COVID-19 and Emergency Response Micro Grants
In times of crisis, community matters more than ever.
We are so proud of how our REALITY community has stepped up in powerful ways to support the urgent needs of the most vulnerable populations and to strengthen, uplift and care for communities most at risk.
It is in this spirit that we are offering COVID-19 and Emergency Response Micro Grants, one-time grants in 2021 of up to $2,500 to support initiatives led by REALITY alumni that provide emergency response and relief to communities impacted by COVID-19 and other natural disasters.
Informed by our commitment to repairing the world (tikkun olam), by our leadership journeys and by our personal and professional experiences, we believe that our community is uniquely positioned to:
- Identify emergency response and relief initiatives that support the most vulnerable residents of our neighborhoods and our local communities;
- Act quickly to organize and implement initiatives or collaborate with existing organizations to provide direct emergency response relief, and
- Work with fellow REALITY Community members and/or experts in the fields providing direct service and relief to the most vulnerable among us.
Please note that all initiatives supported by these micro grants must comply with the guidelines set by relevant local authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), especially as it relates to social distancing and local shelter-in-place policies currently in effect.
We know this is a stressful, uncertain time for so many people, and our hearts are with all who are impacted. Despite the challenges, we are proud of how our REALITY Community remains committed to drawing on our values as we show up for each other and support those in need. If you need assistance or have questions, please email Melanie Weintraub.