Phase 1 Grants Phase 1 Grants

Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

In Phase 1, which ran from March to June 2020, the Fund deployed $2,406,500 to 91 organizations on the front lines of the pandemic to help neighbors in need—organized into nine priority populations—through weekly, rapid-relief grants. Forty-five percent of funded agencies are led by executive directors/CEOs of color.

Click the plus signs at right to see grants below, organized by priority population served, and click here to see Phase 2 grants. Click here to learn more about the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.

The elderly and other high-risk populations who are experiencing a COVID-19 impact, whether they are living at home or in group settings

Volunteers with Supplies

Low-income families experiencing short-term financial crises related to COVID-19

Hope House Volunteer

Residents who are food insecure

Food Bank Volunteer

Residents who are housing insecure

Volunteer with Person in Need

Residents who have no medical insurance or who are underinsured

COVID-19 Testing Site

Residents who will experience a loss in household income due to interruptions in work and lack access to sick days

Arts Memphis

Residents who are quarantined, either voluntarily or by the directive of a medical professional or the Shelby County Health Department, and who may not have sufficient support from their families and friends

Residents who face extraordinary childcare challenges as a result of school or daycare closures

Immigrants and Communities of Color

Child Taking Exam