COVID-19 Rapid Response Funds

Grantmakers for Education members are stepping forward to support learners, educators and communities during the COVID-19 crisis. We are featuring member rapid response funds below, along with a select few nonmember funds.


Educators & education staff

Funds to support educators and education support staff, from birth to postsecondary, in fulfulling their roles as educators or providing for their needs

AFT Foundation: AFT Education Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

Alliance for Education: Right Now Needs Fund

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: COVID-19 Response for Educators and Families and Supports for Educators, Students and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Clare Rose Foundation: Emergency Relief for Teaching Artists

DonorsChoose: Coronavirus Relief: Keep Kids Learning

Future of School: Remote Learning Relief Fund

Greater LA Education Foundation: COVID-19 Education Response Fund

Let's Grow Kids: Make an Emergency Gift to Early Educators (Vermont)

National AfterSchool Association and Discovery Ed: Virtual Learning Response Fund

The NEA Foundation: COVID-19 Response Student Success Grants and COVID-19 Response Learning and Leadership Grants

Overdeck Family Foundation:  Rapid Response Grants for Digitizing Services, Growth and Expansion, Educational Materials, and Research

Postsecondary learners

Funds to support the learning, health and wellness of postsecondary students

Believe in Students/Edquity/Rise: Edquity and Rise Student Relief Fund

College Futures Foundation, ECMC Foundation, Stuart Foundation and others: California College Student Emergency Support Fund

ECMC Foundation: COVID-19 Rapid Response Small Grants Program

Greater Texas Foundation and Trellis Foundation: Texas Emergency Aid Grant Program

Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona: Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund

The Leadership Brainery: College Student Emergency Relief Mini Grants (Greater Boston)

Thurgood Marshall College Fund: HBCU Emergency Fund

United Negro College Fund: COVID-19 Response Fund

K-12 learners

Funds to support the learning, health and wellness of K-12 students

The Alliance for Education: Education Equity Fund (Seattle Public Schools)

Communities In Schools: Support Students in Ways That Go Beyond the Classroom

Greater Washington Community Foundation, Education Forward DC and the DC Public Education Fund: DC Education Equity Fund

Heising-Simons Foundation, Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation: California Bridging the Digital Divide Fund

Impact on Education: Critical Needs Fund (Boulder Valley School District)

Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, The Wallace Foundation and others: COVID-19 Education Relief Fund

The Mind Trust and others: Indianapolis E-Learning Fund

The NEA Foundation: COVID-19 Response Student Success Grants

Oakland Public Education Fund: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for Oakland Kids & Schools

Raikes Foundation: Washington State Student and Youth Homelessness COVID-19 Response Fund

Andy Roddick Foundation: Family Emergency Fund

Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Education Partnership

St. Louis Public Schools Foundation: The SLPS Emergency Response Fund

Stuart Foundation: Rapid Response Grants

Early childhood

Funds to support the learning, health and wellness of learners birth through age five

The Commonwealth Children's Fund: Massachusetts Commonwealth Family Child Care Emergency Fund CCF

First Five Nebraska and others: Nebraska Child Care Provider Relief Fund

Gary Community Investments, the Colorado Department of Human Services and others: Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students and others: PAACT Fund for Quality Stabilization Grant Program

The Harvest Foundation: Emergency Childcare Relief Fund

W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Kresge Foundation: Community Connections Bridging the Gap Response Fund

Minnesota Initiative Foundations: Emergency Child Care Grant Program

New Mexico Early Childhood Funders Group: Early Childhood COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants

William Penn Foundation and Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™: Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education

San Diego for Every Child, Jewish Family Service of San Diego and others: San Diego COVID-19 Children's Fund

Think Small: Think Small Emergency Fund for Child Care

Racism & Xenophobia

Funds to prevent racism or xenophobia due to COVID-19; funds to support specific populations that experience racism or xenophobia

The California Endowment: COVID-19 Response Fund

Communities for Just Schools Fund: Education Anew Fund

First Nations Development Institute: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

The Joyce Foundation, Chicago Community Foundation and others: Chicago Education Equity COVID-19 Response Fund

Decolonizing Wealth Project, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and National Urban Indian Family Coalition: Native American Community Response Fund (COVID-19)

