Princeton Area Community Foundation now accepting grant applications for COVID-19 relief and recovery fund

The Princeton Area Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for its newly formed COVID-19 relief and recovery fund.

“We know many nonprofits are struggling to serve their clients and fulfill their missions, while worrying about the wellbeing of their staff.
We also know that so many of our most vulnerable residents rely on nonprofits every day. Charitable organizations help strengthen our communities, and that’s why we worked with more than a dozen other funders to create this fund,” reads the call for applications.

The fund was created to respond to the short-term immediate needs of nonprofits, as well as the long-term needs that may arise. The foundation has raised more than $1 million from other foundations and individuals to help nonprofits during the coronavirus crisis.

“Rapid response is our objective,” reads the call for applications. Applications will be accepted daily, with a 3 p.m. deadline. Grants submitted after the daily cut off will be considered on the following day. Requests are for unrestricted support.

“Please be realistic in the amount of your request. While fundraising efforts are continuous, we have limited resources, and we’re trying to meet as many needs as possible,” reads the call for applications.

Area nonprofits can apply for short-term, immediate, or longer-term needs. If you apply for short-term immediate funding now, you can still apply for long-term funding at a later date, as long as funds are still available. 

Applications are accepted electronically through the PACF online grants portal.