The Charity Excellence Framework (CEF) platform enables any UK based non-profit to increase its impact and financial resources, but is very quick and simple to use. Demo video (4 mins). Everything is free. The other toolkits below, can be downloaded from the CEF Home Page.
Responding To The Crisis
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For free funding finders, guides and non-COVID19 funder lists, go to the fundraising page.
How To Use The Funder List
● This list is regularly updated. The latest will be in the CEF system itself. Register to access it.
● It is primarily sorted geographically.
● Sections begin with funders that cover all areas, with sections underneath for specific areas.
● Within each entry relevant words are in bold and those in larger font size (in the middle) are other funder lists.
● There are 250+ funding sources listed, with links to other funding lists bringing that to over 1000.
● UK Wide - General, Animals, Art, Disability & Mental Health, Individuals and Sport.
● UK Countries - Scotland, Ireland, Wales, English Regions (including cities) and English Local and Government Financial Support.
● Rest Of The World - Global, Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the US. Some of these include funding available for the UK and/or relevant to UK IDOs.
● Specialist Funding Streams - niche funders, including for data, comms, logistics & media.
● Platforms - reduced or free access in response to the crisis.
● Other - anything that didn't fit anywhere else.
1. Alpkit - prioritising funds for projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected. £500 grants.
2. #ArtInAid - for every acquisitions of artworks, Le Dame Art Gallery will donate 30% on sales to a charity of your choice.
3. Asda - £5m to its partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust. This will provide over 4 million meals to families in poverty, as well as more than 3000 charities access to free food over the next 3 months.
4. Big Society Capital – £100m emergency loan fund for charities.
5. Cadent Foundation - Midlands, North West England, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London. Committed £240k to the Trussell Trust, ready to support other worthy causes.
6. CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund - organisations with income of £1m or less, up to £10k to support day-to-day activities, or your emergency response activities.
7. Clothworkers Foundation - small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services. Not open to charities whose beneficiaries are based in London. London initiative to be announced soon. 3 April.
8. Co-op - £1.5 million of essential food products to FareShare’s 23 regional centres, and then supplied to a network of local community groups across the country.
9. Crisis - local groups financially affected by additional demands on their resources and have expanded their provision for those experiencing homelessness: £5k short-term response, £50k longer-term.
10. East Suffolk Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Funds – £50 and £2,500, larger requests under exceptional circumstances.
11. Greggs Foundation - funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs.
12. Halifax Foundation - prioritising Covid-19 related grant applications, will now consider constituted groups not yet registered as a charity.
14. John Lewis & Waitrose - £1m Community Support Fund distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities, and a support fund to aid staff facing additional costs.
15. Johnson Foundation - social isolation, deprivation, healthcare and education/young people. Must be registered charity, email Kate Eugeni – Kate@JohnsonFoundation.co.uk.
16. Leathersellers Company - UK registered charities supporting the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless, provision of food and essential supplies, victims of domestic violence, nursing care to vulnerable patients.
17. Martin Lewis - £1m, £5k to £20k to small registered UK charities for UK coronavirus-related poverty relief projects. Currently closed to new applications.
18. National Lottery - all the funding decisions for next 6 months (up to £300m) will be devoted to crisis and will accelerate the cash part of this funding, as much as possible.
19. National Zakat Foundation - people whose financial situation is badly affected.
20. Neighbourly - micro-grants of up to £400, for good causes that are helping communities.
21. National Emergencies Trust – appeal for those most effected. They collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money at the time of a domestic disaster.
22. Princes Trust - £5million fund, entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30, grants and tailored support to maintain core business operations and meet existing financial commitments.
23. Skills For Care - User Led Organisations (ULO): identify the development requirements and training needs of individual employers and PAs, and deliver, or organise, purchase and support training for individual employers and PAs.
24. Social Investment Scotland - £2m Credit Union Resilience Fund to support credit unions with their working capital and liquidity.
25. Standard Life Foundation - work directly related to crisis, addressing challenges & helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards.
26. Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust - announced, no details yet. Works with young people.
