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Grants For Nonprofits Through Community Foundation Amid COVID-19

August 25, 2020

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners and the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County have partnered together to provide grants to eligible nonprofits offering essential services within the county.

Qualifying nonprofits include those with at least a two-year service history in the community, operating in full state and federal compliance, and that have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grant opportunities include:

  • Sustaining Critical Services Grants: Marion County nonprofits providing critical services during COVID-19 can apply for grants of up to $50,000, based on the nonprofit’s pre-COVID operating budget size, to cover operating expenses such as rent, utilities, and salaries.
  • Supporting Safe Operations Grants: Grants of up to $25,000 are available to Marion County nonprofits, helping offset costs associated with new social distancing guidelines and other modifications that impact delivery of services. (Examples include costs for PPE and disinfection supplies, as well as technology required to transition to providing services online).
  • Nourishing the Community Grants: Grants of up to $25,000 are available to Marion County nonprofits, helping offset costs associated with purchasing food to respond to increased demand for emergency food aid.
  • Responding to Other COVID-Related Needs: Understanding that the impact of COVID-19 will be different for each nonprofit, this program offers grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-19 related needs other than those outlined above.

Nonprofits can apply online by clicking HERE

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