COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

St. Louis Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Missouri: St. Louis County, St. Louis city

Location of residency: Counties in Missouri: St. Louis County, St. Louis city

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Overview:

COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

A coalition of philanthropic and chamber organizations brought together by the St. Louis Community Foundation have created the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, foundation officials announced today. The fund will be used to direct resources to regional nonprofits that are working with local communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout. 

The St. Louis Community Foundation has committed $100,000 from its emergency relief and endowed community funds, and continues to solicit contributions from private foundations, corporate partners, and individual donors.

Grantmaking priorities & Distributions

An advisory committee, which will be composed of public health and community officials and is in the process of being put together, will guide the grant-making process. The St. Louis Community Foundation and the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Advisory Council will work strategically with local nonprofit organizations to provide grants to agencies to meet both immediate and long-term needs related to the impact of the virus in the St. Louis metropolitan and surrounding areas.

Understanding that the situation is fluid and the prioritization of needs will change. However, some potential needs already identified for the most vulnerable include:

  • Essential medicines and food: Ensure that essential medications and food are delivered to those who are quarantined and/or isolated;
  • Technology: Providing technology to seniors so they can communicate while isolated; to children in order participate in online classrooms; and to families so they can stay connected;
  • Rent/Mortgages/Utilities: To assist those who are quarantined and to those who do not have the option to work from home.

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