The COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund provides a one-time grant award to organizations that, due to COVID-19, have had to cancel critical fundraising events and programming, resulting in a significant hardship on the organization. This general operating support grant can replace lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses.
We anticipate making the first-round of awards in the coming weeks as fundraising continues, as well as throughout the outbreak and recovery. The application will open on March 30, 2020.
Based upon the charitable structure of our COVID-19 Response Funds, grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5) and 501(c)(6) organizations. If you are an individual or business who is seeking support, please see CFSA’s COVID-19 Community Resource Guide.
A short application must be submitted through our online grant portal Common Grant Application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be kept on file as funding is identified and available until the COVID-19 crisis subsides. CFSA staff will contact organizations when funding becomes available. Organizations are encouraged to contact CFSA staff at any time should they have questions about their application.
Grant Guidelines & Basic Eligibility
The CFSA’s COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund will provide one-time assistance in the range of $3,000-$10,000 to organizations that have had to cancel critical fundraising events and programming. Events and programming must have been cancelled starting March 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and, if accepted, processed within two weeks of award notification.
- Be a 501(c)(3) in good standing, based in and doing charitable work in Pima County or Santa Cruz County.
- Have local leadership in the form of a board of directors or advisory committee, local financial support, and local program management and accountability. In the case of nationally sponsored organizations, no portion of the grant can be used to support the national, state, or regional entity.
- Offer programs that directly benefit people living in Pima County or Santa Cruz County.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona honors the rich diversity of our community and promotes equal opportunities for all people. Awards made by the Foundation’s grant panels support organizations that do not discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities, or delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, gender identity, economic circumstances, and/or veteran status.
Priority will be given to organizations that provide basic human needs and access to healthcare to those effected populations, including low-income individuals, residents without access to healthcare, older adults, health care workers, first responders, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled residents, communities of color, and other populations and needs as they emerge.
Organization/Company: Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Website: http://cfsaz.org/grants-scholarships/covid-19/ Location: Pima County & Santa Cruz County Deadline: Ongoing How to Apply: A short application must be submitted through CFSA's online grant portal Common Grant Application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be kept on file as funding is identified and available until the COVID-19 crisis subsides.