TBF COVID-19 Response Fund

The Boston Foundation

Suggest an update

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County

Location of residency: Counties in Massachusetts: Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County

View website    Save

About this funder:

Loading...

Overview:

Note: To limit the burden on nonprofits, there is no formal application at this time. Instead we are asking interested nonprofits to fill out a short form providing basic information about your organization and work to address the basic needs of vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic. Find the form here

COVID-19 Response Fund

The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established by a coalition of business, government and philanthropic partners to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in Greater Boston that are working with communities that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

About the COVID-19 Response Fund

Hosted by the Boston Foundation, The COVID-19 Response Fund will award one-time operating grants on a rolling basis to non-profits whose operations in support of seniors, children, immigrants, workers and other vulnerable populations have been stressed by the outbreak. The Fund is designed to be adaptable in its goals and focus, which will evolve as community members and nonprofits in our region share their needs. 

Given the immediate needs within our Greater Boston catchment area, the Fund is currently focused on providing general operating support grants to nonprofits whose operations address the basic needs of vulnerable populations that are under additional strain due to the pandemic.

The Boston Foundation encourages institutions, companies and other funders to contribute to the Fund, which will work in partnership with the City of Boston and other funders to ensure the Fund has maximum reach and effectiveness. In addition to offering an opportunity to contribute to the Fund, the Boston Foundation is also urging its own donors to look for opportunities to support nonprofits directly by making general operating support grants to organizations they wish to help.

Please note: This is a fluid situation. We expect that there will undoubtedly be a crucial need for funds to aid in the rebuilding efforts and any unanticipated community needs many months from now. We will continue to update this page, and will evolve the structure and purpose of the fund to respond to what we are hearing and learning directly from the community.

For Nonprofits

Given the immediate needs within our Greater Boston catchment area, the Fund is currently focused on providing general operating support grants to nonprofits whose operations address the basic needs of vulnerable populations that are under additional strain due to the pandemic.

Grants will be made on a weekly basis, and will be posted on our COVID-19 Response Fund page.

To limit the burden on nonprofits, there is no formal application at this time. Instead we are asking interested nonprofits to fill out a short form providing basic information about your organization and work to address the basic needs of vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic.

We encourage you to complete this form if you are a nonprofit organization that is authentically connected and providing coronavirus related relief to Greater Boston's most vulnerable populations including seniors, children, residents without access to paid sick days, healthcare and gig economy workers, communities of color, immigrants and people with disabilities. 

Funding Amount

In general, we will be making general operating support grants of up to $25,000 in this round of funding. The number of grants will be determined by the funds available and anticipated current and future needs of the nonprofit community.

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

Eligibility:

  • This fund is designed to make grants only to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, and groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organizations.
  • The COVID-19 Response Fund will prioritize funding for organizations in the Boston Foundation's defined catchment area

Ineligibility:

  • The Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals at this time.