Yampa Valley COVID-19 Response Fund

Yampa Valley Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Colorado: Moffat County, Routt County

Location of residency: Counties in Colorado: Moffat County, Routt County

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Note: Nonprofits who meet the above criteria should contact Helen Beall at Helen [at] yvcf.org to discuss funding opportunities. Although there is no formal application to apply, YVCF staff may require additional documentation depending on the request. The COVID-19 Grants Committee will make granting decisions on the 10th and 25th and disperse grants on the 15th and 30th of each month. Grant requests that are not immediately funded will continue to be considered on a rolling basis and may receive a grant award as additional funds are raised. In addition, the Community Foundation will work with nonprofits to determine if other funding opportunities are available to meet the needs in our community. Nonprofits who receive funding will be responsible to provide reporting on the usage of the grant no later than nine months after receiving funding.

Our Mission

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation provides leadership in raising funds, in partnership with community members, to support innovative programs benefiting the Yampa Valley community.

Yampa Valley COVID-19 Response Fund

Hosted by Yampa Valley Community Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

Operating grants will fund organizations that have deep roots in community and strong experience working with residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and seasonal workers, chronic health conditions, mobility impaired, youth and our aging population, among others. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

The first phase of rapid-response grants will increase resiliency in our communities by addressing the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the broader COVID-19 outbreak, the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures, and the increased demand for medical and behavioral resources and support.

Potential Funding Areas & Examples

Prevention:

  • Medical Supplies 
  • Nursing home staff coverage for low-income households
  • Cleaning Supplies for care facilities of all kinds.

Impact:

  • Technology Assistance 
  • Childcare
  • Volunteer Services
  • Food Services
    • Kids
    • Elderly
    • Other at-risk population
  • Emergency Assistance for organizations supporting laid-off workers
    • Food
    • Housing
  • Education
  • Mental and Behavioral Health for those who are most vulnerable

The fund will prioritize grants that

  • to fulfill the needs described in the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Grant Criteria, and
  • to organizations that have deep roots in community and strong experience working with the disproportionately affected communities*.

Grant sizes will be determined by the amount of funding available.

*disproportionately affected communities – people without health insurance and/or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and seasonal workers, chronic health conditions, mobility impaired, single-family households, youth and our aging population, among others.

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

Ineligibility:

  • While the Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals, it is funding community-based organizations that have experience and history of providing people and families with services and support.