Second round of grants for COVID-19 response announced

Meals On Wheels Atlanta received $150,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta announced the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. The organization provides healthy meal delivery to elderly and health-challenged residents in Fulton County. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it is tripling its production to over 35,000 meals per week and preparing to deliver bulk supplies of emergency meals each week to seniors’ homes. This grant will be used to hire temporary staff, rent additional freezers, and purchase more cooking equipment, food and supplies. CONTRIBUTED

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta recently announced the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to direct funding to nonprofits on the front lines helping the region weather this unprecedented health and economic crisis.

The fund’s second round of grants, totaling $2.665 million, was released to 14 organizations for emergency response. A total of $4.165 million from the fund has been granted out to date. Initial grants were made to Atlanta Community Food Bank ($750,000), YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta ($500,000) and Open Hand Atlanta ($250,000).

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation received $150,000.

Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative received $250,000.

Center for Pan Asian Community Services received $175,000.

CHRIS 180 received. $200,000.

Giving Kitchen received $250,000.

Good Samaritan Health Center received $250,000.

Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation Inc. received $315,000.

HOPE Atlanta received $150,000.

Inspiritus (formerly Lutheran Services of Georgia) received $150,000.

Latino Community Fund received $125,000.

Meals On Wheels Atlanta received $150,000.

MUST Ministries Inc. received $150,000.

PowerMyLearning received $200,000.

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia received $150,000.

Grants from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund focus on immediate and critical needs to support those most vulnerable. United Way and Community Foundation staff, with the guidance of a volunteer steering committee comprised of leading individuals from civic, corporate and nonprofit sectors across the region, are identifying additional organizations currently providing or receiving requests for support. This includes working closely with the State of Georgia’s Coronavirus Task Force Committee for Homeless and Displaced Persons, and other state and federal supports that are to be issued in the coming days and weeks.

The next round of grants will be announced in early April.

To receive support: Text 211od to 898-211 to get a list of resources by zip code.

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