Due to the large volume of applications received, we have closed the intake of new applications to the Emergency Response Fund until further notice. If you have started a draft application in our granting portal but have not yet submitted, please do so prior to June 5th. The team is continuously reviewing applications and will provide additional updates in the coming weeks. 



The COVID-19 pandemic has created a health crisis compounded by an economic contraction, resulting in mass layoffs, small business closures and unemployment. Meanwhile, many charities are experiencing increased demand for frontline services. They may need to hire more staff and adapt programming or adopt new safety measures in the short term. There is an immediate and unprecedented need to support community organizations over the next six months as they rise to new challenges.


Recognizing these exceptional circumstances, McConnell is launching a $750,000 COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.


It will 1) provide short-term support for community organizations facing increased demands, and 2) help organizations respond to new opportunities during the first few months of the pandemic and recovery period.