Frequently Asked Questions
When is the deadline to donate to the MA COVID-19 Relief Fund?
On July 13, 2020 the MA COVID-19 Relief Fund will stop accepting donations. After July 13th, please consider donating directly to the community foundations and food banks supported by the MA COVID-19 Relief Fund.
I would like to make a large gift. Who should I contact?
Thank you in advance for your contribution. A MA COVID-19 Relief Fund donor advised fund has been established at The Boston Foundation to support this statewide fund. Please contact Jonathan Raymond at
firstname.lastname@example.org for wire instructions.
Can I target my donation to a certain impact area?
Given the importance of moving quickly and the commitment to distribute dollars to the greatest need. All gifts will be unrestricted.
Who is eligible to receive funds from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund?
The Fund’s Executive Director will work with regional community foundations, statewide leaders and large nonprofits to vet needs and identify the most capable service providers. Grants will be made only to 501(c)(3) organizations.
What are the priorities of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund?
Donations to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund will support high-quality Massachusetts nonprofits that serve those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, with an emphasis on essential worker resources (including healthcare workers), individuals with disabilities, immigrants, food insecurity, and homelessness.
Who is the Fiscal Sponsor for this fund?
Eastern Bank is administering the fund. The Foundation for Business Equity is acting as Fiscal Sponsor for individuals who will give by credit or debit card or by check.
The Boston Foundation is also acting as a Fiscal Sponsor and has created a donor advised fund for donations by foundations and through donor advised funds.
Who makes grant decisions?
Grant decisions are made by an advisory council made up of a diverse group of professionals who represent the regions across the state.
I work for a 501(c)(3) organization supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Can I apply to benefit from this Fund?
The Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund is working with nonprofits and community foundations across the state to meet the greatest need. We are not accepting inbound grant applications. If you are an organization in need of assistance, please reach out to your local community foundation.
I am in individual impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Where can I seek assistance?
The Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund is directing funds to established community foundations and nonprofits already working with individuals and families across Massachusetts. If you are an individual or family in need, please visit mass211.org.
I have other questions. Who can I ask?
Please reach out to email@example.com with any additional questions.