Grants for 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving those impacted by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Instrumentl is leveraging our grant discovery tools to aggregate all COVID-19 related grants for 501c3 nonprofits. New COVID-19 related grants will be added frequently as we continue to identify them. If you come across a COVID-19 related funding opportunity for 501c3s, email us at [email protected] and we'll add it to this list.
Gilead Sciences Foundation
NOTE: The Gilead Foundation has an open application process and reviews requests on a rolling basis. Note that it typically takes four to six weeks for the Foundation to review and respond to an application.
The Gilead Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, endowed by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Vision & Mission
A neighbor in the community; a citizen in society.
We strive for health prosperity – not just health equity – for all. We create spheres of impact – in our company, in the community, in society – by encouraging a culture of giving, engaging in our local communities and exploring innovative approaches to complex social issues.
The COVID-19 pandemic amplified how connected we are as a global society – and the health and justice disparities that exist among us. By encouraging a culture of giving in our company, engaging with our communities and investing in innovative approaches to complex social issues, we can create new spheres of impact toward a more equitable and more prosperous world for all.
We contribute to the local communities where we live and work.
Through our Community Donations program, we build healthy communities by addressing social determinants of health. Our areas of focus in this pillar are aligned with community needs, supported by historical funding and input from employees and community members. Our areas of focus include STEM Education, Social Services and Sustainability.
South America, Canada, Mexico, United States
NOTE: The Intel Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals or requests. However, organizations based in the United States may share information about programs that align with the Foundation's strategic focus areas.
Promoting Stem Education
We believe in the power of knowledge and technology to transform lives and enable people to solve problems with purpose.
Opportunity for All
A strong foundation in math, technology, science, and computer engineering can empower young people with skills and confidence to launch a life of learning, career success, and contributions to society. We are targeting our work on STEM education to advance gender and racial equity, with a commitment to expand technology access to fuel human potential in every community.
Intel® She Will Connect
The Intel® She Will Connect initiative connects middle school girls to hands-on technology experiences that inspire them to become innovators and encourage their interests in technology, engineering, and computer science. Through new partnerships and collaborations, we are expanding the program across the U.S. and into other countries.
WiSci STEAM Camps
Women in Science (WiSci) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) camps—developed through a partnership between Intel, the U.S. Department of State, and the United Nations Girl Up campaign—aim to bridge inequity gaps in technology. The Intel Foundation supports the camps, where Intel volunteers use Intel Future Skills curriculum and enable girls around the world to experience robotics, drones, coding, AI, leadership training, mentorship, and friendship.
Responding to Humanitarian Crises and Natural Disasters
We form strong partnerships and take collective action to support social justice, respond to humanitarian crises, and provide disaster relief.
Making It Count
We match employees’ donations to support communities when crises occur, and provide options for employees to make their donations count where and when they are needed most. Our goal is to achieve specific outcomes and long-term impact.
The Intel Foundation donated $4 million toward COVID-19 relief programs focused on education, health, community development, and economic support. In addition, the Foundation matched $2 million donated by Intel employees, who also generously contributed their time and energy to serve communities throughout the pandemic.
Taking A Stand For Racial Justice
To help address social injustice and promote anti-racism, the Intel Foundation initiated “Standing on the Sidelines Is Not an Option,” a $500,000 employee donation match campaign supporting the National Urban League, the Center for Policing Equity, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Amnesty International.
Rebuilding After Disasters
Through spotlight donation campaigns, the Foundation provides relief and matches employee contributions to help rebuild communities hit by floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or other natural disasters. In 2020, for example, employees and the Foundation provided an outpouring of support for communities hit by wildfires across the Western U.S.
Amplifying Employee Generosity
The Intel Foundation amplifies the impact of employees’ contributions to communities around the world.
Our employees generously donate their skills, technology expertise, funds, and millions of hours of service to tackle environmental challenges, improve education, and help uplift people. Through grants and matching programs, the Intel Foundation ignites and fosters employees’ passion for philanthropy and desire to help solve global challenges.
The Foundation matches charitable donations of US Intel employees and retirees to eligible nonprofit organizations or schools, up to $10,000 annually per employee. This program helps communities rise while increasing employees’ ability to support the causes they care about most.
We extend the impact of volunteerism by donating $10 per volunteer hour to qualified nonprofits and schools where Intel employees and retirees donate at least 20 hours of service in a year. This program helps to recognize employees and give them an opportunity to earn money for organizations that are meaningful to them.
The Intel Foundation awards seed grants of up to $5,000 to support employee-initiated community service projects. Projects are selected based on their originality, potential impact, and expected outcomes.
Each year, 10 Intel super volunteers each receive a $2,500 grant for the charitable organization or school of their choice. One overall winner, chosen from among these 10 finalists, receives an additional $7,500 grant for his or her designated organization.
Ravi and Naina Patel Foundation
As a family team, we’ve been working together for over 15 years to make happiness possible for underserved communities by promoting basic education, proper nutrition, secure housing, and a healthier environment through our nonprofit organization.
The RNP Foundation is committed to increasing the overall well-being of our neighbors and beyond. As long time meditation practitioners, we believe the path to lasting happiness is through spirituality, but before establishing self-transcendence, an individual must have their basic living, education, nutritional, and environmental needs met. Our mission is to nurture a safer, healthier world in which every person can achieve lasting happiness that spans for generations.