Grantmakers for Girls of Color: Love Is Healing COVID-19 Response Fund

Hispanics in Philathropy: COVID-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund and Civic Participation Fund

The Joyce Foundation, Chicago Community Foundation and others: Chicago Education Equity COVID-19 Response Fund

Nellie Mae Education Foundation: Rapid Response: Racism is a Virus Too

Rose Community Foundation: Jewish Community Security Mini-Grants

The San Francisco Foundation: SFF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund: COVID-19 Response Grant

Community Support

Funds to support broader urgent community needs

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, United Way of Greater Atlanta and others: Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

Baptist Community Ministries: Grants for Critical Community Support

Barr Foundation: Emergency Response Grants

John M. Belk Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund

The Boston Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund

James Graham Brown Foundation: The One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

Bush Foundation: Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus

California Community Foundation: Emergency Support for LA County’s Homeless NeighborsCOVID-19 LA County Response Fund; Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and others: Families and Workers Fund

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Bay Area COVID-19 Emergency Relief Efforts

Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Fund and others: Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Communities Foundation of Texas: North Texas Community Response Fund and The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund

The Denver Foundation: Critical Needs Fund

The Duke Endowment: One SC: Covid-19 Response

Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and others: Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities: COVID-19 Community Response Fund

GAR Foundation: The COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The Denver Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, Rose Community Foundation and others: Colorado COVID Relief Fund

Giving Compass with National Center for Family Philanthropy: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Response and Relief Funds (list of funds that are open to contributions from individual donors)

Greater Toledo Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund: The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund

The Heinz Endowments: COVID-19 Response Grants

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Bay Area Relief Efforts

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving: COVID-19 Response Fund (Hartford, CT)

Houston Endowment: Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, Sherman Family Foundation and others: Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

Lefkofsky Family Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation and others: Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

Lilly Endowment, Inc.: Lilly Endowment Makes Additional Grants to Help Indiana Communities Respond to Pandemic

Lilly Endowment, Inc. and others: Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

Marin Community Foundation: COVID-19 Fund of MCF

Robert R. McCormick Foundation: Journalism Fund

The Mind Trust: Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Nellie Mae Education Foundation: Amplifying Youth Voice

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation: Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Oak Foundation: Rapid Response Grants

Overdeck Family Foundation, Inc.: Robin Hood’s Rapid Relief Fund

William Penn Foundation: COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL

Raikes Foundation: Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Rainwater Charitable Foundation: North Texas Cares

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust: $1.5 Million in Immediate, Flexible Funding to Respond to COVID-19 in N.C.

Robin Hood: Robin Hood Relief Fund

Robins Foundation: Family Crisis Fund

Rose Community Foundation: Over $1.5 Million in COVID-19 Rapid-Response Grants Released by Rose Community Foundation

The San Diego Foundation: San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The Schott Foundation for Public Education: Loving Communities Response Fund

Seattle Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund

Silicon Valley Community Foundation: COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and Small Business Relief Fund

The Skillman Foundation: United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Community Response Fund

Sobrato Philanthropies: COVID-19 Response Fund

TLL Temple Foundation: Lufkin Emergency Food Distribution

Warriors Community Foundation: Warriors Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: COVID-19 Emergency Grants

Nonprofit Support

Funds to enable nonprofit organizations to survive and thrive

Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, The New York Community Trust and others: NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund

The Denver Foundation and Bonfils-Stanton Foundation: COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation: COVID-19 response grants

The Ford Family Foundation: Emergency COVID-19 Funding

Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing: COVID-19 Youth Organizing Rapid Response Fund

Grand Rapids Community Foundation: Kent County Coronavirus Response Fund

Heising-Simons Foundation: Coronavirus Grantee Rapid Response Fund

Kansas Health Foundation: Impact and Capacity Grant – COVID-19

Fleishhacker Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation and others: Arts Loan Fund COVID-19 Emergency Loan (Bay Area)

Michigan Counsel for Arts and Cultural Affairs: Emergency Relief Funds

Oregon Community Foundation: Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program

Sacramento Region Community Foundation: Sacramento Region Disaster Fund

Sand Hill Foundation: Coastside Gives

Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund

Stuart Foundation: Rapid Response Grants

United Philanthropy Forum: Momentum Fund