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 Grant Cycle

Applications eligible NOV 1, 2019 — JAN 10, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Community Trust Grants Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

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 NOV 1, 2019 — JAN 10, 2020

Grant Reviewers for Community Trust Grants Click Here.

Submit Grant Evaluations Here.

Community Trust Grants are available for services and programs provided by any nonprofit in the Wiregrass area.

Required Documents for Submission:

  • Operating Budget – Current Year
  • Operating Budget – Prior Year
  • Audited Financial Statement
  • Core Operating Standards for Nonprofits
  • IRS Letter of Determination
  • Listing of Board of Directors
  • Letter endorsing project from Organization President

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