Applications Open for Greater Twin Cities COVID 19 Response and Recovery Fund

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A minimum of $400,000 will be disbursed as part of this funding wave. The application for funds will open on April 8, 2020 and close on April 22, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Eligible Focus Areas Include:   

  • Organizations that have expanded the reach of existing services to support people's immediate needs during the pandemic. 
  • Organizations that have pivoted or changed their services to support people’s immediate needs during the pandemic. 
  • Partnerships that are working in collaboration to expand their reach into community to support more people‘s immediate needs during the pandemic. 

Priority for Funding: 

Priority for funding will be toward nonprofits with unique capabilities to serve vulnerable populations. The following types of organizations will receive priority under this grant opportunity:

  • Organizations that serve 50% or more Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC).
  • Organizations that serve a high proportion of indviduals at 200% poverty or below of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Organiztions with a strong focus on those most vulnerable to COVID-19 as defined by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention: older adults (ages 65+), individuals with asthma, HIV or other severe illness.
  • Small or medium organizations, defined by GTCUW as organizations with an annual budget between $250,000 - $3,000,000. 

Visit Greater Twin Cities United Way's website for more on eligibility and the timeline.

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