At the RNP Foundation, we’re driven by the five core pillars of our organization: addressing homelessness, promoting better education, caring for the environment, providing nourishment, and fostering a sense of spirituality.
- HOMELESSNESS - We believe that we are all interconnected, so no part of society should be isolated. Therefore, we help combat the issue of homelessness in our community by being a part of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative.
- EDUCATION - We believe in the power of education and the impact it can have. Therefore, we do what we can to make it easier for people in the community to obtain an education.
- ENVIRONMENT - We believe that protecting the environment is imperative to our society. To do this we make sure we invest our resources in people and organizations that promote the well being of our planet.
- NUTRITION - We understand the importance and impact of good nutrition on the mind, body, and spirit. We love this community, so we are committed to the health of the people who live here. We work with a non profit cafe who promotes these beliefs and values.
- SPIRITUALITY - We believe that true happiness is connected to our spirituality. Therefore, once we help provide the basic necessities, such as a home, food, and education, we can focus on our spirituality.
Our work is centered on the pillars of environment, nutrition, education, housing/homelessness, and spirituality. We try to serve in these areas through starting and running our own programs anywhere in the world from Kern County to India, partnering with others on projects for doing such work around the globe, or stepping out of the way and simply giving grants to impactful organizations. We find that to create impact effectively it is important to know which problems to get involved with directly and which ones to trust others to be able to take care of.
Despite our pillars, we are willing and able to pivot in times of need. During the Covid-19 crisis we shifted a large portion of our efforts and funds towards alleviating the effects and bringing us out of the pandemic. Being that our team has a large amount of knowledge, experience, and infrastructure in health care we were able to pivot outside of our typical focus.
We try to balance between being focused on our areas of knowledge and responding to the ever changing needs of the world.
SBB Research Group
SUPPORTING IMPACTFUL CHARITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
SBB Research Group recognizes the profound challenges facing the community as a result of the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For that reason, the firm launched this special grant program to continue its support and engagement with impactful nonprofits during the pandemic.
Online Application for $5,000 Grants
SBBRG recognizes that organizations have limited time and resources already, so the grant application is just 10 short questions.
Selection and Award Process
- SBBRG’s Philanthropy Committee (the “Committee”) will review applications on an ongoing, rolling basis.
- The Committee will select certain candidates as “Nominees” and contact them for a brief phone or video call to learn more about their organization’s mission and work.
- The Committee will name a select number of Nominees as “Finalists.”
- Finalists will be invited to give a formal presentation for up to ten (10) minutes to the Committee via video conference; the Committee will ask follow-up questions.
- The Committee will vote to select at least one (1) Winner per month, who shall receive a grant of five thousand dollars ($5,000) and the opportunity to pursue additional funding opportunities from SBB Research Group. All other Finalists shall receive one thousand dollars ($1,000).
Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County Other eligible locations: United States
Circle for Justice Innovations
NOTE: The 2022 SOS Fund application will open in late January. Applications are considered on a rolling-basis until all funding has been granted.
The Strategic Opportunities Support Rapid Response Fund (SOS Fund) is a funding mechanism that issues micro-grants (up to $5,000) to eligible organizations addressing critically urgent strategic organizing and advocacy calls to action and meeting emergency needs in their communities. SOS Fund also enables organizations to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities for organizing and advocacy that may be otherwise prohibitive due to small funding gaps. Qualifying organizations are led by and serve formerly incarcerated people and the families of those directly impacted, with an organizational budget under $750,000.
Over the last year, we have found ourselves and the community organizations we rely on pushed past the limits time and again as we struggled to meet our constituents’ needs and advance this movement for justice and healing. The terrors of the past presidential administration and the losses brought on by the pandemic have combined to take an outsized toll on our most vulnerable communities, especially among people in prison, the formerly incarcerated, and those directly impacted by the U.S. criminal legal system.
We carry forward the lessons we learned in 2020 as we gather strength and prepare ourselves for the burgeoning voter suppression backlash currently underway and the perpetuation of anti-Blackness and anti-Asian hate, state violence, and unrelenting police brutality. In response, we embrace voter expansion and voter re-enfranchisement efforts and movement and leadership development opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to rebuild a truly caring society that prioritizes people.
The Strategic Opportunities Support Rapid Response Fund supports:
- Responses to cases of extreme state violence (e.g., the killing by police or other law enforcement of a community member, ICE raids)
- Organizing against incidents of white supremacist/fascist aggression
- New legislation or government policies that aim to expand the criminalization and/or incarceration of marginalized groups, as well as those that aim to limit constitutionally protected activities
- Responses to disasters that impact an organization’s ability to carry out their criminal justice work and/or that pose a direct threat to incarcerated people
- Advocacy and organizing for appropriate and just responses to COVID-19 such as compassionate release (funding is not offered for PPE supplies)
- Inclusion and/or participation of underrepresented communities or formerly incarcerated people and directly impacted families in movement convenings
- Healing justice work
Compelling applications will:
- Demonstrate movement-building or collaborative organizing;
- Show strategic analysis of the emergency or opportunity; and
- Clearly articulate the purpose of the grant request.
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