Community Foundation Update (04/18/20)

Community Foundation Update (04/18/20)


The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced a first round of grants totaling $290,000 through its COVID-19 Relief Fund to nonprofit organizations serving the foundation's five-county service region. Grant recipients include the Alabama Kidney Foundation, the East Lake Initiative, Impact Family Counseling, and Safehouse for Shelby County.


The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in Tucson has announced $2.1 million in grants to local nonprofits, including awards totaling $120,000 from its COVID-19 Response Fund in support of organizations serving the region's most vulnerable residents. In addition to COVID-19 Response Grants, the foundation also awarded $720,000 in CORE grants in support of local nonprofits' operating expenses.


The San Francisco Foundation has announced that Elena Chávez Quezada, who previously served as director of the foundation's People Pathway initiative, has been promoted to vice president of programs. Jidan Terry-Koon, who previously served as the initiative's senior program officer, will succeed Chávez Quezada as its director. In addition, the foundation announced the appointment of Khanh Russo as senior director of the Partnership for the Bay's Future and Great Communities Collaborative.

The San Diego Foundation has announced $1 million in additional rapid response grants to organizations working to provide food and financial assistance to seniors, children, restaurant workers, and other vulnerable populations in the region. To date, the foundation's San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund has raised more than $8.3 million.


The United Way of the Coastal Empire has announced that it met a $25,000 challenge grant from the Savannah Community Foundation to help families impacted by COVID-19 stay in their homes, put food on the table, and pay their bills. Last week, the foundation announced a dollar-for-dollar match for gifts of up to $25,000 to the United Way — a goal that was reached and surpassed in less than a week. To date, nearly $218,000 has been raised to help families with rent, mortgage, and utility payments and to provide financial assistance for additional needs such as medical expenses and child care.


In response to the public health crisis and resulting economic fallout, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation has announced more than $475,000 in grants, including a grant to the Washtenaw Small Business Resiliency Fund, and will convert its Youth Council Grants from programmatic funding to general operating support.

New Jersey

The Princeton Area Community Foundation in Lawrenceville has announced an initial round of COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund grants totaling nearly $700,000 to more than thirty nonprofits. Grant recipients include Anchor House, Every Child Valued, the Rescue Mission of Trenton, and UIH Family Partners. To date, the foundation has raised more than $1.5 million for the fund from local donors, private foundations, and businesses.

New Mexico

The Santa Fe Community Foundation has announced a third round of grants through its COVID-19 Response Fund in support of nonprofits in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Mora, and San Miguel counties directly involved in addressing the health and economic impacts of the public health emergency. Grant recipients include Many Mothers, Santa Fe Farmers Marketing Association, the Sky Center, and Youthworks.


The Greater Toledo Community Foundation has announced seven grants totaling $62,000 from its COVID-19 Response Fund in support of organizations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Grant recipients include the Foundation of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Luther Home of Mercy, the Liberty Center of Sandusky County, and the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center. As of Friday, the fund had raised nearly $450,000.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has announced a grant of $1 million from the Cleveland Foundation in support of COVID-related research. The funding from the foundation will help support a UH-led clinical trial of ARMS-I, an investigational drug that may prevent airborne transmission of coronavirus — one of several COVID-related trials and research initiatives under way at UH.

South Dakota

The Black Hills Area Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $64,000 to eleven organizations on the front lines of COVID-related food security efforts in the region, the Rapid City Journal reports. Grant recipients include Feeding South Dakota, Black Hills Works, Cornerstone Rescue Mission, and Working Against Violence.


The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has announced that it raised more than $2 million in support of its Emergency Response Fund. In addition to grants in support of local nonprofits, the foundation allocated a portion of a first round of relief funding to One22, a local human services agency that has processed more than fourteen hundred applications for economic assistance from individual community members.

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