COVID-19 Related Funding

Grant Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here you'll find the latest coronavirus grant funding opportunities for nonprofits, small businesses, journalists, and artists, updated each business day and listed by deadline date.

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Application Deadline:
September 28, 2020
Area of Interest:
Media/Communications
Geographic Scope: Global

JSK-Big Local News Data Reporting Grants will fund data-driven, replicable stories related to  the pandemic. Applications are open to journalists covering these issues in any part of the world. Selected projects will receive funding to cover the costs of data collection, analysis, and reporting. Eligible applicants include organizations, such as legacy newsrooms and nonprofit news organizations, as well as individual journalists with legacy and digital-native news organizations, independent journalists, and data scientists working for journalistic purposes.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Geographic Scope: Manitoba

Geographic Focus:  Beausejour-Brokenhead
Brokenhead River Community Foundation's Stabilization Grant will provide support to local organizations and groups in Beausejour-Brokenhead, MB, that require financial assistance to help with operational expenses during the 20/21 season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Target Population:
Children/Youth, Seniors/Aging
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues, Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Education, Environment & Animals
Geographic Scope:

Geographic Focus: Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties
The COVID-19 Relief Grants program provides nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19 with unrestricted funding to achieve their missions. COVID-19 Relief Grants are flexible and allow funds to support an organization’s ongoing administrative and infrastructure costs and to maintain existing, effective programs.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Sciences/Social Sciences, Media/Communications, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Europe

The COVID-19 Litigation Fund supports strategic cases challenging the gravest digital rights violations committed in the context of the COVID-19 situation that are either a direct result of responses to the pandemic or are demonstrably linked to and exacerbated by it. Priority is given to applications that focus on addressing the negative impact felt by the most vulnerable groups in society, who generally will have limited access to justice and experience particular hardship due to the already existing ‘digital divide’.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: South Carolina

Geographic Focus: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg counties
The Pee Dee Disaster Fund is providing grants of $500 to $2,000 to nonprofit organizations in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro, Marion, and Williamsburg counties to help them respond to food, shelter, health, and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the pandemic in a quick and efficient way.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Italy, Netherlands

Open Call COVID-19 - The Relaunch aims to strengthen partnerships between professionals and cultural institutions from the Netherlands and Italy. Funding is provided for presentations (digital), partnerships, development of post-Covid-19 projects, exchange of knowledge, and the development of new jobs through digital applications. Priority areas include: architecture, design, digital, youth culture, literature, multilingualism, human rights, senior citizens, and collaboration with Flanders-Netherlands. (Information on the call is available in Italian.)

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Application Deadline:
September 30 and October 14, 2020
Target Population:
Minorities, Black/African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Education
Geographic Scope: England

The Phoenix Fund is an initiative of the Global Fund for Children and the National Lottery Community Fund which will provide £1 million in emergency grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across England. The Fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of COVID-19 pandemic response by supporting BAME charities and groups that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health: Diseases, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: United Kingdom

The Health Foundation's COVID-19 Research Programme provides funding of between £100,00 and £200,000 for projects seeking to understand the impact of COVID-19 in the UK. Priority is given to UK-focused projects that explore how health and social care service delivery has changed in light of COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities and the wider determinants of health.  

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Media/Communications
Geographic Scope: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Lebanon, Mali, Philippines, Sudan

The Internews “Rooted in Trust” project is calling on journalists, multimedia producers, media outlets, and community-based organizations in seven focal countries to apply for funding to produce impactful content or activities to help fight against the “Infodemic” of misinformation and rumors that have hampered efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Grants are designed to improve community access to trustworthy and verified information about the virus and its impact through the use of traditional and new media and grassroots communication and community engagement activities. Grants of $2,000 will be awarded.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Education, Community & Economic Development, Environment & Animals, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Manitoba

Geographic Focus: Winnipeg

The One-Time Community Grants program provides short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in the Winnipeg community, including those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding priorities include children, youth, and families; literacy, education, and employment; health, wellness, and recreation; environment and animal welfare; and arts, culture, and heritage.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Target Population:
Children/Youth, Minorities, Immigrant/Refugee, People with Disabilities, Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Global

Geographic Focus: Company communities
The UCB Community Health Fund's first call for proposals aims to understand and reduce the medium- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health of vulnerable young people (15-24 years old) in the communities where UCB operates. Support is provided for programs and services with a focus on young people from the most vulnerable communities including racial and ethnic minorities, refugees and asylum seekers, those with disabilities and certain health conditions, and those who are socio-economically disadvantaged. The Fund will support existing and new support projects/initiatives and social science research.

