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COVID-19 Disaster Response and Recovery Fund

Grants to North Dakota Nonprofits and Agencies to Address the
Needs of Local Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF)

Deadline Date:

04/30/20 Midnight


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Grants to North Dakota nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address the needs of local communities during the COVID-19/Coronavirus health crisis. Funding is intended to help communities follow public health recommendations, and to address the financial impact of following those recommendations. Grants can also be used to help organizations deliver critical services in their communities or region, especially if their staffing levels or supplies have been reduced or if they serve vulnerable populations (like senior citizens).

Applicants must demonstrate a need for funding due to the pandemic or the impact of following public health recommendations taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections locally, for the purpose of either:

  • Continuity of operations support due to increased expenses or decreased revenue;
  • Providing new, increased, or changed support to affected people, organizations, businesses, or communities.

Examples of eligible requests include but are not limited to:

Continuity of operations:

  • An eligible nonprofit needs to purchase technology to allow its employees to work remotely or shift to delivering services remotely via phone or video conference.
  • An eligible nonprofit needs additional supplies and staffing to effectively clean and space out their on-site services
  • An eligible nonprofit’s fee-for-service revenue is reduced because it cannot provide those contracted services.
  • An eligible nonprofit must pay staff to do activities that volunteers would normally do, or pay for staff that are filling in for absent staff.
  • An eligible nonprofit’s major fundraiser or fee-based events were cancelled, reducing income.

New, increased, or changed support to affected people, organizations, or communities:

  • A homeless services organization must find an extra location to house clients who are sick.
  • A senior services organization cannot serve its clients in congregate meal settings and needs to be able to deliver food.
  • An eligible nonprofit will provide more of its usual services because more people/businesses are now in need of those services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188782

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will set no maximum grant amount, however, the committee will be cognizant that this is a state-wide fund with limited resources to distribute as fairly as possible.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) established the COVID-19 Disaster Response & Recovery Fund to assist nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across the state.

1. Nonprofit organizations (such as a healthcare organization) or governmental agencies providing basic needs services to communities that were already vulnerable before the pandemic, especially senior citizens, rural communities, or are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the impact of the resulting public health measures on finances and service availability.
2. Nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies providing any services to such vulnerable or disproportionately affected populations as described above.
3. Other nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies experiencing challenges due to following public health recommendations, with a focus on those that need support to implement remote work or that are at high risk of staff reductions, as in the healthcare industry.

Applicants may serve individuals, organizations, or communities, but individuals and businesses may not apply directly for grants.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant application is now available online with a deadline of midnight on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Applications will be evaluated and decisions issued on a rolling basis, and as soon as possible. Subsequent grant rounds will depend on resource availability.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Direct questions to: 701-222-8349 or

North Dakota Community Foundation
PO BOX 387
Bismarck, ND 58502

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