Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund

Relief Fund Grant Application Tutorial

Apply Now for the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund.

The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way are collaborating to address the most vital needs of people across the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass.

Track 1: Community Critical Needs (Established April 1, 2020)

The first track will focus on 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs and/or health and wellness efforts related to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath.

The grants will be limited to $2,500 per 501(c)3 nonprofit organization’s application (requests for individual assistance are not eligible).

Applications will be accepted and responded to on a continuing basis. Organizations receiving a grant may apply for additional funds after expending the initial award.

Track 2: Organizational Critical Needs (Established July 1, 2020)

The second track of grants to the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will address the financial impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits’ organizational capacity to provide community services.

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit in compliance with IRS guidelines after having applied and received approval through a designation letter from the IRS

This track will provide resources to address the financial impact of COVID-19 on eligible nonprofits’ organizational capacity to provide community services by funding projects for unexpected infrastructure and equipment repairs and/or necessary adaptations to operations to address COVID-19 best practices.

The original track, providing funds for programming that meets basic needs and wellness efforts for individuals impacted by COVID-19, would continue to accept applications concurrently with the new track. Both tracks would accept and review grants on a rolling basis. The original track would remain with awards up to $2,500 per grant, maximum of 4 grants per organization. The new track would award up to $5,000 per grant, maximum 2 grants per organization. 

Family Wellness and Education

Applications eligible JAN 1 — FEB 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Family Wellness and Education Grant Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

Community Trust Grants

Family, Food, Medical (Awarded in May)
Education (Awarded in August)

Field of Interest Grants

Merle S. & Mack C. Hunt Diabetes Fund (Awarded in May)
Group Homes for Children (Awarded in May)
Mental Illness Grant (Awarded in May)

Technical Assistance Grants

Family, Food, Medical (Awarded in May)
Education (Awarded in August)

Cultural and Community Enhancement

Applications eligible JUL 1 — AUG 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Cultural and Community Enhancement Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

Community Trust Grants

Social Services, Shelter (Awarded in December)
Community Building, Arts (Awarded in February)

Technical Assistance Grants

Social Services, Shelter (Awarded in December)
Community Building, Arts (Awarded in February)

Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund

Relief Fund Grant Application Tutorial

Apply Now for the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund.

The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way are collaborating to address the most vital needs of people across the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass.

Track 1: Community Critical Needs (Established April 1, 2020)

The first track will focus on 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs and/or health and wellness efforts related to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath.

The grants will be limited to $2,500 per 501(c)3 nonprofit organization’s application (requests for individual assistance are not eligible).

Applications will be accepted and responded to on a continuing basis. Organizations receiving a grant may apply for additional funds after expending the initial award.

Track 2: Organizational Critical Needs (Established July 1, 2020)

The second track of grants to the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will address the financial impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits’ organizational capacity to provide community services.

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit in compliance with IRS guidelines after having applied and received approval through a designation letter from the IRS

This track will provide resources to address the financial impact of COVID-19 on eligible nonprofits’ organizational capacity to provide community services by funding projects for unexpected infrastructure and equipment repairs and/or necessary adaptations to operations to address COVID-19 best practices.

The original track, providing funds for programming that meets basic needs and wellness efforts for individuals impacted by COVID-19, would continue to accept applications concurrently with the new track. Both tracks would accept and review grants on a rolling basis. The original track would remain with awards up to $2,500 per grant, maximum of 4 grants per organization. The new track would award up to $5,000 per grant, maximum 2 grants per organization. 

Community Trust Grants

Applications eligible JAN 1 — FEB 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Family Wellness and Education Grant Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life through Family Wellness (Family, Food and Medical) and Education in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Community Trust Grant application for a minimum award of $5,000 and maximum award of $25,000.

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

Grants/Funding are not awarded to:
  • Individuals
  • Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Partisan political advocacy
  • Regular operating support or capital projects
  • Religious purposes (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
  • Research
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events
  • Start-up costs

Field of Interest Grants

Applications eligible JAN 1 — FEB 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Family Wellness and Education Grant Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

Merle S. & Mack C. Hunt Diabetes Fund

This grant is to be used to combat the disease or condition of diabetes, including, but not limited to, research and development for that purpose.

Group Homes for Children

This grant shall be used to benefit children eighteen (18) years of age or younger located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties.

Mental Illness Grant

This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization which helps those affected by a mental illness condition in Montgomery County. This may also include educating caregivers and/or the public about the condition and its effects.

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

Grants/Funding are not awarded to:
  • Individuals
  • Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Partisan political advocacy
  • Regular operating support or capital projects
  • Religious purposes (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
  • Research
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events
  • Start-up costs

Technical Assistance Grants

Applications eligible JAN 1 — FEB 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Family Wellness and Education Grant Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen internal operations and improve the effectiveness of its organization in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties. Organizations may request funding for assistance with Strategic Planning, Organizational/Board Infrastructure, Fund Development and/or Marketing/Public Relations.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Technical Assistance Grant application for a maximum award of $2,500.

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

Grants/Funding are not awarded to:

  • Individuals
  • Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Partisan political advocacy
  • Regular operating support or capital projects
  • Religious purposes (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
  • Research
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events
  • Start-up costs

Community Trust Grants

Applications eligible JUL 1 — AUG 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Cultural and Community Enhancement Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life through Social Services, Shelter, Community Building, and/or the Arts in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Community Trust Grant application for a minimum award of $5,000 and maximum award of $25,000.

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

Grants/Funding are not awarded to:
  • Individuals
  • Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Partisan political advocacy
  • Regular operating support or capital projects
  • Religious purposes (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
  • Research
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events
  • Start-up costs

Technical Assistance Grants

Applications eligible JUL 1 — AUG 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Cultural and Community Enhancement Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen their internal operations and improve the effectiveness of their organization in Lowndes, Macon and/or Montgomery counties. Organizations may request funding for assistance with Strategic Planning, Organizational/Board Infrastructure, Fund Development and/or Marketing/Public Relations.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one CACF Technical Assistance Grant application for a maximum award of $2,500.

Applications may be submitted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.

Grants/Funding are not awarded to:
  • Individuals
  • Annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Partisan political advocacy
  • Regular operating support or capital projects
  • Religious purposes (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
  • Research
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events
  • Start-up costs

Questions?

Contact: Clare Watson
VP, Community Services
clare.watson@cacfinfo.org
Phone: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225