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Application Deadline:
September 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: West Virginia

Governor Justice’s WV CARES Act Small Business Grant Program provides West Virginia’s small businesses much needed relief by granting up to $5,000 to West Virginia small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Application Deadline:
Emergency Grants: none
Hometown Economic Recovery Program: October 1, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Kansas, Missouri

Geographic Focus: The Evergy service area
Evergy offers two programs to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Grants provide support to agencies working the front lines of the pandemic that have seen costs increase as well as normal revenue streams decrease. In addition, the Hometown Economic Recovery Program supports programs and projects focused on aiding short- and long-term recovery efforts in the company's service territory, including business attraction and expansion, workforce training and development, job placement, strategic community planning, and entrepreneurialism.

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Application Deadline:
Letters of intent: October 1, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Civic Affairs
Geographic Scope: USA

 COVID-19 State Response Grants are designed to offer state medical and osteopathic boards and other health care organizations funding support for the study of state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-term goal of the program is to support the development and implementation of sustainable models and policies that can guide state preparedness and responses to similar emergencies in the future, as well as their capacity for recovery planning. Applicants may apply for up to $25,000 in funding support. However, the Foundation expects most awards will be less than the maximum amount.

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Application Deadline:
October 1, 2020
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues, Education, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Pennsylvania

Geographic Focus: Parts of Adams and Cumberland counties, the entirety of Perry County, and greater Shippensburg
In response to COVID-19, the Partnership for Better Health is making a second round of Rapid Response Emergency Grants available to local nonprofit organizations. Grants are expected to range between $1,000 and $10,000. Funding priorities include the following five pressing issues: basic health and human needs, emergency responders, safe child care services, homeless residents, and the newly unemployed and rental assistance.

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Application Deadline:
October 1, 2020
Target Population:
Minorities
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

The Sipp Culture Artist Relief Fund aims to provide financial resources to independent artists and under-resourced tiny arts organizations as emergency relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual applicants must be a person of color who is working and/or living in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Tennessee. Organizations applying must have a total operating budget of less than $250,000, be led by a person of color, serve people of color, and be located in an eligible state.

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Application Deadline:
Capacity Building applications: October 2, November 6, and December 4, 2020, and January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, and June 4, 2021
Collective Action applications: November 23, 2020, and February 11 and May 27, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Pennsylvania

Geographic Focus: Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and rural areas
The Arts I Equity I Reimagined Fund seeks to respond to the unprecedented and ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Pittsburgh region's arts and cultural sector. The Fund is intended to foster collective action and identify creative solutions to operating challenges as nonprofit arts organizations navigate these uncertain times. While the Fund is open to all arts and cultural organizations, in recognition of long-standing disparities in funding, it will prioritize small to medium-sized arts organizations and those that serve or are led by historically marginalized communities in southwestern Pennsylvania, whether they be urban or rural in location.

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Application Deadline:
October 2, 2020
Target Population:
Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Education
Geographic Scope: Argentina

Fundación La Nación (The Nation Foundation) offers the Premio a la Educación (Education Prize) to highlight initiatives of schools and kindergartens throughout Argentina working to improve the quality of education provided to students who are in a situation of socio-economic vulnerability. For 2020, the Prize is focusing on initiatives that promote learning opportunities and generate a positive impact on the educational community through innovative pedagogical strategies in the context of the pandemic. Educational institutions (including early education, primary, and secondary) throughout Argentina are eligible to participate. (Information is only available in Spanish on the Prize website.)

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Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted from September 14 to October 2, 2020 and from October 19 to November 6, 2020.
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: New York

Geographic Focus: New York City
The Small Business Relief & Recovery Fund will provide direct grants of $10,000 to New York City minority-owned small businesses that face challenges to their survival in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses applying for funds must be located in New York City; owned by a minority; have 20 or fewer employees; and have an annual revenue of less than $500,000.

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Application Deadline:
October 4, 2020
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Canada

The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund is an $8 million fund that will help Canadian sports and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond. The Fund assists organizations with the costs of running sport and recreational programming as well as operational and administrative costs.

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Application Deadline:
October 5, 2020
Target Population:
People with Disabilities
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: United Kingdom

The Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) COVID-19 Emergency Fund will support grassroots DPOs across the U.K., who have found it difficult to access funding, to respond to the COVID-19 needs of disabled people. Funding is provided for COVID-19 related work in the following broad three areas: independent living, isolation, and income.

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Application Deadline:
October 5, 2020
Target Population:
Black/African Americans, Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups, Minorities
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Ontario

Geographic Focus: Hamilton
Hamilton Community Foundation's Pandemic Response Fund supports charitable organizations across Hamilton, ON, as they respond to the impact of COVID-19. Currently, the Fund is providing support for recovery and rebuilding, with a focus on assisting the community with increased costs or revenue loss related to pandemic recovery. The Foundation stands with Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and is committed to using resources to work with others to dismantle systems of oppression.

