(Apr. 27, 2020) – The Community Foundation announced April 24 the latest round of grants from the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. This fund is the unified community relief effort to support organizations impacted by novel coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic. To date, individual, corporate, and foundation donors have contributed $2,615,587 to the fund.
The sixth round of rapid relief grants totaled $200,000. Those grants went to the following nonprofit organizations:
The 11 grant awards were in addition to five previous weeks’ grants, bringing total grantmaking to $1,540,000 from the fund since March 18.
Representatives from the Fund’s partnership agencies will award grants weekly based on the amount of funds received. The grant committee allocates 60% of available funds to immediate needs and reserves 40% for recovery and resilience funding in the coming months.
“Continued generosity from donors is allowing the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to make effective rapid-relief grants,” said Bob Fockler, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. “The network of committed, front-line grantee organizations is providing critical services to thousands of Mid-Southerners.”
The fund seeks contributions from concerned Mid-Southerners. To donate online and learn more about the fund, including its weekly grant distributions, click here.
About the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund:
The Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, in partnership with City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, United Way of the Mid-South, and Momentum Nonprofit Partners/Mid-South Philanthropy Network. It provides flexible funding to nonprofit organizations serving community members dealing with the economic consequences of the outbreak in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, and Northern Mississippi.