Charitable Funding and Sources of Grants

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Directories / Maps of Funders

Candid - Funding for COVID-19

πŸ’ΈUS$1.3 billion
Data on all grants and funding available to respond to COVID-19. As of March 18 2020, there are 183 funders, 42 recipients, 215 available grants, totalling $1.3B.

Foundation Maps - Philanthropy's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—Map of funders of responses to COVID-19
A comprehensive map of all grants available to respond to COVID-19.

Charity Excellence Free COVID-19 Funder Database

550+ funders, plus 30+ funder lists, searchable, with report downloads and click through to 1000s of funder websites; UK, global and for individuals.

360 Giving - Grant Navigation (for COVID-19)

Coronavirus response grants tracker (based on data published by UK grant makers in the 360Giving Data Standard). This data is based on UK foundations reporting grants using the 360Giving Data Standard. It only includes grants awarded in British Pounds that have already been made (rather than amounts committed to grant programmes).

Frontiers - Coronavirus Funding Monitor

Coronavirus Funding Monitor- A curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers,
non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research. Updated daily.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been tracking the contributions from businesses of all sizes and sectors that are helping combat the Coronavirus.

Funding programmes for organisations responding to Coronavirus crisis

A list of funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Contantly updated, distributed by UK regions.

London Community Response Fund

πŸ’ΈUp to Β£10,000
πŸ“…No Deadline
Crisis response grants to enable people to meet their immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs. Maximum 3 months of funding

List of COVID-19-related funding initiatives by members of the French Centre for Funds and Foundations (CFF). Contact: [email protected]

Information from the Association of Finnish Foundations for members and grant seekers.

European Resource Hub "COVID-19 & Philanthropy" curated by DAFNE to support philanthropy networks across Europe. Contact [email protected] if you have questions or suggestions.

Global Grants

80000 hours - COVID-19: Analysis, resources and how you canΒ help

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FOSS Responders

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Help for open source communities and events that have been cancelled and need help. There is also a forum.

Forcit - Non profit venturing program

Non-profit program which gives a grant for initiatives tackling COVID-19 (pro-bono access to the software, experts, methods and tools)



Bytes for Heroes

Charitable intiative fundraising donations from individuals and technology companies to fund local, independent businesses to cater meals for frontline NHS staff. The aim is to support small business and keep people employed while showing appreciation for hardworking NHS workers.

The National Lottery Community Fund
This programme now focuses on funding projects helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic - specifically activities supporting people affected by the crisis or organisations struggling financially because of the impact.

London Community Response Fund

Fund Website
London’s funders are working together to provide coordinated funding to support groups responding to the needs of communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Announcement of fund with updates
New emergency support fund announced to help community and voluntary organisations.London charities unrelated to Coronavirus will be able to apply for emergency relief from a new fund.

The Barclays Foundation

πŸ’ΈΒ£100 million.
Barclays launches Β£100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package. The Barclays Foundation, initially to provide a COVID-19 Community Aid Package of Β£100 million to charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.

Money Saving Expert

πŸ’ΈΒ£1 million
πŸ“… Deadline 26 March 2020 – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED (last checked 25 April 2020)
Urgent funding for small-charity Coronavirus poverty relief.

Charity Excellence Emergency Funder ListΒ 

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—Charity Excellence Emergency Funder List Β 
Details and links to 100+ COVID-19 funding opportunities for charities: UK-wide, national, regional, global, platforms and government financial support.Β 

Fundraising UK - Funding to tackle COVID-19 and its impact

List of small foundations offering funding for COVID-19 projects.

North America

Help COVID-19 Coming Together - Vancouver

Fundraising model in Vancouver and some other cities with direct to individual assistance.

Seattle Foundation

Seattle Foundation's COVID-19 response fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The first phase of these rapid-response grants will address:

  1. The economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the coronavirus outbreak
  2. Immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by closures andΒ cancellations related to COVID-19Β 
  3. Increased demand for medical information and support
  4. Fear and confusion about the outbreak among the region’s most vulnerable residents

Fear and confusion about the outbreak among the region’s most vulnerable residents.

Non-COVID-19 Specific FundingΒ 



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Grant for the Web fund to boost open, fair, and inclusive standards and innovation in web monetization.

Develop Society list of grants & funds for charity & NGO digital work

Advice for Fundraisers

The Charity Excellence Framework

A free, online toolkit to increase impact and funding

How to Develop Virtual Fundraising Events

A free guide to developing virtual fundraising events