Emergency Grants

We know that sometimes things come up unexpectedly and your organization may meet the criteria to receive an Emergency Grant.

Prospective grantees are encouraged to apply for grants from the Foundation through the Community Grant Program or Spring Youth Philanthropy Council Grant Cycle. Emergency Grant requests will only be considered by the Foundation if it is determined by the Foundation that:

  • • The request is time-sensitive in nature and could not have been predicted or reasonably planned for and a response for the emergency is needed in 45 days or less.
  • • The request is to support a true community emergency need or an emergency need of an agency, such as essential equipment repairs, that would prevent it from carrying out its primary mission.

Emergency grants will only be made to organizations serving Clark & Floyd Counties.

Grants from the Community Foundation must meet legal and tax requirements and may be made only to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and qualifying programs. Schools, religious organizations, some civic organizations and local government units may be exempt from this requirement. In specific situations and with advance approval the Foundation may, from time to time, issue a grant to a non-501c3 public charity or exempt organization for which it must undertake expenditure responsibility in order to meet legal and tax requirements, but this exception does not include grants made through the Community Grants Program, Youth Philanthropy Council Spring Grant Cycle, or Emergency Grants

For more information about the Emergency Grant Request criteria and process, please refer to the Foundation’s Grant Policies & Guidelines.


Emergency Grant Request

  • Please consider the following questions in your explanation: 1. Was the emergency caused by an increase in demand, a decrease in revenue, or both? Please explain. 2. On average, how many people are served by your organization per year and what, if any, change has occurred as a result of the economic crises? 3. How has this emergency directly affected the people you serve? 4. If revenue has decreased, have you or will you cut organization expenses? (i.e. operating expenses, program expenses, or both?) 5. Have you made plans to increase revenue in the coming year? 6. What other efforts have/will your Board made/make to address the emergency? 7. Other than cash on hand, does the organization have reserves? If so, please describe: 8. What will the Board do to ensure the future stability of the organization? 9. If you receive this funding, what will be the measurable impact on the people that you serve and/or your organization?
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