Community Crisis Fund Grant

United Way of Greater Rochester

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Genesee County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Ontario County, Orleans County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting on March 24, 2020 for organizations facing urgent financial needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding decisions will be made rapidly by a small governing body; grant parameters are being developed and will be available on or before March 23, 2020

Community Crisis Fund

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in our region

United Way and Rochester Area Community Foundation have partnered on a centralized funding pool to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofits that are disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the economic consequences of the outbreak, community and organizational recovery, and future community emergencies.

About the Community Crisis Fund

The Community Crisis Fund has been activated to provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

The first phase of funding will be used to meet the immediate needs of front line human services organizations that have strong experience serving low-income and vulnerable residents.

The grants will address the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the broader COVID-19 outbreak and the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures (access to food, shelter, clothing, childcare, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc.), support nonprofits that are disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, provide community and organizational recovery, and future community emergencies.

United Way of Greater Rochester will administer grants from the Fund in partnership with Rochester Area Community Foundation and in close collaboration with our partners. Together we will proactively identify potential grant recipients, solicit guidance on potential recipients from community advisors, and recommend final awards.

Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases.

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


  • The Community Crisis Fund is for qualified 501c3 organizations.


  • The Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals