Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund
The Westchester Community Foundation has announced the Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund to deploy resources to established, frontline Westchester community organizations meeting the basic needs of local residents in the wake of this global pandemic. The Fund’s purpose is to minimize social and economic consequences going
forward, and its resources will be directed to organizations serving high-need, vulnerable populations.
The Fund is designed to be flexible in its focus, nimble in its action, and to complement other resources at the local, state, and national levels. This fund is in addition to a $1 million contribution by RXR Realty to the RXR Building Community Fund at the Westchester Community Foundation.
A generous donor will match contributions up to $1 million. Will you make a donation today?
Thank you for supporting Westchester during this extreme time of need.
For human services nonprofits
The application process for the Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund is open. Please click the button below to download the application. Send the completed application and your most recent operating budget to [email protected] New Rochelle nonprofits may also apply here for consideration by the RXR Building Community Fund.
Consideration for grants is limited to Westchester-based 501c3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions, such as schools, faith-based organizations serving community needs, and other public entities based in or primarily serving Westchester County communities and residents.
Grants will cover up to four months of your organization’s unanticipated expenses due to the coronavirus crisis and are expected to be between $5,000 and $50,000.
Grants will not make up for lost fundraising event revenue. These grants must be used for unanticipated, additional expenses related to coronavirus. Services not eligible for funding: arts, animal welfare, and environment.
The Westchester Index
Health equity begins with a firm understanding of the geographic differences in which people are born, grow and live, work, and age. Learn more about the Westchester Index.
Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Trust, is one of
11 funders on the steering committee of the New York State Equity Fund. This statewide collaborative of 38 foundations and financial institutions serves in an advisory capacity on the Fund’s grantmaking with the shared goal of reaching hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census. People of color, immigrants, residents of low-income households and rural households, and young children are among those who have been undercounted historically.
Census Day is April 1.
Putting funds to work for causes that matter.
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