United Way of the Coastal Bend – City of Corpus Christi Nonprofit Recovery Fund
Nonprofit Recovery Fund
The City of Corpus Christi and United Way of the Coastal Bend (UWCB) have awarded $475,000 to 32 local nonprofit agencies to help keep them in business during the COVID-19 economic downturn.
The Nonprofit Recovery Fund was established in July by action of the City Council. More than 50 organizations representing more than $1.2 million in requests submitted applications to the fund. Many indicated a loss in revenue due to cancelled fundraisers and decreased donations, leading to cuts in services and employee layoffs.
A review committee comprised of UWCB leadership and a City of Corpus Christi representative carefully reviewed the applications and awarded grants ranging from $3,000 to $25,000. Applications were reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Evaluation criteria included:
Grant funds must be used for operational/administrative expenses, working capital, expenses of debt and workplace needs.
Grants were awarded to agencies with a positive track record and in existence for more than three years.
Eligible nonprofit organizations must have annual operating budgets of $3 million or less.
Preference was given to small nonprofits that aren’t heavily supported with state or federal dollars.
Eligible nonprofits must be located within Corpus Christi city limits, serve Corpus Christi residents and be governed by a local Board of Directors (not an advisory board).
Approval was based on need, location, planning, eligibility and availability of funds.
Agencies must currently provide health and human services, educational services, business support or job training in the Corpus Christi city limits.
Provide evidence of 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 status.
Organizations must provide most current audit for organizations with annual revenue more than $750,000; financial review for organizations between $100,000 to $749,999 annual revenue; and board-certified financials for organizations with less than $100,000 in annual revenue.
Agencies must provide list of Board of Directors and copy of most recent board-approved minutes.
Agencies will be required to submit monthly reporting detailing how the funds were used and must stay open and operational for at least three months after receiving the grant or else be subject to repayment.
Agencies receiving a Nonprofit Recovery Fund grant are:
Accessible Housing Resources, Inc.
Annapolis Christian Academy
Art Center of Corpus Christi
Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving the Coastal Bend
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend
Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc.
Children's Advocacy Center
Corpus Christi Hope House, Inc.
Corpus Christi Literacy Council
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
Corpus Christi Symphony Society
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi
Diocesan Telecommunications Corporation
Dress for Success Corpus Christi
Family Counseling Service
Friends of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Greenwood-Molina Nursery School
Habitat for Humanity - Corpus Christi
It's Your Life Foundation
Kids Get Fit
Mary McLeod Bethune Early Child Development Center