Now Accepting Applications for Round 5 COVID-19 Grants Supporting Communities of Color

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Provided by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is committed to building a community that works for everyone. Today, this means providing support that both strengthens and empowers people of color, immigrant, and refugee communities in our region who are fighting on the front lines of not one, but two crises – COVID-19 and racial injustice.
Round 5 Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia will support organizations in our service area that:
  1. Help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities of color
  2. Have an express, mission-based focus to empower local communities of color through advocacy, civic engagement, and/or community organizing, and  
  3. Are led by people of color at the staff or board level
Local health and economic data disaggregated by race and ethnicity clearly evidence that COVID-19 and its fallout have had devastating, disproportionate impacts on people of color in Northern Virginia. Latinx, Hispanic, and African American residents and business owners are particularly suffering. In addition, recent events surrounding the murder of George Floyd have brought into focus the inequitable civic and social systems that preexisted COVID-19. It is not only what the virus has caused. It’s what the virus has revealed.
The Community Foundation will offer a total of $200,000 in grants: 10 grants of $20,000 ($10,000 per year for two consecutive years).
Please e-mail with any questions.

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