COVID-19 Grant Opportunities

The Grant Office will post private, state, and federal COVID-19 grant funding opportunities as they become available. If you know of an opportunity you'd like to see added to this page, please notify

Private Philanthropy

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting local nonprofit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those who are working with the most vulnerable populations in these areas to help build their capacity for response. These will include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

CDP is working closely with nongovernmental organizations to follow what the likely needs will be:

  • Supporting healthcare workers
  • Supporting quarantined and especially vulnerable individuals
  • Supporting hygiene promotion activities

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Community Foundation of Western Nevada

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada's COVID-19 Relief Fund will distribute grants to individuals, businesses, governmental services, and charitable nonprofits. A fund advisory committee made up of city and county representatives in a position to be familiar with local needs will make grant recommendations to the grants to the Community Foundation Board of Trustees. The COVID-19 Relief Fund is intended to address the larger and long-term picture and take action where needed most.

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Creative Capital Grant List for Artists

In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many communities dealing with cancelled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times. Creative Capital has always been anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity and believes that continuing communication and exchange are crucial for all. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, Creative Capital has created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals.

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The Facebook Small Business Grants Program is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. The program can help a small business keep its workforce going strong, help with rent costs, connect with customers, and cover operational costs. Program application information will be distributed to anyone who wants to sign up for program updates.

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United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

With support from the NV Energy Foundation, Microsoft Reno, and Bank of America, the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) launched the UWNNS Emergency Assistance Fund to support local work in helping meet the increase of basic needs by local families and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for qualifying organizations will be available on their website.

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United Way of Southern Nevada

Through the support of NV Energy, the Wells Fargo Foundation, and Bank of America, United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) launched the UWSN Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund to assist those impacted by COVID-19. Help will be available through UWSN’s vetted partners who are experienced in providing direct service assistance. To ensure accountability of the distribution of funds, UWSN is following the same stringent guidelines that we use for the administration of Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funds through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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UWSN partners: