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COVID-19 Response Grants

An advisory committee is reviewing requests to the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund, with initial consideration going to organizations with the proven ability to address the immediate needs of those most affected by the pandemic. Below is a list of organizations that have received grants to date. The fund will remain flexible to needs as they change over time, and new rounds of grants will be posted here as they are awarded.

Grants Awarded

$2,544,714 awarded to 76 organizations through May 19, 2020

*Asterisks denote newest grants reported.

Food Access

Baptist General Association of Virginia *
To support microgrants to churches across the region supporting the food needs of low-income residents in their communities. 

Belmont Community Resource Services * 
To purchase food and distribution supplies for the community food pantry, and to support costs and equipment maintenance costs.

Charles City County 
To purchase supplies and equipment for the County's Emergency Food Pantry, including commercial freezer units, personal protective equipment, and hardware (folding tables, rolling baskets, and storage containers).

Chesterfield Education Foundation 

To support the purchase and distribution of food to children and families at high risk of food insecurity in the Chesterfield school district.

Circles Ashland 
To purchase food, hygiene products, cleaning products, and technological needs to assist participants in accessing benefits such as unemployment.

Colonial Heights Food Pantry 
To support the purchase of additional food due to an increase in need and a decrease in grocery store donations. 

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield 
To support the purchase of food, cleaning supplies and gas cards for case-managed students, and their families, in Chesterfield County Public Schools. 

Communities in Schools of Petersburg 
To support the purchase of food, cleaning supplies and gas cards for case-managed students, and their families, in Petersburg Public Schools.   

Communities in Schools of Richmond 
To support the purchase of food, cleaning supplies and gas cards for case-managed students, and their families, in Richmond Public Schools.   

Cornerstone Revitalization Center *
To support the purchase of food, basic toiletries and cleaning supplies for families in need. 

Downtown Churches United 
To support food purchases for the Petersburg meal service and pantry programs.

Feed More
To provide staffing support for the Bayard Community Kitchen, which supplements a decrease in volunteer shifts while continuing to support the nutritional needs of vulnerable children and seniors in our region. 

Frontline Foods Richmond *
To purchase meals for essential workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Goochland Education Foundation 

To support the purchase and distribution of food to children and families at high risk of food insecurity in the Goochland school district.

 

Hanover Education Foundation *
To support the purchase of food that can be distributed to children and families at high risk of food insecurity in the Hanover community.

Henrico Education Foundation
To support the purchase of shelf-stable food to distribute to children and families at high risk of food insecurity in the Henrico County school district.

Hopewell Food Pantry 
To purchase food for distribution to individuals and families with food insecurity in the City of Hopewell.

HumanKind 
To purchase food, toiletry items and gas cards, which will support clients in need due to COVID-19 related job loss or a reduction in hours.   

Louisa County Resource Council 
To provide food, staffing and protective equipment to ensure safe delivery of food to low-income children, seniors, and individuals in Louisa County.

Neighborhood Resource Center 
To support additional staffing and food costs as the Center increases meal preparation and delivery for students and their families in the East End. 

Partnership for Families *
To support the purchase of food and essential supplies for families in need.

Peter Paul Development Center 

To purchase food for the pantry program and support driver stipends for food deliveries to seniors.

Powhatan County Social Services 
To purchase food, toiletry items and prescription medications for homebound seniors through the Ride Assist Program. 

Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation
To support the purchase of shelf-stable food to distribute to children and families at high risk of food insecurity in Richmond City school district.

To provide food, baby formula, hygiene supplies, and other emergency necessities for clients and to purchase equipment that enables staff to maintain client connections remotely.  

Saint Francis Home *
To purchase food for residents.

Senior Connections *
To support home delivered meals, food, and essential supplies for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shalom Farms
To temporarily increase staff hours and/or hire additional staff during the planting season, filling the gap left by cancelled volunteer sessions. Food grown will be distributed in low-income communities during the summer.

Health-Related

Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation 
To support costs of immunizations for flu and pneumonia for uninsured or underinsured seniors.  

Capital Area Health Network 
To support the costs of COVID-19 testing, blood pressure cuffs for clients to use at home, and WiFi hotspots to enable clients to participate in telehealth appointments. 

Central Virginia Health Services, Inc. *
To support costs for remote patient monitoring equipment for patients with chronic diseases.

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry 
To support equipment purchases and implementation costs to convert to telehealth services.

To support a COVID-19 testing site for existing clients and individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as additional staffing costs and fees for conducting patient appointments via telehealth where feasible.

Elk Hill Farm *
To support behavioral health services delivered via telehealth for 60 students and their families in New Kent county.

Free Clinic of Powhatan 
To support equipment and software purchases needed to adapt mental health services to telehealth appointments.

FRIENDS Association for Children *
To provide childcare to essential personnel and to purchase PPE and cleaning supplies for the center. 

