The Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have announced that local nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of COVID-19 response can apply for funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund.
The Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have formed a joint grants-review team to review initial crisis applications in real-time. Awards will be made quickly and on a rolling basis, beginning as early as next week.
COVID-19 Response Fund grants will be awarded to:
- Support nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to Rhode Islanders with financial need or demonstrable hardship resulting from COVID-19 and not otherwise covered by other resources. This may include organizations that supply basic needs to Rhode Islanders, including but not limited to, food, relief from rent and other household expenses, and access to health care.
- Provide operating support to nonprofit organizations that are meeting community needs resulting from COVID-19 and are in financial distress.
The program will not fund individuals, event sponsorships, or capital projects.