COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the lives of many, particularly marginalized communities and the organizations that serve them. But the pandemic has also underscored the power of community organizing and support. That’s why the CSD Unites Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications, along with donations to expand existing funding capacity, for its COVID-19 Resiliency Efforts through March 4th, 2021. Organizations supporting recovery efforts are encouraged to apply for an Emergency Response Grant.
In addition to meeting the critical and immediate needs of deaf and multiply marginalized community members, our goal is to build the strength and resiliency necessary for a more just future. Could a grant help your organization fight inequity and systemic barriers in the face of COVID-19? Read on to learn more about the application process.
An organization’s work can take many forms, and we’re open to your ideas! Here are some key values we seek to support:
Equity: Inclusion of marginalized communities facing injustice or oppression, including but not limited to: communities of color, low-income communities, LGBTQ communities, disabilities communities, immigrant communities, and under-resourced rural communities
Accessibility: Deaf community members have full access to businesses, educational institutions, and events of the organization. The organization seeks to improve by growing a more inclusive community
Capacity-Building: Organizations that seek to grow, change and improve by trying new methods while maintaining their values and community support
Sustainability: Projects that serve immediate needs as well as strengthen communities long- term
Innovative Solutions: new solutions that can have a positive, progressive impact on the community
Microgrant award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects. The Foundation encourages funding requests in the range of $1,000- $10,000, and reserves the right to fund projects in part or full.
The Foundation will make an initial award for up to a one-year project period. Renewal for subsequent years depends on performance and availability of funds.
Apply here! Applications are due by 23:59:59 CST on Thursday, March 4th, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2021.