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Application Deadline:
October 7 and December 2, 2020
Target Population:
Women/Girls, LGBTQ
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: Illinois

Geographic Focus: Chicagoland area
COVID-19 Community Response Grants will provide modest short term funding to organizations in the Chicagoland area that are community-based and are in the position to rapidly move resources into the communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will range up to $7,500. 

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Application Deadline:
October 9, 2020
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Media/Communications
Geographic Scope: Florida

Geographic Focus: the Tallahassee area
Knight Foundation COVID-19 Recovery Grants will provide long-term relief for local non-profits and to projects and initiatives that meet the Knight Foundation's community investment strategy. Focus areas consist of organizations that help inform and connect during the pandemic and projects/initiatives that meet the Knight Foundation's investment strategy to fund the arts, journalism, and to foster an informed and engaged community.

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Application Deadline:
Applications will be open from September 21 to 25 and October 5 to 9, 2020.
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues, Education, Sciences/Social Sciences
Geographic Scope: California

Geographic Focus: Los Angeles County
The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund supports micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits located in Los Angeles County. Supported activities must be related to the following program areas related to COVID-19: food programs, rapid rehousing, utility assistance, public programs navigational support, transportation assistance, organizational overhead needs or sick leave, sanitizing products and PPE purchases, small business assistance programs, distance learning or telework, and services to those experiencing homelessness. 

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Application Deadline:
October 9, 2020
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Environment & Animals
Geographic Scope: Connecticut

Geographic Focus: the New Canaan area
The  COVID-19 Response Fund supports direct service needs as a result of the pandemic as well as organizational changes directly tied to the pandemic's impact. The focus is on needs such as emergency financial assistance, food security, healthcare, child care and youth programs, violence prevention and intervention, and more.

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Application Deadline:
Letters of intent: October 12, 2020; invited applications: January 8, 2021
Area of Interest:
Religion & Ethics, Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Arizona

Geographic Focus: The greater Phoenix area
The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix seeks to address COVID-19 through the following focus areas: assisting Jewish organizations that help the most vulnerable in the community satisfy their most basic needs, including access to food and medical services and payment for utilities and housing, and supporting the stability of local Jewish organizations that are challenged by the pandemic’s economic effects.

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Application Deadline:
October 14, 2020
Target Population:
Veterans/Military Affairs, Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alaska

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has partnered with The Alaska Community Foundation to establish the Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund to support nonprofit organizations in Alaska adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A variety of Alaska nonprofits are eligible to apply for funding from the Fund, including public charities, faith-based organizations providing social services to the broader community, veteran’s groups, tribal organizations, and local governments. Grant awards will generally range from $25,000 to $1,000,000.

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Application Deadline:
October 15, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Sciences/Social Sciences
Geographic Scope: Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Movember sees an opportunity within COVID-19 to tackle men’s mental health by launching the Social Connections Challenge in Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The Challenge seeks digital and technology-based solutions that are being utilized to maintain men’s social connections and manage their isolation while needing to be physically apart. Project ideas should be practical and new solutions to addressing the underlying causes of social isolation and loneliness. Solutions can move beyond international borders to include any of the five participating countries and be developed collaboratively. Individuals and organizations based in a participating country are eligible to apply.

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Application Deadline:
October 16, 2020
Target Population:
People with Disabilities, Immigrant/Refugee, Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups, Minorities, Black/African Americans, Women/Girls, Children/Youth, Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Ontario

Geographic Focus: Greater Peterborough region
The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough's 2020 Vital Community Grants will support the efforts of local charities as they recover from the initial impacts of COVID-19. Operating grants of up to $5,000 will help charities define their “new normal” as they continue to recover from and adapt to changes brought about by the global pandemic. Priority will be given to organizations whose services and programs primarily serve vulnerable residents in the greater Peterborough region.

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Application Deadline:
October 16, 2020
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Sciences/Social Sciences: General
Geographic Scope: Canada

The  Canada Healthy Communities Initiative will provide up to $31 million in existing federal funding to support communities as they deploy new ways to adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years. Support is provided for projects under three main themes: creating safe and vibrant public spaces, improving mobility options, and digital solutions. To be eligible, an applicant must be a federally or provincially registered non-governmental not-for-profit organization in good standing for the past five years.

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Application Deadline:
October 20, 2020
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Media/Communications
Geographic Scope: Africa

The African Culture Fund has issued a call for proposals to support cultural organizations in Africa. Funding is provided for activities and projects of creation, production, and dissemination of works, and capacity building in the fields of performing arts (music, dance and theater) and visual arts (arts traditional plastics, photography, digital art, design, fashion, decorative arts as well as all pre-production, production, post-production, broadcast and distribution activities in the cinematographic and audiovisual disciplines).

