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Equitable and Just COVID-19 Recovery Grants

Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia Nonprofits
to Promote Social Justice in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Meyer Foundation

Conf. Date:

10/20/20

Deadline Date:

10/23/20 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects that promote social justice in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to make recovery from the health crisis equitable and just. Eligible applicants must work with and for the people and communities of the Greater Washington region. This is defined as Washington, DC; Montgomery and/or Prince George’s counties, Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, and/or Prince William counties, Virginia; and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Manassas, and/or Manassas Park, Virginia.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a racial justice issue that has worsened existing inequities and disproportionately harms Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color.  Rebuilding from COVID-19 must be rooted in equity, justice, and shared humanity in ways that don’t just return to pre-pandemic policies and practices, but instead help build a more racially just society that works for everyone in the region.

Meyer will support work that addresses systems – policies, practices, priorities, and culture – that have created and perpetuated the inequities exposed and exacerbated during the pandemic.  Meyer Foundation's aim in this grant round is to support work that challenges and changes systems that perpetuate inequity before, during, and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Examples of eligible work could include campaigns to protect renters and prevent evictions; protect the rights of workers disproportionately affected by the pandemic; support immigrants who have been excluded from government-sponsored COVID-19 relief efforts; expand access to health care; projects to promote community-based anti-violence initiatives; and other such systems change work.  Meyer will also consider support for ward- or neighborhood-based mutual aid efforts that combine services with political education and community organizing.  This list is not exhaustive.  Meyer may support other campaigns and projects not described here as long as they contribute to an equitable and just COVID-19 recovery with a focus on systems change.   

In keeping with a pledge the Foundation has made to focus its COVID-19 response on building the power of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color, Meyer Foundation will give priority in this grant round to BIPOC-led organizations, projects, or campaigns whose primary tactics are community organizing, base and power building, and advocacy.   

Additionally, the Foundation is especially interested in funding: 

  • Organizations or projects with annual budgets of less than $1 million; 
  • Organizations or projects that Meyer has not previously funded; and,
  • Coalitions (formal or informal) leading campaigns focused on building more equitable and just systems in the pandemic recovery. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180696

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Number of Grants:

Meyer will award 10 to 15 restricted project grants.

Term of Contract:

Since Meyer's intention is to support current and near-term work focused on specific, immediate, and winnable targets for change, Meyer Foundation expects the length of the grant period to typically be 12 to 18 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for a grant from the Meyer Foundation, applicants should be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) public charity designation by the IRS (or be fiscally sponsored by one).

Pre-proposal Conference:

If you’d like to learn more about the Equitable and Just COVID-19 Recovery Grant round, you are welcome to join the Partnerships and Strategy Directors in a virtual “office hour.” These informal sessions give grantseekers a chance to ask questions about how to apply to Meyer and what the Foundation looks for in grantee partners.

Julian Haynes, Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Director for Maryland
Julian's Virtual Office Hour Registration Link:
When: Oct 6, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcumgpjkuHdddqHLFTfitdp2xuFBrdFdd
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Nadine Duplessy Kearns, Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Director for DC
Nadine's Virtual Office Hour Registration Link:
When: Oct 14, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoceuhpz4iH9yocloSIWWlP8j0InJhXHdg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sonia Quinonez, Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Director for Virginia
Sonia's Virtual Office Hour Registration Link:
When: Oct 20, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrd-GvqT0pE9ejKdPU3QAjXD3Tzlh2jXo3
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

These office hours are open to any eligible grantseeker, but grantseekers are asked to register in advance. You may register for whatever time above is most convenient for you - no need to wait for the Director for your state!

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 23, 2020 by 5pm ET.

Meyer Foundation will award all grants by the end of 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application portal: https://meyer-portal.givingdata.com/login

Julian A. Haynes, Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Director for Maryland: jhaynes@meyerfdn.org

Nadine Duplessy Kearns, Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Director for DC: nkearns@meyerfdn.org

Sonia Quiñónez, Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Director for Virginia: squinonez@meyerfdn.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties;   Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William Counties; and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park;   Washington, DC

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