Skip to main content

Minnesota Disaster Recovery Funds for Coronavirus (MDRF)

Aug 6, 2020

For Advisory Committee questions::
Katina Mortensen


Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) provides funding to assist communities in Minnesota experiencing hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. MDRF funds are intended to support the short and long-term needs of individuals and families economically impacted by COVID-19, nonprofits with increased demand for services due to coronavirus, and small businesses that have had interruptions to their operations.

Grants will be made to community intermediaries who will grant, re-grant, or disburse funds directly to individuals, families, nonprofits, and small businesses throughout Minnesota.


Eligible applicants are community intermediaries, including community foundations, Minnesota Initiative Foundations, tribal nations, CDFIs, coalitions, networks, associations, or other intermediaries with an existing grant-making process in place.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts in the first round of funding have ranged from $50,000 to $600,000.

Application process

A link to the application form is available on the program website.

Completed applications should be submitted by email to Applications received by noon on April 15, 2020 will be reviewed on April 17, 2020.

Tagged as
Emergency preparedness and response · Families · Infectious diseases · Minnesota

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.