COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE FUND
WAVE 3 GRANTS AVAILABLE
The Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation (CCRHF) is pleased to announce a third wave of COVID-19 Rapid Response funding. CCRHF established the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund in March 2020, supported by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with a generous donation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as well as support from many individuals in our community. To date, we have granted over $2 million in our first two funding waves focused primarily as a way to respond to the crisis.
This new wave of funding is in recognition of the ongoing unmet needs throughout Contra Costa County. Since COVID-19 and its variants are still with us, this new round of funding is intended to address those unmet pandemic needs, but also to help Contra Costa County and our most impacted communities recover from the pandemic.
CCRHF funding will support organizations that serve in five areas: Food Security and Distribution, Shelter and Emergency Housing, Financial Assistance, Support for Essential Workers and Other Emerging Needs. We also are open to considering grant funding for programs, initiatives, and services with an eye towards COVID-19 recovery and community stabilization.
Partnerships have been the cornerstone of our work throughout the pandemic and we are excited to continue those powerful efforts. We have seen how collaboration has contributed to greater impact in our community and will continue to focus on that work and encourage applicants to do the same.
To be eligible, grant applicants must be a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with at least one physical location in Contra Costa County or where services are available to those living in Contra Cost County. All applications must be completed online using the link below. When filling out the application form, DO NOT use the back arrow on your computer or you will lose all of the information entered up to that point. Use the BACK or NEXT buttons at the bottom of the form if necessary.
The application window is February 1 through February 28, 2022
Wave 3 Total Grants Funds Available: $500,000
Click here for a guide to the questions that will be asked on the form
Following are the grant categories:
Small: Under $5,000
Medium: $5,001 - $10,000
Large: $10,001 - $25,000
Our goal is to fund as many grants as possible with the resources currently available. However, if you have a ‘big idea’ or innovative project with a focus on recovery please share that with us. While we may not be able to provide all the funding needed, we will entertain ways to provide support beyond the three categories listed above.