PHL COVID-19 Fund

The Philadelphia Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Health Care Access & Delivery Human & Social Services Homelessness Services Disability Care & Services Family Services Senior Services Food Security Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

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.

About The Fund

The PHL COVID-19 Fund rapidly deploys 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 who are most disproportionately affected.

Fund Use and Target Populations

The fund rapidly provides grants to Greater Philadelphia organizations with a successful, proven track record of serving at-risk populations, including seniors, people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness or who are economically disadvantaged. Grants from the Fund 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

Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney, Bill Golderer, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and Pedro Ramos, Philadelphia Foundation (PF) urgently call on all those in our community to support this unified Fund to swiftly and efficiently deliver 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 fund that complements the work of regional public health officials and expands local capacity to address the effects of this national emergency on our region as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Civic Leadership & Grant Making

The Fund is a joint venture between Philadelphia Foundation (PF) and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) with Pedro Ramos and Bill Golderer serving as co-directors.

Grants are made collaboratively among UWGPSNJ, PF, and other philanthropic and community members through a Civic Leadership Committee that is co-chaired by the two organizations and includes 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) provides guidance and expertise. In order to move resources quickly and not further burden organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic, nonprofits requesting grants are only required to submit a simple request form, rather than adhere to a more traditional 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.

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