Dear Douglas County Nonprofit Organizations:
In these unprecedented times, nonprofit organizations who serve our community become all the more critical in our lives. Rapid response funding is needed today to strengthen and stabilize local nonprofit community organizations responding to, and impacted by, COVID-19.
Answering the call for a solution, the Douglas County Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Recovery Fund in support of the immediate and long-term needs of the most vulnerable among us during this crisis. This program will provide funding to local nonprofit organizations who are experiencing budgetary impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis. Priorities include, but are not limited to, food banks, food delivery, health care, housing, mental health, workforce development centers and COVID-19 prevention communications. Priority will also be given to the most vulnerable populations in our community, including seniors, those with disabilities, immune-compromised populations and those living in poverty. Grants may be used for operations or the delivery of services.
The Foundation will administer grants from the COVID-19 Fund with the assistance of community volunteers who will sit on the grant selection committee. Grants will be distributed to Douglas County organizations throughout the course of the crisis. The goal is to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.
Eligibility requirements include:
- Must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service, as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity or qualified tax-exempt entity; or make use of a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent
- Must be a 501(c)(3) in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
- Must reside or conduct more than 50% of its services and programs within Douglas County
- Must be able to apply, and correspond, solely through digital means with DCCF
- Must be able to provide brief feedback from grant funding usage
Please click here to view the application criteria and guidelines. If your organization is interested in applying for a grant, please visit the online application portal: bit.ly/DCCFCOVIDRECOVERY
View a special message from Douglas County Commissioner Abe Laydon who brings a challenge to support local nonprofits responding to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Visit DCCF.org for more information.