On April 6, 2020, the City of Grand Junction allocated up to $500,000 in emergency funds to help Grand Junction nonprofits respond to the significant increase in demand for basic needs of food and shelter resulting from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  See below for the list of nonprofit organizations who were awarded funding.


Organization Name Grant Amount Purpose of Funding
Community Food Bank $50,000.00 Is seeing 3-fold increase in demand. Has reorganized to offer drive-through food box pick up and forging partnerships with other organizations for home delivery.
District 51 Foundation $25,000.00 Staffing and food expenses for Emergeny Meal Program serving 4,000 students/day while schools are not in session at neighborhood drive through sites and mobile meals food truck. Funding limited to GJ sites only.
Doors 2 Success $20,000.00 Rent assistance for non-federally subsidized client families to meet payments.
Foster Alumni Mentors $3,000.00 Rent and food assistance for former foster care families and individuals who have lost jobs.
Grand Valley Catholic Outreach $50,000.00 Expand rent assistance program to serve an additional 500 to 1,000 people who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Grand Valley Peace & Justice $5,000.00 Food and personal hygiene products for homeless individuals not staying in shelters.
Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County $10,000.00 Mortgage assistance for HFH families in Grand Junction who have lost employment.
Hilltop Community Resources $30,000.00 Gas and grocery store gift cards for families in need through the Family Resource Center and Latimer House.  Cases of domestic violence are on rise and Hilltop is seeing a heavier case load.
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley $50,000.00 Expand bed capacity and create more social distancing and quarantined space for sick individuals at the homeless shelter.
The Joseph Center $24,500.00 Seeing 60% increase in requests for rent and utility assistance.  One of two GJ organizations able to respond to emergency financial needs.
Karis/Homeless Camp Coalition $20,000.00 Temporary installation of 10 portable toilets and 10 hand washing stations for homeless camps to increase hygiene and reduce chance of virus spread.
Karis The House $25,000.00 Food and shelter needs of homeless youth.
Kids Aid $50,000.00 More food items per bag of weekend emergency food than normal, more bags delivered through various partnerships.
Meals on Wheels Mesa County $50,000.00 Inundated with new requests from homebound seniors for food. Half of regular group meal sites closed. Reorganizing to serve 30% more clients daily. Also providing a week’s worth of frozen meals as needed.
Nisley Elementary Parent Teacher Organization $2,500.00 Incorporated 501c3 nonprofit providing food for low income families in the Fruitvale neighborhood.
Mesa Developmental Services dba STRiVE $10,000.00 Rent and food assistance for clients who are not currently able to work.
Riverside Educational Center $25,000.00 Food boxes and home delivery in Riverside neighborhood.
Salvation Army Grand Junction Corps $25,000.00 General operating support for food and shelter programs.
SummitWest Care $25,000.00 Staff support to feed homebound, high risk seniors.
Total Funding $500,000.00