IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING TPP’S GRANT APPLICATION AND CORONAVIRUS.
Here at TPP, we believe that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. With that in mind, our goals have been, and always will be, the same: to uplift and empower individuals to create change for a better world.
Now, during this unprecedented time of crisis in response to COVID-19, we wish to support the helpers—those ordinary people who are creating extraordinary change on behalf of people affected by the Coronavirus.
As a result, we have created a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, and for at least the months of March, April, and May, we will only be accepting new applications that address the COVID-19 pandemic through work in the following issue areas.
Please carefully review the information below and on the following pages as our funding guidelines and timeline for reviewing proposals have changed in response to these extraordinary circumstances.
Direct response projects
Direct response projects include any effort to directly prevent the spread of COVID-19 or which support direct provision of healthcare and support to those affected. Examples could include, but are not limited to, hygiene/WASH projects which prevent transmission of the virus; efforts to support the provision of healthcare in underserved communities; or projects which support the distribution of healthcare materials.
Community resilience initiatives
Community resilience efforts include any effort that bolsters our ability to care for all life in our communities, both human and non-human. Examples include efforts to support the immediate social and emotional wellbeing of our communities; efforts that support community-led projects that foster greater resilience among communities now and in the future through initiatives such as local food production and any other effort which strengthens our ability to respond together in times of crisis.
Initiatives that support projects moving their activities into the virtual realm.
We are offering funding to groups to shift their work to the virtual realm so that they are still able to meet community needs in these times where social distancing, quarantine, and isolation are necessary. Examples include developing platforms for remote work and purchasing subscriptions to existing services.