WCF- COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund Grant

Whidbey Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Child Care Services Basic Human Needs Health Care Access & Delivery Economic Services & Development Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, Government Entity

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Island County, Washington

Location of residency: Island County, Washington

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About this funder:

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Overview:

COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund

The COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund will provide resources to nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island working with our friends and neighbors who are impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund will be hosted by the Whidbey Community Foundation, and is designed to complement the work of public agencies by expanding local capacity to address aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Potential recipients could be food banks, medical support groups, shelter groups, providers of daycare to children and other groups who may experience an increase in demand for services and potentially a constriction of revenue.

The WCF has seeded the fund with an initial $25,000, which will be combined with donations from businesses, organizations and individuals.

How will grants be made from the Fund?

Given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, WCF intends to provide grants on a rolling basis to ensure dollars are deployed in the community quickly and responsively. As funds are raised, grant requests will be considered. We hope to be able to provide multiple phases of support as the community needs and challenges evolve, and as we gain greater clarity about the course of this crisis.

In this first phase, we are prioritizing community-based organizations that are serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. Our immediate focus areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Food insecurity
  • Economic insecurity
  • Housing insecurity
  • Access to health care and prescription medications
  • Costs related to mitigating virus transmissions
  • Access to transportation
  • Access to childcare

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

Eligibility:

  • Based upon the charitable structure of the Fund, our grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities.
  • We will do our best to use philanthropic resources to address needs that are outside of governmental responsibility, but we also appreciate that philanthropy can often act nimbly in a way that government cannot.

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