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

Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in 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)

Field of Interest Grants

Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund (Awarded in February)
Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation (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 Elmore County.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one ECCF Community Trust 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

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.

Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education

This grant is to be used for arts programs or art program participants at Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools. The funds may be used to 1) underwrite costs associated with expanding students’ knowledge or refining their performance skills (e.g. registration fees, travel expenses to competitions, scholarship auditions, etc.); 2) purchase tools or equipment to enhance students’ arts education experiences (e.g. band equipment, art supplies, theatre sets, etc.). Funds may not be used for improvements to the physical structure of the arts facilities, for administrative purposes or for professional development of the faculty. Priority will be given to individual student needs.

Wetumpka and Holtville High Schools may submit one Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education application.

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 Elmore County.

Nonprofit organizations may submit one ECCF Community Trust 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

Field of Interest Grants

Applications eligible JUL 1 — AUG 7, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Cultural and Community Enhancement Awards Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund

This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization or projects that are permanent in nature, working to improve, enhance and beautify the City of Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County. Nonprofit organizations may submit one Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund application for a maximum award of $2,500. Recipient nonprofit organizations will be expected to provide matching funds, which may include in-kind services, as determined by the advisory committee.

Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation

This grant shall be used to support a nonprofit organization aiding or assisting in historic preservation activities in Elmore County, Alabama. Nonprofit organizations may submit one Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Historical Preservation application for a maximum award of $1,200.

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