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General COVID-19 Impact Mitigation Grant Opportunity

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies in
Eligible Locations to Alleviate the Impact of the Coronavirus

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rose Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/27/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies in eligible locations to alleviate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for operational expenses and programs in a wide range of priority areas. Organizations should work in the seven-county Greater Denver region: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties.

Priority Funding Areas:

  • Mental health (telehealth counseling, therapy, case management, hotlines, mindfulness, physical activity)
  • Behavioral health
  • Job loss / back to work support (re-training, up-skill training, job search/placement, childcare assistance)
  • Basic needs assistance for individuals and families (rent, utilities, family economic stabilization, etc.)
  • Census outreach work that has been disrupted by COVID-19
  • Food insecurity
  • Health disparities in communities of color
  • Racial/ethnic backlash (i.e. anti-Asian sentiment)
  • Virtual service delivery
  • Wellness slide-back and public health (i.e. vaccinations, well-check screenings)

Rose Community Foundation’s COVID-19 grantmaking will be organized into three phases:  

  • Prevention/Containment/Emergency Response – Grants directed to nonprofit organizations and government agencies on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic that are specifically aimed at supporting the Greater Denver region’s most vulnerable and impacted populations. Rose Community Foundation made an initial round of grants in this area in early April, but more grantmaking in this category may be deployed as the needs continue and resources are available. 
  • Impact Mitigation – As the health and economic implications of COVID-19 and its ripple effects are felt across our community, Rose Community Foundation is committed to supporting the provision of critical services that address both mid-term and longer-term impacts and challenges created by COVID-19 while advancing inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities. 
  • Recovery – The economic disruption of COVID-19 precautions has taken a heavy toll on our Greater Denver nonprofit and small business sectors, the people they serve and the people they employ.  Rose Community Foundation will join donors and peer funders in strategically supporting the fiscal recovery of nonprofits in the Greater Denver area to ensure they can continue playing vital role in the overall health and sustainability of our region.  
The current funding opportunity in intended to support organizations working on impact mitigation.  

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189909

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will be up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant awards will be for a period of six months, from July 1 – December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations, schools, government entities, and other tax-exempt organizations serving the eligible region are eligible to apply.

Unincorporated organizations, groups, and initiatives may apply but must have a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.

This opportunity is open to organizations serving communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 to apply, including organizations led by diverse leaders. For the purpose of this application, this includes:
- Communities of color, including Native, Latinx, Asian, Black and African American populations
- Immigrants (including undocumented immigrants, refugees or asylees)
- LGBTQ communities
- People with disabilities
- Economically insecure, low-income, or living at or below the poverty level
- Public assistance recipients, including children in and out of foster care
- People experiencing housing insecurity (unhoused/homeless, transitional, or affordable housing)
- People experiencing disproportionate health disparities affected by COVID-19

Recent Grantees: If you have received a COVID-19 relief grant or transition grant in 2020, please contact your Program Officer before applying. Recent funding will not preclude you from applying but will be a consideration in the review process.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Proposal deadline: May 27, 2020
- Notification of funding: No later than June 26, 2020 - Given the anticipated volume of applicants, most communication (including notification of funding) will be via email.
- Funds distributed by check: No later than June 30, 2020
- Grant period: July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
- Final report due: January 31, 2021

More information:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=rcfdenver

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Form/Preview?form=517352&urlkey=rcfdenver

If you have questions about this funding opportunity or the online grant application form, contact
Kelly Costello
Grants Manager
kcostello@rcfdenver.org
303.398.7414

Rose Community Foundation
600 South Cherry Street
Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80246
info@rcfdenver.org
303.398.7400

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