27. Tesco - £30 million support for local communities. Bags of Help COVID-19 Community Fund grants of £500, including women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, social isolation groups, schools, charities supporting the elderly.
28. The Fore - fast-track emergency grants up to £5k to organisations in its portfolio – with the option to apply for more than one grant.
29. UK Research & Innovation - short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural, and environmental impact.
30. Vo Tech Now - part of Ufi’s response to support the vocational learning sector.
31. Yapp Charitable Trust - small UK charities, grants up to £3k. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40k; core costs and staffing.
1. Kennel Club Charitable Trust – funding for canine charities may be available soon.
2. Support For Adoption Pets - grants totalling £400,000 to local pet rescue centres.
3. Pets At Home - £300,000, as part of its VIP Lifelines scheme, to over 750 animal charities.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
1. Art Fund - Museum Network - adapting programmes, being flexible, open to funding all types of activity, even those that would ordinarily be ineligible, decisions very swiftly.
2. Arts Council England - emergency funding package and support for funded organisations and individuals announced.
Creative Scotland – 100+ entries help, resources and funding for the creative community.
3. Heritage Fund - £50million to support the heritage sector.
4. Youth Music Network - music-making organisations; up to £10k.
More funders in Individuals and Scotland below.
Disability & Mental Health
1. Mind - £5m public funding for charity sector, to support people struggling with their mental health, including telephone and online support services.
2. Tech Force 19 - innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution.
3. Thomas Pocklington Trust - sight loss sector organisations providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people. Up to £10k.
1. Artist Trust Relief Fund - rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted.
2. Authors Emergency Fund – professional authors who are resident in the UK or British subjects – including all types of writers, illustrators, literary translators, scriptwriters, poets, journalists and others.
3. CaRe20 – Caring for Retail - £10m appeal, financial, emotional, physical and vocational support to store workers who may be ineligible for government support.
4. Care Workers Crisis Grants - grants to care workers.
5. Cavell Nurses Trust - additional funding for grants to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills.
6. Drinks Trust - those on zero hours contracts or who have been made redundant or notice of redundancy. Priority to those struggling with significant financial hardship. 3 April.
7. Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust - parents and carers who have worked in the fashion or textile industry.
8. Help For Musicians – guidance and hardship fund.
9. Hospitality Action - one-off grant £250.
Hospitality Industries Funders – 6 funders, those without work as a result of coronavirus lockdown.
10. Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund - £1m donation from Netflix for anyone impacted in the industry by shutdown.
11. Film & TV Charity - up to £500 to cover urgent and immediate needs: general living costs, essential white goods, urgent repairs or medical costs.
12. Licence Trade Charity - grants £50pw to £100pw.
13. Make A Difference Trust - small pockets of financial assistance to those in theatre experiencing unexpected financial hardship due to theatre closures.
14. Middlesborough Council - Crisis and Community Support grants to individuals.
15. Museum Freelancers Fund - hardship fund, grants of £200.
16. Musicians Union - hardship fund.
17. National Benevolent Society - people with dependants on a zero hours contract and who have lost their jobs or have had their income substantially reduced. Up to £300.
18. PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund - licensed beauty professionals unable to work or experiencing financial hardships
19. Racing Welfare - hardship grants for racing community facing financial difficulties. Single people £150 and a family £210. Immediate basic needs such as food and heating. 3 April.
20. Rory Peck Trust - professional freelance journalists whose only source of income is from journalism and significantly affected by the pandemic.
21. Seafarers Trust - grants to benefit seafarers and maintain seafarers’ welfare services in difficulties.
Support for Theatre Professionals - 24 funds and sources of advice or support.
20. Young Classical Artists Trust - COVID19 hardship fund.
21. Young Women’s Trust - young women aged 18-30 facing financial crisis: essentials such as food, utilities and rent for themselves and their families will receive £150 each.
More funders in Scotland below. Turn2Us - benefits calculator updated to reflect Government initiatives in response to the coronavirus.
1. Comic Relief - some of the money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline. Support for grantees through adapting activities, reviewing timeframes, or re-budgeting remaining funds.
