Pay It Forward Mid-South Grants Pay It Forward Mid-South Grants

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During the Pay It Forward Mid-South campaign, which ran December 21, 2020, through January 31, 2021, all donations to the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund were directed to agencies supporting hospitality and service industry workers who lost employment, or whose work hours and pay were decreased, by the restrictions mandated by the Shelby County Health Department's health directive. 

Grantees were:

  • MIFA (Jan. 6 and Feb. 4): $236,860.50 to provide rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for Memphis and Shelby County residents who have experienced a temporary crisis due to COVID-19, such as a job loss or reduction in pay. 
  • Welcome To Memphis (Jan. 6 and Feb. 4): $236,860.50 for individual relief funds to hospitality service employees. Eligible recipients are hourly workers of hotels, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, convention services, or tour operators.

Click here to learn more about the Pay It Forward Mid-South campaign. Click here to learn more about the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.