Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation Announces its COVID-19 Community Assistance Fund

In response to the impact of COVID-19, the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation has created a fund to assist organizations responding to the emerging critical needs of impoverished, vulnerable children, families and individuals, residing in the Foundation’s geographic focus areas of Southeast Michigan, City and County of Denver (CO), and the Aspen-Parachute Corridor (CO).

Nonprofits are eligible to apply for a grant up to $20,000 per organization. The request must be directly related to COVID-19 and not an ongoing need. Small to mid-sized organizations ($500k – $5m) will be given primary consideration. Other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Although it’s the Foundation’s intention to assist as many organizations as possible, funding decisions will be based on the most urgent and compelling requests in conjunction with organizational capacity to deliver the identified services.

Nonprofits must apply via the Foundation grant portal by no later than April 15, 2020 (5 pm EDT). Please use the Community Assistance Fund LOI application. The grant request process will be expedited by requiring only Letters of Inquiry and the following supporting documentation (audit or review and organizational and project budgets). Grant decisions will be made on an ongoing basis, but by no later than April 30, 2020.