South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund

Community Foundation of West Texas

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Community Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Bailey County, Cochran County, Crosby County, Dickens County, Floyd County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Bailey County, Cochran County, Crosby County, Dickens County, Floyd County Show all

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Overview:

South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund

During times of trouble, The Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way are uniquely positioned to provide support to the wide range of local non-profit organizations that serve those most in need. At this time, we are faced with a different kind of disaster than ever before. And, while we hope for the best, we must prepare for the worst.

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in the lives of an extraordinary number of people in our community: 

  • For those who are dependent on hourly wage jobs to make ends meet, the impact of a short or prolonged time with few, if any, work hours has a devastating impact on their ability to provide for the basic needs of their family.
  • School closures will have a significant impact on children who are food insecure and on families who will struggle to find and pay for childcare so that they can continue to work. 
  • Many of the nonprofit organizations that are working tirelessly to provide help are also suffering financially and are struggling to provide much-needed services in ways that protect the health and wellbeing of their staff and those they serve.

The Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way have joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations tackling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in the South Plains region.

The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to provide flexible resources to 501c3 organizations working with local communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.  

Rapid response operating grants will help fund human services organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations. 

We anticipate multiple phases of funding to address both the acute needs from the outbreak and the longer-term impacts of recovery.

The Community Foundation will administer grants from the Response Fund in partnership with Lubbock Area United Way and in close collaboration with our partners.

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

Eligibility:

  • Funding will be provided to organizations located in Lubbock and the South Plains region.
  • Based upon the charitable structure of the Response Fund, our grants are limited to 501c3 non-profit organizations.

Ineligibility:

  •  We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501c4, 501c5, and 501c6 organizations.

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