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Application Deadline:
October 20, 2020 ( Proposals will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis until the full rapid response fund is expended. As a result, applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals as soon as possible.)
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Civic Affairs, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: USA

The Spark Justice Fund (SJF) is a donor collaborative at Borealis Philanthropy that supports grassroots organizing and advocacy groups to end the use of money bail in the criminal justice system, transform pretrial justice, and build power in communities most impacted by incarceration in the United States. The Fund is currently accepting applications from grassroots organizing groups working to end cash bail, transform pretrial justice, and build power in communities most impacted by incarceration for rapid response funding to meet the needs arising out of the current COVID-19 pandemic in jails and communities. Click the following links to download the call for proposals, read the application instructions, and review the frequently asked questions.

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Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted during the following dates:
Round 4: October 26 to October 29, 2020
Target Population:
Black/African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups, People with Disabilities, LGBTQ
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Illinois

Geographic Focus: the Chicago area
The Propeller Impact Fund 2020 will focus on providing short-term financial support to artists who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund is open to artists in the Chicagoland area with a practice grounded in the visual arts. The Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants. Priority is given to communities that are impacted disproportionately including: ALAANA artists (African descendent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), deaf and disabled artists, LGBTQ2SIA+ artists, and gender non-conforming and non-binary artists. 

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Application Deadline:
October 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Education
Geographic Scope: USA, France

The Transitioning to Virtual Exchange program will support institutions which are creatively maintaining French-American collaboration by integrating virtual exchange or other types of global learning in their curricula. Projects need to be implemented collaboratively by at least one U.S. and one French institution of higher learning or international education provider and demonstrate why they have the potential to boost study abroad after the pandemic.

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Application Deadline:
October 30, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Global

The Ignacio H. de Larramendi Research Grants program provides support for research in the area of health promotion. Interests include strategies for habit change (prevention of obesity and promotion of physical activity), patient education, physical injury assessment, and health management (clinical quality and safety). In this call, special attention will be given to the projects which, while taking into account the previous topics, incorporate aspects related to COVID-19 such as: reducing infections, self-care and the culture of self-protection, relationship between previous health status (lifestyle) and morbimortality, COVID-19 and mental health, etc. Academic and professional researchers and research teams around the world are eligible to apply.

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Application Deadline:
The next deadline is October 30, 2020.
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development, Education
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: Powell River area
The Powell River Community Response Fund (CRF), an initiative of Powell River & District United Way, Powell River Community Foundation, and First Credit Union, aims to support the Powell River community through the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the CRF is to support local community service charities and nonprofits meeting the urgent needs of vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19. Services may include, but are not limited to, food security, financial wellness, health and hygiene, home care or personal support services, information and navigation, legal supports, mental health and wellness, shelter, safety, social inclusion and learning, and transportation.  

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Application Deadline:
October 31, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health: Diseases, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Global

The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity honors humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others, including those fighting the global outbreak of COVID-19. A special nomination form is available to nominate an individual or a group of people for their exemplary response to the COVID-19 pandemic in any professional or personal capacity.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
October 31, 2020
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Developing Countries

Geographic Focus: IFAD member states
The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility pursues the overarching objective of mobilizing knowledge, technologies, and resources from the Global South to accelerate rural poverty alleviation, enhance rural productivity, and advance rural transformation. The Facility has issued a call for proposals to support the generation and exchange of innovative solutions, approaches, and methodologies that can be of value in the post-COVID-19 recovery period, and that can be subsequently scaled up and benefit a wider population of poor rural people.

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Application Deadline:
Monthly, until October 2020
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

The Center for Craft's Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.

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Application Deadline:
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis online with funds distributed between May-November, 2020.
Target Population:
Black/African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Women/Girls
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Education, Community & Economic Development, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: USA

The G4GC Love is Healing COVID-19 Response Fund seeks to support coalitions and organizations that have been fighting historical inequities and the marginalization of girls of color well before COVID-19. Priority areas for funding include the following areas targeting girls and gender expansive youth of Black/African American, Latinx, Indigenous/Native, Middle Eastern, and/or Asian Pacific descent: preventative or responsive health strategies (mental, physical, emotional), interventions to support institutionalized girls and gender expansive youth and survivors of gender-based violence, economic and educational response strategies, and COVID-19-related advocacy and immediate mapping needs. Applications are accepted by invitation only, but interested organizations can submit an interest form for consideration. FAQs are available here.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
November 4, 2020
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: United Kingdom

