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.

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National

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.

Crisis Funding Update:

This funder established a COVID-19 fund in support of women business owners and nonprofit leaders. Grants are capped at $5,000. Applications, available online, are due 4/12, 5/4, 6/1, 7/6 and 8/3.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Omidyar Network’s COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund supports 501c4 advocacy organizations engaged in 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 the country’s economic structure to ensure they are less vulnerable in the future. The $1.5 million fund supports existing advocacy efforts and is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Crisis Funding Update:

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund "quick-action" projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. AARP is inviting projects which respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Examples of topic areas include access to food and necessities, virtual engagement and access to community. Applications are being accepted until May 15.

Crisis Funding Update:

Innovation grants (applications due online June 5, 2020) address urgent social issues related to the pandemic by helping nonprofits, entrepreneurs, innovators at colleges and universities, and small businesses utilize data and social capital.

Crisis Funding Update:

PetSmart's charitable giving arm is awarding emergency relief grants to organizations caring for the pets of people hospitalized or quarantined due to the virus, and to high-volume intake shelters with increased number of pet intakes. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.

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:

Alkermes Inspiration Grants COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide grants to organizations erving people with addiction, serious mental illness, or a cancer diagnosis. Direct healthcare providers should not apply. Online applications are due May 20, 2020.

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation has announced a commitment of $210M to address both immediate impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and to support small and micro businesses worldwide that advance the economic interests of women. The Foundation does not currently accept unsolicited proposals.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Essential Fund supports Latino-led and Latino-serving organizations across the United States that have deep community ties and are providing COVID relief, including direct cash assistance. Applications are due June 29th for priority consideration.

Crisis Funding Update:

Enterprise's Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability program offers emergency grants and other assistance to nonprofits that operate low-income housing.

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. Currently, priority is given to programs that provide assistance to homebound seniors, pandemic childcare, mental health services shelter and homeless services, and other documented emerging needs. 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.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Hudson Community Foundation intention is provide granting to nonprofits in or directly serving the city of Hudson and the Hudson City School District which are assisting individuals impacted by the crisis with bassic needs. Proposals are now being accepted via email.

Crisis Funding Update:

In response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis, Wayne County Community Foundation Trustees have partnered with other local area foundations to create the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund. The Fund will provide one-time grants to non-profit organizations whose work involves such issues as housing security, food security, and expanding access to medical services.

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 delivering health and safety programs in Athens County in response to the current crisis may now apply.

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. Nonprofits can share their needs with the Foundation at listening@ffao.org.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Marietta Community Foundation's COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports "community-based organizations working with the COVID-19 outbreak and its consequences in Washington County." The Fund is accepting applications from organizations that are providing immediate services to the elderly, children, and those facing food insecurity.

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. To date the fund has distributed more than $11,0000 to Barberton organizations.

Bryan, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

The Williams County Ohio COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund was launched to help ensure individuals, children and families in need are supported during this pandemic. United Way of Williams County and partners are working with the human services sector to identify these immediate needs and make emergency funds available to organizations working directly with vulnerable populations. The organization is also accepting donations for critically needed items.

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.

The Foundation also invites schools to apply for a Learning Links + COVID-19 Classroom Relief Grant to initiate programming and/or obtain equipment or devices to address learning loss from the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. The Deadline to apply for Learning Links has been extended to August 7, 2020.

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:

Impact 100 announced a 1:1 matching oopportunity with the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund activated by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way. Impact 100 will be matching any gifts up to $68,000. Impact 100 will also award up to four $100,000 transformational grants, and will announce the recipients in September.

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 organization has established three funds: YSDC Business Emergency Relief Fund, YS Food Insecurity Fund, and the COVID-19 Community Support Fund.

Crisis Funding Update:

Butler County United Way and the Hamilton Community Foundation are partnering with other regional United Ways, Community Foundations and generous corporate partners to create a COVID-19 Regional Recovery Fund (Fund). The Fund will address needs in the region related to the coronavirus pandemic, especially for those who are disproportionately affected. Funding will focus on high-need populations that end up in immediate financial crisis with any disruption. Organization can apply now.

Crisis Funding Update:

INACTIVE

HealthPath has provided funding through a simple and quick RFP process to address community needs across our service area. Applications were due on April 10. Grant awards of up to $10,000 were made to selected organizations.

Greater Cleveland, OH

Crisis Funding Update:

The Cleveland Foundation is spearheading a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund that will disperse more than $8.5 million raised from 69 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
  • Bank of America
  • The Bruening Foundation
  • Chip and Karen Chaikin
  • Citizens Charitable Foundation
  • The City of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse organization
  • Cleveland Indians Charities
  • Community West Foundation
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Deaconess Foundation
  • The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
  • Dollar Bank
  • Dominion Energy
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • Giant Eagle Foundation
  • The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
  • JoAnn and Bob Glick
  • The Gries Family Foundation
  • Haslam 3 Foundation
  • Karry and Jonathan Hatch
  • HealthComp Foundation
  • The Higley Fund
  • Huntington Bank
  • Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • Lincoln Electric
  • Lowenthal Family Fund
  • The McHale Family Foundation
  • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
  • Mullin, Shank & Rehak Family
  • David and Katharine Outcalt
  • Jane and Jon Outcalt Foundation
  • Robin and Jon H. Outcalt Jr.
  • Judy and Bob Rawson
  • The Reinberger Foundation
  • RPM International Inc.
  • Saint Luke’s Foundation
  • Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • The Stone Family Fund in memory of
    Lael Stone, M.D.
  • Bill and Pam Summers
  • TEGNA Foundation
  • Third Federal Foundation 
  • The Thomas H. White Foundation, a Key Trust
  • Three Arches Foundation
  • Union Home Mortgage Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • Margaret W. Wong
  • Woodruff Foundation

