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Funding Alert

We know how important it is to have access to capital to support mission critical operations.

The Funding Alert, a free resource produced by Serve DC, highlights grant opportunities and resources for community-based, faith-based, 501 (c) (3) nonprofits, and District government agencies. In response to the District’s current public health emergency, the Funding Alert also includes coronavirus (COVID-19) related funding opportunities!

For all current District Government agency grant opportunities, visit the District Grants Clearinghouse




COVID-19 Grant Funds


New Opportunities:

Booz Allen Foundation: Innovation Fund

  • Deadline: 6/5/2020
  • Available Funds: $1M; awards up to $100,000 (nonprofits) & $10,000 (individuals & eligible for-profits)


Borealis Philanthropy: COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities

  • Deadline: Open as long as funds are available
  • Available Funds: awards up to $10,000


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

  • Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $1,500 per award


DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $10,000


Existing and Closing Soon:

Greater Washington Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

  • Deadline: Phase 2 - 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $50,000


Theatre Washington Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief

  • Deadline: Rollng
  • Available Funds: $500 per award


The NEA Foundation: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

  • Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000 per award


Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Available Funds: $60B


Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP)

  • Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Available Funds: $310B


Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All

  • Deadline: 7/16/2020
  • Available Funds: $10,000 per award


One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Available Funds: Varies, grant request


Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $75,000


Funding Opportunities


Volunteer Engagement

Closing Volunteer Generation Fund

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $75,000; awards up to $7,500



New Enterprising Women of Color

  • Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Available Funds: $3M; awards up to $500,000



New Bring Back the Natives 2020

  • Deadline: 6/04/2020
  • Available Funds: $510,000


Community Improvement/Development

Household Water Well Program

  • Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Available Funds: $5M


BJA FY 20 Preventing School Violence: BJA's STOP School Violence Program

  • Deadline: 6/9/2020
  • Available Funds: $71.5M; awards up to $2M


Public Safety

Closing Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $35M


Social Services

New Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

  • Deadline: 6/16/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $12M; awards up to $100,000


Closing Program Helps Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $2M; awards up to $400,000


Food Nutrition 

New Farmers Market Promotion Program

  • Deadline: 5/26/2020
  • Available Funds: $13.5M


Civic Engagement

New 2020-2021 Lead Agency Program

  • Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $40,000 - $65,000


Closing 7 Million Strong

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: awards between $500 and $10,000


Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF)

  • Deadline: 6/1/2020; must call Borealis staff by 5/22/2020 to be considered
  • Available Funds: awards up to $75,000


Social Justice

FY 2020 Emergency Transitional Pet Shelter Housing and Assistance Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $2M; awards up to $400,000


Youth Engagement

OJJDP FY 2020 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Programs for Youth

  • Deadline: 5/26/2020
  • Available Funds: $6.53M; awards up to $500,000



New Minority Research Grant Program

  • Deadline: 6/2/2020
  • Available Funds: $500,000; awards up to $250,000


Closing Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions

  • Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Available Funds: $3M


Arts and Humanities

New Youth Media Literacy Grant

  • Deadline: 5/26/2020
  • Available Funds: $10,000


Voice, Creativity + Culture

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Available Funds: Varies


ArtWriters Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/20/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $50,000


Capacity Building

New Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) National Grants for Program Year (PY) 2020

  • Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $312M; awards up to $50M


Digital Undivided: The Doonie Fund

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $100 per award



Fund for Environmental Journalism: 2020 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Available Funds: $2,500 per individuals or $5,000 for team or news outlet projects


Resource Development

New The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Seed Program

  • Letters of Intent Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Available Funds: varies; average around $50,000


New Awesome Grants

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $1,000 per award


Juvenile Justice

Closing OVSJG FY21 Consolidated Justice Grants

  • Deadline: 5/27/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


FY21 Show Up, Stand Out (SUSO)

  • Deadline: 6/2/2020
  • Available Funds: $615,000


Financial Support

Grants Strengthen Pro Bono Financial Planning Services

  • Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Available Funds: $40,000


Want to donate to an Emergency Response Fund?


DC Education Equity Fund

  • Funding: varies


COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

  • Funding: Varies


CDP COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Thrive Market COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Chefs for America

  • Funding: Food and Meals


Emergency Fund for Tipped and Service Workers

  • Available Funds: varies


LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund

  • Funding: $100M


COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

  • Available Funds: varies


Groundswell Fund

  • Funding: varies


Emergent Fund: People's Bailout

  • Funding: Over $500,000


Capacity Building Resources


Virtual Public Hearing - DC Department of Health and Public Health Integrated Advisory Committee

  • May 28th, 2020 at 4PM - 6:30PM
  • For more information, contact LaVerne Jones at 202-442-9151 or the DC Health Team at

NFTE Career Relaunch: Free, Short-Term Online Program

Coronavirus Pandemic Resources for Domestic Workers

SheaMoisture Women of Color E-Learning Hub


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Federal Grants

 Save Small Business Initiative

Candid: Foundation Center + GuideStar

Pro Bono Center


Serve DC, the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships, is the DC State Single Point of Contact (SPOC). If you need to obtain a SPOC ID number, contact Tyler Giles at [email protected]

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