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £8 million in innovation projects. These aim to catalyze innovation to support fast recovery and growth from COVID-19 through innovations that improve productivity and sustainability of the UK’s foundation industries.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
November 4, 2020
Area of Interest:
Sciences/Social Sciences, Environment & Animals, Education, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: United Kingdom

Nesta is offering grants of up to £30,000 for experiments that generate new knowledge about combining AI and collective intelligence to contribute to the U.K.’s COVID-19 recovery. Solutions should address pressing or emerging social and environmental issues such as reducing carbon emissions, preventing long-term unemployment, closing the school readiness and achievement gaps for disadvantaged children, and tackling health inequalities. Incorporated organizations based anywhere in the U.K. are eligible to apply.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
November 6, 2020
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Minnesota

Geographic Focus: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties, and the sovereign tribal nations of the Leech Lake and Mille Lacs Bands of Ojibwe
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Initiative Foundation's grant program is prioritizing basic needs and general operations to serve those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to new or existing programs or services that provide for the basic needs of individuals and families negatively affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. Examples include food security, housing, clothing, healthcare, and employment. Nonprofits, school districts, and local units of government are eligible to apply.

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Application Deadline:
Requests will be reviewed twice monthly through November.
Area of Interest:
Environment & Animals, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: USA

The Grassroots Exchange Fund is a rapid response small grants program designed to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social change and environmental justice organizations throughout the United States. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund supports community organizations that need to adjust their networking, collaboration, or organizing strategies. Examples include, but are not limited to, support for online meeting or online organizing technology and training, language translation and interpretation, emergency stipends for organizers and grassroots leaders, and PPE (personal protective equipment) or other supplies to enable safer in-person meetings, etc.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
November 30, 2020
Target Population:
Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: California

Geographic Focus: Riverside and San Bernardino counties
The COVID-19 Resilience Fund is supporting nonprofit organizations on the front lines of COVID-19 that are helping the region's families and communities. Grants of up to $20,000 are provided for basic needs and emergency services for low-income people. Capacity building grants of up to $10,000 are provided to organizations to address strategies for long-term financial survival.

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Application Deadline:
December 2, 2020
Geographic Scope: Ontario

The Resilient Communities Fund is a one-time fund to support the nonprofit sector to recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario. Support is provided for projects of eligible nonprofit organizations to aid their medium to longer-term recovery efforts, help with their stabilization, and build their capacity and resiliency in the aftermath of COVID-19. 

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Global

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World aims to improve global health by ending smoking in this generation. The Foundation is seeking to conduct research at the nexus of COVID-19, smoking, and nicotine. The selected organization(s) will implement a range of projects relevant to the global pandemic, including pre-clinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies, to better understand the associations between smoking or nicotine use, and COVID-19 infection and outcomes. Higher education, nonprofit organizations, commercial enterprises, governmental agencies, and other research-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2020
Area of Interest:
Environment & Animals, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Africa, Latin America, Asia

Geographic Focus: Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific
Rapid Response Grants are designed to respond to risks and difficulties induced by the COVID-19 crisis in African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries. Grants aim at increasing the resilience of protected areas and local communities’ livelihoods facing the risks and difficulties of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Kansas

Geographic Focus: Dickinson County
The Community Foundation of Dickinson County's Covid-19 Emergency Grant supports nonprofit organizations and government agencies that are immediately responding to Covid-19 pandemic.

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Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted throughout 2020.
Target Population:
Children/Youth, Immigrant/Refugee, People with Disabilities
Area of Interest:
Education, Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Europe, Cyprus, Georgia, Russia

The European Youth Foundation (EYF), a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities, is launching a special call for local or national youth organizations that are looking for funding for activities which respond to local needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Youth organizations can submit applications only if they are registered with the EYF. The instructions and criteria for registration can be found here.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: France

Geographic Focus: the Ile de France region
The DIM ELICIT has issued a call for proposals to support projects developing innovative technologies and methods regarding the analysis, diagnosis, or treatment to fight SARS-CoV-2. Eligible applicants include any research team from the Ile de France region with a project linked to the infectious agent SARS-CoV-2, and in accordance with the DIM ELICIT’s goals, positioning and thematic axes.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Kansas

Geographic Focus: Manhattan and Riley County
The 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund will support nonprofit organizations, churches, and government agencies who are helping address critical needs as a result of the coronavirus in the Manhattan and the Riley County community.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2020
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Indiana

The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund will provide a total of $325,000 for disaster response grants over the course of two years. Funding is available for a wide variety of needs, including: 1.) nonprofits who have established new programs to help with COVID-19 related needs; 2.) nonprofits facing a reduction in operating revenue and general support; and, 3.) nonprofits who have canceled fundraising events which had a significant impact on their ability to carry out their mission.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through 2021.
Target Population:
Women/Girls
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Minnesota

