COVID-19 Community Support Fund Grant

Central New York Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Health Care Access & Delivery Human & Social Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Onondaga County, New York

Location of residency: Onondaga County, New York

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Overview:

The COVID-19 Community Support Fund

While we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our neighbors face disproportionate challenges due to unexpected time off from work, unplanned child or health care expenses and lack of access to adequate food and shelter. A coalition of community partners is banding together to give support to those who need it most.

The Central New York Community Foundation, in partnership with 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 established a COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 Community Support Fund Grantmaking

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.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate potential to:

  • 1. Address a Basic Need (such as food, housing, childcare etc.)
  • 2. Serve vulnerable populations (especially in underserved neighborhoods)
  • 3. Commit to documenting services provided and impact

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

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

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

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