COVID-19 Small Grants

Special COVID-19

Grant Cycle

We are pleased to offer a special grant cycle to assist nonprofit organizations responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the disability community. 

We will be awarding grants of up to $15,000 to Tennessee nonprofits seeking to maintain capacity to serve people with disabilities or build new capacity to meet demand created by the COVID-19 crisis. We will be prioritizing funding requests from community-based and disability-led organizations, particularly but not exclusively communities whose access to resources and critical supports are experiencing greater instability related to COVID-19. 

Eligibility is limited to Tennessee nonprofit organizations with a maximum annual budget of less than $1 million. 

To apply, visit

To obtain and complete the application in alternative formats, please contact 615-383-9442 or email

The application will be open for three weeks, closing at the end of day June 8th, 2020. 

Awardees will be notified by Friday, June 26th. Three and nine month reports will be required. 

Please direct questions to