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New Funding to Respond to COVID-19

The Redlich Horwitz Foundation is announcing the release of a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to support virtual family-driven care in New York State.

The Redlich Horwitz Foundation will provide grants of up to $40,000 to governmental and non-governmental organizations who serve children in foster care, in New York State, outside of New York City. Applications submitted collaboratively from providers and counties are encouraged. 

Those who serve children and families in the following counties are eligible for funds: Albany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Clinton, Cortland, Dutchess, Erie, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Monroe, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Rockland, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tompkins, Ulster and Westchester. 

Grant funds will be awarded to organizations seeking to purchase software, hardware and cellular service to give tele-communication capacity to youth, families of origin and foster families to support family-based placements, family connection, reunification and permanency in a time of physical distancing.

Requests will be fulfilled on a “first-come-first-served” basis and will be accepted immediately and reviewed within 3-5 business days.

Click here to access the full application and guidelines. Please send requests to Rashida Abuwala at

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