis initiative.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way of Central Indiana announced a $16.5 million Community Economic Relief Fund, supported by $15 million from the Lilly Endowment and $500,000 each from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and United Way of Central Indiana. Grants will be distributed to human service organizations in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties that can best meet the needs resulting from the crisis.

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation has teamed up with local corporations to develop Coronavirus School Corporation Relief, which will provide food to children who are missing out on meals due to school closures.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Federation has closed its member agencies and canceled events, but is developing ways to engage and connect with its community online through virtual events: https://www.jewishindianapolis.org/connect-with-purpose.

Iowa

Bettendorf, IA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Regional Development Authority, along with other partners, has joined this community foundation in launching a $200,000 Disaster Recoery Fund. The initial focus will be supporting organizations serving individuals with health crises or lost wages. Funds will be released on a rolling basis.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, in partnership with United Way of East Central Iowa and The Hall-Perrine Foundation, has established the Disaster Response Fund to address health and economic concerns. The public is encouraged to contribute to the Fund.

Council Bluffs, IA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Iowa West Foundation has launched a $500,000 fund in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The three focus areas are: emergency assistance to vulnerable populations, public health infrastructure, and the continuity of local nonprofit operations. An application form is available online and should be emailed directly to the Foundation.

Des Moines, IA

Crisis Funding Update:

The community foundation has activated its Disaster Recovery Fund, seeded by an initial $100,000 of unrestricted funds. Initial grants will target the health and economic needs of the area's most vulnerable residents. Partners include the United Way of Central Iowa. Information regarding the application process is forthcoming.

Kentucky

Louisville, KY

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation has joined with the United Way and local government to launch One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund. The first series of grants will be released by April 3 to offset the economic impact of the virus. Current efforts center on raising dollars for the Fund.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Horizon Fund, in collaboration with the Butler Foundation, The R. C. Durr Foundation, and other philanthropic and corporate partners, has created the Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund. The Fund will support nonprofits in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties, and initial funding priorities will be for food, basic hygiene and cleaning supplies, medication and health care needs not supported by insurance, and access to essential needs in disproportionately impacted communities. The fund will not accept proposals, and will work with community advisors and funders to proactively provide grants.

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Boston Foundation established the COVID-19 Response Fund, in collaboration with government and corporate partners. The Fund is currently focused on providing general operating support grants to nonprofits whose operations address the basic needs of vulnerable populations that are under additional strain due to the pandemic. Nonprofits are asked to fill out a short form with basic information about the organization and its work to address the basic needs of vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic.

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation, serving all of New England, has established an emergency response fund to support nonprofits combating racism and bigotry targeting Asian Americans as a result of the spread of corononavirus. In the words of the Foundation, "racism is a virus, too". The RFP is located on the Foundation's website.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is offering flexible emergency grants to health and hunger relief organizations across the country. The Foundation’s grants are generally $5,000 to $25,000, but it asks organizations to apply for what they need.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Combined Jewish Philanthropies have launched the CJP Coronavirus Emergency Fund, which will make weekly grants to support community members facing hardship as a result of the crisis.

Michigan

Detroit, MI

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is enacting a business continuity plan that includes measures for sustaining its operations during times of crisis. As part of the plan, it will consider administering emergency funds through a special fund. For now, the Foundation encourages individuals to make their own contributions in areas of need.

Crisis Funding Update:

This youth development and education funder has instructed employees to work from home through April 3. However, staff will continue to monitor the local nonprofit community in shaping its response to emerging needs.

Crisis Funding Update:

This local United Way has launched its Community Health Fund to support organizations on the front lines dealing with the impact of coronavirus. Organizations are encouraged to submit proposals via email to COVIDFUND@UnitedWaySEM.org. Grants are capped at $20,000.

Troy, MI

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation staff are working remotely and monitoring developments that may affect grantees and require a philanthropic response.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation's Troy Emergency Response Fund has been established to assist nonprofits that have witnessed an increase in demand for their services as a result of COVID-19. Prospective grantees are encouraged to contact the Foundation directly; the Foundation is also encouraging community members to make financial contributions to the Fund.

Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has automatically extended all scheduled reports for three months, and is inviting grantees to speak to program officers about adjustments to grant agreements, including purpose and time frame.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation will deploy its OneMPLS Fund in helping the community to respond to the pandemic. Residents can contribute to the fund while the Foundation develops application guidelines and additional details for prospective grantees. The Foundation is also actively monitoring its investments in the face of market volatility.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has adjusted operations to accommodate staff working remotely, and has canceled this year's Bush Prize, redirecting funds to other area organizations addressing the pandemic. It will also repurpose its Community Innovation grant to welcome proposals centered on crisis response.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is working remotely and asks all current grantees that are experiencing changes in programming to contact their program officer to discuss the changes.

Saint Paul, MN

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation has closed its office while staff work from home. It states that it will continue to meet all grant obligations going forward and that updates to operations will continue to be shared with the public. The Foundation's website also includes information about the role of equity and inclusion in shaping a response.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Trust has established a $50 million fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company subsidiary to support organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana. The Fund will provide short-term loans, lines of credit, and grants to nonprofit organizations that are addressing the crisis. Interested organizations should submit an inquiry form here: https://ottobremer.tfaforms.net/5

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is participating in the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund, which will fund both immediate and long-term needs that result from the COVID-19 crisis. Contributions will be directed to local nonprofits through local community foundations.

Mississippi

Gulfport, MS

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation is operating as usual, and will keep grantees and the broader community apprised of any developments.

Hernando, MS

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation has instructed employees to work remotely and has canceled all public events. The website directs users to various health resources.

Jackson, MS

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation has closed its office; staff are working remotely and events are canceled.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way is raising funds to address the fallout of the pandemic, and distributing dollars through its partner, Catholic Charities.

Missouri

Kansas City, MO

Crisis Funding Update:

The Kauffman Foundation is continuing its core work and is allowing current grantees to be flexible with its funding. It is also honoring all sponsorships, even for events that are cancelled. The Foundation is currently evaluating the government response to the crisis and looking to see where it can best add value to support the community.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is currently working to develop a crisis response fund with other local foundations, and has compiled a list of resources for its donors, encouraging them to make unrestricted contributions to organizations grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way of Greater Kansas City is soliciting donations for its KC Relief 2020 fund.

St. Louis, MO

Crisis Funding Update:

Leading a number of local partners, this community foundation has launched the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. Fund administrators are still determining priorities and application procedures, but anticipate a focus on basic needs including food and medicine, technology connectivity, and rent/mortgage and utilities payments.

New York Metropolitan Area

Crisis Funding Update:

The Federation has deployed funds to meet specific needs in the Jewish community, including providing kosher meals, and is supporting interest-free loans for those affected by the crisis.

Crisis Funding Update:

United Way of New York City has launched the COVID-19 Community Fund with foundation and corporate partners to provide additional resources to its 600 partner organizations.

Crisis Funding Update:

Through its Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, this community foundation is awarding grants of up to $10,000 to area organizations addressing food access, prevention measures, low-wage worker needs, and concerns about xenophobia. Both current grantees and prospective grantees are encouraged to apply.

Crisis Funding Update:

The New York Community Trust has launched the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund. The Fund will provide loans and grants to nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs caused by the crisis and will provide support for programing expenses and relief for financial losses. The fund is currently supported by:

  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • The Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Joan Ganz Cooney & Holly Peterson Fund
  • The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund
  • The JPB Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Robin Hood
  • The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros
  • Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović
  • The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • The UJA-Federation of New York
  • Wells Fargo Foundation.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Westchester Community Foundation has launched the Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund to support established community organizations that are meeting the basic needs of local residents facing the crisis. The Fund seeks to minimize the social and economic impact of the crisis, and will primarily support organizations serving high-need and vulnerable populations.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way of Greater Newark has established the Community COVID-19 Fund, which will provide funding for immediate public health needs, relief for individuals in need, support for social service organizations whose operations are affected by the crisis, and long-term recovery.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is facilitating connections between area organizations in need and its fundholders, and is maintaining a list of local resources.

North Carolina

Raleigh Metropolitan Area

Crisis Funding Update:

Foundation staff are working remotely and have encouraged area donors to contribute to organizations working on the ground to address the crisis. The foundation will not be activating its Disaster Relief Fund, but is considering how best to help.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has published a list of recent grantees and is encouraging the public to support them. Staff are working remotely. Foundation is exploring short and long-term responses with other funders.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way of Greater Triangle has created a Rapid Response Fund to support residents who need access to critical resources including food, hygiene, childcare, and housing assistance.

