In March, Our Community Foundation suspended our regular grant process to dedicate those resources to focus COVID-19 Emergency Response grants. Recently, we completed Phase I of our response awarding 98 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million. Beginning July 17, 2020 we will open the grant application process for Phase 2 of our COVID-19 response.
Phase 2 Relief and Recovery Grants
Round 1 Grant Cycle applications open July 17, 2020 and are due July 31, 2020. Grants will be announced August 21, 2020.
Round 2 Grant Cycle applications are due August 21, 2020 and will be awarded September 11, 2020.
Phase 2 will focus on two categories of grant opportunities:
Programs and Services to Meet Critical Needs – up to $25,000
Operational Support for Organizations – up to $25,000
Phase 2 grants will prioritize support for groups disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 including low-income residents, displaced workers, essential workers, residents with greater health risks, communities of color, immigrant populations, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and people at risk of intimate partner violence.
While all eligible organizations* may apply, we will work to make Phase 2 grants more inclusive and accessible to organizations that have been traditionally underserved including smaller organizations (under $100,000 annual revenue) and organizations led by African-Americans and other people of color.
Given the persistence of the COVID-19 outbreaks and the ongoing impacts of COVID on nonprofits and the communities they serve; we do not expect to have a regular Fall 2020 competitive grant cycle. We plan to use the final few weeks of September to solidify plans for a Phase 3 response.
For more information on our COVID-19 Response efforts click here.
*Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities serving all or part of our 5-county area. There are no restrictions on applying if you received prior funding from the Foundation but it will be a factor in grantmaking decisions.
Other Grant Opportunities
There are no other open grant cycles at this time
Other Grant Opportunities
Through the generosity of our donors Community Foundation offers funds that support organizations or programs addressing specific issues and needs in our community. Each of these fund has its own grant requirement process.
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Based on input from community members across the region, our vision is a just, prosperous and unified region where every person is empowered to reach their full potential. Together, we can attain that vision. A Community Foundation grant can support your work and the vision we share.