Community Foundation offering relief grants
The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region opened an online grant portal on Monday that allows nonprofits to apply for coronavirus pandemic crisis relief funding through the Community Relief Fund. Foundation staff streamlined the traditional grant process to make it easy for nonprofit organizations to apply. Grants will be awarded on a rolling weekly basis. The first grants will be given to nonprofits organizations with deep roots in the community that provide human services and emergency assistance, as well as health/mental health and educational resources. Examples include food, shelter, transportation, living expenses and rent/utility assistance. Nonprofits that serve vulnerable populations are also prioritized. These may include children out of school, families without childcare, people who have lost income due to the pandemic, people who are experiencing homelessness or rapid rehousing, people experiencing domestic violence or child abuse, individuals without paid sick leave or health insurance, non-English speaking residents and senior citizens.