Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment through the United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and Community Foundation donors that want to support Monroe County nonprofits during the pandemic, we are pleased to share we have funding for a third round of Rapid Response Grants. Grant amounts will range from $250 to $2,500. Nonprofits serving Monroe County are encouraged to apply by Thursday, May 14. Full details available at: https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-grant/covid-19-rapid-response-grants/
A total of 32 COVID-19 Rapid Response grants was awarded through the first two rounds of funding. To see the list of grant awards, go to https://www.cfbmc.org/rrgranttotal/.
Funding Areas and Eligibility
Grant amounts ranging from $250 to $2,500 will be awarded through a streamlined application process that will allow the Foundation to evaluate and award grants quickly.
Organizations are eligible to apply for a rapid response grant regardless of whether they were awarded a grant in a previous Rapid Response Grant round. If you submitted an application in a previous round that was not funded and would like to apply again, you will need to submit a new application.
Rapid Response grants are intended to support Monroe County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in addressing any of the following areas:
How to Apply
Grant requests for Round III are due by noon on Thursday, May 14th. Grants recipients will be announced on Friday, May 15th. Organizations should apply by sending an email to Program Director Marcus Whited at firstname.lastname@example.org and President and CEO Tina Peterson at email@example.com. You should also copy your board chair. Please use the subject line “RAPID RESPONSE grant application” and address the following questions in the email:
Questions? Please contact Marcus Whited at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meagan Niese at email@example.com.
Equal Opportunity in Grantmaking
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability, or any other improper criterion be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available by the Community Foundation, and any other program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance administered by the Community Foundation.
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