With the rapidly unfolding situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), SEFCU's Community Support team has issued the following statements to non-profits:
1. We are currently processing approved grant payments with no interruption. Checks will be sent through the mail, however award letters will come through email.
2. We are continuing to accept online requests for funding through our portal at www.sefcu.com/community-portal. We can evaluate grants to make awards with no interruption. Our normal review timeline of 4-6 weeks is in effect for programmatic, capacity building, and sponsorship requests.
3. Our Community Support team will be working remotely. We will manage meetings with grantees, associations, or other professionals on an as needed basis. As usual, we do not review requests for funding that come through the mail and we ask that you email [email protected] with any materials you would otherwise normally mail.
4. Our Community Support team is reviewing applications so SEFCU can assist non-profits with immediate funding needs so they may serve the most vulnerable in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The review of these applications will be a high priority and the timeline to receive funds will be expedited. Funding will be considered for organizations that fall within SEFCU’s Giving Guidelines (www.sefcu.com/guidelines-for-giving). If you do not already have a Blackbaud account you will need to create one to apply for funding.