GMCF 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grant

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation

Suggest an update

Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Community Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Kansas: Pottawatomie County, Riley County

Location of residency: Counties in Kansas: Pottawatomie County, Riley County

View website    Save

About this funder:




The 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation has been established to receive donations to benefit those in the Manhattan area who are in great need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that the impact of the coronavirus will make it financially challenging for area non-profits and public agencies to meet the needs for recovery from this disastrous event. The 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund will focus on the short and long-term recovery of our neighbors and partners. The fund is able to accept contributions from individual donors, corporations and foundations.

When a disaster strikes, on average, 70% of donations are directed to immediate relief and a significantly smaller portion goes to recovery and rebuilding, a process that can take many years. Long after media attention has shifted, Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will provide support to address the significant long-term critical needs of our local nonprofits, public entities and individuals they serve.

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


  • Funding Parameters:
    • These grants are for the most basic human needs as a result of COVID-19
    • Should benefit Riley County residents that are most in need as a result of COVID-19
      • for example; low-income, elderly, mental health patients; individuals experiencing difficulty paying bills due to COVID-19 related job loss
    • Could benefit Manhattan area non-profits by supplying their needs (supplies needed as a result of COVID-19 in order for them to carry out their work and assist clients)
  • The COVID-19 Recovery Fund will support non-profit organizations and public entities that have a defined role in short-term and long-term recovery efforts by providing critical services including things such as emergency food distribution, shelter and long-term housing, emotional and spiritual care, economic and rental assistance, education, healthcare, and more to survivors of the disaster.
    • These non-profits and public entities will provide direct support to survivors and will need the capacity to grow their services to meet these needs.
  • In addition, our non-profit organizations are in need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in order to reopen their doors safely.
    • Funds from the COVID-19 Recovery Fund will help purchase required PPE to make available at no charge to the various local non-profits.


  • This fund will not pay salaries for employees of the non-profits .
  • Funding will not be granted to agencies outside of the Riley County Kansas area.