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COVID Related Local Grant Opportunities

The United Way of Cayuga County has created a Coronavirus Response Fund. Mini Grants will be given on a rolling basis in the amount of $500-$5,000. Click here.

The Community Foundation’s affiliate funds have joined forces with local partners to provide assistance to organizations working with residents who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak. This support will replace this fund’s traditional grant making in 2020.
Grants are limited to 501(c)3 organizations, fiscal sponsors or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities. Grants can not be made to individuals.
Both current grantees of the above-mentioned funds and new applicants are eligible to apply.

Organizations are welcome to submit a request directly to us for general operating support or any other acute need caused by the current crisis.
To submit a request, please:
•   Submit a letter that explains your circumstances and particular need;
•   Detail the measures you have taken to address these needs as well as other support you have received and/or are seeking; and
•   Submit your most recent financial statements.
Requests may be submitted via email to: info@emersonfoundation.com

Nonprofit charitable organizations determined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code (IRS), that provide services directly to women and girls in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison and/or Oswego counties, are eligible to apply for a grant award. Grant applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis with no grant application deadline.

Grantmaking
Grants are intended to help our community respond to the challenges caused by the pandemic by addressing the basic needs of members of our communities. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis. Because this is an evolving situation, these will be rapid-response, short-term grants (up to 4 weeks of funding) that may be renewable based on ongoing need and available resources. Grants are meant to cover one month of expenses.

Grants are limited to 501(c)3 organizations, fiscal sponsors or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate potential to:
1. Address a Basic Need (such as food, housing, childcare, etc.)
2. Serve vulnerable populations (especially in underserved neighborhoods)
3. Commit to documenting services provided and impact

Renewed funding, if it becomes available, will be based on the organization’s ability to provide services and document impact.

Both current grantees of the above-mentioned funds and new applicants are eligible to apply.


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Unless otherwise noted, workshops are at Finger Lakes Grants Information Center, 2 State St., Auburn, NY 13021

Questions? email jwrench@cayugacountychamber.com or call 315-252-7291

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