COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund Fund
About This Fund
Four years ago, the national political landscape shifted dramatically, which significantly impacted the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized women, girls, and transgender, gender nonconforming, gender nonbinary (TGNCNB) people in New York City. The New York Women’s Foundation responded by launching Resilience-NYC, a grantmaking strategy focused on strengthening the ability of organizations to adapt and respond in moments of crisis while also protecting and accelerating gains made to secure prosperous, safe and healthy lives. Today, COVID-19, an economic, political, and public health crisis, has deepened the vulnerability of the most marginalized low-income women, girls, and TGNCNB communities of color, who are facing disproportionate effects on their economic security, health, safety and well-being.
The Fund’s overarching goals are to:
• Address the immediate and longer-term needs of women, TGNCNB individuals, and families most impacted by COVID-19.
• Increase the organizational capacity of current and former grantee partners to respond to on-going needs of communities impacted by COVID-19.
• Align our responses with other sectors to streamline and accelerate recovery.
About The Host Organization
The New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city. We celebrate the humanity in each person and we believe people and relationships are the foundation of our success. Values:
We celebrate the humanity in each person and we believe people and relationships are the foundation of our success.
We see the vibrancy, resiliency, and creativity in communities. Our experience has shown us that those facing the greatest obstacles also have the greatest insight and that community leadership is invaluable to developing solutions. We believe that all voices count and that effective solutions are created when tables are inclusive across social, cultural and economic backgrounds.