BAF: ​COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Beckley Area Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Raleigh County, West Virginia

Location of residency: Raleigh County, West Virginia

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NOTE: We understand the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting nonprofits in many ways: increased demand for their services, lost revenue due to closures and cancellations, as well as other challenges. We are working closely with partners and the nonprofit community to ensure that the grants awarded meet the greatest needs in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. In order to move resources quickly, we are not hosting a formal application process for CERF.

​You may email [email protected] to make sure we are aware of your needs and we will keep them in mind as the granting process progresses and overall needs become more clear.

​COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

The Beckley Area Foundation has established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which will provide resources to local nonprofit organizations working to provide aid to those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Donations to CERF will support emergency needs identified by our nonprofit partners in human services, health, housing and education, and will make grants to nonprofits providing aid to impacted individuals and families in Raleigh County.

CERF is designed to complement the work of local public health, nonprofit and government entities, and to expand local capacity to support individuals and families experiencing hardship because of the outbreak and related closures and disruptions.

Foundation leaders will be closely monitoring how the Coronavirus impacts our community and will deploy financial resources to best meet evolving needs.

100% of donations will be used to support our communities. BAF is waiving the administrative fees that would normally be associated with CERF. Banking fees, including credit card transactions for contributions to CERF, will apply.

Grant Funding

To deploy resources rapidly, we will not be accepting requests for funding or posting a grant application. We will instead work together with community advisors and funders to identify nonprofit organizations currently providing types of support to area residents that are aligned with the priorities of CERF to expand available resources and relief. Priorities in the first phase of funding will include food, childcare, transportation, healthcare or prescription assistance.

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


  • As a 501(c)(3) public charity, we are bound to follow the rules and guidelines contained in IRS Tax Code and US Treasury Regulations.
    • As such, our grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofits or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions, such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities


  •  CERF is not designed to directly support individuals
  • Under these laws and rules, we are not able to directly fund individuals, businesses, labor unions or other 501(c)(4), (5) or (6) organizations.