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. In partnership with The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and The Raymond John Wean Foundation, The Youngtwon Foundation has established the Mahoning Valley COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants for Nonprofits. This common application can be accessed from all three foundation websites and allows grantees to submit the same request to any one of the foundations or all three at the same time.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Foundation has joined the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, and has shared information about the CARES Act for nonprofits. The Foundation also has a COVID-19 Emergency Response fund for long-time partners.

Crisis Funding Update:

Seven Lorain County funders have established the Lorain County Cares COVID-19 Response Fund with initial contributions of $130,000. 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). Requests are being accepted and will be awarded on a rolling basis.

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 board approved a plan to expedite the payment of 2020 grant funds to General Operating Support grantees. Typically, the grants are paid out in three installments; under this approved plan, grantees can request all or part of their remaining grant funds now. For Project Support grant agreements, CAC has eliminated the requirement to have matching funds; allow for reimbursements for projects that incurred expenses but had to be canceled; and provide grantees the opportunity to move their project to a date in 2021.

Crisis Funding Update:

In order to be most responsive to the community during the COVID-19 crisis, the Raymond John Wean Foundation has suspended its regularly scheduled grantmaking programs. Instead, the Foundation is supporting grassroots groups and nonprofit organizations standing with those of our community who are most deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. With the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and The Youngstown Foundation, the Foundation is coordinationg the regional response to COVID-19 through a common application.

Crisis Funding Update:

In response to the growing global health crisis directly impacting the Mahoning Valley, CFMV has created a fund to address pressing needs of Valley residents. Initially, grants from the Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund will address the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, as well as the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by closures and cancellations related to COVID-19. With The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation, the Foundation is coordinationg the regional response to COVID-19 through a common application.

Crisis Funding Update:

Cleveland's "ReStart CLE" plan includes $11.3 million for rent assistance, $4.2 million to meet basic needs, and $2.5 million to assist special needs such as homelessness and HIV/AIDS. The announcement does not state if funding will be distributed through competitive grants, or if it will be directly distributed by the city.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program is accepting applications from small and grassroots nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties meeting needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards are intended to cover a 12-week period and will be between $500 and $5,000. Applications are available online.

Crisis Funding Update:

The 20 For 20 Program will donate cash and/or nonprofit services to 20 nonprofit organizations. 20 will receive $1,000, with one receiving an additional $20,000. The recipient of the $20,000 will be decided via a social media campaign open to the public to vote. Participation is open to nonprofit organizations that meet the following criteria: established in the last five years (after January 1, 2015), achieved 501(c) 3 status, have an active board of directors, based in Northeast Ohio.

Crisis Funding Update:

Community Fund Ohio is accepting applications for grants up to $30,000 for COVID-related expenses incurred by organizations that serve people with disabilities in Ohio. The application deadline is June 8th, and all disability organizations are eligible to apply, even if they have been funded by the Foundation previously.

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. DataArts funder report submission deadline extended to October 30, 2020. Additionally, The Ohio Arts Council is adjusting reporting requirements that may affect organizations that have made substantive changes to their OAC-funded projects in response to the COVID-19 crisis .

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. Effective May 12, 2020, the Foundation will ONLY accept Coronavirus Emergency Fund grants from organizations with a physical presence in our service area of Franklin, Madison, Middletown, Monroe, and Trenton.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Muskingum County Community Foundation has established the "Community Cares" Fund, which is currently raising funding and supporting the Muskingum County Hunger Network.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund supports organizations that are directly supporting residents whose basic needs are going unmet due to COVID-19. It does not have a formal application process but asks that organizations submit a brief description of needs.

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. The Foundation is soliciting information on how COVID-19 is affecting organizations via an online survey to inform decisions moving forward.

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

Tuscon, 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.

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:

SFF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will make capacity building grants ($3,000 – $25,000) to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties addressing four key issue areas: worker support, preventing homelessness and providing renter protection/housing security, ensuring food security, and addressing racial bias.The Foundation is also contributing to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Regional 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. The Foundation announced that it will not cut its grantmaking budget for this year, and is prepared to withstand an economic downturn in 2021. Its board has also approved $10 million for Bay Area relief efforts.

Crisis Funding Update:

Foundation 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. Federation has established a COVID-19 Response Fund to enable donors and community to help meet both individual and organizational needs.

