About the Fund

The Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund supports the County’s efforts to promote public health and support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. By creating a fund that is managed by an external partner (BCF), the County is able to accept donations from individuals as well as foundations and corporate donors in furtherance of its efforts to help County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contributions to the fund are being used to support various efforts, including providing groceries to food-insecure families and seniors, ensuring first responders and public health workers have adequate personal protective equipment, and other things the county is doing to prevent the spread of the virus and support residents. 


Apply for a Grant

501c3s in good standing or organizations with a fiscal sponsor were eligible for first-round funding of up to $15,000 to meet needs including, but not limited to: 

  • Access to food and other home essentials (such as toiletries, diapers, cleaning supplies, non-prescription medications)  

  • Assisting those affected by COVID-19 in areas such as: 

  • Addressing the digital divide  

  • Providing mental health services and resources 

  • Providing food and other essentials (food pantries, student support) 

  • Supporting survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking 

  • Caring for vulnerable populations including seniors and those with disabilities  

  • Providing services to underserved and minority communities  

  • Developing recreation programming and youth opportunities  

  • Providing legal services  

  • Support for  

  • Public Safety First Responders 

  • Health Care Workers 

  • “Economic and Community” First Responders (grocery store workers, delivery people, bus drivers) 

The application for the first round of Baltimore County Emergency Response Fund grants is now closed. Awards were announced in July. Please read the press release here.

Additional rounds of grants may be available, depending on funds raised.




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