Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund

Overview

The Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund, a joint effort between the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven, provides flexible support for organizations working to respond to issues resulting from the pandemic. Eligible applicants will be organizations that are working on the frontlines with those individuals most severely and disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in the 20-town Greater New Haven region. There is a particular interest in supporting organizations led by and/or partnering with people of color and/or those living in poverty.

Grant funds are intended to be used to support the delivery of services over the next three to six months. Organizations may request up to $40,000 in funding. As part of the application, organizations should describe how they are adhering to state and CDC guidelines regarding the safe delivery of services. We anticipate this will be a highly competitive process, and grants awarded will depend on available funds.

Note: United Way of Greater New Haven and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are using a shared application for this process.

Grantees

  • Beth-El (website)
    $15,000 – To support additional staffing costs and cleaning at homeless shelter
  • BHCare (website)
    $30,000 – To support technology costs associated with telehealth and staff overtime for residential care
  • Bridges (website)
    $15,000 – To support infrastructure related to teleheath and remote work
  • Casa Otonal (website)
    $15,000 – To support kitchen staff and food to cook and deliver prepared meals to older adults
  • Catholic Charities – Centro San Jose (website)
    $15,000 – To support food, supplies, hygiene products, rental assistance and staffing costs
  • Clifford Beers (website)
    $35,000 – For gift cards to clients (families) who need help buying food
  • Christian Community Action (website)
    $20,000 – To support additional food, supplies, activities for families, and deep cleaning at homeless shelter
  • Columbus House (website)
    $20,000 – To support purchase of PPE, additional staff costs and food at homeless shelter
  • Community Action Agency (website)
    $20,000 – To support food and technology for regional social service agency providing service, referrals, and case management for low-income individuals
  • Community Soup Kitchen (website)
    $30,000 – To support a part-time chef and food to meet increased demand for prepared lunches for homeless and low-income individuals
  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center (website)
    $40,000 – To support technology to conduct telehealth, PPE, and staffing
  • CT Hospice (website)
    $10,000 – To support cleaning supplies and preparation of facility to take on overflow of non-COVID-19 patients from YNHH
  • The Diaper Bank (website)
    $40,000 – To support driver and diapers to meet increased diaper need and delivery to distribution sites in Greater New Haven
  • EMERGE (website)
    $23,400 – To support stipends to clients, formerly incarcerated individuals who are unable to work during the pandemic
  • Fair Haven Community Health Center (website)
    $40,000 – To support technology to conduct telehealth, cleaning, PPE, and staffing as well as new services to Bella Vista Elderly Housing Complex
  • Fellowship Place (website)
    $10,000 – To support technology to enable staff to provide remote counseling for clients (individuals with mental illness and homeless), as well as emergency food and cleaning supplies
  • FISH of Greater New Haven (website)
    $7,500 – To support food delivery to homebound individuals (seniors and those with disabilities)
  • Junta (website)
    $20,000 – To support case management of high risk population as well as ongoing infrastructure needs
  • Liberty Community Services Inc. (website)
    $15,000 – To support additional staffing costs, cleaning supplies, and food at homeless shelter
  • Marrakech (website)
    $10,000 – To support food and cleaning supplies to deliver to clients to keep them safely home. Clients include seniors and those with brain injuries, developmental disorders, and mental illness
  • Mary Wade Home (website)
    $40,000 – To support costs of changed staffing model and providing transportation to staff so they avoid risks of public transportation
  • New Reach (website)
    $20,000 – To support additional staffing costs, food, and other basic needs at homeless shelter
  • Operation Fuel (website)
    $20,000 – To support oil deliveries to Greater New Haven low-income families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
  • TEAM (website)
    $20,000 – To support increased food offerings to meet community need (meals and food pantry items)
  • Urban Community Alliance (formerly New Haven Family Alliance and VETTS) (website)
    $25,000 – To support case management and crisis response to disconnected youth in New Haven and Hamden and technology for staff to continue outreach and case management
  • Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (website)
    $25,000 – To support PPE, staffing costs and legal assistance on HR matters
  • WHEAT (website
    $5,000 – To purchase food to meet increased need from people who have lost their jobs
  • Youth Continuum (website)
    $15,000 – To support additional staffing costs, technology and food/supplies
  • Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, Inc. (website)
    $20,000 – To support meal delivery and cash assistance to homebound elders and people with disabilities.
  • APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health  (website)
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of meals for home delivery and grocery store gift cards for clients.
  • Believe in Me Empowerment Corporation (website)
    $15,000 – To support the provision of food and basic needs to families.
  • Breakthrough Church  (website)
    $5,000 – To support the purchase of additional food and basic needs items to distribute at the food pantry.
  • Cathedral of Higher Praise (website)
    $5,000- To support the purchase of food, storage and increased hours of operation to meet the increased demand for food for Fair Haven neighborhood residents.
  • Central Connecticut Coast YMCA (website)
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of food and supplies for the childcare site serving children of healthcare workers at the New Haven YMCA.
  • Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. (website)
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of meals for clients and personal protective equipment for staff and clients.
  • Community Dining Room (website)
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of to-go food containers, bags and cutlery in order to provide lunch and dinner and brunch on the weekends to residents on the Shoreline.
  • Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (website)
    $40,000 – To provide emergency financial support for  Dixwell and Newhallville families severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Connecticut Violence Intervention Program (learn more)
    $10,000 – To support the Street Outreach Workers’ connection with youth by ensuring their safety (through purchase of technology) and helping to meet basic needs.
  • The Connection, Inc. (website)
    $20,000 – To support deep cleaning of residential care programs in the New Haven area, as well as hazard pay for staff.
  • Continuum of Care, Inc. (website)
    $40,000 – To support the purchase of food, cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment.
  • CTCORE-Organize Now! (website)
    $20,000 – To provide mutual aid food assistance to households in New Haven.
  • Davenport Residence (website)
    $5,000 – To support the purchase of food for Davenport Dunbar Food Pantry which serves low-income senior.
  • East Haven Food Pantry at Epiphany Church of Christ (website)
    $3,500 – To support the purchase of additional food for the grab and go pantry.
  • The Food Garage of the Semilla Collective (learn more)
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of food for food delivery services for undocumented families.
  • Guilford Interfaith Ministries, Inc. (website)
    $10,000 – To support the purchase of food and packaging to meet the increased demand for food.
  • Inspired Communities, Inc(learn more)
    $30,000 – To support food distribution and assistance to 4 food pantries in Newhallville/Dixwell neighborhoods.
  • IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (website)
    $30,000 – To support the purchase of food pantry supplements, gift cards and medicine.
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven (website)
    $15,000 – To support financial assistance for basic needs and food.
  • Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (LEAP) (website)
    $30,000 – To support emergency food and rental assistance for at-risk New Haven families, as well as to cover limited additional costs associated with expanded outreach and case management.
  • Leeway, Inc. (website)
    $6,500 – To support shopping and grocery services for homebound client.
  • New Haven Area Mutual Aid Fund (learn more)
    $20,000 – To support direct financial assistance to families to be used for food, rent or utilities.
  • New Haven Ecology Project (Common Ground) (website)
    $14,000 – To support the distribution of fresh food and staples to families in need, and to support the purchase of packaging, cleaning and storage supplies, as well as hand sanitizer and educational materials shared with partner organizations.
  • The New Haven Inner City Enrichment (NICE) Center (learn more)
    $3,000 – To support the purchase of food for the food pantry, including fresh vegetables and dairy, as well as the purchase of hygiene products for Hill neighborhood residents.
  • Omega SDA Church (website)
    $10,000 – To support homeless individuals temporarily housed in hotels with clothing, hygiene products and cleaning supplies, as well as supporting staff who are providing social services.
  • Project Access of New Haven (website)
    $25,000 – To support the cost of staff so that patient appointments for urgent specialty care can be rescheduled/redirected as needed and they have access to important information about Covid 19 and their individual risk.
