Covid-19 Grants

Chester County Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Fields of work: Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid All fields of work

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Chester County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Chester County, Pennsylvania

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NOTE: Grants will be processed a few times monthly.

The Community Foundation is working with county departments, philanthropic partners and nonprofits throughout the Chester County region to coordinate COVID-19 funding initiatives. Nonprofits, especially those that provide basic needs such as food, access to healthcare, and financial support, have an immediate increased need for flexible, unrestricted funding.

The Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund provides flexible resources to Chester County nonprofits disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

We envision three funding priority levels:

1) Front Line Grants fund community-based nonprofits that have increased demand for services due to COVID-19.

These nonprofits have deep roots in community and a strong track-record serving people who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. This includes services to financially vulnerable people who work in industries without sick leave &/or health care; homeless people; and health-challenged vulnerable people. Grants are intended to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address acute needs of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. These grants are NOT of the scale to support larger public institutions that are strained by increased demand for services.

Examples of the types of nonprofits in most need of Front Line Grant Support include community-based health clinics, food bank & food pantries, meal delivery programs, and homeless shelters.

2) Service-Challenged Grants fund nonprofits that are modifying their in-person service delivery modes extremely rapidly due to COVID-19, and need assistance to do so.

These nonprofits likely need additional assistance to upgrade sanitation protocols and obtain cleaning supplies & personnel. This includes youth centers, recreation centers, child care, senior services, adult day care, and community-based education programs.

3) Collateral Damage Grants fund nonprofits facing extreme difficulty because of lost revenue due to closures and cancellations, as well as other challenges. 

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


  • Per IRS Regulations, applicants must be charitable, tax exempt organizations with 501(c) (3) certification & cannot be individuals.
  • We estimate mini-grants will range from $500 to $5000.