2. Sport England: Community Emergency Fund - including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations: £300 to £10,000.
3. Sport England: Sector Partner Fund - Active Partnerships and national governing bodies, on bespoke measures for any instances of immediate financial distress.
4. Sport England: Sector Stimulation Fund - will be rolled out in coming weeks.
More funders in Wales below.
1. Aberdeenshire County Council - Constituted community groups, resilience groups and volunteering organisations.
2. The Scottish Government - £350m to support welfare and wellbeing, including a £20m 3rd sector Resilience Fund.
3. Creative Scotland Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development - to help individuals and organisations to sustain themselves, £1k and £50k to enable organisations to explore ways of working to adapt and to the current changing circumstances
4. Creative Scotland - Bridging Bursary Fund - individual artists and freelancers who have lost income, £500 and £2500 for immediate needs.
5. Emergency Art Workers Support Fund - micro grants for individuals with no other current financial support or savings, immediate loss of income from freelance work.
6. Enterprising Provan - local organisations to help people in Provan: £100 – £1,000. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Faith In Community Scotland - local faith groups and related community organisations to provide immediate support for individuals and families: up to a few hundred pounds.
8. Foundation Scotland - local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland
9. Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation - charities based in Moray local authority area. Up to £500.
10. Inverclyde Community Fund - community and voluntary sector; up to £250.
11. North Highland Initiatives Community Support Fund - education, conservation and community service and support sectors: Caithness, Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty; up to £1000.
12. One Community Foundation – Kirklees, up to £1,000 to organisations helping those most affected.
13. Screen Scotland - Bridging Bursary Programme - freelance or self-employed screen practitioners working in all parts of Scotland’s screen sector who have lost work and income, £500 to £2500 for immediate needs.
14. Kilt Walk - bringing forward the distribution of the funds it raises for its postponed Glasgow and Aberdeen events to help charities whose incomes have been hit hard by coronavirus.
15. William Grant Foundation – revenue grants converted to unrestricted for the current year.
16. Youth Scotland Action Fund - to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people.
You can find a collated list of the responses from Scottish foundations here.
1. Bread & Butter Fund – artists, 'gig' fee of £200 on a first come first served basis.
2. Community Foundation's Acorn Fund - £50,000, Derry and Strabane, delivery of support and bolster vital community services.
3. Community Foundation NI - Community Fund for community organisations: older people and those at increased risk.
4. Covid-19 Community Support Grant – Mid and East Antrim, £1000, food banks £2000.
5. Enkalon Foundation - limited funding, community groups in Antrim.
6. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council - community and social support to vulnerable and isolated persons.
7. North West Volunteer Centre NI - community organisations - older people (aged 50 and over).
8. Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) - small grants of £150 each to assist very localised and isolated communities in rural areas throughout Mid Ulster.
9. Mid And East Antrim - open to all constituted groups.
10. ChangeX - funding and spreading grassroots projects aimed at strengthening Ireland’s response. The Web Summit has pledged €1m.
1. Angelsey - Y Gymdeithas to provide vital funding. Initial £200k - poverty, illness and hardship.
2. Caring Communities Fast Track Fund - projects in Ceredigion that build community capacity and resilience to support communities: up to £250.
3. Clocaenog Community Fund – £100 to £5000.
4. Community Foundation for Wales - focus on grass roots and small local groups.
5. Covid-19 Resilience Innovation Project - innovative projects to fund the purchasing of specific equipment, adjustments to existing processes, implementation of new processes.
6. Moondance - charities working in Wales - staff retention, current activities and services in jeopardy, evolution of services to adapt to the crisis.
7. Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund - emergency cashflow funding for organisations at risk of closure, additional services that meet immediate community needs.
8. Social Investment Cymru - fast-track loans to voluntary sector organisations to support cash flow, purchase replacement assets and to help cover costs until you receive insurance claims.
9. Sport Wales - emergency funding of £400,000 for community sport.
England - Regions
1. Action Together Community Response Fund - voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside & Glossop: either up to £200 or up to £1,000.
2. Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation - support from £180k in corporate donors.
3. Berkshire Community Foundation - details of how this funding can be accessed available soon.
4. Big Give - #donateyourcommute - first £200k will be doubled through match funding provided by the Reed Family. Funding will go to NET.
5. Brighton & Hove COVID-19 emergency fund - short term and emergency support to community and voluntary organisations supporting the most vulnerable residents.
6. Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund - £1k - £5k, older people (aged 60 and over) and other vulnerable people, including the need for self-isolation, financial hardship, potential for hunger, lack of shelter, further exacerbation of health issues, loneliness and isolation.
7. Cheshire Community Foundation - activities that help vulnerable people self-isolating, provide funding to coordinate community response and support volunteers, and increase capacity for organisations providing emergency support, such as foodbanks or benefits advice.
8. Childhood Trust - Champions for Children - match funding campaign June to raise unrestricted funding for charities working with children and young people across London.
9. Community Chest Fund - Runcorn, projects and initiatives to tackle any emerging challenges the virus is creating.
10. Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and N'berland - Two stages. Response - organisations supporting older people and other vulnerable groups. Recovery - a wider group of local charities and community organisations whose operations and finances have been affected.
11. Community Foundation for Calderdale - grants of £1000 to local charities to help the most vulnerable.
12. Community Foundation for Merseyside - foodbanks, food/care package to vulnerable people, services for the vulnerable, such as older people, emotional and mental health wellbeing, financial inclusion, support to access benefits and debt advice.
13. Community Foundation for Staffordshire - organisations that support vulnerable members of our communities, which are finding it difficult to operate.
14. County Durham Community Fund - local groups: the most vulnerable people in our communities.
15. Cumbria Community Foundation - charitable projects supporting people, helping to keep them safe and supported in their homes and reducing pressure on the NHS.
16. Community Southwark - community organisations and local charities, for £5k-20k for specific coronavirus poverty relief projects.
17. Devon Community Foundation - local charities and community organisations, in two stages: response, then recovery.
18. Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund - charities, community groups and organisations who support vulnerable groups.
19. Forever Manchester - grassroot community groups responding to help those most affected. Up to £1,000.
20. Foundation Derbyshire’s Coronavirus Fund - community groups and organisations - initial focus on food banks and befriending services.
21. The Langtree Trust - £50 to £1,000, local voluntary sector agencies and community groups in Gloucestershire. Priority given to church projects, youth groups, disabled and disadvantaged people.
22. Give Bradford Resilience Fund - charities and community groups across Bradford.
23. Gloucestershire Community Foundation - coordinated volunteer programmes, and those picking up extra demand such as foodbanks, counselling services, advice organisations and befriending services. Max grant 35k.
24. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) - those facing distress and hardship.
25. Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation - constituted charitable and community organisations. Priorities of the fund older people (over the age of 70), vulnerable people with medical conditions and people who are isolated: £500 - £2,500.
26. Leicestershire Communities Fund - constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises to support vulnerable people. £5,000 - £25,000.
27. GMCA COVD-19 - 60 micro commissions to be given to artists and creators, based in Greater Manchester, across all artforms.
28. Heart of England Community Foundation - local communities and projects. West Midlands & Warwickshire.
29. Heart of Bucks Community Foundation - people and charities in Buckinghamshire who are most affected and vulnerable.
30. Herefordshire Community Foundation - Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations, additional costs of working remotely and adapting services, emotional support, mental health and bereavement support.
31. Hertfordshire Coronavirus Disaster Relief Fund - local charities supporting local people facing a range of social issues: social isolation, food poverty, poverty and poor mental health.
32. Kent Community Foundation - constituted community groups, annual income less than £200K, supporting isolated older people.
33. LCRCares - the most vulnerable people in Liverpool.
34. Leeds Community Foundation Resilience Fund - charities and community groups.
35. Lincolnshire Community Foundation - the most vulnerable, help local community organisations to respond and develop advice and support initiatives.
