COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Launches

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Launches

Working with area nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the launch of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The NNJCF invites the public to help by making a donation to the Fund.  The donations provide support to small nonprofit organizations in Bergen County, New Jersey.  These grassroots organizations have limited budgets and provide assistance on the frontlines in the county.

The Northern NJ Community Foundation launches the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.

COVID-19 Rapid Respond Fund launches.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

During this time, the NNJCF collaborates with its partners, grantees and community leaders to assess the need.  The Hackensack based foundation gathers information about the pandemic’s impact on municipalities and residents, especially low-income children, families, and seniors, in the county. The Fund supports small local nonprofits encountering increased demand for services.  These nonprofits also confront difficult financial choices about whom to serve and how.

In addition, social distancing causes increased isolation and loneliness among community members. The Fund also supports nonprofit arts organizations and those providing arts programs and services in the county to build community engagement in a time of isolation. Nonprofit arts organizations providing services to vulnerable populations such as artists experiencing loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will also be considered for support.  Information about the grant making criteria, the process, and an application will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Bergen County residents face increased struggles because of reduced or lost income, food and housing insecurity, health expenses and childcare needs impacted by COVID-19. The public can make a difference at this critical time to help small nonprofit organizations respond and provide direct services to our neighbors in need by making a contribution of any size,” said Michael J. Shannon, President, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

Make a Donation

Individuals, businesses, and organizations may find additional information and contribute to the NNJCF’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund online.  On checks, make contributions to ‘The Northern NJ Community Foundation’.  On the check, also add ‘COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund’ in the memo line.  Send the check to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601. Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law. For further information, contact nnjcf@nnjcf.org or 201-568-5608.

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