About the Alexandria Resilience Fund
The Alexandria Resilience Fund was created to respond to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by the CARES Act, the Alexandria Resilience Fund is a partnership between the City of Alexandria and ACT for Alexandria, the City’s community foundation. The first phase of COVID-19 relief funding was made through the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund, awarding $990,000 to 82 organizations. The second phase of funding began in October, and was made possible through a CARES Act award from the City of $2 million. The Fund made grants up to $50,000 to 57 organizations from October to December 30, 2020.
Continuing this funding is vital to the well-being of Alexandria. We know that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, both from a health and economic perspective, are going to be with us for the long term. And we know that now is the time to innovate for a better future with equity at the center. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 has exacerbated the pre-existing inequities in our community. The Alexandria Resilience Fund intends to support organizations committed to addressing racial equity and that have deep, trusted relationships with communities that have been marginalized and are on the sidelines of Alexandria’s prosperity.
Partner with ACT
We hope you will join us as we work together to ensure a vibrant community where all Alexandria residents can thrive.
Should you prefer to make a gift via check, you can mail your donation to:
ACT for Alexandria
Attn: Alexandria Resilience Fund
201 N. Union Street, Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314.
Please note: For each online donation, 1.5% will be directed to ACT for Alexandria as a management fee to partially offset administrative costs associated with managing The Alexandria Resilience Fund.
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