Call for Proposals: COVID-19 PPE Grant Program

Call for Proposals: COVID-19 PPE Grant Program

Deadline: 11-Sep-20

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the tremendous impact it has had among Venezuelan health professionals, the Simón Bolívar Foundation has launched an open call for proposals of Medium/Large Humanitarian Health Grants exclusively focused on the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to safeguard the workers of the medical centers in Venezuela.

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The “Covid-19 Ppe Medium Grants Humanitarian Health Program” seeks to provide grants to private foundations or fiscal sponsors that can provide PPE to Health Professionals in Venezuela. This is an open call to organizations to present proposals. Priority will be given to proposals with activities targeted towards helping Venezuelan health professionals to prevent the infection of COVID-19, by providing them with personal protection equipment.

This program is aligned with the Foundation’s mission of improving the health of vulnerable individuals affected by disaster, conflict, and poverty, and at the same time helps to fulfill one of its main objectives, the provision of health supplies.

Priority will be given to proposals with activities targeted towards helping prevent COVID-19 infection among Venezuelan health professionals through donations of PPE.

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Funding Information

The Foundation estimates it will award up to $400,000 through the Simon Bolivar Foundation Covid-19 PPE Medium Grants Humanitarian Health Program.
Grants will range between $50,000 to $100,000 per year per Project to qualified charitable organizations.
Eligibility Criteria

Submit proposals in English.
Provide copies of the organization’s governing documents and list of its current directors and officers.
Certify tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of IRS Code or provide a fiscal sponsor, which is a 501 (c) (3) organization who agrees to be the legal entity to receive a grant on your organization’s behalf if it doesn’t have charitable status with US Tax authority (IRS).
Not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Must not have among its directors, officers and representatives, and must not employ any individual that is employed by or represents (and is not a spouse or equivalent, ancestor, child or child’s spouse/equivalent, grandchild or grandchild’s spouse/equivalent, or great-grandchild or great-grandchild’s spouse/equivalent of anyone employed by) the Foundation, CITGO Petroleum Corporation (“CITGO”), Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA”), or any affiliate or subsidiary of the Foundation, CITGO or PDVSA; and/or any governmental agency or body, CITGO, PDVSA, or any affiliate or subsidiary of the Foundation, CITGO or PDVSA.
Meet the compliance requirements and any other requirements of the Foundation to receive a grant
Evaluation Criteria

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The Foundation evaluates all proposals together with an independent volunteer community Advisory Team. The Team is composed of leaders who have in-depth knowledge and expertise in the non-profit field and/or in an area of health. The Team reviews and scores proposals using established criteria and rubric. Proposals will be scored on their ability to achieve impact in:

Addresses the “Covid-19 PPE Medium Grants Humanitarian Health Program” objectives: Provide health professionals in Venezuela with personal protection equipment to prevent the infection of COVID-19.
Budget and Cost-effectiveness
Project design/plan
Project impact
Implementation time frame.
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