COVID-19 Community Support Fund Grant

Central New York Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Cayuga County, Madison County, Onondaga County, Oswego County

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Eligibility criteria and the application process for nonprofits requesting funding are still under development.

The COVID-19 Community Support Fund is providing flexible resources to organizations in Central New York working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak. This fund is a partnership of the Central New York Community Foundation, United Way of Central New York, Allyn Foundation, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

These grants are intended to help our community respond to the challenges caused by the pandemic by addressing the basic needs of members of our community. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis. Because this is an evolving situation, these will be will be rapid-response, short-term grants (up to 4 weeks of funding) that may be renewable based on ongoing need.

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


  • Grants are limited to 501(c)3 organizations, fiscal sponsors or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities.
  • Renewed funding, if it becomes available, will be based on the organization’s ability to provide services and documented impact.
  • Both current grantees with the Central New York Community Foundation and new applicants are eligible to apply.
  • Funding is currently limited to organizations serving Onondaga County.


  • Grants cannot be made to individuals.
  • Services not eligible for funding at this time include:
    • arts, animal welfare,
    • environment,
    • medical testing, and
    • staff retention.