Each day, we are seeing amazing stories of our nonprofit community rising to provide critical services to youth, families, and seniors during the coronavirus crisis.
As part of $2 million in funding approved by Anaheim’s City Council, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) will propel the vital efforts of our nonprofit partners to help those who need it most in our community.
ACF has designed a Rapid Response Grant Application Program to provide immediate financial support to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines providing meals and other vital necessities to our community.
- Funding to support 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving at-risk or vulnerable populations and who present a clear case of direct impact to Anaheim. This includes providing local access to food, meals, basic necessities, and other materials or services to overcome barriers due to the pandemic.
- Nonprofits seeking funding must be able to demonstrate their capacity to serve Anaheim’s most at-risk communities, including school-aged children, youth, and families; seniors; households living under the poverty line; and others who have difficulties accessing necessities.
- Funding will be provided to help nonprofit organizations accommodate increasing community needs as a result of such occurrences as school closures, program cancellations, etc.
- Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $250,000
- Proposals must be quantified with a submitted budget
- Nonprofits providing immediate assistance to residents, including food, meals, and other vital necessities, will be prioritized
- Grantees will be asked to provide impact reports to ACF
$1.4 million will be utilized for the grant program. Awards will be given through April or as funding remains. Grants will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Nonprofits are encourage to submit requests by April 14, 2020. The grant program will be administered by Anaheim Community Foundation, in coordination with the city of Anaheim.
Here are other resources for nonprofit organizations:
- The OC Community Resilience Fund has been established as a collaborative response to strengthen and support community-based organizations who serve vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.
- Sempra Energy Foundation has announced a $1 million hardship fund for small to medium nonprofits. You can learn more here.