The application for the second round of Community Emergency Relief Fund granting is open through April 22. Grants will be disbursed at the end of April, providing at least $50,000 of emergency response funding to nonprofit organizations offering direct services to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Grants will range from $1,500 to $5,000 each and will be distributed across all five counties in Southwest Colorado (Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties). Examples of eligible nonprofit organizations include, food security providers, housing security providers, youth organizations, health care and mental health providers and senior service providers.
Applications are available at www.SWCODA.org/nonprofits.
To donate to CERF, visit www.coloradogives.org/cerf, send a check payable to the Community Foundation with CERF in the memo line to P.O. Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302 or text “credit’ to 40403 to pay via phone.