Coronavirus Relief Grants
As the pandemic unfolds, more and more funding needs are arising for schools, educators, and communities. Community foundations and companies are stepping up to fund these needs. Here are just a few of the grant opportunities that are available to schools and educational organizations in need:
Sponsored by Quad Cities Community Foundation
The Quad Cities Community Foundation awards Disaster Recovery Grants to support community efforts in the Iowa and Illinois counties of Rock Island and Scott to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infections. Funds will help communities follow public health recommendations and help address the financial impact of following those recommendations. Applicants must frame their amount requested within a timeframe of what is needed over the next eight weeks from the date of their application.
COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Sponsored by Arizona Community Foundation
The Arizona Community Foundation and its partners have established the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to provide immediate relief to nonprofit organizations in Arizona facing an increased demand for services from clients and communities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Upon expiration of the state of emergency in Arizona, any remaining funds will support nonprofit organizations financially impacted by COVID-19 as a result of program disruptions or cancellations resulting in revenue loss.
Sponsored by No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry is offering emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need. This grant request is specifically for school districts and community organizations to submit an inquiry for grants to support nutrition programs in their communities.
Emergency and Disaster Response Fund
Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
The purpose of the Emergency and Disaster Response Fund (EDRF) is to provide funding for human service organizations in addressing basic needs that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of this fund is to respond to immediate/urgent needs not covered by other sources.
Sponsored by Seattle Foundation and Partners
Housed at Seattle Foundation, the Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare. In this first phase, we are prioritizing community-based organizations that are serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. As the crisis and long-term impacts continue to unfold, the fund will continue to work with the Pandemic Community Advisory Board to assess and evolve their funding strategies. The COVID-19 Response Fund will prioritize community-based organizations serving the greater Puget Sound region.
This is only a sampling of the funding available to address the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’re looking for funding, start with your local community foundation. Even if they do not have a formal grant process set up yet, it may be worth submitting an inquiry into if they will be funding relief efforts. As this crisis unfolds, many foundations have scrambled to shift funds where they are needed most.
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