TMF Opens Request for Proposal (RFP) Application for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
The Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) has funded a $250,000 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to provide support to churches and non-profits who are already collaborating with people and communities who may be most affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies that: support individuals and families to improve access to food and/or healthcare; supplement lost wages and/or housing costs; serve vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or homeless; provide resources for academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed. We want to understand your ministry and work resulting from the impacts of COVID-19. Our hope is that others will join TMF in investing in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
The TMF RFP will open on Monday, May 11, and will remain open until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Our intent is to release approved funding the week of May 25, 2020. A one-time award will range from $5,000 to $25,000.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
- Must be a 501c3 organization
- Must provide services in Texas and/or New Mexico
- Must provide services that address critical immediate relief or long-term recovery efforts in response to COVID-19
- Requests need to focus on learnings from working with first responders and/or support for vulnerable populations
Some Examples of Activities or Services, but Not Limited to, Funded Through this Opportunity are Listed Below:
- New ministries or initiatives emerging from the crisis
- Ensuring access to nutritious food to high-risk and vulnerable groups
- Ensuring safety for high-risk and vulnerable groups
- Ensuring safe shelter and/or housing opportunities for persons experiences homelessness or domestic violence
- Providing mental health support and telehealth access for community members, especially for first responders and others whose work is considered essential
- Supporting academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed
- Providing support to displaced workers, including connecting displaced workers with jobs that are open for immediate hire
- Large system supports that could including improving food distribution systems, supporting schools/districts with kids/youth for mentoring and connection, or expanding meal delivery services for seniors and home-bound populations
Priority will be given to proposals demonstrating collaborative work with others in the community.
Questions about the RFP?