COVID19 Community Support Fund
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COVID 19 Basic Needs Grant Request from the Community Support Fund
These grants are intended to help our community respond to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing the basic needs of members of our community. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis. Because this is an evolving situation, these will be will be rapid-response, short-term grants that may be renewable based on ongoing need.

Grants are limited to 501(c)3 organizations, fiscal sponsors or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate potential to:

1. Address a Basic Need (such as food, housing, childcare etc.)
2. Serve vulnerable populations (especially in under-served neighborhoods)
3. Commit to documenting services provided and impact

Renewed funding, if it becomes available, will be based on organization’s ability to provide services and documented impact.

Both current grantees with the Central New York Community Foundation and new applicants are eligible to apply.

Services not eligible for funding at this time include: arts, animal welfare, environment, medical testing, and staff retention. Funding is currently limited to organizations serving Onondaga County. For inquiries related to programs providing services outside of Onondaga County, please contact:

1. Name of Organization Applying (please also include name of fiscal sponsor if you have one)
2. Name of Grant Applicant Primary Contact
3. Primary Contact Phone Number
4. Address of the Organization Applying
5. Project Name (briefly indicate the purpose of this grant)
6. Summary: Describe the problem you are addressing and the service you will use to address it.
7. What is the amount requested?
8. Budget Narrative (i.e. How much funding do you need for a week or month of services?)
9. What basic need(s) are you addressing (check all that apply)?
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Mental Healthcare
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Healthcare (including medication)
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Domestic Violence
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Assistance Paying Bills
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Other needs not listed here:
10. Where will you offer your services? (select all geographies that apply)?
Onondaga County
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City of Syracuse
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