See below and Application for detailed information, requirements and submission instructions.
The Grant Application period has closed. Submitted applications are currently under review and all applicants will be notified of the award decision.
Fairfax County has established a $5 million fund to support 501(c)3 and 501(c)19 nonprofit organizations, whose primary work currently supports social safety net services to vulnerable populations within Fairfax County. Grants will be awarded to eligible organizations in one of three amounts, $25,000, $50,000 or $75,000, depending on the size of the organization and operating budget.
Nonprofits that function as a part of Fairfax County’s social safety net in the areas listed below are eligible for funding through the NSG Program:
Food and Nutrition;
Positive Behaviors/Healthy Relationships; and/or
The awarded funds must support projects that address an identified area of organizational capacity constrained due to the impacts of COVID-19, to include, but not limited to:
A social safety net organization is one which provides services in one or more of the seven categories listed above and is focused on primarily serving people from communities who are more vulnerable to self-sufficiency problems, including people with limited income; immigrants and refugees; people with disabilities; and people who are historically subject to disparate access to opportunities. Find more details and service examples on the linked document.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be accepted from May 15, 2020, through 2:00 p.m. on May 22, 2020. The County will accept either electronic or hardcopy submission of the application; detailed instructions for submission are included on the application form. Applications received after the due date/time will not be considered for award.
As you fill out the application you will be asked to include:
A statement of need
The social safety net categories that represent your organization
Descriptions of the specific programs your organization is currently providing in Fairfax County and how they contribute to the social safety net
The expenses the grant funding will be used for
The percentage of your direct service staff that serve Fairfax County residents
The number of full-time equivalent staff your organization has working in Fairfax County
Your organization’s most current IRS 990 Form (the size of your organization will be determined from information provided on your IRS 990 Form)
You will receive an acknowledgement that your application was received.
Applications will be screened to determine the organization serves Fairfax County residents, meets the social safety net criteria as outlined above and IRS 990 Form is received. Those that qualify, will be awarded grants based on their organizational size - small (eligible for $25,000), medium ($50,000) and large ($75,000). Operational efficiencies reflected in the percentage of operating costs that are dedicated to salaries may be factored into the amount of award.
The grants will be available to nonprofit organizations who meet the following criteria:
Recognized as a 501(c)3 and 501(c)19 nonprofit organizations, according to the Internal Revenue Code
Serve Fairfax County residents
Currently operate as part of Fairfax County’s social safety net
Submit a complete application, including the most recent IRS 990 Form
Successful awardees will be required to provide documentation on how grant funds were allocated and comply with all reporting and audit requirements. Awardees will be required to submit reports on spending related to, and impact of, the grants. Reporting requirements will be shared with awardees upon award.