Rebuilding New Rochelle in the wake of COVID-19

A grant program dedicated to the recovery of New Rochelle's non-profits and small businesses 


Grant Information & Eligibility



New Rochelle, New York

Grant Size


$5,000 - $50,000

per organization



Limited to 501c3 non-profit organizations



Funds must support unanticipated expenses caused by COVID-19



About The Program

The RXR COVID-19 Relief Program requests proposals from organizations directly serving New Rochelle residents.  Funds will be distributed from the RXR Building Community Fund, administered by the Westchester Community Foundation (“WCF”).  WCF may require additional information to determine eligibility and will process grants to selected organizations.


Consideration for grants is limited to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions, such as schools, faith-based organizations serving community needs, and other public entities based in or primarily serving Westchester County communities and residents.


Grants and are expected to be between $5,000 and $50,000.


At the moment, funding will be allocated to supporting immediate Relief needs of New Rochelle residents, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Food insecurity

  • Mental health

  • Childcare

  • Support for victims of domestic violence and child abuse

  • Remote learning

  • Other immediate needs due to the COVID-19 public health crisis


Funds will be used to address unanticipated, additional expenses related to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Funding will not go to addressing those needs that can be addressed by various government relief programs, such as unemployment insurance, payroll expenses, the loss of revenue, and other losses related due to COVID-19.


Small businesses and non-profits seeking professional support and technical assistance in applying for various government relief programs, as well as support for other skill-based needs should visit RXRVolunteer.com.


Grants Given to Date


The largest emergency food pantry and soup kitchen in the City of New Rochelle, which also provides clothing, language skills, emotional support, immigration services, and other daily necessities


Westcop is a multi-purpose social services agency that combats poverty and its adverse effects in New Rochelle and the Hudson Valley region


A program designed to enhance food security and support local restaurants through the distribution of gift cards to vulnerable residents of New Rochelle


Providing services to families, child care professionals and employers to ensure quality early care and education throughout Westchester

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The Guidance Center of Westchester offers essential and lasting support to those in communities challenged by mental illness, substance abuse, poverty, and homelessness


Serving the needs of the communities in and around 3 residential sites in New Rochelle, including seniors, disabled residents, and school-age youth