Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund for Local Nonprofits

By Keiter CPAs

Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund for Local Nonprofits

$3M Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund launched to support local not-for-profits

The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond launched the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund alongside the Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia and PlanRVA in order to provide the necessary support to Richmond-area organizations addressing the immediate needs and long-term effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and community recovery efforts.

Grant Application Process

The grant program is available to nonprofits that operate in central Virginia with priorities set around essential services needed at this time, such as child and senior care, housing for the homeless, and food access.

Instead of a formal application process, organizations are instructed to explain their current needs via a Google form where they can provide in-depth information on the short- and long-term funding requirements, specific in-kind donations and volunteer needs of their organizations.

Grants will be considered on a rolling basis and organizations can apply more than once. An advisory committee will manage communications and grant decisions.

Learn more about the Central Virginia COID-19 Response Fund.


Beginning with $500,000 from the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund has grown to nearly $3 million in initial funding with support from philanthropic and business partners. The Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund will be administered as a public-private partnership between philanthropy, government and the nonprofit sector to address the most immediate urgent needs, as well as the longer term effects of the pandemic and community recovery. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations only, not individuals.

Additional contributors include: Altria, Atlantic Union Bank, Bank of America, The Cabell Foundation, Capital One, CarMax Foundation, Dominion Energy, Genworth, Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, Robins Foundation, VCU Health System, Wells Fargo, and several individual donors.

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