Langeloth Foundation COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Criminal Justice System Reform Violence Prevention Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Send an email to Andrea Fionda  with the subject line: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. Include a brief description of your work, the amount you are requesting, and how funds will be used.

What is the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund (CRRF)?

The CRRF was put in place to enable Langeloth to address organizations’ urgent and critical needs that have arisen due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

How does the CRRF differ from Langeloth’s established funding cycles and process?

The CRRF supports unforeseeable needs that require a timely—days rather than months—review and decision process. Non-urgent requests will not be considered for the CRRF and must go through the standard application process.

What are the criteria for a CRRF grant?

  • Alignment with Langeloth’s mission
  • Work that will serve the field in this unprecedented time
  • Capacity of the organization to fulfill the objectives and goals of their grant
  • Demonstrate that the funds will be used to provide a timely and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic or the pandemic’s impact on the grantee

What types and range of grants are appropriate for the CRRF?

The amount will depend on the scale of the problem and the cost of the proposed response/remedy. For example, a grant for technology needs to work from home might be in the $500–$2,000 range, while other responses may require larger amounts.

Additional funding can be requested following the submission and review of project activities, outcomes, and expenditures.

What We Invest In: Focus Areas

In an effort to target the issues our Board considers key to achieving our goal of safe and healthy communities, the Foundation has established focus areas.

Justice Reform

We support national and local efforts working toward a more equitable and humane justice system.

The Foundation supports work to create a more equitable and humane justice system. Current funding priorities include multi-pronged approaches to eliminate the use of solitary confinement, including supporting a national campaign that provides resources to state and local coalitions. Creating a more humane system involves changing the culture within a system that is based on a punishment paradigm into one that returns people home as healthy and valued citizens and neighbors. To that end, the Foundation supports work to change the culture of the system and institutions. We look for programs that seek to change the inherent nature and role of the current justice system.

Safe & Healthy Communities

We support organizations that work to foster and support healthy communities with a focus on ending gun violence.

We support organizations that work to foster and support healthy communities with a focus on ending gun violence. Everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy community, but guns and structural violence are all too common, especially in communities of color. We believe that those who are closest to the problem are also closest the solutions and we look for projects that are led by those who are directly impacted. The Foundation supports projects to reduce gun deaths with a particular focus on urban gun violence prevention and supporting the leadership development of men and boys of color. We recognize that gun violence prevention solutions are inherently local and look for organizations with national networks that can identify and work with local governments, non-profits, and residents to tailor solutions and implement policies to help community members feel safe.

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


  • US-based 501(C)(3) organizations working in Langeloth’s fields of interest are eligible to apply.