The Women's Foundation of Minnesota is offering support to Minnesota organizations and initiatives through the COVID-19 Women and Girls Response Fund. The focus is on organizations serving women and girls experiencing gender-based violence, older women, and women and girls who need short-term financial support for everyday needs due to the effects of COVID-19 (childcare, eldercare, food, housing, transportation, health, and wellness). Emergency grants of up to $10,000 will be provided.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Apr 29, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Bangladesh

The goal of the USAID Bangladesh and the Private Sector: Partnering to Fight COVID-19 program is to provide a medium through which organizations can work with USAID and the private sector to build Global Development Alliances (GDAs) that will: a) respond to the current outbreak of COVID-19 in Bangladesh; b) address important business interests and objectives; and c) advance USAID’s strategic priorities and objectives.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
May 15, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: USA

The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lose their lives because of COVID-19. The grants will provide basic and continuing financial support for common needs, such as funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses of children and other dependents currently in school, mortgage or rent payments, and immediate living expenses, as these family members manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and begin to move forward.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Canada

#RisingYouth supports young people who are inspired with ideas and ready to take action through youth-led community service grants. Grants are awarded in the amounts of $250 for simple ideas like community events or gatherings; $750 for bigger ideas such as building a community garden, or distributing care packages; and $1,500 for projects that involve a larger group of people to drive impact. #RisingYouth is currently prioritizing grant applications that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: California

Geographic Focus: Imperial County
The Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation, in partnership with Alliance Healthcare FoundationCalifornia Wellness Foundation, and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, has launched a COVID-19 Response Fund for nonprofit organizations that primarily serve Imperial County, CA. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 will support efforts related to food insecurity, basic supplies, rental, mortgage and utility assistance, and other emergency needs for communities and families impacted by unemployment and economic hardship due to the global pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: Abbotsford
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Responsive Neighborhood Small Grants program has shifted to help fund small-scale projects that reduce social isolation. Supported projects should tackle and address social isolation, build community strength and resilience, and foster community creativity and well-being. Grants will range from $50 to $1,000.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues, Environment & Animals, Education
Geographic Scope: Global

Action Against Corona, an initiative of the Norrsken Foundation and Dagens Industri, supports organizations and individuals that can help fight coronavirus or mitigate its effects on people and society. Action Against Corona is a platform that connects initiatives with grants or investments.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Education, Community & Economic Development, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: Scotland

ALYVE and Kicking COVID-19 Small Grants support local youth forums in Scotland in tackling COVID-19. These grants will fund initiatives that seek to understand young people's experiences, views, and opinions in regards to the impact of COVID-19 within their communities through research or consultation, and then to advocate on their behalf. On average, applicants should apply for a grant of £250 or less.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Low-Income, Children/Youth, Seniors/Aging
Area of Interest:
Education, Social Services & Issues, Media/Communications, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: New York

Geographic Focus: Adirondack region of New York
The Special and Urgent Needs Fund is mobilizing resources specifically for COVID-19 response. Applications are accepted from nonprofits, municipalities, and schools supporting critical areas of need, including access to food, child care, critical media, and assistance to low-wage workers and the elderly or small businesses.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Education, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund assists new programs in British Columbia to ensure students continue to receive food during the COVID-19 crisis school closures.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alabama

The Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund’s Coronavirus Relief Program awards up to $500 to nonprofits and faith-based organizations working to address health and human service needs in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts or to provide general health and human service support to low-income citizens.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Michigan

Geographic Focus: Ann Arbor area
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Short-Term Cash Flow Loan Program makes short-term (up to 180 days) cash flow loans of $5,000 - $50,000. This program has been initiated as part of AAACF’s philanthropic response to the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic crisis and complements AAACF’s grantmaking to support COVID-19 response, relief, and recovery efforts.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: USA

Another Round Another Rally supports hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Support is provided through the Nolet Family USA Relief Program, which offers relief in the form of eVouchers to nationwide retailers to help supplement groceries and other much needed essentials for those currently out of work that were employed by a bar or restaurant with a full liquor license. (Additional programs may be available.)

