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COVID-19 Fund Tab- Eligibility

Momentum Fund Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Momentum Fund Eligibility Criteria

  • Your organization is a 501(c)(3) organization (or group of 501(c)(3) organizations that has each been registered on or before April 16, 2019.
  • Your organization manages an active COVID-19 fund of at least $50,000 (pledged, committed and/or spent) that awards funds to other 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Your COVID-19 fund make grants to organizations based in the United States, US Territories, or Native American Reservations.
  • Your COVID-19 fund can accept contributions from individuals.
  • Awards made from your COVID-19 fund benefit communities and populations that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and have been historically marginalized, under-served and under-resourced.

Momentum Fund Selection Criteria

Priority for funding will be based on how well an applicant can demonstrate the following:

  • The applicant’s COVID-19 fund prioritizes the needs of one or more communities or populations that have been historically marginalized, under-served or under-resourced.
  • The applicant is well positioned to provide COVID-19 response funding that reaches organizations that serve communities most deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The applicant’s capacity-building funding request will help it to more effectively and efficiently grow, promote and manage its COVID-19 fund.
  • The applicant has an equity approach that is embedded in its COVID-19 fund work.
  • Note: priority will be given to applicants that have not already received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to address needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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