2021 Community Stabilization Fund
Based on our ongoing gathering of real-time feedback from nonprofit partners, public and private sector leaders, and individuals being impacted directly, CFHZ will continue the Community Stabilization Fund into 2021 for at least the first six months of the year.
The CFHZ Board of Trustees recently approved an additional $225,000 of Community's Endowment resources to be allocated through the Community Stabilization Fund. We are committed to continuing to use these dollars to act swiftly, be flexible as new information emerges and be targeted in its use across the various areas of need, taking into account the range of other supports that have come from public and private sources into our community.
CFHZ’s board has also recommitted to the following targeted strategies for prioritized investment:
- Preventing people from slipping into poverty - primary strategy is focused on stabilizing ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households, in particular by helping keep people in their homes through rent payment assistance and home foreclosure prevention.
- Continued basic needs supports - primary strategy is providing basic needs support targeted to those who haven’t (or won’t ever) receive the federal stimulus financial supports.
- Increase Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - primary strategy is scaling up existing mental health and substance abuse providers to be able to serve more people and reach different audiences.
- Mitigating the education opportunity gap - primary strategy is to provide extra resources to support those students who are likely to fall the furthest behind on their educational journeys as our model for learning is being forced to adapt in real-time.
We will also be monitoring public health and vaccine rollout as another potential priority area.
How to Apply
If you have an idea of how your organization can help our community implement one of these strategies, we encourage you to submit an application online.
Applications for all strategies will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis now through May 28, 2021. Applications will be reviewed approximately every 6 weeks, and we will notify applicants on the status of their applications at these intervals. Completing this application form is the first step of the process and CFHZ staff will contact you for additional information if needed.
Please contact Director of Community Impact, Yah-Hanna Jenkins Leys if you have questions about the Stabilization Fund in 2021.