COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Rhode Island Foundation

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $75,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Rhode Island

Location of residency: Rhode Island

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About this funder:

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Overview:

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants are available to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response, thanks to many generous donors, and a partnership between the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island.

Grants will be awarded to:

  • Support nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to Rhode Islanders with financial need or demonstrable hardship resulting from COVID-19.
  • Provide operating support to nonprofit organizations that are meeting community needs resulting from COVID-19, and are in financial distress.
  • The grants will aim to complement the work of public health officials by expanding local capacity to address the outbreak’s social, health, and economic impacts in the short and long term.

How This Program Will Work:

Grant awards will vary in size, we anticipate most will fall within the $10,000 and $75,000 range. Grant terms may be variable depending on organizational need and the scope of crisis response.

Organizations can apply any time. It is likely that organizations will only be eligible for one COVID-19 Response Fund Grant per calendar year, though that may vary as response and recovery efforts continue.

Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have formed a joint grants review team to review initial crisis applications in real-time. The committee will convene on a weekly basis to make awards, beginning the week of March 23, 2020.

What Will Be Funded:

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants will be awarded to support nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to Rhode Islanders with financial need or demonstrable hardship resulting from COVID-19 and not otherwise covered by other resources. This may include organizations that supply basic needs to Rhode Islanders, including but not limited to, food, relief from rent and other household expenses, and access to healthcare.

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants will also be awarded to provide operating support to nonprofit organizations that are meeting community needs resulting from COVID-19, and are in financial distress.

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

Ineligibility:

  • This program will not fund individuals, event sponsorships, or capital projects.