COVID-19 North Texas Relief Funds
By: Hannah Rabalais, Program Officer
*Updated 10/5/2020- Our list is as complete to the best of our knowledge and we apologize in advance to those we missed. Please email Hannah Rabalais at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you have any additional opportunities!
1. Communities Foundation of Texas - Community Response Fund
CFT has established the North Texas Community Response Fund, that will be used to support community needs in response to COVID-19. Donations to this fund will be used to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most affected by COVID-19. This will likely include support for individuals and families who need access to food and/or healthcare, supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or support for agencies who work with vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or homeless.
*For CFT fundholders wishing to make a grant from your fund, contact your Relationship Manager or click here. All nonprofits will need continued support over the coming weeks, even if they may not be directly responding the crisis. We encourage everyone to continue providing financial support to the broad range of causes and nonprofits you care about across the community. Nonprofits are going to have an increased need for services during and after this outbreak, as well as access to flexible, unrestricted funds that provide additional dollars to help them during this epidemic.
2. The Dallas Foundation - City of Dallas Emergency Assistance Fund
The Dallas Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund will focus on support that meets at least one of the following criteria:
Relieves the extraordinary burden being placed on our public healthcare system
Supports the basic needs of low-income individuals and families
Supports childcare assistance for low-income families
Addresses mental health needs and concerns
Supports and sustains nonprofit operations and capacity-building needs during this time of disruption
Donations in support of community relief efforts may be made at :
3. United Way- Coronavirus Recovery Fund
"United Way is working with community leaders to identify resource and service gaps and begin planning for long-term recovery from the impact of #Coronavirus. Your contribution to the Coronavirus recovery fund will address immediate and long-term needs for North Texans."
Give today at https://fal.cn/378bA
4. Interfaith Family Services- COVID-19 Affected Workers Fund
"Expanding Our Ability to Support Affected Workers
We also seek to expand our ability to provide rent and utility assistance to those vulnerable workers who are most impacted by this situation by launching a COVID-19 Affected Workers Fund. We encourage those who can to donate to this fund. It will provide emergency support for low-wage and hourly workers in the travel, hospitality, and entertainment industries with children ages 0 to 18. If you know anyone, in need of assistance, please direct them to SupportForMom.com."
Donate here: https://interfaithdallas.org/get-involved/donate/
5. Social Venture Partners Dallas Impact Entrepreneur Fund
"SVP Dallas has launched the Impact Entrepreneur Fund to provide financial support to entrepreneurs struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. All donations will be deployed as impact investments for North Texas-based ventures.
These investments will keep entrepreneurs working to create sustainable change in our region, assist in keeping their teams moving quickly, and help speed up economic recovery from this pandemic."