CCIMCRF: COVID-19 Response Grant

Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Health Care Access & Delivery Child Care Services Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Basic Human Needs Employment Services

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Location of residency: Barnstable County, Massachusetts

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The Solution

The Major Crisis Relief Fund (MCRF) focuses on providing assistance following a major crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCRF typically works side-by-side with first and second responders. If a need isn’t covered by FEMA, MEMA, American Red Cross, or similar emergency agencies, we will step in. Many needs of local individuals and families are unmet by traditional public and private disaster aid, with the greatest service gaps in the area of long-term recovery. This may be in the form of financial aid for food, housing, transportation, medical and mental health services, child care, and other services to those in greatest need. As deemed appropriate, we may also provide equipment, counseling, and assistance with insurance. MCRF will be in for the long haul when other agencies have moved on.

Fund Focuses on Response to COVID-19

When we formed The Major Crisis Relief Fund (MCRF) in 2016, we pledged to respond to natural disasters such as hurricanes and blizzards as well as man-made crises like public health epidemics. We always said that it was a question of when, not if, a disaster would strike. Well, while we anticipated that “the big one” would be weather-related on the Cape and Islands, it turns out that we’re in the throes of a health pandemic affecting us and the rest of the world.

In response to the coronavirus, we at MCRF are mobilizing to support our neighbors and keep our communities strong. TODAY, WE ARE THE GO-TO LOCAL CHARITY RESPONDING TO THIS UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS.

  • For assistance: For those hit hard by COVID-19, we are offering financial assistance for lost income, food, and a broad spectrum of related needs. To learn more about assistance contact us.

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


  • We work closely with government, local businesses, nonprofits/hospitals, foundations, associations, and other groups as part of an integrated effort to maximize resources and avoid duplication of services.

This page was last reviewed June 03, 2020 and last updated June 03, 2020