GoochlandCares 
To purchase food, personal protective equipment, and rental assistance for low-income residents, and needed technology for staff to work remotely.

Hanover Safe Place 
To support increases in shelter and supply costs for those fleeing domestic violence, and to purchase technology for staff to work remotely with clients.

Health Brigade
To help transition the organization’s operations to a telehealth platform allowing staff to conduct medical and mental health appointments remotely. 

Jewish Family Services
To provide In-Home Health Aides to assist senior clients with daily living activities such as dressing, bathing, and cooking. Services will be provided to clients whose routine care is provided by a health aide who is unable to work due to loss of childcare or other COVID-19 related reasons.  

Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center 
To support increased costs for bilingual staff on the help line.

Lucy Corr Foundation *
To purchase tablets to support residents in maintaining social connections during the pandemic.

Mask Production and Distribution *
To support the purchase and production of hand sanitizer and personal protective masks for local residents and organizations. 

Mental Health America of Virginia 

To provide increased staff support for the statewide peer-run mental health support line.

Powhatan County 

To support emergency housing and other needs for victims of domestic violence.

Richmond Academy of Medicine
To support the Loving Lunches program, which delivers box lunches to Richmond area healthcare workers.

Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation 

To support hotel stays and food for individuals with behavioral health needs who are experiencing homelessness

 

Rx Partnership 
To support a new home delivery system that increases safe medication access for clients of local safety net clinics while they shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Safe Harbor *
To support increased shelter, counseling, food and supply costs for victims of domestic violence.

Studio Two Three
To produce 10,000 protective face masks for home and public health care workers, bus drivers, and other nonprofit essential workers.

YWCA of Richmond 
To support additional staffing and supply costs for the domestic violence shelter and the Essential Personnel Childcare Center.   

Urban Baby Beginnings 
To support delivery and distribution costs for wholesale diaper donations distributed to low-income residents in the region, including at Richmond Public Schools food sites.

Housing

ACTS 
To support eviction prevention efforts, including rent, utility and bill payment support.

Boaz & Ruth *
To provide rental support for low-income tenants.

CARITAS 
To support additional staffing and supply costs as individuals experiencing homelessness shelter-in-place at CARITAS shelters.  

Carol Adams Foundation, Inc. *
To provide shelter and food for survivors of domestic violence.

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society 
To support the technology needs for tele-law practices serving low-income clients, in anticipation of an increase in eviction-related cases. 

Commonwealth Catholic Charities *
To provide financial assistance for low-income households, and to support increased outreach staffing and purchase food and supplies for individuals experiencing homelessness in the Tri-Cities.

HomeAgain Richmond 
To support increased costs for staffing, and to purchase cleaning supplies and food for the emergency shelters.

Homeward
To expand shelter options for individuals experiencing homelessness, secure transportation for individuals needing medical assessment, and to provide planning support for the creation of a COVID-19 recovery shelter.

Housing Families First *
To support increased staff costs and financial assistance to clients, and to purchase meals and homeless shelter supplies.

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia 
To support the Eviction Diversion Program, which provides financial assistance and trained conciliators to work with tenants and landlords after an eviction notice has been filed, but before a judgement has occurred.

International Rescue Committee 
To support rental and utilities assistance for local refugee families who have lost their income.

The McShin Foundation *
To provide rental support for clients in substance use recovery housing who are unable to make payments due to job loss.

OAR of Richmond, Inc. *
To provide financial assistance for clients needing support to maintain housing stability.

REAL LIFE *
To provide rental support for clients in substance use recovery housing who are unable to make payments due to job loss.

Re-Establish Richmond 
To support costs associated with the translation of COVID-19 health information into the primary languages spoken by refugee households.

The Salvation Army 
To support set up, staffing, and supply costs for an isolation shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness who are most at risk for complications from COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions.  

St. Joseph's Villa *
To support eviction prevention programming and emergency staff costs, and to purchase personal protective equipment, hotel stays, and food for individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Tri-Cities.

Urban Hope *
To provide rental support for low-income tenants.

Virginia Community Voice *
To support financial assistance for households unable to obtain rental, utility, or food assistance through other sources.

Education

Chesterfield Education Foundation

To support the purchase of WiFi hotspots to help mitigate internet access issues for families.

 

Hopewell Public Schools *

To support the purchase of 31 internet hotspots to be placed on school buses in neighborhoods without internet coverage. 

Richmond Public Schools 
To support the purchase of 10,000 Chromebooks for students who need them to access learning opportunities while schools are closed.

Childcare

YMCA of Greater Richmond
To provide full-day childcare, with extended hours, at five YMCA locations to the children of essential personnel.

Other

Nonprofit Financial Counseling *
To support financial counseling costs for nonprofit organizations.

Metropolitan Business League *
To provide financial support for minority-owned businesses.