36. London Community Foundation - grass roots charities and community groups.
37. London Funders - £2m fund for organisations: immediate financial pressures, increasing demands for services, higher staff absences, fewer volunteers and lower donations. Wave 1 Grants open - costs in supporting communities, focus on food and essentials.
38. London Landmarks - Local Landmarks Challenge. Runners identify their own local landmark, run a 5k, a 10k or a half marathon around it and raise money for charity. They have time until 3 May, anyone can participate, even if they could not secure a ticket for the main event.
39. Maanch Response Fund – including corporate and high net worth donors. Join platform (it’s free), then call them to discuss. Includes UK charities working internationally – elderly, children, food banks, mental health, medical research.
40. Manchester Community Support Fund - constituted community groups in Greater Manchester: up to £1k.
41. Manchester Wellbeing Fund - groups developing new ways of keeping in touch with the most vulnerable.
42. Maudsley Charity - South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) patients and staff: hospital and community services across Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark – and Bethlem Royal Hospital, Bromley.
43. Merton Giving - charities helping isolated households and those at risk.
44. Milton Keynes Emergency Response Appeal - charities and community groups; vulnerable people.
45. Morecambe Bay Foundation Appeal Fund - details to be released.
46. Newcastle upon Tyne Community Foundation - small, local charities and community organisations and which have previously received support: vulnerable groups. Will not be accepting applications.
47. Norfolk Community Foundation - up to £1,000 to support community action to help vulnerable people.
48. Northamptonshire Community Foundation - rapid support to charities and community organisations providing care and support for elderly and vulnerable people.
49. Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner - sustain delivery of crucial community projects; £200k available for organisations, with the PCC office taking applications of grants of up to £5,000.
50. Oxford Community Foundation - to meet new needs appearing, new ways of meeting existing needs, to recover, if operations or income are interrupted.
51. Quartet Community Foundation - West of England: up to £5k - elderly, people with disabilities and/or underlying health difficulties, homeless people, low income families, refugees and asylum seekers, people experiencing food poverty.
52. Salford CVS - VCSE organisations - up to £500: food and household items to vulnerable groups, phone-based and other practical support to vulnerable groups/self-isolated households, emotional wellbeing and mental health support.
53. Steve Morgan Foundation - £1m per week to charities in North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire to help the most vulnerable members of society.
54. Suffolk Community Foundation - older people at risk (typically over the age of 70), vulnerable people with medical conditions, those that have limited support networks, those picking up extra demand – such as food banks, telephone befriending, and advice services, good neighbourhood schemes.
55. Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund - groups responding to the needs of vulnerable people.
56. Sussex Community Foundation - local charities and community groups.
57. Somerset Community Foundation – grants on a rolling basis, beginning as soon as funds become available.
58. Staffordshire COVID-19 Support Fund - each county councillor has £2,500 to support community groups in their area.
59. The Community Foundation for Stoke & Staffordshire – individuals and organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs.
60. Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society - activities that manage the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 and implement preventative measures to support this population
61. Two Ridings Community Foundation - up to £2k, community organisations preparing to respond, development of advice and support initiatives, groups that provide vital community support. North East England.
62. United in Hammersmith & Fulham - micro grants directly to groups. Focusing on the extra needs of at-risk groups, including people with complications severe enough to require hospital care, unable to cope with isolation, living in poverty.
63. Wiltshire and Swindon Coronavirus Response Fund - prioritise groups supporting individuals who are most affected by the outbreak, particularly those facing issues brought about by isolation or loss of income.
64. West Berkshire & North Hampshire - Greenham Trust - £250,000, charities and voluntary organisations supporting the elderly and vulnerable people.
65. Worthing Community Chest - grants of up to £250 for small, ad hoc, neighbourhood projects.
66. Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation - smaller charities, £250 and £2,000, helping communities, including running, staff and travel costs as well as volunteer expenses. 6 April.
67. Young Barnet - brilliant people, so no surprise they've created a task force of charities to build a fund to support Barnet grassroots organisations in providing frontline support.
Scottish, Irish and Welsh local funders - UK country section above, to make them easier to find.
