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. To date, the Fund has deployed $4.9 million to 138 distinct organizations for relief, recovery, and resiliency 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.
Be part of the Pay It Forward Mid-South campaign, running now through January 31, 2021! During this timeframe, all donations to the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will be directed to agencies supporting hospitality and service industry workers who lose employment, or whose work hours and pay are decreased, by the restrictions mandated by the Shelby County Health Department's most recent health directive. To donate, click the GIVE NOW button below. To learn more about the campaign and applying for financial assistance, click here.
Click to see the Fund's impact to date or scroll for more detailed information on grantees.
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 resiliency efforts across our community. We look forward to sharing more about the impact of these grants with you.
We are deeply grateful to the corporate, foundation, and individual donors who have contributed more than $13.8 million to support relief, recovery, and resiliency efforts.
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 resiliency 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.
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.