"No strategic plan survives contact with a global pandemic."
That’s true for our foundation—and probably your nonprofit as well.
For the rest of 2020, we will be making grants only to support basic needs related to the pandemic: food, shelter, and direct assistance to individuals and families who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. All grants will be one-time awards only.
Our next deadline for COVID-19 emergency basic needs grants will be Monday, August 3.
Grants received by that date will be reviewed by October 21. If you’re interested in applying, please call us to discuss your project, and we’ll determine whether you should move forward with an application.
None of us can predict when the pandemic will end (or at least decline) and things will return to some semblance of normal. We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to return to our usual funding priorities in 2021, but we can’t say for sure. The soonest we might be able to accept applications for projects other than basic needs would be toward the end of the year, with requests reviewed in February 2021.
We expect to have more guidance on when we will resume normal grantmaking after our October board meeting. In the meantime, please feel free to call or email us with any questions.
We realize that this is a difficult and uncertain time for all of us. Please know how much we appreciate how all of our nonprofit partners have risen to the challenge of COVID-19. You’ve been there for our friends and neighbors, executing on your missions and adapting to every new situation that presents itself. We’re ever so grateful…but not so surprised. That’s just how you roll.
Count on us to keep on rolling with you. Thanks—and stay well!