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Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund Round – 2 (U.S.)

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund Round – 2 (U.S.)


The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and United Way of Central Virginia COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was established to support human service nonprofit organizations that are successfully responding through community-based programs to the needs of individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.

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The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation provides for the administration and the investment of gifts and bequests for the benefit of the City of Lynchburg and the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Needs served are broad in scope including human services to children, youth, the needy, and the elderly; education; health; the arts; and the humanities!

Priority Areas

Priority will be given to projects which meet the needs individuals in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and the City of Lynchburg and that:

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Address the “digital divide” and provide children and youth greater access to educational content and/or curricula.
Address the isolation of seniors who are sheltering in place and have little or no human contact.
Increase the capacity to serve additional clients beyond that agency typically serves. Specific examples of new client demographics required.
Increases the safety of the facility to minimize COVID-19 exposure risk to clients, guests, and staff.
Address the need to provide daycare to disadvantaged working parents who need safe, quality day care during working hours and/or during after school hours.
Provide innovative approaches to address job loss or new skills training leading to employment during COVID-19.
Funding Information

The foundation will fund fewer projects but the target will be $5,000.
Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, nonprofit organizations must:

Deadline Free Grants
Provide proof of existing/current 501(c)(3) tax status. (Current United Way of Central Virginia Funded Partner Agencies are exempt due to existing information on file.)
Be in current operation (cannot have ceased operations due to COVID-19) and located within the aforementioned service areas.
Comply with requests for information, including grant outcome reports.
For more information, visit https://www.lynchburgfoundation.org/archive-news-from-the-glct/306-a-second-round-of-grants-from-the-covid-19-response-recovery-fund.html

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