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Community Crisis Response Fund Application

The Community Crisis Response Fund was established to provide flexible financial assistance to Anne Arundel County nonprofits immediately following a violent incident, natural disaster or other crisis in our community. The number of people affected by the COVID-19 virus in Anne Arundel County has continued to grow, and for some, the effects have been dire. There is a tremendous amount of need in our region—especially amongst the most vulnerable and underserved people in the community.

CFAAC recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic presented significant challenges for area organizations, and its impact is still being felt by some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Since 2020, the Community Crisis Response Fund has more than awarded 282 rapid response grants totaling $1,709,692 to 134 unique nonprofits to support programs that provide food security, support for basic human needs, and assistance with housing insecurity and homelessness. Our goal is to work collaboratively to accelerate recovery for a thriving, resilient and even stronger community.

As the effects of the crisis continue to impact our community, nonprofit organizations are affected in a variety of ways, from meeting increased needs and higher demands in services, to decreased income due to canceled fundraisers or reduced program revenue. Throughout multiple stages of funding and in addition to continuing to support programs that provide services to our community’s most vulnerable populations, the Community Crisis Response Fund awarded grants to help stabilize area organizations that are responding to and recovering from the significant consequences of, and disparities exacerbated by, this health crisis.

Details about the grant application requiments coming soon. 


QUESTIONS: See under Nonprofits/Grants, or email/call Rosalind Calvin x104


Application Opens: September 1, 2023 | Deadline: October 2, 2023 | Award Size: Up to $5,000 | Awards in November 2023

Anne Arundel County provided the Federal Amercian Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) to be distributed to local nonprofits that identified solutions to the needs and gaps in services pinpointed in CFAAC’s 2022 Community Needs Assessment Report and who clearly demonstrated the effects of COVID on their organizations and the people they serve. ARP Grant applications opened on October 14, and closed on November 18, 2022. Read the Press Release from County Executive Pittman and CFAAC here.

Nonprofit Grant Login

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Crisis Response Fund please call our staff at 410.280.1102.