  • ‘r kids, Family Center Inc(website)
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of technology for staff to provide remote support for foster children, birth families and foster families as well as the purchase of food for families in need.
  • Ronald McDonald House of CT, Inc. (website)
    $5,000 – To support the provision of hot meals and groceries for families with children who are being treated at Yale New Haven Hospital.
  • Sunrise Café (website)
    $10,000 – To support the purchase of food and supplies, and to support staffing and rent in order to supply get to-go meals.
  • Solar Youth  (website)
    $20,000 – To support jobs for youth, whose income helps their families, as well as technology to enable virtual programs.
  • Square Meals New Haven / Comidas Completas New Haven
    $40,000 – To support the preparation and delivery of meals to the ~250 homeless individuals who are temporarily housed in hotels.
  • The Towers Foundation (website)
    $30,000 – To support meals basic needs supplies for seniors who are sheltering in place.
  • Unidad Latina Accion (website)
    $20,000 – To support the Immigrant Emergency Fund which provides cash assistance to immigrants ineligible for unemployment and stimulus funds.
  • VNA Community Healthcare (website)
    $25,000 – To support the increased demand for emergency supplies for staff and clients.
  • Walk of Faith Church  (website)
    $5,000 – To support the purchase of food and personal protection equipment for families in the Fair Haven Heights neighborhood.
  • Yale New Haven Hospital (website)
    $25,000 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment as well as meals and counseling for staff.
  • ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter
    $20,000 – To support direct financial assistance for ALS households in Greater New Haven who have suffered a loss of income due to COVID19, respite care support for caregivers who are also essential workers and equipment/personal protective equipment for ALS families.
  • American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter
    $10,000 – To support additional staff to assist with blood services due to an increase in demand and a decrease in volunteers.
  • APT Foundation Inc.
    $40,000 – To support the purchase of equipment for telehealth services, personal protection equipment for staff and food for clients.
  • Arts Council of Greater New Haven
    $30,000 – To support financial assistance up to $1,000 for low-income individual artists and small-budget creative institutions.
  • Clelian Adult Day Center (Apostles of the Sacred Heart Clelian Center Inc)
    $25,000 – To support the purchase of personal protection equipment and program supplies, as well to support staffing.
  • Concepts for Adaptive Learning
    $25,000 – To support the purchase and management of 150 tablets for New Haven Public School preschoolers and kindergarteners.
  • Connecticut Bail Fund
    $40,000 – To support financial assistance for women impacted by mass incarceration.
  • Elena’s Light
    $5,000 – To support mask production and educational initiatives for refugee and immigrant community members.
  • FaithActs for Education
    $40,000 – To support the purchase of grocery store gift cards for families experiencing food insecurity and cash assistance directly to churches for direct service relief to their communities.
  • Family Centered Services of CT
    $20,000 – To support the food pantry and other client basic needs including access to technology. personal protective equipment and sanitizing equipment for staff.
  • Family Re-Entry
    $12,000 – To support financial assistance for basic needs for clients and hazard pay for frontline workers.
  • Gaylord Hospital
    $35,000 – To support the purchase of a UV shoe decontamination station and Powered Air-Purifying Respirators.
  • Haven’s Harvest
    $32,000 – To support the provision of food storage as well as staff program costs.
  • Living Word Ministries d/b/a Vertical Church
    $36,000 – To support the purchase of food and food distribution costs.
  • Master’s Manna Inc.
    $5,000 – To support the purchase of food and staffing costs.
  • Milestones Behavioral Services
    $19,000 – To support the purchase of personal protection equipment, sanitization products and upgraded Zoom accounts for telehealth services.
  • Milford Council on Aging
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of food, packaging, cleaning supplies and personal protection equipment for the Mini-Lunch Program and Milford Food Bank.
  • Mount Hope Recovery Center
    $5,000 – To support the purchase of food to meet the increased demand for the Food Pantry, as well as personal protective equipment for staff.
  • Music Haven Inc.
    $20,000 – To support the continuation of online teaching and mentoring programs into the summer and the distribution of basic needs items for its families.
