Covid-19 Funding Opportunities

A group of colleagues from work pulled together a list of groups providing funding to groups and organizations responding to Covid-19.

NDN COVID-19 Response Project – $10M for Indigenous Communities

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds Map – National Center for Family Philanthropy

COVID-19 Related Funding Database – GrantStation

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal Nations. Their COVID-19 Response Flicker Fund is designed to respond to Indigenous Communities in Times of Crisis. Please see the attached information and email grants@7genfund.org for more details.

Peace First’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
Peace First’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program is a coaching and grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19. Project ideas range from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world. The application form is available here.

Emergent Fund
The Emergent Fund was established after the 2016 election to help move quick resources to communities that were and continue to be under attack by federal policies and priorities – immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color. The Fund focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. Grants are considered for the following: efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions, including resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda; and efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts. Visit the Fund’s website to submit an online application for COVID response relief.

The Mary Kay Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to ending the epidemic of domestic violence by providing grants to women’s shelters throughout the United States. Each year, the Foundation’s Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program awards grants of $20,000 to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state; remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Applying organizations must offer immediate overnight housing to women and children affected by domestic violence. The application deadline is April 30, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website and scroll down the page to access the 2020 shelter application.

Department of Agriculture
The Rural Housing Preservation Grant program provides support to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons. The application deadline is May 7, 2020.

Department of Justice
The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Reduction Strategies (CAREERRS) Program is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce. Emphasis is given to programs that offer strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and re-entry service providers. The application deadline is April 27, 2020.

Paycheck Protection Program
A forgiveable loan program for small businesses with less than 500 employees, private nonprofit organizations, and 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by COVID-19. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for 8 weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
A loan advance of up to $10,000 that will not need to be repaid. This advance will provide economic relief to small businesses, private nonprofit organizations, and 501(c)(19) veterans organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue

Wallace Global Fund Pledges to Spend 20 Percent of Assets in 2020

Resources, Tools, and Articles in response to COVID-19 – Move to End Violence

Move to End Violence Cohort 5 Application – Move to End Violence

Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall: Improving Health Within Our CommunitiesJohns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and Indian Health Service

COVID-19 Materials Developed for Tribal UseJohns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and Indian Health Service

COVID 19 and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / En español – International Indian Treaty Council

Human Rights and the Indigenous Peoples in the Time of COVID-19 Webinar / En español International Indian Treaty Council

Indigenous Children, Survivance, and the Times We Are In – Medium

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