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Virginia

Georgraphic Focus: Arlington
The COVID-19 Prompt Response Fund supports Arlington organizations helping the following populations: the elderly and other high-risk populations, low-income residents experiencing short-term financial crisis due to loss of work or missed work (laid off, quarantined, unable to work due to lack of child care, etc.), residents who are food insecure, residents who have no medical insurance or are underinsured, and nonprofit healthcare workers in need of protective gear and equipment. Grants are awarded for equipment, supplies, resources, and other critical needs for direct release to clients and patients in Arlington, VA.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

The Bridge Ahead Initiative commits $5 million to help Art Bridges partner museums remain in touch with their audiences during this period and to prepare for reopening in the months ahead. Eligible applicants include Art Bridges partners with an annual operating budget under $30 million. Organizations interested in partnering with Art Bridges may contact the organization.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

The Artist Relief program is an initiative that provides immediate, unrestricted emergency funding of $5,000 for individual artists throughout the United States, of all disciplines, and resources to help those in need due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Global

The Artist Relief Project will support artists in any discipline who have been directly impacted by event cancellations and venue closures due to COVID19-related health concerns. Relief will be provided to artists in the immediate short term in the form of an emergency stipend, and in the longer term in the form of programs, resources, and support for alternative, sustainable marketing opportunities. Anyone pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline, any level of experience) is eligible to apply.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

Arts Administrators of Color has created the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants. 

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Illinois

The Arts for Illinois Relief Fund provides financial relief to workers and organizations in the creative industries impacted by COVID-19. This includes all artists and artisans, including stage and production members and part-time cultural workers, and large to small arts organizations in all disciplines.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: North Carolina

Geographic Focus: greater Greensboro
The Greensboro Artists Emergency Relief Fund supports artists in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19. The Fund provides grants to artists in the greater Greensboro area who have lost fees, commissions, sales, and other income-generating activities due to the pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: England

Geographic Focus: Company communities
The COVID-19 Grant program is designed to support grassroots organizations in the heart of the stores' communities. Two types of grants are available: Hygiene Grants support residents and patients in facilities who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support. Healthy Holiday Grants support groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal. Eligible applicants include charities, nonprofit companies, Community Interest Companies, and unincorporated clubs or associations.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Area of Interest:
Sciences/Social Sciences, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Ohio

Geographic Focus: Ashland County
COVID-19 Nonprofit Relief Grants of up to $10,000 are designed to help nonprofit organizations in Ashland County that meet basic human needs (food, shelter, safety, medication, etc.); support increased mental health needs due to COVID-19; or provide economic relief for individuals impacted by reduced or lost employment due to COVID-19.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Australia

The 2020 Resilience Fund is designed to provide emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice, and operations of Australian artists, groups, and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Australia

The Medical Research Future Fund is granting researchers over $13 million to fast-track research into treatments for COVID-19.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Ohio

Geographic Focus: Barberton
The Barberton Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund supports organizations working to provide emergency food to insecure families, working in community health, or providing additional services needed to alleviate hardships suffered by Barberton residents.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alberta

Geographic Focus: Battle River area
The Battle River Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Grants and Fund are intended to respond to challenges faced by local organizations, support the recovery of those organizations, and assist in maintaining the well-being of citizens and communities. The Foundation serves an area that stretches from Camrose west to Gwynne, south to Bashaw and Alliance, east to Hughenden and north to Highway 14 in Alberta.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Children/Youth, Seniors/Aging
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: United Kingdom

Geographic FocusBedfordshire and Luton
The Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund will provide support to local charities and groups to enable them to continue helping the vulnerable in the community. Interests include health, social services, initiatives target at children/youth and seniors, nd helping organizations adapt to the pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Media/Communications, Sciences/Social Sciences
Geographic Scope: Canada, USA

Behind the Scenes Grants are available to anyone working in the entertainment technology industry who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need. Applicants should be directly involved with production behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, behind the camera, or on the road.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health: Diseases, Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Oregon

Geographic Focus: Benton County
The Benton Community Foundation has established a rapid response fund to provide resources to local nonprofit organizations that have expanded their operations or encountered unique funding challenges while responding to COVID-19.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: California

Geographic Focus: Berkeley, CA
The Berkeley City Council has approved $3 million for emergency relief grants to small businesses, nonprofit arts organizations, and residential tenants, that are hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Seniors/Aging, People with Disabilities, Low-Income, Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: England

Geographic Focus: Berkshire
The Berkshire Coronavirus Fund supports local charities and community/voluntary groups working to help people affected by the crisis in Berkshire. Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Priority populations include older people, people with physical or learning disabilities, people with mental health needs, people on low incomes, and families with young children.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Massachusetts

Geographic Focus: Berkshire and Columbia counties
Co-led by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Berkshire United Way, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County provides flexible resources to organizations in the region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Grants will help fund frontline human services organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations. These rapid-response grants are designed to address gaps in services and increase capacity of organizations to meet basic needs of individuals and families.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Children/Youth, Seniors/Aging, Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Montana

