A coalition of charitable, business and government partners has joined together to create the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to address the needs of the Kansas City region’s most vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, LISC Greater Kansas City (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) are co-leading the coalition. The Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that have experience supporting impacted communities – particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences.
The Fund issued a first round of grants and is in the process of notifying grantees. Grantees will be announced on April 13. Round one grants to support operations and services with a focus on critical needs, including, but not limited to
- Housing support (rent, mortgage, utilities)
- Food insecurity
- Access to health care
- Other critical human services
The Fund supports charitable organizations to both maintain their operations and services and increase their capacity to serve those impacted by COVID-19, including addressing the economic impacts on individuals and their families due to job interruption and reduction in income and benefits.
Additional grants will be announced in the coming weeks as needs evolve through outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis.