Hosted by the Boston Foundation, The COVID-19 Response Fund awards one-time operating grants on a rolling basis to non-profits whose operations in support of seniors, communities of color, immigrants and other vulnerable populations have been stressed by the outbreak. The Fund is designed to be adaptable in its goals and focus, which will evolve as community members and nonprofits in our region share their needs.
Given the immediate needs within our Greater Boston catchment area, the Fund has to date focused on providing general operating support grants to nonprofits whose operations address the basic needs of vulnerable populations that are under additional strain due to the pandemic.
The Boston Foundation encourages institutions, companies and other funders to contribute to the Fund, which will work in partnership with the City of Boston and other funders to ensure the Fund has maximum reach and effectiveness. In addition to offering an opportunity to contribute to the Fund, the Boston Foundation is also urging its own donors to look for opportunities to support nonprofits directly by making general operating support grants to organizations they wish to help.
Please note: The COVID-19 Response Fund at the Boston Foundation is currently not accepting new applications for the current phase of grantmaking. Please continue to check this page for updates. Current applicants should check their emails for information.