Arnall Family Foundation announces COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
“Social distancing guidelines are drastically changing the way these systems operate, but we believe that it is now more important than ever to help youth, foster families, kinship families and families of origin feel connected and supported,” said Sue Ann Arnall, founder and president of the Arnall Family Foundation.
Grants may be awarded to nonprofits and governmental organizations (with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor), and collaborations amongst multiple organizations are encouraged. The foundation is specifically seeking applications for technology, service or resource provision for kinship families and informal care options for foster families.
“Children in foster care have already experienced unimaginable trauma,” said Arnall. “Keeping children connected, especially to their families of origin, during this unprecedented time is something we must do everything in our power to maintain.”
Grant applications will be open April 20 and interested parties may apply at www.arnallfamilyfoundation.org. Applications are due April 27, 2020 and grants will be distributed by May 6. Since 2015, the Arnall Family Foundation has invested over $10 million in programs and systems that improve the lives of children and families involved in the child welfare system.