Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

The Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund provides flexible funding to organizations serving people impacted by novel coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic in West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. In 2020, the Fund deployed $4.9 million to 138 distinct organizations for relief, recovery efforts, with another $9.1 to be awarded throughout 2021 for resilience efforts. 

The Community Foundation administers grants in partnership with the City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, United Way of the Mid-South, and Momentum Nonprofit Partners/Mid-South Philanthropy Network.

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Click to see the Fund's impact to date or scroll for more detailed information on grantees.

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Because the devastating effects of the coronavirus crisis remain so profound, and through the support of both local and national funders, the Advisory Committee anticipates awarding an additional $9.1 million in 2021, across several categories, to nonprofit organizations to support resilience efforts across our community. We look forward to sharing more about the impact of these grants with you.

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We are deeply grateful to the corporate, foundation, and individual donors who have contributed $14 million to support relief, recovery, and resilience efforts. 

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Support those in our community affected by the coronavirus crisis by donating to the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. Your dollars—granted to area nonprofits—go towards recovery and resilience efforts.

NOTE: There is a $50 minimum donation for this fund if giving online. To give smaller amounts, you may donate by check, or we encourage you to directly donate to community nonprofits of your choice. 

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Is there a fee to contribute?

With a focus on getting resources out to the community in this critical time, there is no administrative fee for participating in the Fund. 100% of donations will go to community groups and leaders on the ground, except for a credit card fee charged by the processor for online donations, which is $0.20 per transaction plus 1.5% of the transaction amount.