How can I contribute to the Fund?
Thank you for considering support of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Checks can be made payable to Shenandoah Community Foundation and can be mailed to PO Box 31, Woodstock, VA 22664. Online donations can be made via our website at www.shenandoahcommunityfoundation.org.
What does the Fund support?
The Fund will support grants to charitable organizations serving Shenandoah County community members to enable them to meet the crisis needs of those affected by the pandemic. This may include assistance for food, housing, health care, transportation, daycare, utilities, or other life-sustaining expenses.
Charitable organizations include those that are tax-exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) and governmental entities.
Can individuals affected by the COVID-19 situation apply for assistance?
The Fund does not support requests for individual assistance. If you are an individual in need, please call 211 for referrals to organizations that can assist you or call the Department of Social Services at
540-459-6226. If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Alliance for Shelter at 540-459-3212.
How can my organization apply for emergency support?
In order to move resources quickly and minimize the burden on organizations, we are not following a formal application process. Please submit your organization’s needs using this Google Form, which you can preview before you begin. If you would like to discuss your specific needs in more detail, please contact us by email email@example.com or leave a message at (540) 459-7737.
Is my organization eligible if we have not previously received funding from the Community Foundation?
Does my organization need to be located in Shenandoah County?
No; however, you must serve community members of Shenandoah County.
When will grants be awarded?
Our goal is to review applications on a weekly basis and process requests quickly, with priority given to requests that address immediate needs.
Can my organization apply more than once?
Yes, please feel free to update us as your needs change.