The Community Foundation has several strategies to partnering with nonprofits and community leaders in addressing the COVID-19 health pandemic.
The Community Foundation has partnered with other funders and leaders to create the Greater Lehigh Valley COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which aims to strengthen safety-net services for community members who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties. This includes older adults, people who are experiencing poverty or homelessness, families who live paycheck to paycheck, communities of color and those who speak English as a second language.
This Community Response Fund provides a rapid, informed and coordinated approach to assessing community need and getting dollars where they are needed most. Learn more about the fund: Click Here.
COMPLETE A COVID-19 SUBMISSION FORM
Form submission is open, since the fund is on a rolling-basis. However, to be considered for the first round of funding, please share your organization’s needs on this form.
LVCF’s Matching Fund Campaign!
We have utilized our own Foundation-directed grant pool to launch a matching campaign for our own fundholders. LVCF has established the LVCF COVID-19 Response Fund to unite with individuals who have an interest in giving back to our local community during this time of crisis. Funding raised will support the Greater Lehigh Valley COVID-19 Community Response Fund, as well as other immediate needs identified by our stakeholders. We are also continuing to encourage fundholders to directly support their favorite organizations with an unrestricted grant recommendation through their established fund at the Community Foundation. Please read about the matching campaign click here.
Providing Flexibility for our Foundation-directed Grant Strategy
LVCF also recognizes the importance of unrestricted and immediate funding for nonprofit organizations during this time. We have shifted current and future grants on our Foundation-directed grants platforms to meet need. We have provided flexibility to grantees, converted some project-based grants into operational, and released restrictions where possible and applicable. To the extent allowed, we have aligned our grants strategies for this fiscal year and next to support the nonprofit sector in the best way possible in the wake of this crisis. LVCF will continue to seek out ways we can partner with nonprofits to respond to the COVID-19 health pandemic.
LVCF will continue to seek out ways we can partner with nonprofits to respond to the COVID-19 health pandemic.