ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund

ACT for Alexandria

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Alexandria city, Virginia

Location of residency: Alexandria city, Virginia

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NOTE: Grant applications will be due every Friday by 5:00pm and decisions will be made by the following Friday. The number of future grant awards will be dependent on the funds raised through the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund and the evolving needs over time. We anticipate funding through a multi-phased approach that will continue throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis. 

Alexandrians are known for their generosity. The spirit of collective action is core to Alexandria. Now is the time for all of us to come together to support our neighbors affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

ACT and the City of Alexandria established the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund to provide emergency funding to nonprofits that are delivering the critical services and programs that are needed by Alexandrians right now.  

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The average award will be $5,000 and the maximum request amount is $10,000
  • Sample grant awards:
    • Purchase of emergencies supplies such as food, household and hygiene supplies, diapers, etc. for priority populations
    • Expansion of programs and services
    • Change in service delivery model
    • Development of new programs to support priority populations
  • All requests must be related to the increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The immediate priority is emergency relief and support. We will consider additional requests as the weeks unfold and as funds are available


  • Priority populations
    • Children and youth
    • People disproportionately impacted by the crisis including – lowwage workers, gig economy workers, people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness, healthcare and emergency response workers
    • Seniors
    • Immigrants