New — June 24, 2020: Funding Resources. This document lists various external funding opportunities.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples has established a Rapid Response to Indigenous Communities in Times of Crisis fund providing $5,000 in grant support to Indigenous community-generated and -led initiatives, supporting:
- Basic and urgent health and wellness needs of the most vulnerable with a focus on elders and multi-generational households and families with children under the age of 5 years old;
- Traditional healing practices and remedies, food systems, and immune support; and
- Historic and cultural teachings, stories, and lifeways that advance traditional knowledge systems that inform community members on health, healing, and moving forward.
Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative
More than 200 U.S. community foundations in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, have created relief funds to support those affected by COVID-19 directing critical relief to local nonprofits and partnering with local governments and health organizations to help contain its spread.
Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy have collaborated to create a comprehensive list of vetted COVID-19 relief funds. While this site is set up to enlist funds, it is helpful in identifying funds as well. You can also see an interactive map here.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Together Toward Tomorrow T3 Fund
Native American/Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive a one-time scholarship of $500. Scholarships are provided based on available funding.
Grantspace by Candid
Grantspace has developed an extensive list of resources and emergency grants available, including emergency grants to individuals and small businesses.
Otto Bremmer Trust Emergency Fund
In response to COVID-19, the Otto Bremer Trust has established a $50 million emergency fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company subsidiary to provide financial support to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic.
New York Community Trust
The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of Coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture.
Peace First’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants for Youth
These grants are designed to help young people ages 13 to 25 lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.
Emergent Fund – COVID-19 Response in Communities of Color
The Emergent Fund is focusing grantmaking on organizations that are mobilizing to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities; are utilizing power-building strategies including but not limited to digital organizing, membership development and outreach, narrative development, direct action; and are led by communities of color.
Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness & Response
This CDC emergency funding opportunity is designed to fund federally recognized tribes that contract or compact with the Indian Health Service under Title I and Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, or consortia of these tribes, or their bonafide agents. The application deadline is May 31, 2020, by 11:59 pm (EDT).
NDN COVID-19 Response Project
The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide immediate relief to some of the most underserved communities in the country. NDN’s intent is to quickly distribute resources to frontline organizations, Tribes, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.
Indigenous Environmental Network
The Indigenous Environmental Network is offering Mutual Aid funding relief in the form of small grants. Due to overwhelming response, the organization has recently updated its grant guidelines and is prioritizing groups and organizations that are offering mutual aid as part of community-organized efforts.