  • New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc.
    $20,000 – To support legal and safety services for individuals impacted by the pandemic including victims of domestic violence, undocumented immigrants, newly unemployed, and those under threat of eviction
  • New Haven Pride Center
    $20,000 – To support the provision of basic needs items as well as health and mental health services to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • New Haven Reads
    $15,105 – To support a Summer Read to Succeed program, a virtual literacy and tutoring program for children and youth.
  • Orchard House (Medical Adult Day Center)
    $8,500 – To support programming and staffing costs to ensure the health and safety of elderly clients during the pandemic.
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
    $40,000 – To support hazard pay for staff providing in-person visits as well as the costs for personal protective equipment for staff and patients and for the COVID -19 testing process.
  • Read to Grow
    $15,000 – To support the distribution of children’s books to families participating in the New Haven Public School summer meals program.
  • SARAH Foundation
    $30,000 – To support the purchase of personal protection equipment for staff and residential clients.
  • Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs Inc.
    $5,000 – To support emergency child care programming for hospital staff and first responders.
  • Spanish Community of Wallingford
    $25,000 – To support the basic needs for undocumented immigrants and underserved populations in the Wallingford area.
  • The Storehouse Project Inc.
    $25,000 – To support the cost of refrigeration and the purchase food.
  • The UNITE HERE Education and Support Fund
    $20,000 – To support direct financial assistance for members.
  • WLM Ministries Inc.
    $24,000 – To support the provision of social and emotional support to the Black community impacted by COVID-19, specifically in New Haven neighborhoods.
  • Yale University
    $40,000 – To support the Community Health Care Van which will provide essential neighborhood-based medical care for newborn infants and their post-partum mothers residing in areas shown to be of high COVID-19 burden and for low -income communities with poor access to care.
  • Adonai Spiritual Formation Center
    $3,000 – To support personal protective equipment, including masks, and health education to the West Hills and Dixwell/Newhallville communities.
  • All Our Kin Inc.
    $40,000 – To provide direct financial assistance to family child care providers, cleaning supplies, technology enhancements and infrastructure support.
  • Believe In Me Empowerment Corporation
    $15,000 – To provide food and basic needs essentials to individuals through the Emergency Food Service and housing programs.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Milford
    $22,000 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment as well as staffing to meet state COVID-19 regulations for summer programming for youth.
  • Casa Otonal Inc.
    $20,000 – To provide rental assistance and food for elderly residents.
  • Catholic Charities Inc. Archdiocese of Hartford
    $25,000 – To support clinical staff for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment through New Haven Outpatient Clinic, and to support case management services, personal protective equipment and basic needs essentials for families served through Centro San Jose.
  • Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church
    $5,000 – To support the provision of food and basic need support to the Newhallville/Hamden community.
  • Connecticut Food Bank Inc.
    $40,000 – To purchase food to distribute through its emergency assistance network.
  • CT Students for a Dream
    $30,000 – To support groceries, utilities and rent for undocumented and immigrant youth and their families; as well as mental health support for youth and online programming.
  • EIR Urban Youth Boxing
    $30,000 – To support personal protective equipment, staffing and operational costs of reopening its recreational program to low income New Haven children providing mentorship and educational support.
  • Elm City Internationals
    $5,000 – To support staffing of the academic and athletic programs for immigrant and refugee middle school and high school students.
  • Foundation for the Arts and Trauma Inc.
    $20,000 – To provide virtual summer programming for middle school and high school students.
  • Good Child Development Center
    $30,000 – To support the costs for staffing and personal protective equipment.
  • Griffin Hospital
    $20,000 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment.
  • Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs Inc.
    $15,000 – To support virtual college and career readiness programming for New Haven and Hamden high school and adult education students.
  • IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
    $32,500 – To support rental and utility assistance as well as food, cleaning supplies and case management services for immigrants and refugees.
  • Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven
    $2,000 – To support the distribution of personal protection equipment to 400 home bound elderly clients.
