MARCH 31 UPDATE: The first round of Rapid Response Grants has closed.

The Community Foundation has awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response grants to 17 Monroe County nonprofit organizations. See the list of grant recipients at: The Community Foundation is developing its Phase 2 response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will release more information as soon as it is available.

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, in response to unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, offered Rapid Response Grants to immediately support Monroe County nonprofits to carry out their work for the benefit of those who call our community home. 

Grant amounts ranging from $250 to $2,500 were awarded through a streamlined application process that allowed the Foundation to evaluate and award grants in a 24-hour time period. Funding was made available beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Questions? Please contact Marcus Whited, or Meagan Niese,

Equal Opportunity in Grantmaking

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability, or any other improper criterion be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available by the Community Foundation, and any other program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance administered by the Community Foundation.

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