Geographic Focus: Yellowstone County and surrounding rural communities
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide support to nonprofit 
organizations in Yellowstone County and surrounding rural communities working with citizens who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this pandemic. The Fund's first priority is to support nonprofit organizations providing disaster relief efforts and serving economically vulnerable children, families, and seniors impacted by COVID-19. Grants will range up to $2,500. The Fund grant cycle will remain active until it is depleted.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Civic Affairs, Media/Communications
Geographic Scope: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine

The Coronavirus Fast Response Fund aims to mobilize civic initiatives in the wider Black Sea region meant to help limit the coronavirus crisis and counter its negative impact on society, good governance, democracy, rule of law, and access to free media.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Arkansas

The purpose of the Rapid-Response Covid Relief Grants program is to help nonprofit organizations in Arkansas lessen the impact of the Covid-19 virus on the individuals, families, and communities they serve. Grants will range from $5,000 to $150,000. The application process will be opeas long as the Foundation deems appropriate to assist with Covid-related needs.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
LGBTQ, Children/Youth, Minorities
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: USA

Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations, Destination Tomorrow’s TRANScend Community Impact Fund, and Third Wave Fund are announcing the launch of the COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities to get financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Priority will be given to trans-led organizations across the U.S. with a strong racial justice focus and youth/intergenerational leadership, with particular consideration for those who lack access to national and/or local funding streams. The application will be open as long as funds are available. 

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Massachusetts

Geographic Focus: Greater Boston
The Boston Herald is offering assistance to the Greater Boston community during this time, in the form of free community bulletin boards and matching advertising grant programs.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alberta

Geographic Focus: Bow Valley region
The Bow Valley Emergency Fund, a collaborative effort of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, the Canmore Rotary Charitable Foundation, and the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, provides support to organizations providing direct response and support to those affected by COVID-19 in the Bow Valley area, particularly those who are most vulnerable and those who may be facing social isolation. Key priorities are programs or projects that focus on keeping Bow Valley residents fed, sheltered, safe, and connected.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues, Civic Affairs
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: Bowen Island
The Bowen Island Community Foundation's Resiliency Fund is the Foundation's emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects should provide impact in the following areas: the systemic availability of food, hygiene, or other basic needs (excluding housing and income benefits); providing relevant information to promote resiliency and mitigate fear and confusion; and mobilizing citizens to assist their vulnerable neighbors with the challenges they are facing from isolation.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Pennsylvania

Geographic Focus: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Camden counties
The Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing is providing emergency grants of up to $10,000 to grassroots community organizing groups in the Philadelphia region, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Camden counties. Priority will be given to new or existing groups that are launching organizing campaigns around issues directly related to the COVID-19 crisis as well as established grassroots community organizing groups that need funding to be able to keep organizing, need resources to organize virtually, and/or need to replace lost revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: United Kingdom

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the U.K. that are losing revenue, and seeing their cash flow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Wisconsin

Geographic Focus: Brown County
The Emergency Response Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on the community, including immediate basic needs, gaps in service, and operational challenges. Preference will be given to the provision of direct services.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Phase 2 granting is now open and applications will be considered on an ongoing basis with close date to be determined. Recovery & Rebuild Phase 3 grants will be available in the future.
Target Population:
Seniors/Aging, Children/Youth, People with Disabilities
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Ontario

Geographic Focus: Burlington
Burlington Foundation's COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund provides grants to registered charities serving Burlington, ON. The initial focus is on emergency response grants supporting community members most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including those experiencing food insecurity, isolated seniors, childcare supports, disability, mental health, and safe housing. In coming months, as the pandemic subsides, the Fund will move into addressing recovery and rebuilding needs in the community.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

The Bush Foundation has adapted its Community Innovation grant program to be responsive to needs and opportunities related to COVID-19. Applications related to COVID-19 are given expedited consideration. This includes immediate response efforts and longer-term rebuilding efforts. Grants must be used for projects located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Arts/Culture/Humanities: General, Health/Wellness, Environment & Animals, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alberta

Geographic Focus: Calgary area
The Calgary Foundation's Pandemic Recovery Program supports registered charities in Calgary and area, as well as First Nations communities in Treaty 7 region. The Pandemic Recovery Program will have three phases of support, rolled out over time: Phase 1, the relief phase, will support the immediate needs of charities to connect with staff, board, and other stakeholders; Phase 2, the recovery phase, will focus on activating strategies to get charitable operations back to pre-pandemic levels; and Phase 3, the resilience phase, will support strategies and technologies for strengthening organizations for the operational future. (This program is for charitable organizations who do not meet the criteria of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund hosted by the United Way Calgary and Area.)

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Global

The CIRM has allocated $5 million in funding for peer-reviewed regenerative medicine and stem cell research that could quickly advance treatments for COVID-19. Support is provided for promising discovery, preclinical, and clinical trial stage projects.

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