  • Junta for Progressive Action
    $30,000 – To support staffing and direct financial assistance for Latinx and undocumented families.
  • Kadiwaku Family Foundation
    $8,000 – To support the purchase of food and personal protective equipment, as well as mental health services to New Haven African refugee and immigrant residents.
  • Kingdom International Economic Development Corp (KIEDC)
    $5,000 – To support the provision of food for New Haven and Hamden families and elderly residents.
  • Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership Inc.
    $25,000 – To support the provision of rental assistance, food, and technology for New Haven youth and their families.
  • Mary Wade Home
    $15,000 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment and other equipment related to COVID-19 and to its reopening for family visits.
  • New Lifestyles Transitional Housing for Women Inc. (Women’s Empowerment Resource Center)
    $5,000 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment, food and hygiene supplies, as well as to support health programming, wellness check ins and direct financial assistance for clients.
  • New Haven Pearls of Excellence Foundation Inc.
    $11,500 – To support the purchase of food and personal protective equipment for seniors through elderly housing facilities in the Dixwell community, and to support the purchase of personal protective equipment and the provision of health and education through food distribution efforts and children’s programing in Dixwell/Newhallville communities.
  • New Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
    $25,000 – To support the purchase of feminine hygiene products and personal essentials, as well as educational programming for young women served by local non-profits targeting homeless and diverse populations.
  • New Haven Early Childhood Council
    $40,000 – To support the costs of personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, cleaning services, educational materials and needed adjustments to ensure that New Haven early childhood education centers are meeting COVID-19 state regulations.
  • Oak Hill
    $7,520 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment and food, as well as coordination for disabled group home residents, students and veterans in the New Haven area.
  • Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven
    $1,000 – To support personal protective equipment and program supplies in order for its summer athletic program to comply with COVID-19 state regulations.
  • Phenomenal I Am Inc.
    $10,400 – To support virtual enrichment programming and mentoring, as well as the purchase of food and basic needs essentials to youth participants and their families in the New Haven area.
  • ‘r kids Family Center Inc.
    $12,000 – To support the purchase of food for families as well as the costs of cleaning staff and mentors for the afterschool program for girls.
  • Reach Out and Read Inc.
    $6,000 – To support programming and costs to adapt to state COVID-19 regulations in delivering books to area pediatricians and families.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts
    $5,000 – To support personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and paper goods for families in residence.
  • Saint Martin de Porres Academy
    $10,000 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment as well as cleaning services in preparation for reopening the school for inner city children in New Haven.
  • SARAH Inc.
    $30,000 – To support the purchase of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to allow in-person services following state COVID-19 regulations
  • St. Mary-St. Michael School
    $6,000 – To support staffing and technology for virtual learning for elementary students over the summer and into the fall.
  • Stratford Visiting Nurse Association
    $5,000 – To support medical supplies for nursing staff.
  • Students for Educational Justice (SEJ)
    $20,000 – To support leadership development and political and social justice education over the summer to a diverse student population in Greater New Haven, including stipends, personal protective equipment and financial assistance to meet basic needs.
  • The New Haven (CT) Chapter of Links Inc.
    $20,000 – To support educational materials and technology, personal protective equipment and food assistance to inner city children and their families through a partnership with New Haven Public Schools and other organizations serving African American and other at risk communities.
  • Thomas Chapel Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ
    $5,000 – To support the provision of financial assistance, food and personal protective equipment for food pantry clients, and to cover needed cleaning of the facility.
  • Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
    $15,000 – To support virtual programming and the costs of personal protective equipment, staffing and program supplies for summer camp programming for North Haven and Wallingford youth.
  • Urban Community Alliance Inc.
    $14,000 – To support case management, tutoring and staffing, in partnership with Higher Heights, to juniors and seniors from New Haven and Hamden.
  • Walk Of Faith Church, COCDOC
    $8,000 – To support the purchase of food and cleaning supplies, as well as transportation and operational costs for the weekly community food pantry.
  • Weruche Inspires, International Inc.
    $2,700 – To support food and technology to meet the basic needs of African immigrant seniors.

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