Anne Arundel Community Foundation's Community Crisis Response Fund will provide flexible financial assistance for needs immediately following a violent incident, natural disaster or other crisis in our community. Funding will go to Anne Arundel County nonprofits, and/or county agencies and departments to support community capacity building and/or community healing. The goal of the fund is to improve community safety, well-being and resiliency.
Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund was established to give the most effective way to provide timely aid to Baltimore artists through a nimble, localized relief fund that provides artists with a stipend ensuring that basic human needs are met. This coalition effort is administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts with advisors and support from many others in the arts community. For questions, please contact Maggie Villegas.
Baltimore Community Foundation's COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund was established to enable rapid response to mitigate the effects of the public health emergency our region is currently facing. One hundred percent of all donated funds will go directly to address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our region’s communities, workforce, and vulnerable populations.
Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will support the County’s efforts to promote public health and support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. By creating a fund that is managed by an external partner (BCF), the County will be able to accept donations from individuals as well as foundations and corporate donors in furtherance of its efforts to help County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fund will be managed by the Baltimore Community Foundation, a local foundation that manages more than 800 philanthropic funds and $173 million in assets.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Emergency Response Fund to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), crowdsourcing fund through the "All of Us Combat Coronavirus”: CDC is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans against coronavirus, COVID-2019. Funds raised by the CDC Foundation through our Emergency Response Fund will be used to meet emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus. These include additional support for state and local health departments, support for global response, logistics, communications, data management, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has a COVID-19 Response Fund that provides an opportunity for donors to meet the ongoing and ever-expanding challenges presented by this virus.
CERF+ COVID-19 Response Fund provides emergency financial relief to be a critical safety-net for those artists who are suffering severe health impacts from the coronavirus.
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was created as a joint effort by area community partners. Qualifying nonprofits and organizations which assist those impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Lower Shore Community will be eligible to apply for initial grants of up to $2,000. As the global pandemic unfolds, the Lower Shore community, including particularly vulnerable populations, continues to be severely impacted.
Federal Reserve Bank Investment Connection brings together nonprofit organizations, bankers, foundations, and public and private funders in the regions served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to explore community development opportunities that fit their mission, especially in low- and moderate-income, distressed and underserved communities.
Fund for Educational Excellence's Emergency School Closure Support Fund will be used to provide vital resources to Baltimore City Public School families and schools during this time of school closure. Funds will be used to purchase essential supplies for families and schools, with a primary focus on purchasing 30lb boxes of food through the Maryland Food Bank that we can send home with families who visit our emergency meal sites.
Give2Asia is partnering with leading Chinese nonprofit organizations to support frontline health workers and hospitals responding to the coronavirus crisis.
Greater Washington Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was established to support emergency preparedness and response efforts, and to help mitigate the impact on disproportionately affected communities in our region.
Howard County Coordination
The Community Foundation of Howard County has established the Howard County Community Relief Fund to address ongoing emergencies in Howard County. Members of the community and fundholders at the foundation are invited to donate.
- The Horizon Foundation has given $20,000 in emergency relief to the Community Action Council of Howard County to help buy food for Head Start families and for the Food Bank. Horizon also has contributed $40,000 to jump-start the emergency funds established by the Community Foundation of Howard County, United Way of Central Maryland and Women's Giving Circle of Howard County.
- The United Way of Central Maryland encourages community members to call 211, which is open at all times, for help finding food or shelter, paying bills, getting care or finding tax assistance. United Way is also working to mobilize volunteers and has established the new COVID-19 Community Fund for Central Maryland to support the community, and in particular, support those who operate on the frontlines of providing help and resources to those in need. Community members are invited to donate. United Way of Central Maryland has pledged $5,000 to support nonprofits providing relief efforts, and will also match up to $5,000 from donors.
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County is inviting donations through its Emergency Response Network that will go directly to the Community Action Council to assist in providing adequate amounts of food to support Head Start families in Howard County. The organization is matching up to $5,000 of all donations. The WGC will continue to call on donors through the ERN in the coming weeks and months ahead.
Maryland Department of Commerce Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland small businesses and nonprofits with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Grant assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its bank, business interruption insurance, and financial partners.
Mid-Shore Community Foundation has established a COVID-19 Response Fund to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Prince Geroge's County COVID-19 Business Relief Fund was established to provide financial assistance to businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Relief Fund can be used to support cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other business critical cash operating costs.
United Way of Washington County and the Community Foundation of Washington County's joint COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to support Washington County community-based organizations. This fund will deliver economic assistance and access to vital food and basic need supplies to the many children, families, and households who already have and will be impacted by the temporary loss of income.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Emergency Grants (Phase 1) in Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis will support current grantees that are providing vital services within their communities while facing severe operational challenges as a result of this pandemic. The Foundation is also accelerating payment of several previously approved grants to ensure that organizations have use of those funds as quickly as possible.
Warnock COVID-19 Emergency Fund was established for all previous Warnock fellows who are working in emergency mode to ensure our communities have the basic necessities and services during this trying time. Former fellows can access up to $500 in emergency funds to continue their work. This funding must go towards a current initiative for Baltimore City communities during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to lighten the burdens placed on our fellows during this trying time.
Grant amounts, assisted organizations, and any other relief work that your organization undertakes will serve as valuable resources as your grantmaking colleagues craft response strategies.