The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has changed many long held assumptions in just a few months. One of these assumptions is that we can easily and frequently visit loved ones and friends who are patients or residents of hospitals, assisted living or nursing home facilities. Under current health guidance, patients and residents of many of these facilities can no longer have visitors and other elders find themselves more isolated at home.
Our Connecting Elders with Family funding criteria has been broadened with the hope that even more communities might be able to take advantage of this opportunity, available exclusively to NCF affiliated funds.
The Alice DeVoe Donor-Advised Fund, an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation, and another anonymous donor are providing matching grants to NCF affiliated funds to connect and engage elders with family and friends, including electronic devices and complementary equipment. Additionally, funding is now available for other projects and programs that address social isolation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be damaging to individuals socially, emotionally and physically. Applications should emphasize the ways richer connections among elders will be fostered during this unprecedented time.
Grants from affiliated funds will be given to organizations who serve our elders’ care and must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit or owned and operated by a local government political subdivision, like a municipality or county.
Other parameters are:
- Grants of up to $2,500 be offered per affiliated fund
- Grants are to be matched 1:1 with other philanthropic resources (cash only; previous grants or investments do not count as match)
- Monies are to be raised and granted during 2020
- Only NCF affiliated funds are eligible to apply
For more information contact:
Kristine Gale, Community Impact Coordinator
Nebraska Community Foundation