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COMMUNITY CRISIS FUND

IN RESPONSE TO THE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IN OUR REGION

United Way and Rochester Area Community Foundation have partnered on a centralized funding pool to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofits that are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the economic consequences of the outbreak, community and organizational recovery, and future community emergencies.
Your donation helps us to rapidly deploy resources in the immediate areas of health, human services, food, and support for frontline responders. The Community Crisis Fund also supports nonprofit organizations experiencing severe financial hardship because of costs associated with reopening or maintaining safe operations with a focus on equity.

PHASE 1 - IMMEDIATE NEEDS

The first phase of funding helped to meet the immediate needs of front line human services organizations that have been addressing the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures (food, shelter, clothing, childcare, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc.).

PHASE 2 - FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

Phase 2 funding began August 3. This new phase will support nonprofit organizations experiencing severe financial hardship because of costs associated with reopening or maintaining safe operations with a focus on equity. Priority status will be given to grant requests from organizations led by people of color as well as those with staff and board leadership reflecting the communities they serve and those that can demonstrate at least 75 percent of the recipients fall within the priority populations (Black, Latinx, refugees, migrants, rural communities, people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, and older adults).

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Thank you to the following organizations for their support of the Community Crisis Fund in response to COVID-19.
Wegmans Food Markets
Waldron Rise Foundation
Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation