Direct COVID-19 Response Grant

Open Road Alliance

U.S. CITIzens and residents
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This program provides charitable grants to organizations responding directly to COVID-19 that are also demonstrating how their intervention moves towards longer term societal adaptation and resilience beyond the immediate outbreak.

Benefits

  • One-time cash grants of up to $100,000 for nonprofits and for-profit social enterprises
  • Available for organizations working in any geographic area or sector

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Eligibility

Eligible organizations must be one of the following:

  • A US-registered 501c3 nonprofit in good standing
  • A for-profit social enterprise or foreign charity with a US-registered charitable fiscal sponsor in good standing (501c3 nonprofits, private foundations or similar organizations)

The organization’s work must meet the following criteria:

  • Mid-implementation – programs that are otherwise fully funded - not pilot projects
  • Prioritizing clear, demonstrable, and deep impact that can demonstrate clear potential to flatten the COVID-19 curve and supports longer-term societal and economic adaptation beyond the immediate outbreak
  • Preference for organizations/interventions operating at scale or systems-change

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Application

Application

  • If you think you may be eligible for funding from Open Road, create an account and submit an initial inquiry at the site provided
  • Applications can only be accessed after a staff member has invited you to submit a full application. In most cases, you will receive an email indicating you have been invited to apply
  • If you have not received this invitation, then you will not be able to complete an application 
  • If you believe you should have access to a full application, please do not submit an inquiry, but reach out to us at funding@openroadalliance.org

Inquiry Form

Do you need help?

The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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Requirements

Organization details (name, year established, tax status, and similar information)

Amount of funding requested

A summary of the roadblock or opportunity your organization is facing, including:

  • The timeline and events that led to the roadblock or opportunity
  • The full amount necessary to solve the roadblock completely
  • Impact or success metrics  your programming or business has achieved to date


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