Crisis Funding Update:

Foundation board approved $22 million to bolster the immediate and long-term sustainability of nonprofits on the front lines: $20 million to Irvine grantees critical to California efforts to protect and advance low-wage workers; $2 million to help other grassroots organizations in California.

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.

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations and programs working to provide residents with access to food, prescriptions and healthcare, childcare and basic needs. Potential applicants should contact the Foundation.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta have partnered to create the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Grants support organizations assisting families with children on free and reduced lunch, individuals without health insurance, and low wage workers. have launched a Digital Listening Tool through which nonprofits can share information about needs and gaps in delivering services to our region’s residents. This will be used by Community Foundation and United Way staff to understand the challenges nonprofits are facing, identify trends in community needs and craft its short and long-term response.

Columbus, GA

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation established the Coronavirus Response Fund to quickly deploy resources to organizations providing frontline services in the region. Potential applicants should fill out a short form on the Foundation's website.

Gainesville, GA

Crisis Funding Update:

The Coronavirus Relief Fund supports organizations meeting urgent needs across northern Georgia. Potential applications should contact the Foundation for more information.

Thomasville, GA

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation is actively raising funds to support its COVID-19 Relief Fund. Grants are awarded based on foundation discretion, but potential applicants may reach out to the organization for more details on grant making priorities and procedures.

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. It has also contributed funds to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, and has reached out to current grantees to identify ways of remaining responsive. Foundation events have been canceled.

Crisis Funding Update:

This funder has joined a collaborative of organizations to launch the Chiacgo COVID-19 Journalism Fund. Six months grants of up to $10,000 are available to local media organizations; applications are due April 15. 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. The Fund is not currently accepting applications, but will entertain inquiries submitted online.

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 funder has activated three special funds in the face of the pandemic: the Neighbor Relief Fund for Marion County, the Hamilton County Crisis Response Fund, and Women's Fund of Central Indiana

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 Recovery Fund. Priorities are agencies providing basic needs to communities that were already vulnerable before the crisis, organizations providing services to populations disproportionately affected by the crisis, or other organizations experiencing challenges due to following the public health recommendations.

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 created the COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund. Its goal is to minimize the immediate impact and fund human service needs that result from COVID-19 for the most vulnerable populations. Affected organizations are encouraged to email covid19@gcrcf.org. Additionally, grant cycles for the Funds for the Community will be adjusted throughout the year.

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:

INACTIVE

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 now closed.

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 30. 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:

This funder is committed to full flexibility for its grantees and partners during the crisis and, along with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, has supported the Community Connections Bridging the Gap Response Fund for Detroit nonprofits and those in select other cities. 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

Greenville, MS

Crisis Funding Update:

This community foundation has launched a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. It is extending additional resources to current grantees and local service providers.

Gulfport, MS

Crisis Funding Update:

This Foundation has partnered with the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation to issue grants as part of the COVID-19 Response Initiative.

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 to support local nonprofit organizations delivering services to people affected by the virus including children, the elderly, and isolated. There is also a Gateway Resilience Fund for short-term monetary relief to small locally-owned businesses and their employees.

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 Princeton Area Community Foundation has established a COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to serve low-income children, families, seniors, and communities in its region.

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.

Crisis Funding Update:

The Community Foundation of South Jersey has established the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund to to pool resources to address both the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 in local boroughs, counties, and the South Jersey region as whole. The fund will support local non-profits agencies as they adapt to assist neighbors and continue to deliver on their missions. The fund will award a limited number of one-time program support grants, minimum $3,000 for providing critical services tied directly to the economic security of South Jersey residents.

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 has mobilized $75,000 from its Fund for the Triangle to immediately assist community rapid response efforts.

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. The Foundation is still evaluating whether to create a Luzerne County Covid-19 Emergency Recovery Fund to support community needs.

Crisis Funding Update:

Has a Covid-19 Resource Guide page posted for Northeast Pennsylvania, but no specific funding information.

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.

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

Crisis Funding Update:

The Rhode Island Foundation has launched two COVID-19 response funds. The COVID-19 Response Fund is accepting proposals on a rolling basis from organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Rhode Island. The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund is accepting proposals for April 17th and May 15th deadlines from organizations working to address Rhode Islanders' behavioral health needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

Crisis Funding Update:

The United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund will support the most pressing needs resulting from the pandemic, including helping organizations with urgent needs for financial assistance, food, supplies, and technical support.

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. Funds will be released on a rolling basis; plans to allocate 60% of funds to immediate needs and save 40% for future recovery and resilience funding in the future.

Texas

Dallas, TX

Crisis Funding Update:

This statewide funder has closed its offices; staff are working remotely and grant inquiries can be emailed to webgrants3003@mfi.org.

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. Applications are being considered by North Texas Cares (northtexascares.org). The Foundation's website instructs donors on how to contribute.

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.

Crisis Funding Update:

The TACA Emergency Arts Relief Fund provides short-term relief of up to $10,000 to Dallas nonprofit arts organizations who have experienced lost revenue or increased expenses due to the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible organizations must have a budget of less than $5 million and provide performing or visual arts programming for a live, public audience as a core part of their mission.

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.

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