1. Andover Town Council - organisations and community groups within Andover.
2. East End Community Foundation - Hackney, City of London and Tower Hamlets.
3. Bolton Council - small grants fund, community and voluntary groups.
4. Hackney Giving - small organisations: most vulnerable, including older people, the homeless, refugees and those with mental health needs or in poverty.
5. Hammersmith and Fulham - grants £100 - £1000.
6. Maidenhead - Louis Bayliss Trust, grants of up to £1k. Deadline 9 April.
7. Newcastle Round Table - up to £2,000, charities in Tyneside.
8. Relief In Need - residents in Swaffham.
9. Sefton 4 Good - local voluntary, community and faith sector organisations. Merseyside.
10. Test Valley (Andover) Community Grant - voluntary groups, informal groups, parish and town councils and schools: of up £500.
11. Watford Borough Council (WBC) and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) - £3,000 to £10,000 for charities and voluntary and community sector organisations.
12. WightAID - those in the most critical need, including homelessness, mental health and bereavement charities working on the Isle Of Wight.
UK Government Financial Support
Coronavirus Financial Support – comprehensive list here, including funding support flow chart.
1. Local Authority Funding - £2.9 billion to support vulnerable people, including people who are homeless.
Coronavirus Tax Relief – Charity Tax Group Coronavirus hub.
2. Gift Aid - We fail to claim £600m in Gift Aid each year and we now need that money more than ever. Unlike funding bids, as long as you qualify, the money is certain. There are different types. Are your claiming everything you're entitled to? This Charity Excellence resource will give you what you need to get yours.
3. Other Tax Reliefs – There are many charitable tax reliefs and you can claim up to 4 years retrospectively - you can find links to all of them on the Charity Excellence website tax reliefs page. Join us and complete the 30 min Finance & Resources questionnaire. It will enable you to identify all the tax and other savings there might be.
Rest Of The World
Eater – funds that will support restaurant and bar staff, with links to about 20 local funds in cities globally.
1. ACT Alliance - developing a Global Appeal to respond to the emerging needs and aid the development and implementation of COVID-19 programs, US$ 12m.
2. Sweden’s Action Against Corona - startups or projects from around the world, up to €1m. Read more here.
3. Binance Charity Foundation - Crypto Against COVID, $5m, money from the broader digital currency and blockchain community; medical supplies for countries, including Italy, Germany and the U.S.
4. Bumble - small business owners "in a tough position due to COVID-19" up to $5,000 cash. Requests until 5 April and awardees announced within 30 days.
The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE): 50 grants, loans and other cash available to entrepreneurs everywhere.
5. Call for Code Global Challenge - IBM initiative, asks the world's developers to build solutions for COVID-19 and climate change. Interests include crisis communication, remote education, and community cooperation.
6. Elton John Aids Foundation – grants for people with HIV.
7. Face Book COVID 19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser - matching up to $10 million in donations to prevent, detect and respond to the outbreak around the world.
8. Forcit – Non-profit venturing program. Extended for an unlimited time and fully open for non-profits and initiatives that need guidance, experts to build solutions in this crisis.
Funds4NGOs - global grant funders, about 2 dozen.
7. Gates Foundation - up to $100 million to improve detection, isolation and treatment efforts; protect at-risk populations in Africa and South Asia; and accelerate the development of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics.
Grant Station (175) – deadline specific, international, US national and US regions.
8. #GivingTuesdayNow - day of Global Action for Giving on 5 May. Committing $200,000 to launch The Starling Fund to support its existing network, with priority to leaders in the regions of greatest crisis or lowest resource.
9. Global Giving - Coronavirus Relief Fund – medical staff to communities, equipment, deliver essential items to struggling people, feed children, support hygiene awareness efforts. Micro grant $1000, apply here.
10. Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) has two emergency funds - Latino organisations for unexpected costs – one focused on migration, another on civic participation.
11. HSBC COVID-19 - USD25 million, relief and recovery efforts around the world.
IFACCA - redirected & new funds (13 countries) and emergency support (11)- arts and cultural organisations, listed by country.
