Community Foundation Update (06/06/20)

Community Foundation Update (06/06/20)

Alabama

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced the establishment of a fund in support of small businesses and storefronts that sustained damage following peaceful protests in the city on May 31. Established in partnership with the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Business Alliance, REV Birmingham, and Urban Impact, the Birmingham Business Relief Fund will provide financial assistance to small businesses looking to make repairs and rebuild.

Colorado

The Community Foundation Boulder County has announced $654,584 in grants from its COVID-19 Boulder County Response Fund. Intervention grants were awarded to fifty-five nonprofits, including more than $250,000 in support of community health clinics.

Massachusetts

The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts in New Bedford has announced grants totaling $665,000 in support of organizations working to assist immigrants, provide emergency childcare, and help local college students in need. Awarded through the foundation's SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund, which was established to assist nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the grants include more than $130,000 in support of organizations working to address the urgent financial needs of immigrant households. Grant recipients include the Attleboro YMCA, Coastline Elderly Services, Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores, and the Immigrants' Assistance Center.

The Fitchburg-based Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts has awarded grants totaling $31,200 in support of Heywood Hospital and the UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, the Gardner News reports. The funding will enable the hospitals to purchase respirators for emergency department staff.

New Mexico

The Santa Fe Community Foundation has announced a seventh round of grants totaling $46,000 from the COVID-19 Response Fund to address immediate needs in communities across Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Mora counties. Grant recipients include Dual Language Education of New Mexico, Mora Valley Community Health Services, Resolve, and the Indigenous Knowledge Collective.

North Carolina

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation for the Carolinas, has announced grants totaling $500,000 in support of twenty-five nonprofits serving the needs of children, youth, and young adults. Grant recipients include the Augustine Literacy Project, EmpowHERment, the Latin American Women's Association, and the Young Black Leadership Alliance.

Ohio

The Cleveland Foundation has announced nearly $1 million in grants from its COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund in support of nonprofits working to address the needs of local communities impacted by the public health emergency. Grant recipients include CHN Housing Partners, the Northern Ohio Recovery Association, Seeds of Literacy, and First Year Cleveland.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $127,500 to eight organizations working with local youth. Awarded through the Opportunities for Children iFund program, the grants include support for projects that build school readiness, assist children in foster care, and provide recreational, social, and cultural activities for youth who would not otherwise have those opportunities. Grant recipients include Aspiring Attitudes, First Serve OKC, Jubilee Partners, and the Riversport Foundation.

South Carolina

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has announced grants totaling $42,700 in support of four organizations working to assist local residents impacted by COVID-19. Grant recipients include Greater Faith International Ministries, Edisto Indian Free Clinic, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Holy Family Conference.

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