The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation is monitoring the status of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and following guidance from agencies like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments and agencies.
The Foundation understands that many of our nonprofit partners have been or will be affected by concerns related to COVID-19. If activities related to your grant from the Foundation are impacted, please know we are here to support your important work.
For all questions not addressed below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Additional information about COVID-19 and guidance to prevent the spread of viruses is available through the CDC or your state or local health department.
The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation announced on March 25 it has awarded $450,000 to 86 organizations that provide basic needs support to our communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
General guidance for grant recipients
Health & safety
The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation expects all Foundation grant recipients to conduct their operations in compliance with all applicable COVID-19 orders, regulations and guidance for the safety of all involved. If you have questions about this, please contact your local health department.
There will be no interruption in the Foundation’s ability to accept applications and process grants. The Foundation will continue to accept and provide decisions on grant applications under a rolling deadline. In this time of uncertainty, the Foundation will make every effort to return decisions more quickly.
Grant reporting will not be considered late until 60 days past the stated due date; however, the reports will still retain their original due dates.
If you have an installment grant or a grant in the Foundation’s recurring grant portfolio, the report is still required in order to receive the 2020 payment. We understand that this report may need to be completed in a brief format as all details may not yet be available or staff capacity limited.
It is anticipated that many of our program grants will be impacted, and the Foundation intends to work with you on appropriate modifications or extensions of deliverables. Please reach out to us to discuss a grant modification or extension, should the need arise.