13. IKEA Foundation - up to €10 million, primarily with existing partners.
KFF – funding internationally, nearly 100 listed – donors, amounts, purpose and countries, including section for non-profits.
14. Kahane Foundation - CHF 4m to combat Covid-19: Europe, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa. Not accepting applications.
15. Met Life Foundation - $25m, both short- and long-term relief efforts, with a first round of grants supporting: emergency food, childcare, and healthcare needs, as well as direct financial assistance. As part of the commitment, pledged $4 million to relief efforts in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the US.
16. MIT SOLVE is seeking solutions for prevention, accurate detection, and rapid response of outbreaks; $10,000 grants. Deadline 18 June.
17. Netflix - $100m to help creative community, including “third parties and nonprofits offering emergency relief to out-of-work crew and cast, where Netflix has a big production base.”
18. Open Road Alliance, a US-based fund - social enterprises in difficulty, 4 loan products and grants of up to $100,000 to organisations tackling the virus.
19. Orange Foundation – Euro 2.5m plus Euro 3m from Orange to support healthcare and preventive initiatives, and essential supplies in all 26 countries in which the Group is present, including Africa, Middle East and Europe.
20. Peace Foundation - Rapid Response Grants, young people aged between 13 and 25.
21. Freelancing platform PeoplePerHour is offering small businesses £10m worth of credits to hire one of its 2.4 million freelancers.
22. PRS For Music - PRS members globally - grants of up to £1000 each, depending on need.
Research Connect – Research funding, about 30.
23. Entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman is looking to fund startups or projects directly helping.
24. Santander Fund - financed by a reduction in senior management pay, : medical equipment and supplies. Initial value of the fund at least €25 million.
25. Start Fund COVID 19 - virus-related humanitarian needs in low-income countries. IKEA Euro1.5m start-up funds.
26. Transform Fund – Early stage innovative ideas and the scaling of innovations, seed money for innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and institutions. $500m for ideas that curb the spread of COVID-19, minimise the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and build the resilience of the Bank’s member countries
27. The WeFunder accelerator - startups with bright ideas to tackle any area that's affected, with $50,000 in immediate funding and help to raise up to $1m.
28. Unilever - UK and International NGOs in running public awareness campaigns for handwashing, including Kenya, Ghana and Bangladesh.
29. Wellcome Epidemic Preparedness: currently closed to new expressions of interest while proposals received are reviewed.
30. WHO COVID 19 - Solidarity Response Fund - essential supplies, track and detect the disease, access to information, prevent infection and care for those in need, accelerate efforts to fast-track lifesaving vaccines, diagnostics and treatments.
1. Africa-China Reporting Project – journalists, up to $1,500 for investigations focused on public health and related issues.
2. CAF South Africa - funding to help NPOs who render essential services to the most marginalised individuals, groups and communities in society.
3. COVID 19 Relief Fund South Africa - athletes and entertainers who have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
4. Covid-19 National Trust Fund - Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has made a contribution of ¢300,000.
5. European Union - €15 million allocated in Africa, including to the Institute Pasteur Dakar, Senegal to support measures such as rapid diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance.
6. Nigeria - $1.2 bn fund.
7. South Africa - Solidarity Fund, R500m, action to “cushion” the impact for the most vulnerable, support communities, and unite South Africans. Health support to health-care centres, humanitarian efforts and the Solidarity Campaign.
8. Urgent Action Fund Africa - grants and technical support to women’s rights organisations, women's human rights defenders and activists who identify strategic and time sensitive opportunities to advance women's rights in Africa.
9. Visual Arts Network South Africa - project managers, event organisers, producers, freelancers, in all cultural & creative industries.
1. Africa-China Reporting Project – journalists, up to $1,500 for investigations focused on public health and related issues.
2. Give2Asia - partners with local nonprofits that have capacity and knowledge to respond.
3. Asian Development Bank - $1.6 billion for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, domestic and regional trade, and firms directly impacted. 3 April.
