Flexibility in Funding for Recent Grantees

For recent grantees, The Longwood Foundation understands that this crisis has resulted in a dramatic disruption to your operations and planned grant activities. For those grantees that still have funds remaining from your recent grant, the nature of this crisis may change how you wish to allocate what remains of your award. We are considering requests for this flexibility on a rolling case-by-case basis. If interested, we ask that you prepare a brief summary (1-2 pages) addressing the questions outlined in the document linked below, and email them to Maria Stecker, Grants Manager (mstecker@longwood.org).

The Longwood Foundation has granted an initial $1 million to Delaware’s COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation (https://www.delcf.org/covid-grants/) and an additional $500,000 matching grant to the Fund last week. Early rounds of grants have been awarded. The intent is for applications to be accepted each Monday and grants to be awarded each Friday for as long as funding is available and community needs exist related to the coronavirus crisis. As of early April, applications are being accepted only for those organizations addressing critical basic needs, actively providing services, and seeking funding that will be expended within the next six weeks. Over time, the Fund will shift to make grants intended to address more structural and long-term needs related to the effects of COVID-19. If you reallocate Longwood funds, we will share this information with the DCF committee (on which Longwood is a participant) as they make their decisions, which may influence their assessment of the urgency of your funding need.

We also encourage you to consider applying for the small business and nonprofit support made available under the recent federal stimulus packages. Additional information can be found on the Philanthropy Delaware COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits webpage: https://philanthropydelaware.org/COVID-19-Nonprofit-Resources.  If you intend to request flexibility on your past grant from Longwood, we will ask you to address whether you’ve applied for these in your summary.

View the document containing instructions for submitting a request to reallocate funds remaining from a prior award: http://www.longwoodfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Information-for-Organizations-Seeking-to-Reallocate-Funds-Due-to-COVID-19.pdf