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St. David’s Foundation announces COVID-19 Recovery Fund (United States/Central Texas)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 21, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 6, 2020
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In response to the current crisis and unprecedented circumstances caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, St. David’s Foundation has launched a $10 million COVID-19 Recovery Fund to support nonprofits during this challenging and uncertain time.

This fund is designed to complement the efforts of local health departments, public health officials, and federal subsidies – while expanding local capacity to address aspects of the outbreak as immediately and efficiently as possible.

Beyond these immediate needs facing the community, they believe this public health crisis has created an extraordinary moment to call for greater and more equal health justice within their Central Texas community, and are committed to partnering with their neighbors throughout this time.

The Foundation will determine “organization size” based on your organization’s operational budget from the previous fiscal year.
As determined by Guide Star and St. David’s Foundation parameters:
“Small-sized” organizations (those with an operating budget up to $300,000) are eligible to apply for funding up to$50,000 for 12 months.
“Medium-sized” organizations (those with an operating budget between $300,000 to $2 million) are eligible to apply for funding up to $100,000 for 12 months.
“Large-sized” organizations (those with an operating budget of more than $2 million) are eligible to apply for funding for up to $250,000 for 12 months.

Eligibility criteria:
1. The lead organization/applicant must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a public entity in Central Texas (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson counties);
2. If your organization meets all other criteria but is not officially a 501(c)(3), a fiscal sponsor is needed in order to apply for this grant.

Priority will be given to:
a) direct service providers – such as those supporting essential healthcare, human services, mental health, and food insecurity;
b) organizations with the most immediate and intermediate COVID-19 related needs and/or organizations that do not have other immediate funding sources;
c) organizations that work in partnership with populations experiencing poverty or having limited access to basic services.

Utilize This Offer

The fund will provide grants supporting both immediate and intermediate needs of nonprofits working on the front lines to provide emergency assistance to those impacted by COVID-19 in some of Central Texas’ most vulnerable communities.

Priority populations for this fund include older adults at risk of social isolation, women, children, and vulnerable populations.
Special attention will be given to their neighbors in rural communities within the five-county area (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson).

Small and medium sized organizations, organizations led by women or persons of color, and organizations serving communities of color and immigrant families are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 7th at 3:00pm CST.

For more information, please visit https://stdavidsfoundation.org/covid19-recovery-fund/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 21
Apr 21

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 22
Apr 22

Thanks, Ana.