COVID-19 Emergency Operating Support Fund

Round 1 of COVID-19 Emergency Operating Support Fund applications closed April 6, 2020 at 5pm.  Please check back here for information about any additional rounds of support that may be announced.


Please email questions about emergency operating support funding to rkmf@rkmf.org.

As the region responds to the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation requests proposals from nonprofit organizations who are most at risk and who have the highest impact on health and well-being, economic mobility, and economic development.

Consideration will be given to requests that focus on:

  • Sustaining operations for recent grantees with acute, unexpected financial needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Implementing necessary operational adjustment in response to the crisis
  • Supporting costs that will not be addressed by federal or state stimulus or that might require a bridge until those funds are made available
  • Creating partnerships across nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors aimed at temporary solutions to crisis-driven needs

Additional guidance can be found on the COVID-19 Emergency Operating Support Fund online application. Funding requests closed Monday, April 6 at 5:00 pm.

Future rounds of additional emergency funding may be available and will be announced on this website and other media channels.

COVID-19 Response Initiatives

We have launched three initiatives that seek to support a regional COVID-19 response. To find additional information about each initiative click the link below.