COVID-19 Northwest Wisconsin Response Fund

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Fields of work: Homelessness Services Immigrant Services Poverty Alleviation & Services Disability Care & Services Minority Services Domestic Violence Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Youth Development & Leadership Employment Services Community Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, Government Entity

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Wisconsin: Ashland County, Bayfield County, Douglas County

Location of residency: Counties in Wisconsin: Ashland County, Bayfield County, Douglas County

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COVID-19 Northwest Wisconsin Response Fund

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is partnering with Head of the Lakes United Way to coordinate this fund.

The mission of the COVID-19 Northwest Wisconsin Response Fund is to respond to the needs identified in our community to deploy resources to non-profit organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. These organizations are those working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and its consequences.

The COVID-19 Response Fund focuses on the following priorities:

  • Addressing the needs of staff of nonprofit organizations impacted by reduced or lost employment or benefits, as well program providers (e.g., contractors, volunteers, etc.)
  • Supporting adaptions necessary to continue functioning (e.g., protective equipment for staff and volunteers, technology, supplies)
  • Developing community wellbeing for coping and healing, including youth development, mental health, healthy relationships, etc.
  • Providing one-time operating support to organizations experiencing increased demand for services, diminishing volunteer support, and those serving vulnerable populations, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, people with physical and mental disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, people with limited English proficiency, etc. 

Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. 

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


  • To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:
    • be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code; and
    • be located in or provide service to residents within Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas Counties in Wisconsin. 


  • Please note: the COVID-19 Response Fund does not grant directly to individuals and families but to the nonprofit organizations that serve individuals and families. Individuals and families should contact local agencies for immediate help.
  • This funding must not duplicate other federal or state funding the organization or individuals served have received or are eligible to receive.