Crisis Funding Update:

Posted 3/26: The foundation remains accessible by phone/email while its offices are closed. As of now, the foundation is planning to maintain its spring grantmaking timeline, but will contact applicants if this changes. Applicants and grantees are welcome to reach out with questions/concerns. No other info posted about relief funding.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has launched the Relief Impact Fund to rapidly deploy resources to community organizations addressing the outbreak in the Greater Coatesville Area.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Trust has announced that all grantees can use current grants to pay staff or for other operating purposes.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has launched the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund and has committed $100,000 to the Fund to address immediate needs and minimize the disruption of safety-net services in the community.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way is a partner in the PHL COVID-19 Fund.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Penn Foundation is the lead grantor in the PHL COVID-19 Fund, which now has more than $6 million in commitments from philanthropy, business, and local government. The Fund will provide rapid grants to Philadelphia organizations with a track record of serving at-risk populations. The Foundation is also developing plans for “additional avenues to support grantees and the greater non-profit community” and is encouraging grantees to share challenges with their program officers.

Pittsburgh, PA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Endowments are supporting the Pittsburgh Emergency Action Fund, are waiving any deadline requirements for current opportunities and are asking grantees to postpone or cancel events or conferences associated with grant awards.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has launched a $10 million Emergency Action Fund to support those facing hardships from lost work or COVID-19-related closures, also addressing medical care and health information.

Scranton, PA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is developing the Northeastern Pennsylvania COVID-19 Response Fund to support organizations working with those who are disproportionately impacted by the crisis. Funding will be provided proactively to local organizations based on suggestions from partners in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Foundation will also continue to review critical needs grants applications, which are intended for emergencies or pressing, unanticipated needs and are available on a rolling basis.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation’s staff is working remotely and are working to remain in contact with local organizations that may be impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Anticipates resuming normal operations on Monday, 3/30.

York, PA

Crisis Funding Update:

The York County Community Foundation, in cooperation with the United Way and five other funders, has launched the York County COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund’s initial focus is supporting nonprofit agencies with the greatest capacity to provide food and shelter to the most vulnerable residents, and funding decisions will be made by a community advisory committee. The Fund will not accept applications.

South Carolina

North Charleston, SC

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation's COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund addresses emerging concerns in a nine-county service area. Applications are being accepted online and the Foundation is encouraging donors to help grow the fund.

Crisis Funding Update:

Trident United Way and The Post and Courier have launched the Tri-County COVID-19 Response Fund to support basic needs, deploy emergency networks, and strengthen current grantees' response to the pandemic. Eligible and interested organizations should send a request for a fillable application via email to funding@tuw.org.

Tennessee

Memphis, TN

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation has launched the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, which will provide flexible funding to organizations impacted by the pandemic in West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.

Texas

Dallas, TX

Crisis Funding Update:

This statewide funder has closed its offices until at least March 31; staff are working remotely.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has established the North Texas Community Response Fund to support organizations that work with those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Support will underwrite access to food and healthcare, lost wages and housing costs, and agencies serving the elderly and homeless.

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation has partnered with the city to activate the City of Dallas Emergency Assistance Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation's website instructs donors on how to contribute.

Fort Worth, TX

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation has instructed staff to work from home, and is communicating with its partners to shape a plan for supporting nonprofits affected by the pandemic.

Washington, D.C.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Community Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support emergency preparedness and response efforts that will help mitigate the impact on disproportionately affected communities in the region. The fund focuses on addressing lost wages, relief for small business and gig economy workers, expanding access to medical services, and meeting the unique needs of people experiencing homelessness, among other needs.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation is encouraging grantees to contact program officers for guidance and support in administering current awards and meeting increased demand for services. The foundation is also working with local funders on how best to support organizations on the front lines of addressing the pandemic's impact.

Crisis Funding Update:

United Way of the National Capital Area is fundraising for its Emergency Assistance Fund to make additional grants to local food banks and provide assistance for those with lost wages.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Council on Foundations has announced “A Call to Action, Philanthropy’s Commitment During COVID-19,” a pledge to loosen or eliminate restrictions on current goals, make new grants as unrestricted as possible, reduce reporting and other requirements, contribute to community-based emergency funds, and other grantee supports. As of March 24th, the pledge has almost 300 signatories, including several large national funders, including the Ford Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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