4. Cambodia - Metfone has been raising a charitable fund named “Metfone’s Fighting Covid-19 Fund”.
5. Hindustan - Shah Rukh Khan contributes to PM-Cares.
6. Omidyar Network India - to fund proposals that support the lower 60% of India’s income distribution in managing and mitigating the challenges.
7. Startup India - innovative technologies and solutions for precautionary as well as treatment-related interventions.
1. 2020 Resilience Fund - emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice, and operations of artists, groups, and organisations.
2. Australian Government - $1.1billion package, mental health services.
3. Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund - community organisations working with vulnerable people in Canberra area.
4. Tasmanian Government - a number of funds to support the individuals and organisations leading Tasmania’s renowned cultural sector.
1. Alberta Government - charitable and non-profit organizations helping the vulnerable during the pandemic: $30m.
2. M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust - first round of grants - $5.4m to non-profits.
1. Central European Initiative – healthcare and telemedicine, education and e-learning/distance education, and support to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.
2. Coronavirus Fast Response Fund - civic initiatives in the wider Black Sea region to limit the crisis and counter its negative impact on society, good governance, democracy, rule of law, and access to free media.
3. Novo Nordisk Foundation - projects to mitigate the health consequences in Denmark.
European Film Agency actions to mitigate impact, including financial support, by European country; total 25 countries.
1. Organisations and community groups which help feed and shelter the homeless, support disabled people and help keep families safe from domestic violence will get a $27 million boost.
1. 4-CT Charitable Organization - Uniting donors with Connecticut programs responding. 4 April.
2. Aspen Tech Policy Hub - applications from technologists for projects to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, winning teams up to $15,000. Deadline 30 March.
3. Bloomington and Monroe County - $333,000, local nonprofits.
Candid – list of nearly 400 non-profit funders,
searchable by state and county.
4. CDP COVID-19 Response Fund - nonprofits working with the most vulnerable, including social service organizations.
5. Columbia Basin Trust - $11.7 million in support funding.
6. Creative Capital - list of resources and hardship funders for artists.
7. Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) - local nonprofits - up to $5,000 through www.cfgnb.org/covid-19.
8. Horizons Foundation - $200,000 to provide emergency grants to LGBTQ organisations in the Bay Area.
9. J. Paul Getty Trust - $10 million, small and midsize arts organizations in Los Angeles County.
10. Kansas City - operations and services, including, housing support, food insecurity, access to health care, other critical human services.
11. Camden Property Trust (Houston) - $5 million Resident Relief Fund for Camden residents experiencing financial losses.
12. Maryland COVID-19 - grant and loan funds for small businesses.
13. Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund - $200,125 to 15 human service groups across Larimer County, including Allenspark, Berthoud, Drake, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Glen Haven, Loveland, Wellington, and unincorporated areas of the county.
14. NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund - nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects: grants and loans.
15. One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund - financial support to households, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working at the frontlines of the Louisville-area coronavirus outbreak.
16. PH COVID-19 Fund - more than $8 million so far to help Philadelphia-area nonprofits.
17. San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund - nonprofit organizations supporting workers and families.
18. Seattle Foundation - nonprofits working to provide vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare.
19. Tao Group Hospitality Cares - to help ease the financial burden current and former employees may face.
The ARTery – 22 funds and resources for artists and non-profits.
20. United Way – for most vulnerable to receive financial and social service support.
1. Work For Good - removes membership fees for business donors to encourage them to give to charities.
3. Crowdfunder - fundraising on its platform free for charity and community groups.
4. Give As You Live - cancels donation fees for food banks.
1. Chapel & York - waiving normal fees to speed up matching donors’ fund with charities.
2. The United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation - Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization’s efforts. Facebook and Google are match funding donations.
3. BlackRock, the world’s largest investment group, $50m.
4. The Rockefeller Foundation - $20m to create a better tracking and management system for the virus.
Specialist Funding Streams
The Coronavirus Tech Handbook have done a brilliant job on this, 40+ funders - treatment and research, data scientists and modellers, innovators, equipment & logistics, engagement & behaviour, comms & media, policy & strategy, fighting misinformation, non-COVID19 specific funding, venture capital funding.
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