PHL COVID-19 Fund

The Philadelphia Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in New Jersey: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in New Jersey: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County Show all

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Overview:

Note: Grants will be made on a rolling basis to address the most immediate needs first, keeping in mind that some needs likely will emerge over time. In future grant cycles, the Fund anticipates supporting organizations for economic recovery and continuation of services.

Fund Purpose

To rapidly deploy solutions and resources to help our nonprofit community navigate near- and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 and ensure that critical resources remain available and readily accessible for those in our community who have the greatest needs and are most disproportionately affected.

Fund Use and Target Populations

This fund will rapidly provide grants to Greater Philadelphia organizations with a successful track record of serving at-risk populations such as the elderly, disabled, homeless and economically disadvantaged and will shore up community safety nets such as food pantries and health services, as well as help with preparedness and protection such as hygiene supplies, access to accurate current information, and available services.

A Unified Regional Response

Mayor James Kenney, Bill Golderer, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UW) and Pedro Ramos, Philadelphia Foundation (PF) are urgently calling on all those in our community to support a unified fund so we can swiftly and efficiently get resources to organizations serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

The Fund brings together a diverse coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners joined together as one unified regional community to create a regional rapid response funding source. The Fund is designed to complement the work of regional public health officials and expand local capacity to address the effects of this national emergency on the Greater Philadelphia Region as efficiently as possible.

Civic Leadership & Grant Making

The Fund is a joint venture between PF and UW with Pedro Ramos and Bill Golderer serving as co-directors.

Grants will be made collaboratively among UW, PF, and other philanthropic and community members through a civic leadership Committee co-chaired by the two organizations and including community, government, and corporate leaders.

A Rapid Grants Advisory Committee, comprised of selected community representatives and outside technical experts (e.g., from academia and healthcare) will provide guidance and expertise. In order to move resources quickly and not further burden organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic, the Fund asks for the submission of a simple request form and dispenses from the usual formal grant application process.

More About the PHL COVID-19 Fund

Community organizations providing support to our most vulnerable neighbors are facing unprecedented strain on their resources with COVID-19. The PHL COVID-19 Fund will rapidly and equitably deploy solutions and resources to help our nonprofit community navigate near-and longer-term challenges from COVID-19 and ensure that critical resources remain available for those in our community who need it most.

The Fund will accept applications from 501(c)(3) organizations in Greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey region with a successful track record of serving at-risk populations who are experiencing the negative health and economic effects of COVID-19 right now. 

In this first phase, funds may be used for all activities providing direct relief to vulnerable community members disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Grants will support organizations that are currently serving populations, such as children and families who are experiencing food insecurity, seniors, people with disabilities and those who are experiencing homelessness.

Grants will be made on a rolling basis to address the most immediate needs first, keeping in mind that some needs likely will emerge over time. In future grant cycles, the Fund anticipates supporting organizations for economic recovery and continuation of services.

Grant amounts will be calculated based on an organization’s operating budget. 

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

Eligibility:

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland counties in New Jersey.