COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $40,000

Fields of work: Child Care Services Caregiver Support / Respite Care Basic Human Needs Homelessness Services Poverty Alleviation & Services Domestic Violence Social Isolation Senior Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, Government Entity

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Missouri: Barry County, Barton County, Benton County, Bollinger County, Butler County Show all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

NOTE: Applications are open. This grant program will remain open throughout the COVID-19 Recovery Process. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. They will be reviewed by a committee comprised of community volunteers and CFO staff representatives. 

COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund

The CFO is committed to supporting our nonprofit community during the coronavirus outbreak.

Thank you for your interest in the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund Grant Program.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is committing $1 million in charitable funding to its COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to support nonprofit agencies affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

This assistance is targeted for nonprofits working to support vulnerable citizens across the CFO’s 58-county service region of central and southern Missouri.

As “second responders” in disaster circumstances, nonprofits are called upon to provide services such as childcare, needs of seniors and other high-risk individuals, food insecurity, transportation and physical and mental well-being. The initial funding for this commitment is provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' unrestricted grant program, Missouri Foundation for Health and the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation managed by Commerce Trust Company.

Grant support in the first month of this six month grant program will be given to agencies addressing the following critical needs in the first month of this COVID-19 crisis:

  • Seniors - food delivery challenges/isolation/emergency needs
  • Medically fragile individuals in isolation
  • Individuals in poverty and individuals experiencing homelessness 
  • Individuals fleeing domestic violence
  • Support for medical professionals (including childcare, mental health, and general well being)
  • Crisis due to transportation challenges for low income individuals

Agencies may apply for up to $25,000 in funding; agency partnerships working in a collective impact model may apply for up to $40,000 (with a minimum of three agencies working in a collective impact model).

Agencies and agency partnerships able to provide a plan for generating matching dollars as a component of their application will receive preference in the grantmaking process. Matching dollars do not have to be raised as long as a well-formed plan has been established to acquire those matching funds.

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

Eligibility:

  • This assistance is targeted for nonprofits working to support vulnerable citizens across the CFO’s 58-county service region of central and southern Missouri. 
  • The CFO serves communities within the state of Missouri south of the Missouri River and outside the metro areas of St. Louis, Kansas City and Jefferson City.
  • Lead applicant agencies must be nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, government entities, school districts, or tax-exempt faith based organizations.
  • In awarding grants, the CFO will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
    • As part of the grant process, all grantees will be required to affirm that, in providing services funded in whole or in part by a CFO grant, the grantee will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status either in its employment practices or in its policies and procedures concerning access to services.

Ineligibility:

  • Agencies not currently providing services or in a position of dramatic reduction of services are not eligible for this grant program.
  • Agencies not impacting vulnerable citizens (listed above) are not eligible for this grant program at this time.
  • Animal shelters/animal rescue organizations are not eligible for this grant program at this time.

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