Funding Guidelines

Education Funding Guidelines for Round 8

The Fund is looking for organizations whose COVID-19 response efforts focus on the following key interventions for Education:

  • Direct response to the digital divide
  • Providing access to safe care and supported learning for children of essential workers and those unable to work remotely
  • Programs/organizations that are “standing in the gap” to the current learning models

Grant size: will vary in range depending on an organization’s capacity and scale of impact

Eligibility: Organizations must commit to working on at least 1 of the following three areas in order to be eligible to apply

  1. Direct response to the digital divide
  2. Providing access to safe care and supported learning for children of essential workers and those unable to work remotely
  3. Providing resources that are “standing in the gap” to the current learning models

Food Security Funding Guidelines for Round 8

The Fund is looking for organizations whose COVID-19 response efforts focus on the following key interventions for Food Security:
  • Addressing the rising needs for food security as a result of continued under- and unemployment (reduced wages, hours, layoffs, etc. and loss of increased unemployment benefits)
  • Addressing the racial disparities in food insecurity rates with a focus on Black, Latinx, refugee and immigrant populations, and other communities of color
  • Advocacy on behalf of food insecure populations to reduce food insecurity- such as extension of increased SNAP benefits, increased local farm and community garden subsidies, etc.
  • Ensuring access to rural communities, families with children, medically fragile individuals and seniors
  • Addressing policy and advocacy issues that reduce food insecurity- such as extension of increased SNAP benefits, increased local farm and community garden subsidies, etc.
  • Support for local food supply chains, including farmers, community gardens, and farmers’ markets
Grant size: will vary in range depending on an organization’s capacity and impact at scale, up to $100,000
Eligibility: Organizations must fit at least 1 of the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply:
  1. Be a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led Organization by meeting 3 of the following 4 criteria: (1) Executive Director/CEO is a BIPOC individual; (2) the majority of your organization’s executive leadership staff are BIPOC individuals; (3) the majority of your organization’s Board of Directors are BIPOC individuals; (4) the majority of the clients your organization serves are BIPOC individuals.
  2. Have an annual organizational budget of $2,000,000 or less

Housing Funding Guidelines for Round 8

The Fund is looking for organizations whose COVID-19 response efforts focus on the following key interventions for Housing:

  • Programs that provide multi-lingual services and target hard to reach populations (ex: undocumented individuals, homeless individuals, seniors, self-pay residents at motels/extended stays, etc.)  
  • Providing support for emergency assistance to assist the individual/ household in bridging a short-term economic shortfall in rent, utility, and/or security deposit payments. 
  • Providing support for programs that provide Housing Navigation services for those experiencing homelessness or in need of rehousing services
  • Provide legal support for renters as eviction courts open back up
  • Policy and advocacy work as it relates to housing stability impacted by COVID-19

Grant size: will vary in range depending on an organization’s capacity and impact at scale, up to $100,000
Eligibility: Organizations must fit at least 1 of the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply:

  1. Be a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led Organization by meeting 3 of the following 4 criteria: (1) Executive Director/CEO is a BIPOC individual; (2) the majority of your organization’s executive leadership staff are BIPOC individuals; (3) the majority of your organization’s Board of Directors are BIPOC individuals; (4) the majority of the clients your organization serves are BIPOC individuals.
  2. Have an annual organizational budget of $2,000,000 or less

Mental Health Funding Guidelines for Round 8

The Fund is looking for organizations whose COVID-19 response efforts focus on the following key interventions for Mental Health:

  • Ensuring access to quality mental health supports for parents/caregivers, children/adolescents, first responders and victims of intimate partner violence and trafficking
  • Addressing language barriers and providing culturally appropriate interventions that meet the needs of communities of color
  • Ensuring vulnerable populations have access to prescriptions and delivery for medications to treat mental health conditions
  • Support programs that offer mental health first aid, secondary trauma and/or community resiliency training for nonprofits to care for their own staff
  • Policy and advocacy efforts that work to increase equitable access to mental health services through community-based interventions including mental health parity policies, addressing the mental health workforce, increasing workforce training and supervision, and continuing reimbursement for mental health services

Grant size: will vary in range depending on an organization’s capacity and impact at scale, up to $100,000
Eligibility: Organizations must fit at least 1 of the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply:

  1. Be a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led Organization by meeting 3 of the following 4 criteria: (1) Executive Director/CEO is a BIPOC individual; (2) the majority of your organization’s executive leadership staff are BIPOC individuals; (3) the majority of your organization’s Board of Directors are BIPOC individuals; (4) the majority of the clients your organization serves are BIPOC individuals.
  2. Have an annual organizational budget of $2,000,000 or less