COVID Relief Fund Awards Second Round of Grants
DENVER - Today the COVID Relief Fund announced the second round of grant awards.
“We are inspired by the generosity of those who have donated and are thrilled that organizations across the state are able to help more people in their communities during this difficult time,” said Governor Jared Polis. “In this economic environment, community organizations are dealing with a drop in donations at the same time that more Coloradans need services and assistance, putting immense strain on their ability to meet the needs of the community. So thank you to everyone for donating and doing your part and I encourage you to continue to keep up that generous spirit at helpcoloradonow.org.”
The Fund received 780 applications requesting more than $17 million. $3.6 million will be disbursed in the second round to 165 organizations that are serving all 64 Colorado counties.
Funding is going to community-based organizations serving displaced workers, children in low income households, frontline workers in health care and other critical industries, workers without access to paid sick leave or health insurance, older Coloradans on fixed or lower incomes, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, Tribal governments, survivors of domestic violence or child abuse, immigrant and refugee communities, and Black, Latino, and Asian Coloradans who are disproportionately affected by this crisis.
Through the first two rounds, $8.4 million in funding has been distributed to 371 organizations across the state.
Funds for deadline three (Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. MT) are currently only being distributed in the Prevention and Impact priority categories. Funds for deadline four (Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. MT) will be distributed in the Impact and Recovery priority categories. Funds for deadline four are intended for community-based organizations mitigating impact and preparing for recovery.
To see the full list of grantees, visit HelpColoradoNow.org or click here. View the list of donors $10k and above here. To find more information on the types of organizations that applied, click here.