March 27, 2020 – With the onset of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, organizations serving Trust beneficiaries have encountered sudden disruptions in their ability to operate and provide crucial services.
In response to this unprecedented need, trustees have allocated $1M to provide immediate support to beneficiary serving organizations that are impacted by the virus. Grants of up to $25,000 will be available for the following broad priority areas:
- assistance for emergent beneficiary needs (i.e. safety net needs such as rental assistance, medications, groceries, etc.);
- identified health & safety issues (i.e. protective personnel equipment, quarantine and transmission prevention supplies); and,
- operational assistance (i.e. IT needs supporting tele-work and tele-service delivery infrastructure, lease payments, direct service employee assistance)
For more information, and to learn how to apply for these grants visit the COVID-19 Response Grant Program webpage.