Our Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT INVITATION NOW OPEN
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current events related to COVID-19.
We invite you to apply for funding to give urgent support to our communities. This support could include crisis response that addresses the physical, social, emotional wellbeing and safety of those most affected by racism and poverty. Apply here using the simple online application:
We will update these resources as they become avaialble.
- World Health Organization- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
- Latest information from the Connecticut state government
- Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day (Opinion from Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH)
- How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus
- If You Are Uninsured You May Qualify for Coverage with Access Health CT
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WCGMF OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
WCGMF is taking the following measures to maximize safety for all and to minimize the financial impact to our grantees:
- The WCMGF offices are closed until further notice.
- WCGMF staff are working remotely and are available by telephone or videoconference during regular business hours.
- On site meetings and convenings will be rescheduled, if possible. We are not accepting new requests for convening at this time.
- Processing of payments will be modified to reduce the risk of virus exposure and contamination to staff, grantees and the public. We are striving to be as efficient as possible so that grantees and partners can continue to provide essential services to their communities. We welcome your feedback as we develop this new process.
We are monitoring the situation, in real-time, and having constant dialogue with our community partners. Please do not hesitate to contact your Program Officer or reach out to our Grants Manager Rachel Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.