06.03.20

Community Foundation Boulder County COVID-19 Response Fund Grants $654,584

Community Foundation Boulder County has announced $654,584 in grants from our COVID-19 Boulder County Response Fund’s Intervention Phase. Based on proposals submitted to the fund’s community advisory committee, 55 grants were awarded, including $250,125 to community health clinics.
 
Our COVID-19 Response Fund was created on March 13, 2020 to support services to those who are most at risk of contracting the virus and are the most vulnerable in our community due to poverty or being a part of an historically underserved population. Plans to allocate funding have been based on the hypothesis that this crisis will unfold in three phases: Prevention, Intervention, Recovery. During the Prevention Phase a total of $650K in grants was directed to Boulder County nonprofit organizations and $100K to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund.
 
The Intervention Phase included a request for proposals focused on nonprofit organizations managing the resulting economic and social impacts from either increased infections or extended prevention strategies, with many of the organizations facing their own economic challenges as they provide services.
 
A full list of grantees (Prevention and Intervention Phases) from the COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County is available here. Examples of how grantee organizations are using the funds, and the challenges they’re seeing, can be read here.
 
As of May 29, 2020, donors have committed $1.5M to the COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County. Donations are still being accepted to support future grants from the fund’s Recovery Phase, which will likely be implemented later this summer.