Boston Resiliency Fund Grant

City of Boston

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Technology Access & Digital Literacy First Responders Food Access & Hunger

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Location of residency: Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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About this funder:

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Overview:

NOTE: Grants from this Fund will be made on a rolling basis. While this fund is focused on immediate needs, we are mindful that the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will be long-lasting. We plan to operate the fund with a six-month horizon. But, the majority of grants will be disbursed in April and May. We will publish updates on this page on a regular basis.

Background

The Boston Resiliency Fund is the City of Boston’s effort to help coordinate fundraising and philanthropic efforts to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We are also working to help first responders and critical care providers.

Who The Fund Is For

The priorities of the Boston Resiliency Fund are to:

  • Provide food to Boston's children, families and seniors.
  • Technology to Boston Public Schools students for remote learning.
  • Provide support to first responders, front-line workers and healthcare workers so they can effectively do their job and promote public health. 

While we are focused on basic needs and critical services, we recognize that this crisis is evolving quickly. The priorities of this fund may change as the needs of Boston residents evolve.

Guiding Principles

  • Acting with urgency and transparency. We want to support immediate and basic needs.
  • Simplifying the grantmaking process. We're making unrestricted grants so grantees can focus on doing the work. 
  • Directing 100% of all donations to organizations providing critical, essential services. We're helping Boston residents most immediately affected by COVID-19.
  • Applying a lens of equity. We want to ensure we help people and families most in need. These populations may include:
    • Elders and children.
    • People experiencing homelessness.
    • Undocumented immigrants.
    • Residents with limited English proficiency.
    • First responders.
    • Front-line workers.
    • Healthcare workers.
    • Persons with disabilities.
    • Low-income families.
    • Communities of color.

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

Eligibility:

  • This fund can only make grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or those groups with a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor. 
  • To be considered, organizations must:
    • Plan to modify and expand essential services for Boston residents.
    • Have a plan to implement and deliver these services safely (ensuring social distancing).
    • Have the ability to sustain services for 6-8 weeks.
  • The Boston Resiliency Fund will be limited to organizations supporting communities, families, and individuals in the City of Boston.