CFAAC: Community Crisis Response Fund - Phase II

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

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Deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: Basic Human Needs Affordable Housing Summer Camps Child Care Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Location of residency: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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Phase II - Community Crisis Response Fund: CARES ACT Funding for Grants to Anne Arundel County Nonprofits

CFAAC recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges for area organizations, and that flexibility is essential to meeting community needs at this time. In the first phase of CFAAC’s Community Crisis Response Fund grant making, the fund awarded 139 grants in six rounds of rapid response grants totaling $296,250 to 66 area nonprofits between April and October 2020 to support programs that provide food security, support for basic human needs, and assistance with housing insecurity and homelessness.

As the crisis continues to impact our community, nonprofit organizations are affected in a variety of ways, from meeting increased needs and higher demands in services, to decreased income due to cancelled fundraisers or reduced program revenue. In its second phase of funding, in addition to continuing to support programs that provide services to our Community’s most vulnerable populations, the Community Crisis Response Fund will award grants to help stabilize area 501c3 nonprofit organizations that are responding to and recovering from the significant consequences of, and disparities exacerbated by, this health crisis.

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, utilizing federal COVID-19 Relief CARES Act Funding from Anne Arundel County, is administering this grant program to provide financial assistance to eligible 501c3 nonprofit organizations that sustained a loss of income/revenue and/or an increase of expenses due to COVID-19 impacts on their operations and communities.  

PHASE II FUNDING FOCUS: Anne Arundel County 501c3 Nonprofits

This phase of the Community Crisis Response Fund will provide funding to meet operational or program needs of 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving Anne Arundel County. According to Maryland Nonprofits, there are 2,860 nonprofit organizations in Anne Arundel County that support 17,059 local jobs. Our goal through this phase is to support community organizations impacted by COVID-19.

Many 501c3 nonprofits have had to significantly modify services and operations to meet community needs during the pandemic and are facing unexpected financial challenges due to COVID-19. Nonprofits have lost income from cancelled fundraising events, lower than expected fundraising support, lost program income, or increased expenses due to state-mandated COVID-19 operational limitations on services required. They are meeting increased needs, responding to higher demands in services, and adapting programs to more effectively respond to evolving needs.

Operational Support for Nonprofits

CFAAC will award grants of up to $10,000 on a rolling basis to 501c3 nonprofits who fit the criteria and who demonstrate need in order to ensure the health of their organization. These grants will provide operational support to help nonprofits bridge the crisis, maintain organizational health, and continue providing community services.  

Grant requests of up to $10,000 will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in the order in which they are received, until the December 15th deadline or until the $1,000,000 of funding has been awarded. Expenses must have been incurred between March 15, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Funding must be fully expended by December 30, 2020.

Requests will be reviewed, and grants awarded as quickly as possible. The size of awards will be based on demonstrated need, as well as the volume of applications received.

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This page was last reviewed November 19, 2020 and last updated November 13, 2020