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AAPIP Giving Circle COVID-19 Respond Fund

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
This Fund supports AAPI focused Giving Circle efforts to address immediate economic and health concerns including anti-Asian hate (proactive and reactive responses) while also advancing civic engagement to build community power for the longer term.

APEN COVID-19 Emergency Community Stabilization Fund

Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Support working-class Asian immigrant and refugee families through the COVID-19 pandemic.

California Immigrants Resilience Fund

California Immigrants Resilience Fund
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and 12 philanthropic partners launched the California Immigrant Resilience Fund, an effort to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians and their families who are ineligible for COVID-19 federal relief and state safety-net programs. The Resilience Fund's initial goal is to raise $50 million.

San Diego Black Business Relief Grant Fund

The Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
The Black Small Business Relief Grant Fund is an effort led by the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce to raise $1 million in funds to support Black-owned small businesses in San Diego County in 60 days. The Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce (CSDBCC) is working to ensure Black businesses and the Black community are resilient in the wake of these tragedies, and they need your support now more than ever. 

OC Community Resilience Fund

Charitable Ventures, Orange County Grantmakers, Orange County Community Foundation, & St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund 
The OC Community Resilience Fund is a collaborative response by Charitable Ventures, Orange County Grantmakers, Orange County Community Foundation, and St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund which is seeking to strengthen and support community-based organizations that serve vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NJ Focused Response Funds

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers has compiled a listing of the response funds that are set up to help local communities, residents, non-profits, and businesses throughout New Jersey.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

First Nations Development Institute
First Nations Development Institute is responding to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian community emergency needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize the risk of Native communities becoming collateral damage.

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Funds

Giving Compass
Find a range of vetted funds addressing immediate and long-term needs related to coronavirus and COVID-19.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Greater Washington Community Foundation
The Greater Washington Community Foundation is raising and deploying critical resources in response to the urgent health and economic needs of disproportionately impacted communities. This rapid response fund is targeted toward addressing immediate needs and reaching vulnerable communities in our region, especially low-wage and gig economy workers, health care providers, people of color, and our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund – Second Round

Hispanics in Philanthropy
HIP’s Migration and Forced Displacement work applies what we have collectively learned to address the root causes and often destabilizing impacts of migration as it is currently experienced by focusing on building power in our communities through strengthened leadership, influence, and equity of migrant populations. Under this framework, the COVID-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund supports current grantee partners and a growing cohort of new allies working to pursue these objectives and who now find themselves significantly impacted by barriers to efficiently and safely continuing to provide services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Essential Fund: A Fund By HIP to Support Latino Essential Workers

Hispanics in Philanthropy
HIP’s Essential Fund will support Latino-led and Latino-serving organizations with close ties to the community, in their efforts to provide much-needed COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, including resourcing communities with cash, food, and rental assistance, PPE and cleaning/disinfectant supply kits, child care, critical information and other resources needed to help our country flatten the curve, as well as provide workers with the tools and leadership needed to continue providing essential services for our country.

HIP Announces Two Emergency Funds in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Hispanics in Philanthropy
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) announced two emergency funds to help Latino organizations offset unexpected costs incurred by the rapidly-changing situation concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects worldwide specifically in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.

Mid-South Philanthropy Network, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Foundation, Shelby County Government & United Way of the Mid-South
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Foundation, the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund provides flexible funding to organizations serving people impacted by novel coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic in West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. 

Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus

Minnesota Council on Foundations 
The Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for coronavirus, created to support community needs as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. The MDRF funds both short and long-term needs that arise within communities, due to coronavirus or future disasters that occur within the state of Minnesota. 

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds

National Center for Family Philanthropy
NCFP has produced an interactive map to explore local COVID-19 response and recovery funds.

Native American Community Response Fund

Native Americans in Philanthropy
In these times, Native American families turn to trusted community organizations for support and resources. In turn, we want to generously support Native American nonprofits on the ground who are caring for our most vulnerable – those facing food insecurity, access to housing, and low-income elderly.

Rapid Response: Racism is a Virus Too

Nellie Mae Education Foundation
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation created this rapid response fund to respond to the hate crimes and bias against Asian American communities resulting from COVID-19. The Foundation has allocated resources for the Racism is a Virus Too rapid response grant fund to support Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that provide services for AAPI communities.

Delaware COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative

Philanthropy Delaware
Philanthropy Delaware is a collaborating with its partners: the United Way of Delaware, the Delaware Community Foundation, and the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement to coordinate and align Delaware’s nonprofit community to alleviate the impact of the crisis in Delaware.

COVID-19 Philanthropic Response Funds for Greater Philadelphia

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia created a response funds page for Greater Philadelphia with information pertaining to relief efforts to support rapid response funding to nonprofits on the frontlines of the crisis.

WA Food Fund

Philanthropy Northwest
Philanthropy Northwest has partnered with one of its key foundations, and the state of Washington to create a statewide food fund to address the severe shortage of food in the state. WA Food Fund is a relief fund that supports food banks and pantries across the state so they can maintain their food supply. 

Emergency Ventilator Response Initiative

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors & Emergency Ventilator Response consortium
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors & Emergency Ventilator Response consortium has begun mass production and delivery of a low-cost, reliable automatic resuscitator to help address the anticipated shortage of ventilators worldwide. The Spiro Wave is a low-cost, reliable alternative to ICU ventilators that is designed for rapid production.

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation: $50 Million for COVID-19 Response

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors & The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is working with The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, who is dedicating $50 million to provide funding for nonprofit organizations that are addressing the health and social needs of New Yorkers as a direct result of COVID-19.

San Diego’s Small Business Relief Grant Fund

San Diego Grantmakers
San Diego Grantmakers is partnering with the City of San Diego on a Small Business Relief Fund to get grant resources to the small businesses largely excluded from Covid19 responses. SDG will manage the grant making process for the fund.  The expansion of this program is a result of the City, the Cal Coast Cares Foundation, SDG and its members rallying together to bring their resources to bear in support of our region's resiliency.

SFF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

San Francisco Foundation
Through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the San Francisco Foundation will make capacity building grants ($3,000 – $25,000) to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties addressing the following four issue areas: worker support, preventing homelessness and providing renter protection/housing security, ensuring food security, and addressing racial bias.

COVID-19 Philanthropic Response and Recovery Funds: Food & Agriculture System

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
This is a working list and funds will continue to be added as members of SAFSF network and others share information. This list is provided as an informational resource; funds listed on this page are not endorsed or vetted by SAFSF.

COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Rhode Island
United Way of Rhode Island and The Rhode Island Foundation announced the co-creation of the Rhode Island COVID-19 Response Fund, which has already raised nearly $5 million. The Fund will support local nonprofits with direct service programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.