Submit Applications for COVID-19 United Community Funds- United States
In cooperation with Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, Lycoming County United Way and the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties, FCFP’s COVID-19 United Community Funds work to ensure that the regional nonprofit community has the support to move forward through the pandemic. Phase II funding from these funds is as follows:
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Columbia and Montour Counties – $46,088
Lycoming County – $255,155
Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties – $117,359
Sullivan and Tioga Counties – $43,340
Goals & Priorities
Operating support for nonprofits that meet basic needs of people and to cover losses associated with the disruption of their operations. For these organizations, priority will be given to nonprofits that:
Address food insecurity.
Prevent eviction and provide shelter for those who need to quarantine but do not have housing, and facilities experiencing an increased intake due to the pandemic.
Offer cash assistance and/or direct payments to vendors for those who are unemployed or have lost wages.
Nonprofit childcare providers that need funding due to reductions in parent co-pays or other gaps in revenue.
Provide physical and mental health care and have lost fee-for-service revenue due to decreased patient visits or staff shortages.
Provide transportation or address barriers to care and social services.
Address the disruption of education for students in grades K-12.
Provide safety and emergency services
Address social isolation among seniors through wellness checks and other strategies to assess health and psychosocial needs of seniors, especially those who live alone.
Need funding to purchase special cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves to safely serve constituents.
Need funding for technology to serve constituents through the crisis.
Emergency funds for organizations that provide direct financial assistance to individuals impacted by COVID-19. For these organizations, priority will be given to nonprofits that:
Have evidence of trusted relationships with residents and enduring partnerships with other nonprofits that can be leveraged to reach the broadest cross-section of the community.
Currently operate an emergency financial assistance program and have a standardized process for screening requests and monitoring and reporting on use of funds.
Agree to use grant funds exclusively for those impacted by COVID-19 (quarantined individuals, layoffs, school/childcare closures, etc.)
Support for Federally Qualified Health Centers and other community health facilities. For these organizations, priority will be given to centers that:
Provide medical care for those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
Need funding to purchase personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns and gloves or other essential medical supplies and equipment.
Are unable to receive reimbursement for telehealth services and/or need support transitioning to telehealth services.
Nonprofits that have experienced a disruption to income streams. For these organizations, priority will be given to nonprofits that:
Cancelled productions or income producing events initially scheduled between March 1 and September 30.
Demonstrate how the pandemic disrupted revenue sources and how that impacts the ability to serve the public in the future.
Nonprofits that have experienced a need for unbudgeted programs to meet new challenges as a result of COVID-19. For these organizations, priority will be given to nonprofits that:
Demonstrate how the pandemic created the need for a new program.
Can ensure that the need is not being addressed by another nonprofit.
Has adequate operating support to take on a new program/initiative.
Has a successful track record of implementing programs in their community.
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Grant requests can range from $5,000 to $50,000. They anticipate that the need will exceed funding available. Organizations that are multi-county service providers may request larger grants by contacting Betty Gilmour, Director of Grantmaking at FCFP.
Larger grants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Nonprofits applying for funding must be a public agency, a current 501(c)(3) or a fiscal sponsor with this designation. Additionally, applicants must serve residents of Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga or Union Counties.
Organizations offering food assistance and are not a partner agency with the Central PA Food Bank cannot apply.
For more information, visit https://www.fcfpartnership.org/apply/grants