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Walter Cerf Community Fund

Deadline: This year's deadline (6/26) has passed, check site.

The Walter Cerf Community Fund (WCCF) makes grants to address charitable needs in the state of Vermont. Priority interests are the arts, education, historic preservation, and social services, reflecting the pattern of giving established by Mr. Cerf over many years. Within these issue areas, there is a strong desire to support work that addresses the needs of underserved populations. The WCCF prefers proposals that encourage cooperation, collaboration, and community building. We highly value the input of the Preservation Trust and strongly encourage grantseekers for historic preservation projects to consult with the Trust before submitting an application. The WCCF will rarely fund an entire project, but favors projects which have support from a variety of sources.

Eligibility:

Grant applications will be accepted from organizations that are located in or serve the people of Vermont. Organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a public agency, school, or municipality in the state of Vermont. Nonprofit organizations or community groups who do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply for grant awards if another eligible organization acts as a fiscal sponsor.

The Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund

Deadline: This year's deadline (6/5) has passed, check site.

The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. Through the Innovation Fund, the Foundation is specifically targeting solutions and projects that will build lasting community resilience through protecting vulnerable populations and frontline workers or providing for the safe return to work. 

Eligibility:

Nonprofits can apply for grants of up to $100,000. Individuals, teams of individuals, and eligible for-profit organizations can apply for microgrants of up to $10,000. 

The One SC COVID-19 Response Fund

Deadline: This year's deadline (5/30) has passed, check site.

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC. The funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation.  The funds deployed will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response. 

The One SC COVID-19 Response Fund will support nonprofits that are providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Priority will be given to organizations serving under-resourced counties as well as those working with populations disproportionately impacted by this crisis in the areas of basic needs (food and water, shelter, safety and security).

Eligibility:

An organization must:

  • Be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit entity or must make use of a fiscal agent that has a 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Complete an online application
  • Provide a detailed project budget
  • Provide their organization’s most recent 990 (please contact the One SC grant contact if this creates an undue burden on the applicant)

North Central Accountable Community of Health: COVID-19 Community Support Fund (Washington State) 

Deadline: This year's deadline (5/29) has passed, check site.

In an effort to support our region during the COVID-19 pandemic, NCACH has developed the COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support the success of response efforts of community organizations and groups. We are awarding a total of $150,000 across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties.

Eligibility:

This opportunity is open to: nonprofits, schools and other education providers, and community groups who have mobilized in response to COVID-19 (with the support of a fiscal sponsor).

NCACH is granting $150,000 to community groups, schools, and nonprofits through our new COVID-19 Community Support Fund, which awards up to $5,000 for projects and initiatives that promote communities staying home and staying healthy.
This funding is for critical equipment or resources that support communities who are isolated or social distancing, and/or supporting essential workers and their families.
Applications will be accepted and funded on a weekly basis until May 29th.
Limit one request per organization.

Landmarks Illinois COVID-19 Organization Relief Grants 

Deadline: This year's deadline (5/15) has passed, check site.

Landmarks Illinois COVID-19 Organization Relief Grants are intended to provide monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations in the state of Illinois that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thirteen $2,000 grants will be awarded to provide unrestricted funds for expenditures that include but not limited to:

  • Staff and contractor payroll, taxes and processing fees
  • Rent/mortgage payments
  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Loan principal and interest payments
  • Digital access improvements (such as server upgrades, social media, website and presentation platforms)
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with an annual budget of less than $1 million or fewer than seven FTE employees.
  • The applicant’s purpose or programming must align with Landmarks Illinois’ mission: People Saving Places for People.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a critical need as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 due to significant projected or actual disruption in contributed or earned revenue and/or the immediate need to make digital improvements for operational and/or programmatic purposes.
  • Applicants must possess the capacity to manage the grant funds prudently.
  • A follow-up report of the project is required to be submitted to Landmarks Illinois within a determined time period.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MKE Responds Fund

Deadline: This year's deadline (5/15) has passed, check site.

In response ot the COVID-19 outbreak, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has created the MKE Responds Fund to address emergency funding needs for organizations impacted by the pandemic. Current funding priorities include: 

  • FOOD: Ensuring nonprofits can secure and purchase food, distribute to individuals, families and organizations serving those in greatest need
  • HOUSING & SHELTER: Supporting shelter operations including increased hours, and expansion of temporary and permanent housing stock to prevent and reduce new homelessness 
  • MEDICAL SERVICES/CLINICS: Increasing medical access through coordination of testing and care systems, and support expanding clinics serving low-income families; this has also been the focus of our partner, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
  • MENTAL HEALTH: Responding to the trauma and mental health needs of the community during this time of heightened stress and isolation
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD AND K-12 EDUCATION: Supporting early childhood education centers and system and K-12 schools, including financial support for staff, family communication, remote enrichment/learning activities

While this round of funding is focused on emergency needs, additional funding is available through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Grants Portal, linked on the announcement. 

Eligibility:

501c3 organizations serving the Milkwaukee area