COVID-19 Response Grants
The COVID-19 Response Funds for Clemmons-Lewisville and Yadkin County were established to provide flexible and emergency response resources for nonprofit organizations serving residents impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The funds will work to complement rather than duplicate the distribution of any State and Federal resources.
Maximum Grant Award: $2,500
These initial grants will provide funding for agencies who are providing direct emergency relief for individuals and families experiencing crisis with one-time grants. The grants can be used to assist hardships resulting from unpaid leave due to stay-at-home directives, care of a vulnerable or infected relative, or loss of wages due to involuntary cancellation of work. Nonprofit partners will work directly with affected households to receive assistance.
Note: grants are not available at this time to support organizational infrastructure. Nonprofits are encouraged to take advantage of the programs offered through State and Federal resources for assistance with payroll, mortgages/rents, or utilities.
Review: Applications will be reviewed by a team of local representatives in each community, including representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, civic organizations, local government, faith leaders, and education leaders. Grant decisions will be issued on a rolling basis, within one week after application, or sooner if possible.
Future Grant Opportunities: The foundation is continuing continue to monitor the local impact and resulting needs or services. Additional types of grants may become available as our communities move through prevention and intervention and into recovery from the pandemic.
To begin use the "Apply Now" button below. If you already have an account, use your login credentials (or use forgot password link to retrieve your information). If you do not already have an account, select "Create New Account." To apply select “COVID-19Response Funding" to access the application.
Frequently Asked Questions
My organization is interested in resources from the Fund. How can we be considered?
The process for requesting funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund will be announced in the coming days, as resources are raised.However, it should be noted that this fund is designed to make grants only to501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, and groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)organizations.
May I target my donation to a specific organization?
To ensure that we can coordinate and share resources as quickly as possible, donations may not be restricted to individual grantee. If you have a specific organization you would like to support, we encourage you to give directly to that organization.
Should I give to this Fund instead of making other donations?
No. This Fund is not intended to be the only vehicle to give funds to nonprofits working at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. You are encouraged to give directly to organizations you may have supported in the past or nonprofits you know are addressing needs in our community. This fund is another vehicle through which those needs will be addressed.
Is there a geographic focus for this fund?
Yes. The COVID-19 Response Funds will prioritize funding for organizations serving Clemmons, Lewisville, and its surrounding communities, and Yadkin County. Donors seeking to support organizations outside this footprint are encouraged to make direct gifts or to reach out to that area’s community foundation for assistance in getting resources targeted to that region.
Will you announce funding decisions?
The first phase of grants are now available from the Clemmons-Lewisville Fund and will be made on a continual basis. The Yadkin County Fund is not open for grant requests at this time. We will publish the names of grantees and more information on a regular basis as we’re able. To learn more return to the top of the page click the "Nonprofits" tab.
How will the Fund shift gears if needed?
The Fund priorities may evolve as our area adapts to theCOVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to prioritize communities most impacted.Crisis philanthropy recognizes the need to provide immediate resources for triage, as well as the importance of recovery resources to ensure community resilience.
I am an individual affected by the COVID-19 situation. Can I apply for assistance?
The foundation understands the COVID-19 pandemic is having and will continue to have a significant impact on individuals and families. Working with local agencies, the foundation will work to move resources as quickly as possible to community-based organizations that are directly supporting local families and residents who are most affected. But unfortunately, we cannot offer direct funds to individuals at this time. Organizations that offer individuals and families assistance and resources are available on our local resources page.