Apply for $10,000 Funding If Your Organization Distributes Food During Covid-19 Pandemic 

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The application for NYC Civic Impact Funding is now open! To begin your application, please click HERE. Note that the application will close on January 15th, 2021 at 5pm.

NYC Civic Impact Funding will support nonprofit and community-based organization efforts to engage volunteers who help deliver essential services to residents during the COVID-19 crisis. Organizations across the city are on the front lines – along with their volunteers – supporting residents in a multitude of ways. NYC Civic Impact Funding helps organizations strategically leverage volunteers to deliver essential services during (and after) this crisis, as well as strengthen community engagement and support at a time when it is desperately needed. Food access continues to be a particularly high need area, so this funding will focus support on food supplying and/or serving organizations.  

Requirements & Priorities  

NYC Civic Impact Funding is open to all community-based organizations and nonprofits who are currently engaging volunteers to deliver services to communities. In particular, organizations must be engaging volunteers to improve communities’ access to healthy and culturally-appropriate food. In order to be eligible to apply, an organization must:  

  • Be community-based (e.g. serving one or more Mayor's Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE) neighborhood(s) within the five boroughs, with genuine relationships with community stakeholders and residents). 
  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or have a fiscal sponsor. 
  • Use funding exclusively to support NYC-based volunteer and civic engagement efforts related to COVID-19 response. Organizations that also operate outside of NYC are eligible to apply, but must use this funding for their NYC programming.
  • Seek to improve their volunteer management practices and have the ability to run an effective volunteer program designed to deliver critical services (e.g. volunteer food distribution, meal preparation, logistical support, tracking data). 
  • Supply and/or serve food. Funding may be used to support other COVID-19 response efforts that utilize volunteers, but volunteer-supported food distribution must be a major component of the programs funded.
  • Use funding to provide services to residents in one or more Mayor's Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity neighborhoods (a list of these neighborhoods can be found online here and is provided after Question #14 in the application). 

For more information and to apply please click on the link 

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